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George Washington Didn’t Sleep Here

In Obamacare, Obamarama on 26/02/2010 at 08:45

The Republican Party made a terrible error during the 1950s, when the radical elements began to arise throughout academia and the entertainment communities in Hollywood and New York. They should have left them alone. I’m talking about the effete little Marxists-socialists like Pete Seeger and the beat poets such a William S. Burroughs and Alan Ginsberg. The Republican Party should have let them spout and decry the government and capitalism. The left would not be a significant force in America today, had they followed that course.

Know what it cost us to run our investigations into them and dispatch the FBI to watch their every move? It cost us the civil rights movement. In 1959, Martin Luther King sought out the GOP’s help in his cause, and Richard Nixon, fearing J. Edgar Hoover’s warnings that their were communists in the movement, turned him down. King and virtually every African American in the country turned to the Democratic Party.

We lost the most important issue of the 20th century and allowed the American Communist Party a role in the course of social justice because of that one lapse in judgment.

Barack Obama is a product of that movement. I suppose that’s the long way around, in saying that what happened at Blair House today was an indirect result of all of those decades; Mario Savio and Tom Hayden and Abbie Hoffman and hundreds more like them. They are the generation that created Barack Obama.

I’ve always considered the man in the White House to be my President, regardless of our political differences. But never have I been more ashamed of an American President as I am tonight.

I sat on the edge of my chair and watched him insult an American hero, a man who more to his country in five years at Hanoi Hilton than Barack Obama has given in forty-seven years, and I hope, more than he will ever be called upon to give. Anyone who reads this blog knows that I am no fan of Senator John McCain. I deeply disagree with his progressive conservatism. But, as a man, I would be honored to shine his shoes.

When Obama made two references to winning the election today, I was mortified. It was a classless display of arrogance and a terrible thing for any leader of the Free World to say to a great American.

I had prepared to write tonight about the way the Democrats dominated the summit and barely gave the Republicans an opportunity to speak, and how they tried to mask their agenda, but I think we all got that as it was happening. I wonder, however, if any of us can imagine what it’s like to get up in the morning in John McCain’s skin, to endure the pain that he lives with every day for his sacrifice.

A lot of myths are floating around about Blair House. It has a rich history. One rumor on the Internet gave me a chuckle; it said that George Washington slept there. Practically every inn in New England makes the same claim, but it would have been a neat trick at Blair House. It was built 25 years after Washington died. So, George didn’t sleep there.

But neither was the spirit of Washington embodied in our President there today. Barack Obama owes John McCain an apology. He all of us an apology.

Yes, Barack, you won the election, but the American people, not John McCain, are the real losers.

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  1. When I saw Pres. Obama make that comment to John Mc Cain I thought about how that comment would fly in Corporate America boardrooms. Let’s say two employees tried out for the same position and one received the CEO job and a big promotion. Imagine at a corporate meeting with everyone sitting around the boardroom table, if that person who was promoted made a comment like Pres. Obama did yesterday. Would that employee or anyone else at that table want to help him out in any way with his job? I think not. Yesterday we got another look at the inner soul of Pres. Obama.

  2. Bravisimo!

    This thing has played out more transparently than any other debate I can remember in American politics, and the man reveals more of himself with every word he speaks.

  3. I didn’t watch the entire production but what I did see was appalling. His condescention toward John McCain was one unforgiveable thing. But he called all those men who hold elective offices by their first names. Then he boasted “I am the President”. He may think he is big man on campus but his attitude gives him away. His last comments to the Republicans were “you might as well get on board because WE are going to ram this bill thru.”. Pelosi had already said she planned to get it thru if she had to parachute over the hurdles. With audacious leadaership like this America is truly in trouble.

  4. The President can’t address an American hero by title but he can bow to Saudi Arabia et al!

  5. Exactly. He has bowed to emporers and Saudi princes, but he can’t give a United States senator and American hero even the respect of his title. This saddens me but angers me more.

  6. The entire day was appauling…I had to chuckle when he said the campaighn is over as that is all he has been doing for a year….
    I’m beginning to have more faith in the American people, we seem to be standing up…..people were outraged all over the net….

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