The Discerning Texan
-- Edmund Burke
Thursday, August 07, 2008
From the Mouths of Babes...
Obama: America sucks, unless you elect me PresidentA: Because it is all a lie. And everyone in the country (including many Democrats) knows it.
Isn't that just the message you want him telling your seven-year-old when she asks him why he wants to be President? In Elkhart, Indiana, that's the question that was posed to Barack Obama. And here's what he answered:
Transcript:America, uh, is... is no longer... uh... what it, it could be, what it once was. And I say to myself, I don't want that future for my children.
It amazes me still that someone who as accomplished as much as Barack Obama has could look at the country that made it possible and see something so bleak. Is America perfect? No, and no one says that it is. However, America is still the freest, most generous country in the world. It is the last, best hope for mankind. And it is a country where you can accomplish anything, if you're willing to work hard enough and have the determination and resilience to overcome the obstacles that will be in your path. Has racism and sexism been eradicated? No, and to be completely honest, it probably never will be. There are always going to be sexist and racist jerks, no matter where you live. The majority of Americans, however, are tolerant, open-minded people who accept people from all walks of life if they are good and decent people. America has fought and sacrificed for the freedom of mankind, most notably in the last century. We've saved the world, literally, twice from the forces of evil in World Wars One and Two. We've overturned dictators and brought down genocidal maniacs.
Yet 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?