Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Who Is Obama? Where Is The Press?

by Tony Blankley - June 11th, 2008 -

A much more recent example of the media not even going through the motions of being responsible is their almost complete avoidance of a recent statement Obama made:

"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK. That's not leadership. That's not going to happen." Is there absolutely no curiosity at The Washington Post, The Associated Press or even The New York Times about the assertion by the man who is considered likely to be president of the United States come noon Jan. 20, 2009, that letting Americans eat as much as they want is "not going to happen"? Doesn't that shockingly dictatorial assertion deserve comment and inquiry? Yes, it is true that Obama was saying explicitly that what wasn't going to happen was "other countries (saying) OK" to Americans eating as much as we want. But a fair reading of the whole passage suggests that Obama agrees with those other countries.

You know, a thought has started to form in my mind. It was only about 150 years ago that two attitudes about a single idea led to civil war. The issue then was slavery and there were people in favor of slavery (for others of course, not themselves) and people opposed, abolitionists. However there seems to be little concern on the part of many on the left that most people who love freedom consider socialism to be a form of slavery not significantly less evil than the form we ended back then with the emancipation proclamation. If we do slide into the slavery called socialism, what chance is there we will not see another civil war, with once again the Democrats being on the side of slavery and Republicans as usual, dying to end slavery?


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