What Obama said before the U.N. regarding the Middle East:
The future must not belong to those who target Coptic Christians in Egypt – it must be claimed by those in Tahrir Square who chanted “Muslims, Christians, we are one.” The future must not belong to those who bully women – it must be shaped by girls who go to school, and those who stand for a world where our daughters can live their dreams just like our sons. The future must not belong to those corrupt few who steal a country’s resources – it must be won by the students and entrepreneurs; workers and business owners who seek a broader prosperity for all people. Those are the men and women that America stands with; theirs is the vision we will support.
The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam. Yet to be credible, those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see when the image of Jesus Christ is desecrated, churches are destroyed, or the Holocaust is denied.
What did Obama say?
Don’t target Christians, slander Mohammed (but if you condemn that “slander” then you should also condemn “hate” towards Jesus Christ), deny the Holocaust, steal a country’s resources, bully women, or destroy churches.
He didn’t say anything about not stepping on a crack and breaking your mother’s back.
What the leader of the United States needs to do is not offer a pep talk in the way that a “community activist” would… he needs to offer real leadership such as when Ronald Reagan stood in Berlin and said:
Mr. Gorbachev tear down this wall!
Or when John F. Kennedy said:
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
We didn’t get that from Barack Obama… instead we got a “feel good” speech you’d expect to hear from a First Grade teacher.
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–Mitt Romney commenting Monday on Donald Trump‘s continued belief that President Barack Obama wasn’t born in the United States. It‘s fine that Romney won’t distance himself from the sideshow Trump has intentionally become of this election, but to essentially come out and say, “Bare with me while I get the minimum number of votes to get elected” is the worst way Romney could possibly respond.News | Comment (0)
“We’ve said [Romney's faith is] not fair game, and we wish that Governor Romney would stand up as strongly and as resolutely, consistently, to refute these kinds of things on his side. Instead, he’s amplified them in the past and he’s put logs on that fire and that’s not leadership.”
–David Axelrod, strategist for President Barack Obama‘s reelection campaign, on CNN Sunday clearly refusing any attempt by the Mitt Romney campaign to avoid making Rev. Jeremiah Wright‘s association with Obama an issue. The Romney camp said Thursday going forward that it “repudiates” any anti-Obama group who tries making the associations relevant this year. In response, like a bitter and unforgiving sister who wasn’t asked to prom, Axelrod says “that’s not leadership.”News | Comment (0)
–Mitt Romney responding to whether he believes his campaign has been consistent in refusing to make President Barack Obama‘s association with Rev. Jeremiah Wright an issue this election. Yesterday Romney’s campaign issued a statement urging all supporters to avoid drawing attention to Wright but in February Romney said in an interview “I’m not sure which is worse: [Obama] listening to Rev. Wright or him saying we must be a less-Christian nation.” It‘s probably not the best policy to stand by past statements if you’re not sure what they were. But whatever.News | Comment (0)
“[W]hen I was 12 years old, I was beaten on the playground. Just like the Mitt Romney thing, I was held down and somebody just punched me in the face while other kids watched. And if I could go back to 1968 and trade that experience for being gently masturbated by [Michael Jackson] I would do it in a second.”
–HBO’s Bill Maher on “Conan” Tuesday night. People laughed and Maher is a comedian, so you have to assume this is a joke; but even the worst dead-baby joke could come half as close to as creepy as that was.News | Comment (0)
–Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) during a speech Friday commenting on President Barack Obama‘s recent remarks on gay marriage. It was supposed to be a joke and it could have been funny if you work from the premise that Obama is kind of gay. And that’s something only Newsweek is ready to do at this time.News | Comment (0)
–Mitt Romney responding to a CBS affiliate reporter in Colorado who asked a slew of questions on gay marriage, in-state tuition for illegal immigrants and medicinal marijuana. There probably are a few issues of significance this reporter would have liked to discuss, perhaps what federal departments Romney would like to shut down. But to date, that is something he won’t specify. In the meantime, maybe he could just answer the questions put in front of him.News | Comment (0)
–Voter speaking about President Barack Obama at a Mitt Romney town hall meeting Monday in Ohio. From the Constitution: “Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason…” Hmm, with Osama bin Laden dead, it might be hard to make the case that Obama has “giv[en] aid and comfort” to America’s enemies. Fortunately, Romney ignored the crazy.News | Comment (0)
–President Barack Obama yesterday, hosting a Cindo de Mayo-themed party on May 3. At the party, Obama said he’d push for Congress to pass the DREAM Act.
Sounds like a good time; though it’s unclear what granting legal status to young immigrants has to do with Coronas, lime or margaritas.News | Comment (0)
–Former Democratic Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland explaining that though President Barack Obama once wrote pretentious letters to an old girlfriend, he now talks like a man of the people. If Obama talks like he “understands what they’re dealing with,” it’s actually not coming across too well. Polls have shown more Americans trust Mitt Romney on the economy.News | Comment (0)