Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Obama: Points the finger of blame at... America

Obama has ridden the adoring media wave so far but Gary Bauer pulls back the curtain on the pro-illegal, 'blame American first ' liberal. According to Obama, we're a pretty awful country.

"There is no question that Barack Obama is a gifted orator. His rhetorical skills are impressive. As long as the teleprompter is on, everyone is enthralled by how well Obama speaks. But at some point voters will start paying attention to what he is actually saying and then, as the polls suggest may be happening now, his star will begin to dim considerably. Consider these two examples:

Speaking to the National Council of La Raza this weekend, Barack Obama compared the actions of our federal authorities enforcing U.S. immigration law to terrorism, saying, “When communities are terrorized by ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] immigration raids, when nursing mothers are torn from their babies, when children come home from school to find their parents missing, when people are detained without access to legal counsel, when all that is happening, the system just isn’t working and we need to change it.”

Once again, Sen. Obama has managed to turn reality on its head. Obama seems to be suggesting that we – you and I, the American people – are the bad guys for having onerous immigration laws that require draconian enforcement. Yet, America is the most welcoming nation in the world. Every year for the last seven years, the United States has accepted over one million new legal immigrants.

ICE immigration raids are focused on illegal immigration. Yet, Senator Obama seems to be suggesting that our law enforcement officers are the bad guys for daring to enforce the law and “terrorizing” certain communities in the process. I have to assume that under a “President Obama” our immigration laws would not be enforced!

Here’s another example of why we should be concerned about what Senator Obama is saying. Just days after the 9/11 attacks, Senator Obama said this:

“We must also engage, however, in the more difficult task of understanding the sources of such madness. The essence of this tragedy, it seems to me, derives from a fundamental absence of empathy on the part of the attackers: an inability to imagine, or connect with, the humanity and suffering of others. …Most often, though, it grows out of a climate of poverty and ignorance, helplessness and despair. We will have to make sure, despite our rage, that any U.S. military action takes into account the lives of innocent civilians abroad. We will have to be unwavering in opposing bigotry or discrimination directed against neighbors and friends of Middle Eastern descent. Finally, we will have to devote far more attention to the monumental task of raising the hopes and prospects of embittered children across the globe…” Think about that. Just days after 3,000 of us were killed by Islamofascists, Barack Obama embraces the idea that we are to blame because we haven’t done enough to fight world poverty. Obama points his finger at American “bigotry” after we have been attacked and suggests that we need to do more to “raise hopes across the globe.” But bin Laden grew up in a billionaire family and most of the 9/11 hijackers were solidly middle class.

The United States of America has done more to defend freedom around the world than any other nation in history. Free market capitalism and American generosity have done more to lift people out of poverty than any big government socialist scheme ever invented. If the “workers’ paradise” was truly to be found in the Soviet Union, it might still exist today. If utopia could be found in Cuba or China or Zimbabwe or the Middle East, then the United States would not be welcoming over a million legal immigrations each and every year. We must be doing something right because while Senator Obama frets and wrings his hands about our “bigotry” and “rage” and how we “terrorize” our own communities, people are still dying every day trying to come here."

Gary Bauer

Campaign for Working Families