Wednesday, September 22, 2010

President Obama's Speech to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus

This is a controversial speech. Some have already taken issue with the president's omission of "God" from his quotation of passages of the Declaration of Independence. But at 21:35 Obama declares:
Long before America was even an idea, this land of plenty was home to many peoples. The British and French, the Dutch and Spanish, to Mexicans, to countless Indian tribes. We all shared the same land ...
Mexico gained its independence in 1821. Perhaps Obama means that the indigenous people who later incorporated into Mexico were here first. But he doesn't say that. His statement is like music to the ears of the folks of the CHC in any case. Wrong history that feeds wrong-headed anti-Americanism --- and Obama has the gall to then cite the Declaration (flubbing it) to claim we're all one people. Words matter. And they especially matter when attempting to exploit America's founding documents for political purposes. Yes, we are one people. Yes, we are strong in unity. But this race-pandering divides, and it's been this administration's approach all along: Blame the GOP for obstructionism, not the failed and politically unpopular policies the Dems are foisting on the people. I can't wait until election night. This is going to be the most massive midterm repudiation on record. I can feel it. The Dems are scared. A reckoning is coming.

2 comments:

Steve said...

I totally agree with your comments. I might not be quite as opptimistic about Nov 2, but I do believe there a good probablity that it will 1994 on steriods.

And as to your previous post about the Sadly No blog, I'd agree with Matt. These folks, mostly from Europe, are just using ad ad hominem attacks against anyone they can find. I found no intelligent discussion of the issues. And they got an award for blog humor? Did I read that shit right?

Donald Douglas said...

Thanks for commenting, Steve. Actually, I don't respond to a good number of the attacks I get. Amazing how often it comes about. But sometimes these flame wars clarify things, and while they get ugly, that in itself is helpful.