April 14, 2008

HOW'D I MISS THAT?:

The Obama States of America (Philip Klein, 4/14/2008, American Spectator)

The use of the verb "cling to," which negatively connotes a desperate emotional attachment to something, was a particularly galling way of belittling people's commitment to the Second Amendment and the importance of religion in their lives.

In his book The Audacity of Hope, Obama wrote that his fellow progressives "need to take faith seriously not simply to block the religious right but to engage all persons of faith in the larger project of American renewal."

But last Sunday, in a moment of candor, he put religion in the same negative context as xenophobia and hatred of immigrants. Furthermore, his dismissal of "anti-trade sentiment" exposes the phoniness of his protectionist promises to voters in Ohio.


Mea culpa--I was having so much fun with the rest of it I skipped over the part where he dismissed his own anti-trade rhetoric as exploitative.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 14, 2008 7:55 AM
Comments

Yes... in the end the most damaging part of this may not be the elitism, but looking so baldly two-faced.

Posted by: Mike Earl at April 14, 2008 10:26 AM
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