The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims -- as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.In other words, "We're sorry we have free speech. We're so sorry someone abused their free speech and hurt you feelings. Please don't kill us."
The administration takes eighteen hours to walk back that statement:
"The statement by Embassy Cairo was not cleared by Washington and does not reflect the views of the United States government,"In other words, "Americans seem to be disgusted with our cowardice, so we never said that."
That's not the only time this sort of thing has happened. Barack grew up in an ideological bubble, where he was always right. Everyone always agreed with him.
Remember when Reverend Jeremiah Wright said these things?:
The man who married the Obama's, the man who baptized their children, the church where Barack Obama professed to go for twenty years fell under scrutiny.
Barack Obama's statement four years ago:
I can no more disown him than I can disown the black community. I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother...Which translated means, "He's my Marxist racist America hating Pastor! Get off my back!"
But then, when the uproar promises to drown out the 2008 campaign and, after Reverend Wright preaches more hate and racism to the NAACP:
I am outraged by the comments that were made and saddened by the spectacle that we saw yesterday... The person that I saw yesterday was not the person that I met 20 years ago. His comments were not only divisive and destructive, but I believe that they end up giving comfort to those who prey on hate, and I believe that they do not portray accurately the perspective of the black church. They certainly don't portray accurately my values and beliefs. And if Reverend Wright thinks that that's political posturing, as he put it, then he doesn't know me very well.In other words, "Oops, it looks like he's still talking after I offered to pay him off, and he's still talking the hate stuff, so I better throw him under the bus now before this thing gets too big."
When Barack Obama gave a speech at a campaign rally in Roanoke, Virginia recently he said this:
If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business—you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.
In other words, "All the sweat, toil, investment of time and money, putting your neck on the line is for naught. You are riding on the backs of the poor and you need to pay, you evil Capitalist!!!"
Americans were absolutely insulted:
And the comments that he made were not taken out of context. They showed us something about what he really feels. The point of this exercise is to look to what he says when he thinks everyone agrees with him. That is to say, before he sees the look of shock and horror on peoples faces.
Here's what he said later:
Those ads taking my words about small business out of context? They're flat out wrong, ...Of course Americans build their own businesses.In other words, "No! Workers really don't control the means of production, comrade! I was wrong! You must believe me, you ignorant drone!"
I read something today that was a great truth. It came from Smitty at The Other McCain :
This is about the bazillionth time in the last three years that:
I submit that:
- Crisis event occurs.
- Obama administration offers a creepy response.
- American outrage ensues.
- Obama administration mumbles something recognizably American.
- #2 represents the actual Obama opinion on #1 for his real audience, for which he’ll have more flexibility after his re-coronation in November.
- #4 is just a bone thrown to those bitter, racist cling-ons in flyover country.
Police behaved stupidly.
Typical white person.
If I had a son, he'd look like...
What does he really think? Of course, you already know the answer.