>> Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Obama said, "The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works - whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified."
What a pleasant way of telling you to freaking mind your own business how big the government gets -- let them do what they want with whatever socialist programs they create. Listen, people: Government is NOT there to provide you a job and health care. Those are NOT basic rights. Get up off your butt and get yourself your own job. Provide for your own.
He said, "We will begin to responsibly leave Iraq to its people, and forge a hard-earned peace in Afghanistan. With old friends and former foes, we will work tirelessly to lessen the nuclear threat, and roll back the specter of a warming planet. We will not apologize for our way of life, nor will we waver in its defense, and for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents, we say to you now that our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken; you cannot outlast us, and we will defeat you."
Ohhh, listen to that. "We will begin to leave" ... you know how many times you can BEGIN something? I may seem the pessimist here, but I will bet you a good solid nickel that in four years we will STILL have troops in Iraq and Afghanistan or wherever else they feel like sending the troops. And that "forge a hard-earned peace" thing? Yeah, that's a deceptive way of saying they'll use whatever force they feel necessary to "defeat them". Don't overlook the fact that he is using VERY VAGUE WORDING when talking about military status.
About his comment, "For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus - and non-believers," please compare and contrast that statement to "United we stand, divided we fall".
Obama says the same thing about the "New World Order" that Bush originally did. It will exist whether the people of the United States want it or not. He said, "To the people of poor nations, we pledge to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and let clean waters flow; to nourish starved bodies and feed hungry minds. And to those nations like ours that enjoy relative plenty, we say we can no longer afford indifference to suffering outside our borders; nor can we consume the world's resources without regard to effect. For the world has changed, and we must change with it." Your hard-earned dollars ARE going to be taken from you and distributed without regard for your wishes. This is called THEFT even when done in the name of "good". And remember that when government gets involved, things like this hardly even work; it can't even clean up a hurricane in our own country, let alone build or rebuild other nations.
It's hilarious that he calls on God whenever he needs it, "This is the source of our confidence - the knowledge that God calls on us to shape an uncertain destiny." Don't forget that he PROBABLY doesn't believe in your God. Don't forget that he already believes that no religion matters - else why would he claim a patchwork heritage strength? These are words said to make you feel good. (Unless of course you're an atheist; apparently his speech-writer forgot about them again for a moment. Whatever. Go with it.)
Obama says all his words to make you feel good without realizing how much money it's going to take from your pocket. Good luck, America. You're REALLY going to need it.