Congratulations have to go out to President Obama, while he is selling out our allies to the Russians and ignoring or encouraging Muslim Jihadists he was named as the MOST POLARIZING PRESIDENT IN US HISTORY by Gallup (2 years running!).
Maybe he can put it next to his *snicker* Nobel Peace Prize 🙂
The “first black president”, “the post-racial president”, “the unifier”.
“Unity is the great need of the hour – the great need of this hour. Not because it sounds pleasant or because it makes us feel good, but because it’s the only way we can overcome the essential deficit that exists in this country.
I’m not talking about a budget deficit. I’m not talking about a trade deficit. I’m not talking about a deficit of good ideas or new plans.
I’m talking about a moral deficit. I’m talking about an empathy deficit. I’m taking about an inability to recognize ourselves in one another; to understand that we are our brother’s keeper; we are our sister’s keeper; that, in the words of Dr. King, we are all tied together in a single garment of destiny.” –BarackObama.com
Real Clear Politics- Jan 2008: And Sen. Barack Obama’s repeated and eloquent claims to being able to unite Americans are a major reason for his present, and very possibly eventual, success in his quest for his party’s nomination for president of the United States.
I do not doubt Mr. Obama’s sincerity. The wish that all people be united is an elemental human desire. But there are two major problems with it. First, it is not truly honest. Second, it is childish.
First is its dishonesty. Virtually all calls for unity — whether national, international or religious (as in calls for Christian unity) — do not tell the whole truth.
If those who call for unity told the whole truth, this is what they would say: “I want everyone to unite — behind my values. I want everyone who disagrees with me to change the way they think so that we can all be united. I myself have no plans to change my positions on any important issues in order to achieve this unity. So in order to achieve it, I assume that all of you who differ with me will change your views and values and embrace mine.”
Take any important issue that divides Americans and explain exactly how unity can be achieved without one of the two sides giving up its values and embracing the other side’s values.
Wasn’t Unity, “hope and Change” etc. the clarion call that we who were not duped by it knew to be utterly false!
After all, bi-partisanship to a Liberal means I win, you lose.
It is fascinating how little introspection Sen. Obama’s “unity” supporters engage in — they are usually the very people who most forcefully advocate multiculturalism, who scoff at the idea of an American melting pot and who oppose something as basic to American unity as declaring English the country’s national language.
Their advocacy of multiculturalism and opposition to declaring English the national language are proof that the calls of the left-wing supporters of Barack Obama for American unity are one or more of three things: 1. A call for all Americans to agree with them and become fellow leftists. 2. A nice-sounding cover for their left-wing policies. 3. A way to further their demonizing of the Bush administration as “divisive.”
Now it’s called “Civility” that is used to shut you up if you dare speak out against them.
After all, the Liberals are all mushy and gushy about the protestors in Egypt who were in an uprising against an oppressive government. Only when it happened here, The Tea Party, they were “astro turf”, “Stupid”, “Morons”, “idiots”, “racists”, “domestic terrorists” and the litany of childish insults continues to this day.
And why after almost a year did ABC News suddenly want to go back to the racial profiling well?
Could it be an “election cycle”?? Does the media need to start dividing and conquering even more. Gotta get the Hispanics on the left’s side, so let’s go after the Gringos again and make them all look like frothing hood-wearing KKK again!
FEAR IS HOPE!
Now that’s “unity”. 🙂