Obama: Change We Can(not) Believe In

While out campaigning in Canton, Ohio, Barack Obama wanted to remind those there why he is running for office. As reported by the Associated Press:

“In one week, we can choose hope over fear, unity over division, the promise of change over the power of the status quo,” Obama said, “In one week, we can come together as one nation, and one people, and once more choose our better history. That’s what’s at stake.”

However, what Obama fails to understand is what he says.

Hope over fear? Hope over fear is when the people know they are electing someone who will not side with Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad against Israel.

Unity over division? Unity over division is when the people are not coerced into race bating by the electorate.

Choose our better history? Choosing a better history is knowing that they are electing someone who will not “spread the wealth around.” Choosing a better history is knowing that they are not electing someone who will not silence free speech or challenge the 2nd amendment.

“The change we need isn’t just about new programs and policies,” Obama said to a roaring crowd at Canton’s civic center. “It’s about a new attitude, it’s about new politics — a politics that calls on our better angels instead of encouraging our worst instincts.”

The politics of our better angels would not allow us to sit in a church with a preacher like Rev. Jeremiah Wright for 20 years. Our better angels would not allow us to associate with people who target our own country like William Ayers or who would them help start our career.

New politics? The spreading of the peoples wealth is not new politics. It’s the politics of the past of those like Karl Marx.

“Obama spoke of restoring a sense of higher purpose to the country. He kicked up patriotic echoes of his 2004 speech at the Democratic National Convention that put him on a national stage. He said America is about “seeing the highest mountaintop from the deepest of valleys.”

Just not getting it again, Obama fails to understand the mission of this nation. That is, the higher purpose of the country is to already be at the highest mountaintop looking up. While it may be okay for Obama to take this country to all time lows, that might not be what the people want.

The people don’t want to look from the bottom of the valley up at countries like Russia, North Korea, or Iran. The people don’t want to look from the bottom for a check to come by way of wealth redistribution. The people don’t want to see their investments deteriorate for fear of tax increases. The people don’t want to socialize the markets or socialize health care. The people don’t want their rights of free speech and the bearing of arms violated. They also don’t want to fear the judges that would be appointed.

The people should not fear looking up from “the deepest of valleys,” but should be optimistic in restoring the country from the highest mountaintop looking up.

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