“The one thing that I want to insist on is that, as I travel around the country, the American people are a decent people. Now they get confused sometimes. You know, they listen to the wrong talk radio shows or watch the wrong TV networks, um, but they’re, they’re basically decent, they’re basically sound.” –Barack Obama

I guess you’ll tell us which ones are the right shows and the right networks, right Barry?

6 thoughts on “Tolerance”

  1. Gigi, I agree with what you say. Can you imagine if a Cuban American candidate had made a statement like that? The mainstream media would be screaming “censorship!”
    By the way, no doubt Obama means that WBAI et al are right and FOX et al are wrong!

  2. One compliment you won’t hear him make is that Americans are “smart” – that they can make their own intelligent decisions, left to their own means, because he thinks Americans are basically stupid.

  3. Lazaro, that’s it! If the McCain campaign could find a way to make that clear, that Obama thinks that without him Americans cannot go on, that would be a key to moving to victory. Reagan won because he said we’re doing all right and that’s because of the American people in this great country. He stressed that he is there to serve at the Americans’ pleasure. Obama makes it plain that Americans are helpless, sad, weak and lost.
    There must be a way to send this message.
    What gets me is that all of my liberal friends think that what Obama is saying is the truth. And those that prefer Hillary don’t see she is exactly like Obama in message. These people are all comfortable, successful, do all they can to avoid taxes on their assets and earnings, hate terrorism and yet they find their solace in Obama or Hillary. They love their doctors and hate how much things cost, but if I try to tell them the government creates all the problems, then tries to fix them by more government, they cannot see it. What seems so clear to me, they find contemptible. They are terrified because “we are losing our civil rights” but don’t see if Obama gets his way, we will be nostalgic for the Bush era.
    So now McCain should have two mantras. This one of trust in the judgment of the American people and the fact that when Obama talks about change, he means the country, but when McCain talks about change, he means the government.
    I hope that there are enough who think this way, that we can win handily in November. I want a big win or the left will get out those lawyers. Oy.

  4. I must say I agree with the messiah. The most uninformed people I come across watch CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, ABC, PBS, and some listen to NPR.
    These people are decent, of course, just sadly uninformed.

  5. This is just too much. I mean, how much of a smug, self-satisfied, presumptuous prick can one be? How dare he even remotely suggest that HE knows what’s right and wrong any better than the American people? Is this guy on drugs? And yes, if a Republican candidate had said the exact same thing, the media would have gone berserk with righteous condemnation. Of course, hypocritical assholes protect their own. Ugh.

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