Obama brought up the issue of civility in Washington and said people should be able to “disagree without being disargeeable. Now, I am the first to confess I am not always right. Michelle will testify to that. But surely you can question my policies without questioning my faith, or, for that matter, my citizenship.” The remark drew applause from the audience.
Mr. Obama, we keep repeating ourselves but you and your mindnumbed followers (see this Mother Jones article for example) just refuse to listen:
There is a very simple way to shut us “birthers” up AND save yourself more than $1 million in legal fees. JUST PRODUCE YOUR FRIGGIN’ ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE!
Pofessor Paul Kengor, author of books including God and Ronald Reagan and God and George W. Bush, also has some interesting observations about Obama’s speech at the breakfast meeting:
“This is an ecumenical gathering, and…Obama was so ecumenical that he never once mentioned ‘Jesus’ or ‘Christ’ or called himself a follower of Jesus Christ or a Christian…. The most common figure in this speech was Barack Obama. In a 17-minute address, one that included the word “humility,” Obama referred to himself 30 times….
Obama went back to a tried-and-true political tactic he has used artfully. He repeatedly preached an end to ‘division’ (three times), the need to find ‘common ground’ (twice)—a brilliant tactic he has employed with Religious Left progressives, including those breathtakingly naïve Catholics at Notre Dame who invited him to speak—and urged ‘civility’ (eight times).
President Obama has employed this rhetoric incessantly while (in practice) never veering from a hard-left agenda. This means that common ground can be found only if the other side comes to his side. It’s a common ground that occupies only one side of the fence.
And yet, Obama said much more. He denounced the practice of demonizing opponents. This raised a few eyebrows. Consider:
Barack Obama is an ardent disciple of Saul Alinsky, his fellow Chicagoan and the father of community organizing. He learned and honed the craft from Alinsky’s own manuals, which Obama studied and taught. Among Alinsky’s core tenets in his landmark Rules for Radicals—a book Alinsky literally dedicated to Lucifer (no kidding, click here)—is to isolate the target at hand and ‘demonize’ it. In Obama’s first year as president, the target assumed various forms, from institutions and industries, to banks and health-insurance companies, to the recurrent demon: the Bush administration.”