Skip to comments.Words Obama Will Regret
Posted on 09/11/2008 12:41:36 AM PDT by Kaslin
On Monday, Senator Obama uttered one sentence that could haunt him until Election Day. He said of Senator McCain and Governor Palin telling voters they would bring change, they must think youre stupid. Given his stances on the surge, social issues, and his past, Mr. Obama will regret those words.
Lets start with social issues like Second Amendment freedoms. Mr. Obama denies that hes ever supported banning handguns, right after the landmark Heller case where the Supreme Court struck down Washington D.C.s handgun ban.
When a 1996 questionnaire surfaced that had asked if Mr. Obama supported banning all handguns, his one-word written answer was yes. He said an unnamed staffer must have filled it out without his knowledge. Then another copy surfaced this one with his handwriting on it. He says he must not have read that particular question. Sure.
On the hot-button issue of abortion, last month saw a growing concern over Mr. Obamas opposition to the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, which states if an abortion is botched and a live birth results, the baby is entitled to medical care. The federal version of this law unanimously passed the U.S. Senate.
However, when a version of this bill came to the Illinois Senate, Mr. Obama opposed it. When confronted last month with the fact that the federal version of this bill had been supported by the likes of Ted Kennedy and Barbara Boxer, Mr. Obama said the he would have supported the federal version. Those suggesting otherwise were lying, he said. Then it was revealed that a second bill was introduced in the Illinois Senate, and this one was identical to the federal version. Mr. Obama opposed that bill as well. He has yet to come up with an explanation on that one.
And there are Mr. Obamas associations. Lets start with the infamous Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Mr. Obama expressed shock that Rev. Wright would say things like God damn America and say the American government created AIDS to commit genocide against black people. Yet he belonged to that church for 20 years. He was married by Rev. Wright, had his children baptized by him, and even took his book title from one of the good reverends sermons.
When Rev. Wrights outrageous diatribes surfaced, Mr. Obama refused to renounce him. Then when Rev. Wright repeated the same statements at the National Press Club, and Mr. Obama had clinched the nomination, suddenly he denounced him. Why? He said Rev. Wrights statements in D.C. were unlike anything he had heard before and he was shocked. But those statements had been in the news for months. Are we to believe that Mr. Obama had not read or heard any of the news for weeks? Or that he never heard anything similar in more than 20-years of listening to Rev. Wrights sermons? Hmm.
Bill Ayers is another stunner. Mr. Ayers bombed a police station and the Pentagon, and recently said he wished he had done more. He is an unrepentant terrorist, but is popular among the ultra-left in Chicago. When Mr. Obama was asked about Mr. Ayers, he implied that he barely knew him.
But once again facts have surfaced. We now know that Mr. Ayers hosted a fundraiser for Mr. Obama. They served for years together on a board with only a few people, and they worked closely on financial matters during those years. Does that sound like someone he barely knows?
And then we have the Iraq war. Congress authorized war against Iraq in 2002. The vote in the Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate was an overwhelming bipartisan majority of 77-23. The intelligence provided to Congress was profoundly flawed, but based on the intelligence presented, Congress voted for war. That is why those voting for the war included John Kerry, John Edwards, Hillary Clinton,and yes Joe Biden.
Yet Mr. Obama, who was in the Illinois Senate at the time and thus had no vote, opposed the war. He says that this shows his superior judgment, and that those voting for the war, like John McCain, lack the judgment to be president. But his vice presidential pick Joe Biden voted for the war, and Mr. Obama says Mr. Biden has the judgment to be president. How do you reconcile that?
And finally we have the surge. Mr. Obama opposed it, saying it was doomed to fail. Yet the troop surge has succeeded brilliantly, and all but the most dedicated diehards admit it. Now Mr. Obama acknowledges that it succeeded, but does not admit his predictions of failure were wrong. How were they not wrong?
These actions have made a pattern. Mr. Obama has changed his position on numerous occasions, cannot explain why he has done so, and yet his campaign expects us to believe that he never changed his mind on any of those issues.
He must think were stupid.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
The democrat party and its lickspittle media, does in fact... think we are stupid.
W.O.R.M. = “What Obama Really Means”
And it wasn't all that long ago that Bill Clinton told us that Hillary was the smartest person on the planet or some such nonsense. How's that working out for her?....
Great article - thanks for posting!
We just know better.
Do as you’re told.
Yeah, that “They must think you’re stupid” line began to wear thin with the very first hearing.
The argument that only stupid people vote Republican has been a staple for the Democrats since 1980. Since then they are 2 for 5 in Presidential contests, and their only two wins came because Perot siphoned off the Republican vote.
People don’t like being insulted. The Democrats have made insulting the voters a central part of their appeal.
Given the ‘light years’ that make up Obama’s resume and his positioning now for the White House; someone knows stupid here. . .
Yes,he is right.We do think his supporters are stupid and they prove it time and time again.Just look at their leader.LOL
We’re not stupid, we’re bitter, that is why we cling to our guns and Bibles.
dont forget the youtube video of Muammar Kadafy recently talking about Obambi as a muslim brother and half african making it big in american politics. This is a muslim head of state saying he is proud of his fellow muslim. He would not be able to be nice to an apostate, he is supposed to have them killed as a major sin to Islam. This is a ruler that has met with calypso Louie and Jeramiah (g-d america) Wright. He knows something we dont about his brother.
That cover still impresses me as the most colossal blunder of the New York leftist media in this campaign.
Can we have another, please?
If he is elected President (God forbid), he will be correct. We are stupid. Thankfully, I don’t think he will win.
ALL liberals think those who do not think like them are stupid.
Just like Communist Soviet Union. There are those smart enough to enjoy life at the top and those stupid who must be servants.
In the next Palin speech...
I hear my oponent says that Senator McCain and I “must think you, the American public, are stupid” if we believe we can convince you that we are for change.
Now, I’ll admit freely Senator Obama, that Senator McCain and myself don’t have degrees from Harvard... like most Americans... and we can’t claim a decade long association with an unrepentant terrorist, like most Americans.. We didn’t have a convicted felon help us buy our houses... like most Americans.
However, in spite of lacking all that Senator Obama, we do believe in the intellegence and decency of the American people. We know that claiming to be able to change things is nice, and most American’s will politely listen to these claims, some may even cheer when problems that need change are pointed out but we also know that the american people are not stupid. They will not remotely believe that talking about change is a subsitute for actually accomplishing some.
We do not believe the American people so stupid, as to believe words are a substitution for deeds, and a speech is a substitution for actions. We believe if a candidate wants to talk about change, he should be able to cite examples of changes, they’ve accomplished, besides changing ones own name of course.
Senator McCain and I have made changes, real substantive changes. We do not promise ephemeral changes wrapped in pretty words without a record to back it up, we do not think the American people so stupid.
Senator Obama, we believe our fellow American’s are, just perhaps, a bit like Senator McCain and myself perhaps, just perhaps a bit smarter than you give them credit for.
He will say or do anything to get elected. Like the communists and the terrorists regimes out there, it is OK to lie for the greater good, power for themselves.
Eloquent, and phrased just the way Sarah would say it.
Now, if she would only say that, sweetly smiling at Charlie Gibson tonight.
If I had more time I could wordsmith it a bit better, there are a few sentences that I would probably turn a little differently, but off the cuff, I think that’s a very appropriate response... and any Palin or McCain Speech Writer in the audience wants to plagerize me, go right ahead.
OH MY! That’s way good. I do hope someone from McCain’s campaign lurks and lifts the good stuff from FR - because this Sir is GOOD STUFF!
I hate to admit it, but I didn't know that.
Well, I don’t know how Sarah sounded to you, though from your post I’d suspect you might agree with me that she sounded like she’s been at least lurking at FR, et.al. for quite a while now. I’m really looking forward to the Gibson interview. They seem to think they can come up with questions she can’t handle but which also will, in retrospect, appear fair and balanced.
I don’t think so. If the questions really are fair and balanced, she’ll do very well indeed.
And given his mother’s longevity, I think McCain will outlive a number of her older critics, even if they’re younger than he is.
Words Obama Will Regret: “I accept the nomination...”