Have you thought about that?
In a radio interview on the Spanish-language Univision network Monday, Obama made this remarkable statement: "If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, 'We're going to punish our enemies and we're gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us,' if they don't see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it's going to be harder, and that's why I think it's so important that people focus on voting on November 2."
I'd like you to think about whether you have ever before heard a president of the United States describe Americans as enemies.
Notice he didn't use the term "political adversaries" or even "political enemies." He just used the unqualified term "enemies."
So whom was he talking about?
I suspect you know.
He was talking about you and me."
"Punish our enemies"? Is there any doubt whatsoever that if GWB would have made such a statement characterizing Americans opposed to his policies as "enemies", there wouldn't be massive backlash against him by the mainstream media? Why, he would have been hung, dare I say BURNED in effigy. Such an appeal to tribalism, while it can be effective, should be abandoned in that it causes too much division among groups in a society. While it might have worked in South Africa to the detriment of the majority, such division should not be tolerated in a Western Democracy.
Sit in the back? If someone other than a liberal elitist would have made such a remark (obviously invoking memories of Rosa Parks) there would have been outrage over such insensativity. A huge double standard exists here. It's becoming quite obvious by now.