Thursday, September 24, 2009

Words, Just Words

Barack Obama, speaking to the U.N. yesterday. Yep, he gives a good speech, but only if you aren't paying close attention to what he actually says. That worked out really well for him as Campaign Obama; why shouldn't we expect him to continue the same schtick as President Obama?

"And I pledge that America will always stand with those who stand up for their dignity and their rights — for the student who seeks to learn; the voter who demands to be heard; the innocent who longs to be free; the oppressed who yearns to be equal." Except, of course, if they happen to be Iranian dissidents.

Funny thing, I'm also a "voter who demands to be heard," but Obama has told me and my fellow Tea Party patriots to get out of the way, to quit my chattering and bickering, to sit down and shut up. A million people show up in Washington, D.C., demanding to be heard, and he runs out of town like a frightened little girl.

But damn, that man can sure talk off a teleprompter!

Update: Go here for Rich Lowrey's analysis of Obama's high schoolish Model UN speech.

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