Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Wisdom of Barack

It's not fair to call Barack "empty headed" or "an empty suit" and then not back that up with anything. Therefore, I will attempt to illustrate his lack of wisdom with quotes from the man himself. (Of course, with some commentary by me.)

We worship an awesome God in the Blue States, and we don't like federal agents poking around our libraries in the Red States. We coach Little League in the Blue States and have gay friends in the Red States. -Barack Obama

I can only assume here that Mr. Obama is a wee bit confused. See, the BLUE states are the liberal leaning states. The RED states are the conservative states, most notably the south. Aside from Asheville, NC, I don't know of too many hotbeds of homosexual activity in the red states. People go to the blue states to be accepted for that kind of stuff. I would assume that there are Little League coaches in both red and blue states. I really thought that was a nationwide activity. I'm not about to judge the God of the blue states, but the red states were accused (in another Barack quote) of clinging to their guns and their religion. And I'm thinking it's a blue state thing to not want federal agents monitoring the internet usage in libraries... Obama has officially been on the trail too long.

When we think of the major threats to our national security, the first to come to mind are nuclear proliferation, rogue states and global terrorism. But another kind of threat lurks beyond our shores, one from nature, not humans - an avian flu pandemic. - Barack Obama

Politics of fear, anyone? 

We need somebody who's got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it's like to be a young teenage mom, the empathy to understand what it's like to be poor or African-American or gay or disabled or old - and that's the criterion by which I'll be selecting my judges. - Barack Obama

What a hoot. Obama is going to be looking for an 85 year old black lesbian in a wheelchair who was a single parent. That way, she'll be sure to empathize with all the "special" people in the United States.

We have real enemies in the world. These enemies must be found. They must be pursued and they must be defeated. - Barack Obama

Sounds good, until you realize that he's probably not talking about terrorists. I'm thinking he might mean the Republicans instead.

Today we are engaged in a deadly global struggle for those who would intimidate, torture, and murder people for exercising the most basic freedoms. If we are to win this struggle and spread those freedoms, we must keep our own moral compass pointed in a true direction. - Barack Obama

Again, sounds good. Until you think about the fact that Barack Obama wants our moral compass to direct us away from the war on terror and focus on social spending here in the good old USA. Consider this:

We have an obligation and a responsibility to be investing in our students and our schools. We must make sure that people who have the grades, the desire and the will, but not the money, can still get the best education possible.... - Barack Obama
We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times...and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK. - Barack Obama
This is the moment when we must come together to save this planet. Let us resolve that we will not leave our children a world where the oceans rise and famine spreads and terrible storms devastate our lands. - Barack Obama
This is the moment when we must build on the wealth that open markets have created, and share its benefits more equitably. Trade has been a cornerstone of our growth and global development. But we will not be able to sustain this growth if it favors the few, and not the many. -Barack Obama

So this is the moral compass we need to follow in order to rid the world of terrorism? Hmmm... Not sure how that's all going to work, but I guess since it's CHANGE...

My parents shared not only an improbable love, they shared an abiding faith in the possibilities of this nation. They would give me an African name, Barack, or blessed, believing that in a tolerant America your name is no barrier to success. - Barack Obama

Oh, where to start? Obama's parents shared an "improbable love?" My understanding would be that the love didn't last all that long. And that "abiding faith" that they shared in our nation must have withered and died, too -- considering that Obama's father moved to Africa. And since his folks didn't stick around to raise him, but left that pleasure to Obama's grandparents on his mother's side, I'm thinking that his folks didn't put a lot of patriotic thought into his name, either. Gimme a break.

It's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations. - Barack Obama's take on the south

Issues are never simple. One thing I'm proud of is that very rarely will you hear me simplify the issues. - Barack Obama

No, you'll just generalize them to death until nobody can tell what you're all about. 

In the end, that's what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope? - Barack Obama

Ah, yes... vote for change. It shows HOPE. Never mind that no matter who you vote for this time around, you're going to get some change. Good grief!!

No one is pro-abortion. - Barack Obama
I've got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby. - Barack Obama

This one's pretty loaded. If a person is teaching their child first of all about values and morals - wouldn't that normally include teaching them that killing their offspring isn't such a good idea? And, of course, if they decide to embark on some pre-marital intercourse and they end up pregnant... this is punishment? No... that's the natural order. It's the HAVING the baby that's the punishment according to Barack. 

Talk to some women who've had the experience. Abortion is actually a pretty hefty punishment to be receiving to escape the shame of being a single parent. It's a life-long knowing that there was a child you didn't allow to live. What greater punishment is there than that?

If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress. - Barack Obama

This illustrates Obama's highly developed understanding of the obvious. And, illustrating Obama's higher education as relates to American geography:

Over the last 15 months, we've traveled to every corner of the United States. I've now been in 57 states. I think one left to go. - Barack Obama

I can't see how too many thinking people can look at this man and think he's the wonder they say he is. 

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