Dateline: MONDAY, 10/25/10
President Obama did a radio interview with the Spanish-language Univision network to drum up support for his party’s candidates in the upcoming midterm elections. No big deal, right? After all, politics today has become all about re-election bids and holding on to power and less and less about the common good for us, the average, ordinary citizens.
However, during the interview, the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES said this (direct quote here, too):
“If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, ‘We’re going to punish our enemies and we’re going to reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us’, if they don’t see what kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it’s going to be harder, and that’s why I think it’s so important that people focus on voting on November 2”.Seriously. President Obama said this. "...PUNISH OUR ENEMIES...".
Days after his remarkably distasteful remark during another campaign stop where he said, “We don’t mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they’ve got to sit in back.”
He didn’t say “political adversaries”.
Hell, even “political enemies” would have been more tolerable.
No, he just referred to John & Joan Q. American as his, his party’s, and Latino’s “enemies”.
Let it sink in.
A few questions, Mr. President…
Who are the “enemies” you are referring to?
Are they the vast majority of Americans who wish to see much-needed immigration reform?
Are they the vast majority of Americans who wish to see immigration laws enforced?
Are they the vast majority of Americans who wish to see our borders secured?
I’m fairly certain you were talking directly about ME.
And well, Mr. President, I am no enemy of America. In fact, I am more American than you ever will be.
Your “enemies”, Mr. President, will hopefully come out in droves on November 2nd and vote as you called for.
And, God willing, they will vote people like you out office...for the betterment of the United States of America.
I’ll finish with a quote and an opinion…
The late Ronald Reagan, on March 28, 1985, said this in a speech to the students, faculty, and staff at St. John’s University in New York, New York:
“If we’ve learned anything, it is that government that is big enough to give you everything you want is more likely to simply take everything you’ve got. And that’s not freedom, that’s servitude. That isn’t the way Americans were meant to live.”Opinion – the system is broken. WE have the power to fix it. VOTE. Run for office. Get involved.
The more we sit on the sidelines, the more we continue down this slippery slope, the further our freedoms evaporate, and the further into servitude we slide.
Vote all of the bastards in DC out. The United States Congress and the President of the United States have my vote of “NO CONFIDENCE”. Join in that vote and replace them.