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Based on Jeremy Lott’s article and the opinions of others in the AmSpec blog I wonder whether we watched the same Barack Obama speech. Let me at least reassure you, Jeremy old chap, that while I don’t hate Obama, I now despise him very nearly as much as I despise Bill Clinton. Too bad you find yourself unable to share my feelings.
What I saw was a flat unemotional reading of a speech that seemed to have been written by someone else, although we were assured Barack wrote it himself. There was no passion in his words, only a robotic attempt at nuancing serious concerns.
The message I got was that it’s all our fault — our cruelty to blacks, our unwillingness to treat them as full-fledged citizens, our stubborn refusal to comprehend the way they feel about things. And to top it off, he sacrificed his grandmother on the altar of political correctness. What a man!
Instead of blaming all his troubles and all Jeremiah Wright’s insane rabble rousing on white Americans, he should have included something along these lines: “People of color should remember that while our ancestors were enslaved, the white population sacrificed hundreds of thousands of lives to free us. While we have been mistreated and abused, large numbers of non-black Americans struggled to give us full civil rights. While we have suffered from poverty, millions today pay taxes that go to our welfare in one form or another.”
But that wouldn’t have fit in with his strategy, which is to ride white guilt to the White House, and to raise the specter of racism at every turn.p>Wise up, Jeremy, this guy is every bit as bad as the rest of those would-be totalitarians on the left — just a lott smoother. br> — Richard Donley br> New Lyme, Ohio
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?