In Their Own Words — 10-28-2010

October 28th, 2010 by Lee Eldridge

President ObamaHere’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?

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5 Responses to “In Their Own Words — 10-28-2010”

  1. Bobby Says:

    Have we had a president who has viewed americans as his enemies since Nixon? Obama will be remembered as the great divider, not the great uniter.

  2. just plano Bob Says:

    good GOD NO! :)

    When was his comment made? I have not heard that one. Being serious here.

  3. Lee Eldridge Says:

    Both were this month. Stewart was early this month (Oct 4 I think) and Obama was just a few days ago.

    http://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=130321994

    http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/25/in-appeal-to-hispanics-obama-promises-to-push-immigration-reform/

  4. Lee Eldridge Says:

    BTW — I like how Stewart calls out the media. “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.” I couldn’t agree with him more.

  5. Ralphie Says:

    The enemies are the jerk-wads who are running ads trying to con the latinos into not voting, as though the latinos arent smart enough to know they are being gamed. The enemies are the ones that talk about the latinos like they are the enemy.

    How about you talk about Rand Paul’s supporter (actually 5 of them) who think they can throw a woman to the ground and stomp on her head…or about Joe Miller who has his goons arrest a journalist. Wake up Lee and smell the real story. Our government is about to be taken over by some truly scary, scary individuals who will make you wish Obama was your biggest problem. But you think Rand Paul is us, because he’s in the tea party, so i guess you dont have a problem with this dangerous new breed of republican. Gosh.