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The Comment that Struck a Nerve (to say the least)

President Bush made some comments that really offended Barack Obama and his supporters. The President was at the Israeli Knesset celebrating the State of Israel's 60th birthday.

There are good and decent people who cannot fathom the darkness in these men and try to explain their words away. This is natural. But it is deadly wrong. As witnesses to evil in the past, we carry a solemn responsibility to take these words seriously. Jews and Americans have seen the consequences of disregarding the words of leaders who espouse hatred. And that is a mistake the world must not repeat in the 21st century.

Some seem to believe we should negotiate with terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along. We have heard this foolish delusion before. As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: "Lord, if only I could have talked to Hitler, all of this might have been avoided." We have an obligation to call this what it is - the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history.


Sister Toldjah has a great post on the fallout and Rick Moran provides must read commentary.
This is pro-forma stuff when it comes to an American president speaking in Israel, hardly headline grabbing fodder for the wires. Except Bush added a little something extra - a necessary warning given we have a putative candidate for president whose ideas about diplomacy include sitting down with Syria and Iran "without preconditions" and talk about peace in the Middle East.

It does no good to try and deny Obama said this and meant it. It was not taken out context, twisted, distorted, or otherwise folded, spindled, or mutilated in any way. If the candidate wants to change his position that's fine. He can say he made a mistake, that he realizes now he should probably have thought that answer to the debate question through a little more.

But no. Obama insists he never said what he obviously said - in other words, either a man divorced from reality or a bald faced liar. And of course, his worshipful sycophants on the left have bought into this ludicrousness.

Sister Toldjah and Moran both point out the ludicrous "fake outrage" from those on the left complaining that the President made his comments on foreign soil. Unfreakingbelievable. If they had not lapped up the vile garbage Jimmy Carter, Al Gore, John Kerry and others have spewed about this President on foreign soil they might have a shred of credibility. Are they really this stupid or do they just play that way on t.v.? As long as their followers don't catch on I guess they can say all the outrageous and stupid things they want. It doesn't appear that anyone in the MSM is going to call them on it.

As Sister Toldjah put it:

I don't know what's worse: The mediots being completely in the tank for this guy, the fact that nearly half the electorate has been hoodwinked by his charm and engaging style, or that the man himself is either a) willfully ignorant of the truth and along with that routinely and intentionally tries to mislead the American people about 75% of the time he is speaking, or b) really doesn't know any better when he opens his mouth.

Once upon a time I'd have selected "b" - but knowing what we know now about Barack Obama, and how he'll say anything in order to win over the hearts and minds of the American electorate, I have no hesitation in selecting "a." He can't possibly be that dense to not know that so much of what he says on the campaign trail is either a gross misrepresentation of the truth or a flat out lie. Rather, he just counts on many of his supporters being stuck on stupid. And so far on that front, unfortunately, he's been right on the money.


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Comments (13)

Godwin's law. Bush loses - ... (Below threshold)
jp2:

Godwin's law. Bush loses - and has been consistently these past two weeks. Lying about his golf game and bringing Nazi's into things are two pretty glaring low lights.

jp2, given the crap that co... (Below threshold)
SPQR:

jp2, given the crap that comes out of Democrats' mouths, what Bush said was very mild, and very on target. The Democrats seem to think that they can dish out all the trash talk and namecalling they want but whine like little stuck pigs when they get a tenth of it back.

Godwin's law might apply, j... (Below threshold)

Godwin's law might apply, jp2, if Bush directly compared anyone in particular to Nazi's. He did not. He compared them to Neville Chamberlain.

And, as far as Nazi comparisons go, nobody on the left has any room to talk.

Barack Obama's reaction to ... (Below threshold)
Mike G in Corvallis:

Barack Obama's reaction to President Bush's remarks reminds me of the classic Bill Cosby monologue "Shop Class." After one of the students plays a prank, the shop teacher tries to find out who did it ...

"Awright ... Who put the bullet in the furnace?!"

*snickers*

"Now, what kind of low-down person would put a bullet in the furnace?!"

*snickers*

"Ya know ... it reflects badly on your mother if you put a bullet in the furnace ..."

Muttering: Hey, Larry -- he's talkin' 'bout your mother ..."

"Yeah, a fellow'd have to have a pretty rotten mother to put a bullet in the ..."

"I DIDN'T DO IT, AND YOU QUIT TALKIN' 'BOUT MY MOTHER!"

Ahh YES.. the foolish delus... (Below threshold)
Knightbrigade:

Ahh YES.. the foolish delusion of appeasement...
The truth hurts!!! ......way to go ^5 to GW

You would think the left would want to stand UP for their ideals.....oooops wait.. principles, I forgot, they have none.
Crying and screaming like babies is their M.O.

"...and bringing Nazi's ... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

"...and bringing Nazi's into things are two pretty glaring low lights."

He's speaking in Israel at their 60th anniversary and mentions Nazi's and you're invoking Godwin's Law? Are you serious?

Let me ask you something, jp2, how do you drink water without drowning yourself?

Barack Obama is to his very... (Below threshold)

Barack Obama is to his very core a politician. He lives to win elections and acquire power over others. Whatever he might say in any context, or about any event, will be oriented toward those goals. This event is not an exception.

Obama and his strategists believe that his pro-appeasement positioning will win over enough of the electorate to get him into the Oval Office. Are they correct? Unclear, at least until November. But there's one and only one force that can deny him what he seeks -- and we're milling around, disheartened over our own weak-water candidate, hoping against hope that Mrs. William Clinton, of all people, will somehow save us from the fruits of our inanition.

We're in a lot of trouble, friends.

We just went through 7 year... (Below threshold)
tyree:

We just went through 7 years of the communists, socialists and some Democrats spouting off about the President being stupid, when he obviously can't be. Their hatred blinded them from the truth, or perhaps they really didn't believe waht they were saying, and we just hoping to convince the lower classes that they judged him correctly. I certainly hope the conservatives are capable of judging Obama more rationally. Obama is not stupid, so the correct answer is he knows the media is on his side and is using that to his advantage.

Bush's statements are funda... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

Bush's statements are fundamental and proven true by history over and over again. The problem with history is that after a while those who learned it's lessons first hand are no longer among us. There's always those who want to ignore history and hope that somehow things are different this time, that somehow the fundamental nature of humankind has changed. It's a foolish notion and one that often leads to disaster. Little wonder Obama is outraged. Bush demonstrated in few words that Obama and the entire left wing are fools. That's an inconvenient truth that can only be answered with distraction and personal attacks on the man that dared say it. However Bush is right and that fact won't go away.

How true Mac,How true.... (Below threshold)
1903A3:

How true Mac,How true.

And then there are those wh... (Below threshold)
JFO:

And then there are those who keep committing the same mistakes over and over and......

That was Bush's point JFO. ... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

That was Bush's point JFO.

The Dems and especially Obama want to repeat the mistakes of the past.

It has been hilarious how m... (Below threshold)
SPQR:

It has been hilarious how much Obama and his cult have been upset by comments that never named him - and probably were aimed more at Jimmy Carter who had recently actually talked to Hamas / Hesbollah.

But it is understandable why the Obama camp is squawking. They know that they are going to lose more of the Jewish democratic vote than any Democratic Presidential candidate in nearly a century. Having a Hamas phone bank should have been enough, having Nation of Islam members floating around his staffs should have been enough, but if not, eventually Obama's own sympathy for anti-semitic elements will convince increased numbers to vote GOP in the Presidential election.




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