President Barack Obama came out with one of the most divisive, angering speeches in the history of the office of the President of the United States. He may have been attempting simply to rally the left, but he wound up attacking opponents of his plan viciously.
Remember George W. Bush, who many called incredibly divisive? Yeah, that guy. Turns out that his sense of decorum and decency actually made him into a halfway decent speaker after all.
And Obama, who was hailed as the best public speaker since Scipio mated with Aristotle, is just coming across as an abrasive jerk.
Let's take a look at what he said:
The best example is the claim made not just by radio and cable talk show hosts, but by prominent politicians, that we plan to set up panels of bureaucrats with the power to kill off senior citizens. Now, such a charge would be laughable if it weren't so cynical and irresponsible. It is a lie, plain and simple.
That's right. They're liars! Let's turn to Bush. Do you remember during his eight years as President, how the Democrats regularly covered up evidence of Saddam Hussein's ties with terrorism and his stockpile of chemical weapons? Did Bush ever call them liars? No. He should have, but he had too much of a sense of decency.
And what makes what Obama did even worse is that he did it during a speech in which his people said he was trying to unite the country behind health care. It didn't seem like that to me-- he was basically trying to call Republicans and Conservative Democrats liars and terrible people.
I'm halfway surprised he didn't call them racists, too.
What Obama doesn't realize is that he was elected by accident. Yes, he received almost 53% of the vote, but the votes that put him over the top were those who were dumb enough not to take him at his word, along with other idiotic portions of the country: college kids, many first time voters, and effete leftists. Obama's pool is getting smaller and smaller as college kids are becoming more reserved with politics and many of the working-class, voting people are getting pissed off.
And you know what? Good for Joe Wilson. I remember Bush getting heckled by John Kerry and Ted Kennedy, and that was for stating his opinion. Obama lays out a massive whopper to America, and he should be checked for it-- right there on the floor. That's the job of the legislature, to check the power of the President.
Bush-Cheney '04, dammit.
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