Now wait a minute, Obama, you’re always talking about “that’s not the America that I know.” Then there is always the “that’s not who we are” criticism.
Well if we, a large percentage of America, are not the “America that [he] knows” then I wonder what America Obama knows? I don’t think I’d recognize it. I don’t recognize the America he keeps talking about, foisting on us, and pointing to — or his faux reality.
Obama’s DNC speech aimed at Republicans painting his dim picture of us.
But what we heard in Cleveland last week wasn’t particularly Republican – and it sure wasn’t conservative. What we heard was a deeply pessimistic vision of a country where we turn against each other, and turn away from the rest of the world. There were no serious solutions to pressing problems – just the fanning of resentment, and blame, and anger, and hate.
And that is not the America I know.
So America, you’ve been broadsided again by Obama and labeled haters.
A week ago, at his White House Summit on Global Development, Obama claimed that America has never been more respected and the world never been more tolerant than now. Anything other than that is a figment of our flawed perception.
CNS News Summit on Global Development
And all of this creates legitimate fears and anxieties that have to be addressed, and at least a feeling, a perception that people don’t have full control over a rapidly changing world. So it is worth reminding ourselves of how lucky we are to be living in the most peaceful, most prosperous, most progressive era in human history.
Once againn, we have a perception problem. We are in the middle of a peace surge. Enjoy. Travel at your own risk. He said that is hard to absorb. I guess it is for us dummies who, you know, don’t have the right perspective. The problems always seems to come down to our flawed perspective. If we could only fix that?
Like we were told the border has never been more secure and our perspective was the problem. You have to wonder if he’d be saying that if he wasn’t in office? His perspective would be much different. We know the way he campaigned against Bush.
Here’s more from his Global Development speech:
Now, that’s hard to absorb if we’re watching the newscasts every night, because there’s heartbreak and terrible things taking place at any given moment across the globe. But it’s important for us to remember, not so that we become complacent but so that we understand that good works can make a difference. Think about it. It has been decades since a war between major powers. More people live in democracies. More people are linked by technology.
And sometimes when I’m talking to young interns at the White House who are still immunizing themselves from the cynicism that’s so chronic in this town–I remind them, if you had to choose a moment in history to be born, and you didn’t know ahead of time who you were going to be, you’d choose now. Because the world has never been less violent, healthier, better educated, more tolerant, with more opportunity for more people, and more connected than it is today….
Well look, American dummies, we haven’t had a nuclear bomb go off anywhere. Okay, so anything short of war of major powers and losing democracies is a good thing. Be happy, people. Though Islamists have waged war against the civilized world, and it is spreading even through these democracies. But fear not, our perception is the real problem. Like Neville Chamerlain, never mind what you see, ignore that because we have “peace in our time.” It tells us something about the America Obama knows, like us always blowing things out of proper perspective. When America disagrees with him, we just don’t get it. We’re dumb and ignorant. That must be the America Obama knows that he is talking about.
He never misses an opportunity to criticize or lecture us. Sorry, Obama, but the America we know is not dependent on your perspective adjustment. We get it.
Obama mocked that we don’t have a single ruler or dictator. Wow, look in mirror. We have a perpetual ruling class elite– that are above the law — who must be kept in power to keep us from hurting ourselves with our flawed perception and all.
Then he went on at the DNC to try to identify with the problems we are facing. Talk about a conflicted message, less than a week later.
There are pockets of America that never recovered from factory closures; men who took pride in hard work and providing for their families who now feel forgotten; parents who wonder whether their kids will have the same opportunities we had.
All that is real. We’re challenged to do better; to be better. But as I’ve traveled this country, through all fifty states; as I’ve rejoiced with you and mourned with you, what I’ve also seen, more than anything, is what is right with America.
“Pockets,” is that what we are? Then he tries to validate our concerns saying “all that is real.” I don’t need him to validate it. Then he asserts what we need to do is continue the status quo by making sure Hillary gets elected, to continue this legacy of malaise.
Bill called Hillary a great change agent, and Obama talked about Hillary continuing his legacy. Then he talks about “not the America I know.” Well, talk about conflicted.
Keep this legacy of failure going. Keep the same people in power that have not done anything to fix the problems for 8 years. The most divisive duo in politics.
Talk about fear: there is so much fear mongering and demagoguery about Trump you can’t miss it. For people who claim to want change, they are awful fearful of those bringing it or anyone who represents it. No, the status quo establishment must rule.
Obama seems to have a lot of problems with this America he knows so well.
RightRing | Bullright