Obama, the Glib Lib, gave a fine speech about his patriotism so Joe Klein is back in love.
Michael Goldfarb of The Weekly Standard snarks quite nicely and I won't spoil his punchline. However, I have to seize on this from Obama:
I love this country not because it’s perfect, but because we’ve always been able to move it closer to perfection.
Did I tell you or did I tell you? Here is how I rationalized Michelle Obama's lack of pride in America a few weeks back:
Well, lefties haven't been proud of this country since we stole it from the
IndiansNative Americans, so imagine my non-surprise. Just don't question their patriotism! They love America for what it might become, someday, if only the Great Unwashed would heed them. But pride?
Oh, well. Let's re-run Obama's Big Finish:
That is the country I love. That is the promise of America. And in this election, if we can shed our cynicism and our doubts and our fears; if we remember that we rise or fall as one people, and that we can meet any challenge that comes our way if we meet it together, then I believe that this generation will do its part to perfect our union and keep our promise alive in the twenty-first century. Good night, God Bless, and as they say here in Butte, “tap ‘er light.”
I suggest a revision to John Kennedy's Inaugural Address:
"We shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of
libertynational health care."
Oh, I am creeping up on Mr. Goldfarb's quip. Not gonna do it!
But a closing thought - the Glib Lib has a well-deserved rep for delivering a fine speech. Will that answer any lingering doubts, or do folks actually expect deeds to match the words? An example of appropriate deeds would include having pointed out to one's minister, during a twenty year association, that he was a raving loon promoting hatred of America (and a Marine Corps volunteer). Just for example. Well, Joe Klein is paid to write, so for him, talk is not cheap.
TAP A KEG? "Tap 'er light" is explained here:
When miners want to dig new tunnels into the solid rock of The Richest Hill on Earth, they bore small holes into the rock face and then fill them with sticks of dynamite. They then tap the sticks into place using a long rod, hence the phrase “tap ‘er light”. In short, it means be careful that you don’t blow us all up.
Interesting that Obama is alluding to the possibility of a sudden, devastating explosion during his campaign. More Wright revelations? Tony Rezko? Michelle has freed herself from the duct tape? Keep Hill Alive!