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Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Barrack "One America" Obama!"

The very best part of Barrack speech was the "one America" part.

"Now even as we speak, there are those who are preparing to divide us, the spin masters and negative ad peddlers who embrace the politics of anything goes.

Well, I say to them tonight, there's not a liberal America and a conservative America -- there is the United States of America.

There's not a black America and white America and Latino America and Asian America -- there is the United States of America.

The pundits, the pundits like to slice and dice our country into red states and blue states; red states for Republicans, blue states for Democrats. But I've got news for them, too. We worship an awesome God in the blue states, and we don't like federal agents poking around our libraries in the red states.

We coach Little League in the blue states and have gay friends in the red states.

There are patriots who opposed the war in Iraq and patriots who supported it.

We are one people, all of us pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes, all of us defending the United States of America.

One America, I really like that.

I wonder what John Edwards is going to talk about in his big speech tonight?

Could it be something like this:

Today, under George W. Bush, there are two Americas, not one: One America that does the work, another America that reaps the reward. One America that pays the taxes, another America that gets the tax breaks. One America that will do anything to leave its children a better life, another America that never has to do a thing because its children are already set for life. One America -- middle-class America - whose needs Washington has long forgotten, another America - narrow-interest America - whose every wish is Washington's command. One America that is struggling to get by, another America that can buy anything it wants, even a Congress and a President.

Wha wha what???? Two Americas??? For shame! Dividing America like that! Evil divider! Influence peddler!


  • John Edwards didn't divide America, pal. That would be Ann Coulter, who said that it's a shame Timothy McVeigh didn't blow up the New York Times. That would be Jay Severin who said that people should kill Muslims. That would be Richard Perle who said (apparently seriously) that we need to invade France. That would be the professional hypocrites pursuing Sandy Berger and Wen Ho Lee when Richard Shelby and Orrin Hatch are leaking classified material faster than a hog full of Ex-Lax.

    And that would especially be the freak show you call the GOP Congressional delegation, who daily turn human tragedy into grist for the political mill, men who twist the laws for personal gain, who are publicly pious and secretly commit adultery... and worse.

    And most especially, it would be the alcoholic deserter you criminally installed into the presidency, to the shock of the world, to the shame of anyone who loves this country.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 28, 2004 at 2:58 PM  

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