On 25 October 2010, during a rambling interview on Spanish-language TV station Telemundo during the last election cycle, Dear Leader Obama made the following statement: “And if Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, we’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us…”.
He labeled his political opponents during that election cycle – presumably all loyal Americans – as “enemies”.
Yesterday he took it a step further during his campaign fundraising swing through Maine. In discussing and dismissing conservative opposition to his economic policies, he said: “We won’t win the race for new jobs and new businesses and middle-class security if we cling to this same old, worn-out, tired ‘you’re on your own’ economics that the other side is peddling… You know, the idea you would keep on doing the same thing over and over again, even though it’s been proven not to work. That’s a sign of madness.”
So now, it seems, conservatives are “mad”, as in “insane”.
I suppose this is yet another example of the “civility in political discourse” we’re all being constantly lectured about. Which apparently leftists are exempt from having to practice.
There’s one word for this: “hypocrite”.
© Brian Baker 2012