Friday, August 08, 2008

Bizarre Incident reported Officials of the U.S. Secret Service say there is nothing they could have done to avoid an incident yesterday in which Barack Obama was heckled by a strangely behaving man
Why is it strange to call on someone that wants to be President of te United States to say the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of a town hall meeting.
in the press section during an appearance at an Ohio college. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee was beginning a town-hall style meeting at Baldwin-Wallace College when John Quinn, a freelance photographer on assignment for Bloomberg News, interrupted him by calling on him to say the Pledge of Allegiance. Senator Obama went along and led the crowd through the pledge.

Timmy commented Good thing Obama had just memorized the Pledge of Allegiance the day before. Whew! That was a close one!

Ed Morrissey blogged At a campaign stop in Elkhart, Indiana, a seven-year-old girl asked the Democrat why he wants to be President — and he told her that America has gone downhill:
“America is …, uh, is no longer, uh … what it could be, what it once was. And I say to myself, I don’t want that future for my children.”

Betsy Newmark blogged As you watch the video, it's clear that he formed his words carefully and was thinking about how to answer the little girl.
And if he has trouble responding to a 7 year old girl, just think what will happen to him when he is talking to the Iranians.
I'm wondering when is the time that Obama thinks that we were what we could be.
People that do not really know history always assum it was better then than it really was.
It couldn't have been when we had slavery. So that takes us to 1865. It couldn't be when we had states divided by terrible Jim Crow laws that segregated society and disenfranchised an entire race. So that takes us to the mid-1960s. It probably wasn't when we were divided and torn apart by the Vietnam War and racial violence. So that takes us to the 1970s. I doubt that it was when we were suffering devastating stagflation and seeing our hostages being paraded in front of the cameras. So that takes us to 1980. We're left with the Reagan-Bush years. Is Obama yearning for Morning in America? Many conservatives remember that period with nostalgia; does Obama share that feeling? No, certainly not the 1980s, that decade of greed.

Or is he talking about the Clinton years? Was that the time when we were what we could be? Why then run against Hillary Clinton? And that was a time when we were supposedly being divided by bitter partisanship. Is he yearning for the time when the Republicans controlled Congress? The days of impeachment? Or is he thinking about when we had our heads in the sand regarding the growing development of Al Qaeda terrorism? If that was the one period in our time when we were what we could be, then wouldn't he have wanted to put that team back in the White House? And we know that he isn't talking about the Bush years. So what was he talking about?

Cassy Fiano blogged none of this matters to Obama. Why? Why is it that the man who runs on a message of "hope" preaching such a message of despair?

It's because he is supposed to be your hope. He is supposed to be your savior. You aren't supposed to look around at your country and feel pride; you're supposed to feel shame and despair so that you can follow Obama to the promised land. America sucks, unless we elect Obama President. America is racist, unless you elect Obama President. America is mean, unless we elect Obama President.

Is this really what we need in the White House? A man who sees himself as our personal saviour, who looks at his country and can see only negative? It certainly isn't what I would want. Loving your country means being willing to admit our failures, but it also means feeling pride in our successes. Yet, with Obama, it's all failure... and no success.


Repack Rider said...

RE: the clown with the press pass demanding the Pledge, Obama ate him alive! Maybe these hecklers will eventually figure out that they play right into Obama's hands by giving him a chance to expose their silliness and their agendas, and look even more presidential in the process.

I wonder whether the pledge is recited at McCain campaign events, such as the biker party in Sturgis where he offered up Cyndi for the "beauty contest." Yeah, right, they say the pledge just before the wet t-shirt contest, and after the weed tasting event.

Anonymous said...

There will always be hecklers, however, Obama will always need more security, since this is quite an unusual situation. We have never had a black man running for president, therefore, he has to be protected.