Friday, September 7, 2012

Remembering Obama's Speech

I predicted Greek columns at the Democratic Convention (oh well). Four years ago, Obama wanted to be seen as being as smart as the Greeks, but I remember they were pagans as well. My favorite quotes from yesterday's speech:

"Eight years later..." --really? I remember four years ago he said he would end the war in Iraq and close Guantanamo Bay immediately, and several of my relatives voted for him simply because of that promise. But neither promise was fulfilled, nor any apology made for Obama's lack of foreign policy experience (which the media accuses Sarah Palin/Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan of lacking). Three years later, our armed forces who left Iraq were subsequently deployed to Afghanistan (war zone since the time of Reagan), and military spending increased 50%, for a total of $93.8 billion in 2010 alone.

"Less dependent on foreign oil than any other time in history..." --really? The price of gas is twice as high? I guess it's because George Bush wants to make million on his oil wells. I remember the media said that four years ago, and voters believed it.

"We have advanced the rights and dignity of all human beings--men and women; Christians and Muslims and Jews." -- really? Pity about the rights of unborn men and women aborted with tax money at Planned Parenthood clinics. And I remember Muslims being the enemies of the Greeks.

"...gays or any other group we are told to blame for our troubles." --really?  I don't remember any Republicans blaming gays for our deficit, unemployment, failing economy, global warming, forest fires, or the hurricanes.

"...if you believe in a country where everyone gets a fair shot, and does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules..." -- really? The rules for unemployment benefits and welfare benefits keep extending the time you don't HAVE to work.

"And while I'm proud of what we've achieved..." really? proud.

1 comment:

Lesa said...

You were supposed to be mesmerized and awestruck. How can you remember so much of what he said four years ago when he's said so much since? Can't wait to get someone in office who will stop the killing of so many innocent lives.