Obamateurism of the Day
posted at 8:05 am on October 27, 2010 by Ed Morrissey
Barack Obama gets more desperate by the hour as voters prepare to deliver a historic rebuke to the Democrats and their radical agenda. As Obama increases the hostility of his messaging, it has begun to provide moments of delicious irony, as Jammie Wearing Fool discovered. On one hand, the President wants to push hard to tell schoolkids to stop being bullies:
“We’ve got to dispel the myth that bullying is just a normal rite of passage, or an inevitable part of growing up. It’s not,” President Obama said in a written statement. “We have an obligation to ensure that our schools are safe for all of our kids. Every single young person deserves the opportunity to learn and grow and achieve their potential, without having to worry about the constant threat of harassment.”
Maybe it’s not an inevitable part of growing up, but it sounds like an inevitable part of Obama’s politics:
“If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, ‘We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us,’ if they don’t see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it’s gonna be harder and that’s why I think it’s so important that people focus on voting on November 2.”
Enemies? Maybe Obama needs to grow up, too. You know what this needs? Greg Hengler’s “Two Faces” treatment:
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