In Their Own Words — 10-28-2010October 28th, 2010 by Lee Eldridge
Here’s a recent quote from President Obama while speaking on the Hispanic Radio station Univision: “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,’ if they don’t see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it’s gonna be harder and that’s why I think it’s so important that people focus on voting on November 2.”
Who are “our enemies”? This is the post-racial president who was supposed to unite our country?
And here’s a quote from Jon Stewart during an interview with Terry Gross from NPR: “I would imagine, you know, Beck and Palin are easier punching bags, and we can think of it as, oh my God, I’m so scared if they take over. And you know what? We’ll be fine. You know, we had a civil war. Just – we’re not that fragile, and I think we always have to remember that people can be opponents, but not enemies. And there are enemies in the world. We just need the news media to help us delineate. And I think that’s where the failing is, that the culture of corruption that exists in the media doesn’t allow us to delineate between enemies and opponents. And that’s where we sort of fall into trouble.”
Can we elect Jon Stewart instead?