Yesterday, I could not believe my ears when I heard the following “delivery” by President Barack Obama:
“Just because Iranian hard-liners chant ‘death to America’ does not mean that that’s what all Iranians believe,” Obama said to strong applause from the audience.
(Keep in mind he “forgives” the unforgivable threat to Americans with — “they don’t All mean it”)
“In fact, it’s those hard-liners who are most comfortable with the status quo,” Obama said Wednesday afternoon. “It’s those hard-liners chanting “death to America” who have been most opposed to the deal.”
“They’re making common cause with the Republican caucus,” Obama said to laughter and wild applause.
So, the President of the United States of America, which presumably includes not only Democrats but also Republicans and any other combination to the right left or somewhere in between, excuses the actions of those who chant “death to America” by comparing them to Republicans in America. And to make this even more outrageous, this analogy was met by “wild applause” by students and other “educated souls” at the American University in Washington, D.C
This is serious business. Unfortunately, the “main stream” press no longer feels obliged to put on their “thinking cap“. Instead, they fancy themselves as the attacking arm of the Democrat Party so it is necessary for them to overlook most anything odious that their “dear leader” might spew through his teeth.
Folks, using the “bully pulpit” of the Presidency to demonize the opposition to something so important as this Iranian deal and to trivialize opposing concerns at first blush might look childish. However, when you elevate this rhetoric to the office of the Presidency, the matter takes on a darker objective. This is not “campaign fun“, rather, this happens to be serious business affecting the survival of several nations.
This little part of his speech provides a window into the soul and the objective of the man who was swept into office under the guise of “unity” between all political factions, races and other divisions. It highlights that his vision of unity meant simply that you must unite with him in order to see only one version of truth, one version of the future, and one version of America……… His.
Time and time again we have watched and heard President Obama’s mobilization effort against anything that does not conform to HIS American view. And his view just happens to be a greatly diminished America. One in which racial divisions and violence resemble something out of the 1960’s. An America with diminished dreams and expectations. An America focused on the differences that divide and inter-fighting between members possessing those differences. In that way he was able to suggest that members of a political party that is different from his own (Republicans) resemble the murderous “hard-liners” of Iran who burn the American flag while chanting “death to America”. I have been to many Republican meetings and never once have I witnessed sweaty men in robes burning the American flag while chanting, this might be part of his imagination.
And let us not forget that this hateful, ugly and divisive speech was met by “wild applause”, so in essence……. this President HAS “fundamentally changed” America……. But the jury is out as to whether this “fundamental change” is for the better. After he leaves office we will have much to deal with and much to clean up. Not to mention the many bridges to build and many more to mend… as well as hearts to heal. Unfortunately the bridge mending will now be between our very own citizenry.