Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Oops, Obama: never mind about that whole "enemies" thing

President Obama is trying to walk back that whole "enemies" dig at the Republicans when he urged Hispanic listeners to punish their "enemies." He says now that he should have called them opponents, not enemies. But he still would like to punish them.
And I said, well, you can't punish your friends when -- the folks who've been supporting it. Now, I did also say if you're going to punish somebody, punish your enemies, and I probably should have used the word, "opponents" instead of enemies. Now the Republicans are saying that I'm calling them enemies. What I'm saying is you're an opponent of this particular provision, comprehensive immigration reform, which is something very different.
Perhaps it would behoove Obama to remember the words of infinitely superior man whom he purports to admire and want to emulate.
I am loath to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.


Rick said...

Thus spake Lincoln. And then...all Hell broke loose!

Rick Caird said...

We are constantly being told Obama is "very intelligent". Bull. It is unlikely Obama rises to even average intelligence. After two years, Obama has not learned how to be President. It is not "I won". It is President of all of us, an idea that Bush had no trouble grasping. We get way too much ghetto trash talk from Obama. This is not Alinsky style community organizing. If, after two years, Obama does not get this, he never will.

Bachbone said...

The "enemies" quote is why Obama's handlers don't want him talking without his teleprompters. When speaking off the cuff, his true thoughts come out and they have to spend the next week spin doctoring.

77kart said...

Something i read on a trip to Gallipoli in Turkey. A quote from a real leader.

"Heroes who shed their blood and lost their lives! You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and Mehmets to us where they lie side by side here in this country of ours. You, the mothers, who sent their sons from far away countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace. After having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well."
-- A tribute to those ANZACs who died in Gallipoli (1934). Inscribed on the Atatürk Memorial in Turakena Bay, Gallipoli