Hat Tip: Ben Johnson in the Floyd Reports
In one of the most dishonest, disgraceful, demagogic speeches ever given by a president of the United States [allow me to use Charles 'the great' Krauthammer's words] the following statement may have been the most disturbing:
[W]e contribute to programs like Medicare and Social Security, which guarantee us health care and a measure of basic income after a lifetime of hard work; unemployment insurance, which protects us against unexpected job loss; and Medicaid, which provides care for millions of seniors in nursing homes, poor children, and those with disabilities. We are a better country because of these commitments. I’ll go further – we would not be a great country without those commitments.
Think about this incredible statement implying that America was not a great country before the 'Great Society' programs. And implying without those programs America would not be a great country.
This country whose founding and documents were so brilliant and everlasting they had to be inspired by God, must mean nothing to Barack Obama.
All of the sacrifices our brave military men [including their lives] have made to defend freedom and people around the world, must not make us a great country. And remember these sacrifices were made, not in trying to conquer territory, but they were all made in protecting and trying to free innocent people.
When countries around the world have had disasters from hurricanes, tsunami's, earthquakes, etc. befall them, the United States of America has always been the first one there to help. I guess that has meant nothing in making us a great country.
People from around the world have done everything in their power to come to this country and be citizens of this country throughout our history, because they know it is a great country. Not because of our welfare programs.
Sorry president Obama, the United States of America, that has been a beacon for freedom and democracy around the world, has always and will always be a great country; an exceptional country! We will not let you change that.
The 'Great Society Programs' did not make us a great country. In fact, I will use your words Mr President and say "I'll go further"- We would be a great country even without any of those programs.
Remember when Michele Obama said this:
"For the first time in my life, I am proud of my country." was what Michelle said at first. You may not know that because the liberal media and probably your liberal friends said she never said that and as proof would only show the second speech. It was only later in the day [when her handlers obviously got to her to tell her she better clean that up] that she said: for the first time in my adult life I am really proud of my country.
I wonder now, after the president's handlers get to him, we will see him say: "We would not be a really great country without those commitments."
According to the Obama doctrine of greatness, wouldn't the communist countries in the past and the few still going be the greatest countries of all?