Sunday, December 4, 2011

Quote Of The Week

"Our kids are going to be fine,"..."And I always tell Malia and Sasha, look, you guys, I don't worry about you . . . they’re on a path that is going to be successful, even if the country as a whole is not successful. But that’s not our vision of America. I don't want an America where my kids are living behind walls and gates, and can’t feel a part of a country that is giving everybody a shot."

Barack Obama, November 30

I find this to be one of the more bizarre statements he has made.

It is removed from reality and at the same time is a glimpse at the elitism that is Barack and Michelle Obama. Bush retired to a ranch, the Obamas see themselves living in a gated community, removed from the peasantry.

What is that nonsense we always here about Democrats being for the little guy and the GOP for fat-cats?


sue hanes said...

Chuck - It is true that Barack Obama is living behind a gate right now - but what about the Wall that is going up around our Country?

Were you ever in East Berlin when the Great Wall was up - Chuck?

It's a feeling that you never get over.

LASunsett said...

I wasn't in Berlin, but I did stand at the the East German border. Concertina wire, an anti-tank ditch facing the other way so they could not get out, and guard towers every 100 meters. This stretched for hundreds of miles across Europe.

On one side, children played, gardens were colorful, and the hustle and bustle of traffic existed. On the other side, it was gray, dismal, and there were very few cars to be seen anywhere. The people we did see looked sad.

That was the Iron Curtain. That was communism.

Phill Senters said...

He can't can’t feel a part of a country that is giving everybody a shot because he knows very well that he and his communist cronies are trying to destroy all the freedom America has always stood for.

Chuck said...

Sue, I can't necessarily dispute your thought but it is different, as LA said. The wall in communist USSR was to keep people in, ours is to keep people out. People that are drug runners, child rapists, people that are ruining our economy, and terrorists. Not all people that come across the border are like this but some are. We need to keep them out.

I have considerable respect for the Hispanic culture, I work with Hispanics a lot in the ER. The honest ones come in the right way. The rest are criminals.

In a perfect world it would be nice to not have a fence. When we get the perfect world maybe we can tear it down.

LA, good distinction.

Phill, agreed

Brooke said...

Amazing. Of course the Obama girls are on a path that will be successful. They're set for life no matter what they do, and it's likely that because of WHO THEY ARE that they will get an automatic in and pass at Harvard, land a nice hedge fund job or be given a position even though they have zero experience... Like Chelsea Clinton.

The rest of us will be outside that wall that Barry speaks of.

sue hanes said...

No Chuck - We will not ever get a Perfect World as long as there is a Fence going up around our Country.

We tear down the fence -

then we work on making our country


but i'm gonna tell you something chuck - that fence is going to come down

Always On Watch said...

they’re on a path that is going to be successful, even if the country as a whole is not successful

What a statement!

Continually, Obama embodies the idea of "it's our turn now."

Chuck said...

Brooke, they definitely have their life laid out

Sue, it will - but not any time soon

AOW, agreed

sue hanes said...

Chuck - The sooner the better - but better later than never.

Z said...

I say "let 'em ALL in.. we NEED illegals spending our money faster than we make it. They don't get good medical care where they come from, of course they should come in and we should pay, why shouldn't we? Of COURSE, my friends who've saved their whole lives for college for their kids should be happy watching illegals' kids get free tuition...and you are all BIGOTS if you think the Arabs coming through with the Mexicans that we're hearing about are terrorists! How dare you? How ugly you Conservatives are! They deserve a chance to try their first dirty bomb in the middle of San Antonia, what's the matter with you? This is America, we don't give a damn about us anymore, TAKE DOWN THAT WALL"

Z said...

having said that, I hate the idea of having to 'wall' ourselves in. If we'd honored our country and lived by its laws, we wouldn't be in this position.

DaBlade said...

What Z said! As for obama's quote, I love how he tries to backpeddle after letting slip his goal to make sure this country is not successful.

cube said...

Just like their parents before them, the Obama girls will get a pass wherever they go and whatever they do.

Chuck said...

Z, I do think mit is sad we need to wall ourselves in too. But I think it is needed right now.

DaBlade, problem is he goes out and does it again

Cube, their entitled to it