This is the final leg - and it's a doozy.
HAMPTON, Va. (June 5) - Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama said Tuesday that the Bush administration has done nothing to defuse a "quiet riot" among blacks that threatens to erupt just as riots in Los Angeles did 15 years ago.
I'm sorry, but I need to be clear here... it looks like a Democratic presidential candidate (and sitting US Senator) is using racial tension to advance his own ambitions, rather than to use his position to defuse those tensions and improve his country. Have I read this correctly?
The first-term Illinois senator said that with black people from New Orleans and the Gulf Coast still displaced 20 months after Hurricane Katrina, frustration and resentments are building explosively as they did before the 1992 riots.
OK, yes, I did read that correctly.
"This administration was colorblind in its incompetence," Obama said at a conference of black clergy, "but the poverty and the hopelessness was there long before the hurricane. All the hurricane did was to pull the curtain back for all the world to see."
The Swillers have amply documented which administration was the overseer of all that poverty and hopelessness - and which political party Mr. Obama shares with it: the party that insists that the only solution to all poverty is in direct, massive government intervention and redistribution, despite forty years (and counting) of direct evidence to the contrary.
"Those 'quiet riots' that take place every day are born from the same place as the fires and the destruction and the police decked out in riot gear and the deaths," Obama said.
I think I'll just bold that for all of us: uncontrollable act of nature = police in riot gear. (Blaming the rioters, of course, would be unhelpful.) You may protest that no president can command hurricanes, and that the police often need the riot gear to disperse rioters, thus protecting innocent people from hurricane-like damage, injury, and looting. You would be living in a world sadly devoid of the kind of rich fantasy life enjoyed by Barack Obama.
"They happen when a sense of disconnect settles in and hope dissipates. Despair takes hold and young people all across this country look at the way the world is and believe that things are never going to get any better."
That's a winning slogan, right there. We should run bumper stickers to commemorate this inspirational talk from the great Champion of Hope: Obama - "ALL IS LOST!"
He argued that once a hurricane hits or a jury renders a not guilty verdict, "the frustration is there for all to see."
Sonofabitch. That's his answer? Just storm the streets, pillage and rape and burn if you don't get your way! Why, it's just like that not guilty verdict for OJ - the Presbyterians were outraged, and have been carrying on a guerilla war against America ever since, while slandering the kindly Arabic youth.
Truthfully, if Obama meant THAT by "misled into war" he could hardly make less sense than he does now. Instead, he's happier fomenting racial violence and upheaval in the attempt to become the President of the country. It's despicable. It's also astonishingly stupid. If this works, who's going to be the one sending out the police in riot gear? HIM. In the meantime, dozens die, businesses are ruined, and the country is divided and undermined. Great job, genius.
BTW - he worked his magic at a gathering of clergy. I think something shorted out in my brain when I read that part.