by John Hawkins | June 5, 2008 6:11 pm
Here are the 7 dumbest moments from B.O.’s “I am the nominee speech”, with my brief comments following after each one,
7) At this defining moment for our nation, we should be proud that our party put forth one of the most talented, qualified field of individuals ever to run for this office.
Should we be proud that the least talented, least qualified person in the field actually won?
6) In just a few short months, the Republican Party will arrive in St. Paul with a very different agenda. They will come here to nominate John McCain, a man who has served this country heroically. I honor that service, and I respect his many accomplishments, even if he chooses to deny mine. My differences with him are not personal; they are with the policies he has proposed in this campaign.
It’s hilarious that he dings McCain for denying his “accomplishments” and then doesn’t list them. What are they supposed to be? He has made it to the US Senate and defeated Hillary Clinton. Has he done anything else of note that would merit a mention in the race for the Presidency? Anything?
5) I won’t stand here and pretend that there are many good options left in Iraq, but what’s not an option is leaving our troops in that country for the next hundred years
Obama keeps bringing this nonsensical point up over and over. It has gotten to the point where you have to wonder if Mr. “57 states” even understands that we have had troops in places like Germany, Japan, and Korea for a long time after the fighting in those nations ended. If this guy doesn’t even know how many states there are, he may not know that we’ve been in those nations for all these years either. After all, in the IQ department, Obama is definitely on the back end of the curve for a US senator.
4) Maybe if he went to Pennsylvania and met the man who lost his job but can’t even afford the gas to drive around and look for a new one, he’d understand that we can’t afford four more years of our addiction to oil from dictators. That man needs us to pass an energy policy that works with automakers to raise fuel standards, and makes corporations pay for their pollution, and oil companies invest their record profits in a clean energy future — an energy policy that will create millions of new jobs that pay well and can’t be outsourced. That’s the change we need.
Ok, so we have a man who can’t afford gas and none of the “solutions” Obama offers will reduce the cost of gas. It was amazing to hear people clap for this idiocy.
3) What you won’t hear from this campaign or this party is the kind of politics that uses religion as a wedge, and patriotism as a bludgeon…”
Well, I bet Obama isn’t going to be attacking anyone on their patriotism and religious issues. That’s why they say people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. It would be like my ripping on someone for being conservative and Southern.
2) …I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on earth. This was the moment — this was the time — when we came together to remake this great nation so that it may always reflect our very best selves and our highest ideals.
So we’re not caring for the sick and the jobless can’t get jobs? The unemployment rate is 5.0%. Obama is going to affect the level of the oceans? What? America isn’t the “last, best hope on earth” any more and Obama is going to be the guy to fix that? In all seriousness, if that were our problem, would someone as inept as Barack Obama be the guy we’d want to tackle it?
1) In our country, I have found that this cooperation happens not because we agree on everything, but because behind all the labels and false divisions and categories that define us; beyond all the petty bickering and point-scoring in Washington, Americans are a decent, generous, compassionate people, united by common challenges and common hopes. And every so often, there are moments which call on that fundamental goodness to make this country great again.
America isn’t great now — But — if we elect Barack Obama, all “fundamentally good” people will vote for him and the country will be great again? Oh, please save us, Barack! What a low opinion of this country and a high opinion of himself this guy has.
PS: It’s fascinating that so many people gave Obama high marks for this speech. Yes, he delivered it well, but it was absolutely riddled with idiocy. The “stupid” doesn’t just disappear because Obama is good at reading what people write for him.
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