April 15, 2009

Obama has a dream

Here's the penultimate paragraph from the President's speech on the economy:
There is no doubt that times are still tough. By no means are we out of the woods just yet. But from where we stand, for the very first time, we are beginning to see glimmers of hope. And beyond that, way off in the distance, we can see a vision of an America’s future that is far different than our troubled economic past. It’s an America teeming with new industry and commerce; humming with new energy and discoveries that light the world once more. A place where anyone from anywhere with a good idea or the will to work can live the dream they’ve heard so much about.

Read that last sentence again: "A place where anyone from anywhere with a good idea or the will to work can live the dream they’ve heard so much about."

Obama is an ex-law school teacher, so when he's verbally ambiguous, it's with a purpose. You could read "anyone from anywhere" as meaning anyone with an ancestry from anywhere. But the more straightforward reading is pure Open Borders sentimentality: anyone of Obama's teeming relatives, or any of the other six billion people, should be able to move to America whenever they feel like it as long as they have "the will to work."

It's a useful rule of thumb that any politician who refers to The American Dream is up to no good.

The President is a rich man with an income of several million dollars per year from his books. Why in hell shouldn't he pay to send his illegal immigrant aunt home to Kenya?

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29 comments:

ght said...

" A place where anyone from anywhere with a good idea or the will to work can live the dream they’ve heard so much about."

I think that line is a sort of low level snark on the American Dream..."oh yeah, those conservatives talk so much about how anyone can achieve anything in America, but WE know that's not true for certain people because of racism, poverty, etc. Let's make the Dream real, not just a figment of conservatives' imaginations."

eh said...

It's a useful rule of thumb that any politician who refers to The American Dream is up to no good.That and families. You hear a lot of talk about doing something to reduce foreclosures in order to aid 'American families'.

Anonymous said...

Obama's vision is only a threat to European Americans. For mestizos, blacks and the ever aloof Jewish community it is no threat at all. That's why they are cheering him on. I'd say the white South Africans would love to hand over their 48mio. Blacks to Obama, so they can have that dream in the US instead of having to try and kill the whites in South Africa in order to have their dream down there.

All of this is just racial bean counting. Nothing more. All the crap about Obama being post-racial is just that.

Mr Apostrophe said...

Obama is an idiot, so don't bother yourself deconstructing his low-IQ pablum.

Keep up the good work.

jody said...

i like obama's new idea that the US needs a "border czar". it's like we're now living in some conservative republican dream where the democrats do everything the paleocons warned us about, with the exception that, instead of being outraged, the news media seems to be complicit.

does nobody find the democrats' abject disregard for american interests, and the complete backing of mexican interests, nearly traitorous?

i mean, obama's vision is to protect mexicans IN MEXICO from killing each other over drugs, meanwhile, ensuring that they can jump the border in an orderly, safe manner. this goes beyond even what gw bush was doing.

this is madness.

Ronduck said...

Who said Kenya is her home? Her home is in Ted Kennedy's hometown.

The political establishment in that state must have known about her presence for at least the last 18 months and still kept quiet about it the whole time. Heck, they even gave her free housing in a state owned apartment complex. On top of that Bush knew about it as well if the INS letter on the internet on to be believed. In all likelihood someone in power, maybe even an aide to Ted called a White House aide and asked that this not be brought during the election. In order for the someone associated with the Mass. Democrats to know that one of the hundreds of thousands of illegals they harbor and feed is related to Obama is if he had to have contacted them 18 months ago and explained that his aunt was in the state illegally.

And if the Mass. Democrats were willing to hide this starting at least 18 months ago then the Democratic establishment, which is based in Boston, must have already picked Barack to be their candidate. Obama's staff must be composed of useful idiots who were brought on board to carry out something that had been planned far in advance.

Uggh, it is all so Mass. backwards.

robert61 said...

"Teeming" seems like a particularly creepy and malaprop adjective in a segment that reads like step one in a process of turning illegal aliens into the next group of Democrat-backed specially favoured victims.

Anonymous said...

The sad part is of course that the more and more USA takes in "anyone from anywhere", the less likely it is going to be able to do all the things that make up what is generally refered to as the American Dream. Not only that - the regression of America to just another third world-like country will also mean a huge loss for the rest of the world because the innovation in medicine, food-production, energy production, travel, etc. will all take a huge hit. Kind of like when the Roman empire felt apart and plunged the world into the dark ages. But we are not suppose to notice this over-all hit that humanity is going to take because a few selected individuals and perhaps ethnic groups will benefit. So who cares about the long term consequences for the majority of the world population - we are better off pillaging one of the few progressive, innovative, generally law-abiding, relatively human-rights advanced countries on earth. That's how we roll!

Kai Carver said...

haha you reveal your obsessions and surprisingly ignore one of Obama's: a third, more straightforward possible meaning is "anyone from anywhere in America". Like inner-city ghettos or less-educated areas or whatever. After all, it is a speech about America.

Gerard said...

Obama quote cited not currently found at the link given.

testing88 said...

What did I tell you? Obama = Open Borders. Count on it. In fact, his DHS is now I am sure labeling VDARE and this site a "hate mongering terrorist site" or somesuch.

"Man Caused Disasters" only apply to Jihad.

I warned you, McCain was the least bad alternative.

rightsaidfred said...

an America teeming with new industry and commerceI'd call that a lie.

humming with new energy and discoveries that light the world once more.We need odds here, and I'd say they are long.

rast said...

T99, McCain would have been just as bad on the borders,and will probably be Obama's point man in the Senate on amnesty.

testing99 said...

Obama was a guest lecturer, not a Law School prof.

Point of correction.

Jean-Marc Clement said...

Maybe we are looking at this wrong.

"The President is a rich man with an income of several million dollars per year from his books. Why in hell shouldn't he pay to send his illegal immigrant aunt home to Kenya?"

Let him pay US to keep her here-at a profit. EVERY immigrant has to have a sponsor, let's say, to pay for medical and other insurance premiums, to put up a good behavior bond, to bring them up to English proficiency, arithmetic and social studies test performance standards via schooling (which they must attend or be sent back), etc, etc, etc. Of course they go back if they don't pass the test.

And of course, until Anchor baby has been done away with, only the sterile can be eligible.

You know under THOSE terms immigration seems manageable!

Captain Jack Aubrey said...

anyone of Obama's teeming relatives, or any of the other six billion people, should be able to move to America whenever they feel like it as long as they have "the will to work..

Jeez Steve, have a heart. Aren't you a patriotic, loyal American? Don't you know that a desire to make tons of money and help your family are uniquely American values? That anyone who has these values is already American by defintion, more American than Americans in fact, and should be allowed to live here?

You're right about the motives of people who dredge up the American dream, though. It' the nationalistic version of flattery. When someone starts to butter you up, tell you how great you are, you should know they want something from you. It's the same when they tell you how great your country is.

I caught that speech yesterday. I had to leave right after the paragraph you quoted so I wasn't sure how much I missed. Not much apparently. The entire speech was empty, vacuous rhetoric. He attacked his predecessors for the unwilligness to make tough decisions in a speech that said absolutely nothing, made no promises, committed to no precise policies.

Obama: "We're gunna build our house on a rock, yada, yada, yada."

Us: "You yada yada'd through the best part - the substance."

Obama: "No, I mentioned the house on the rock."

The part that Elaine yada, yada'd through? That's what Obama's about to do to us.

Captain Jack Aubrey said...

T99, McCain would have been just as bad on the borders,and will probably be Obama's point man in the Senate on amnesty..

I really don't know how many times we have to go through this, but how much more devoted was McCain to amnesty than Obama? His name was on the freakin' bill. If McCain had won GOP congressmen would've felt a need to be loyal to him for at least a little while, and McCain would've demanded it having won in a year when GOP prospects had looked dim.

Obama leading the amnesty charge gives Republicans a chance to unify against an unpopular issue, and vulnerable Democrats will join them.

SGOTI said...

"i like obama's new idea that the US needs a 'border czar'."

Yeah, that's what we need. The last effective "border czar" we had was Geo. S. Patton and he strapped his lifeless offenders to the fenders of his staff car.

RKU said...

Look, even the NYT admits that Obama can't speak three coherent words without a teleprompter...

His books were almost certainly ghostwritten by others, maybe including Bill Ayres. All his campaign speeches were written by Axelrod & Co., who sometimes recycled the same lines they used in their Duval Patrick campaign.

Trying to deeply psychoanalyze Obama's thoughts through his formal Presidential Addresses is like trying to psychoanalyze a Hollywood actor by his lines in a movie.

This is just silly...

Anonymous said...

What is interesting is what is not reported, like Robery Suspect Killed

The Round Peg said...

To be fair, Obama has never pretended that he was not pro-immigration reform. Even back when he was debating Clinton during the presidential primaries, he refused to back down from his support for the controversial issue of granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. During his campaign, one of his promises was immigration reform. Back then, Obama was so forthright on his immigration plan that I thought he was committing a career suicide.

One the immigration issue, he certainly had not lied about it during his presidential campaigns, and then break his promises after he got elected. At least Obama has always been honest and consistent with his position on immigration reform. He is certainly fulfilling one of his campaign promises. You have to give him that much credit.

ben tillman said...

To be fair, Obama has never pretended that he was not pro-immigration reform.You obviously don't know what "reform" means.

Reform: a change for the better as a result of correcting abuses.

teacher.paris said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGJUdwSiPVA&feature=PlayList&p=BCE6F746DE47C3C0&index=13


Israel's president speaks

2 minutes

Roger Chaillet said...

It was Bill Clinton who said (more or less): "Soon the United States will be majority minority."

So, why should Obama stray from the path of dispossessing Whitey?

After all his administration is stuffed with Clintonistas.

And Juan "War Hero" McCain?

What the hell do readers think he was doing in Mexico last year along with "hawkish" (according to the Washington Times) Joe Lieberman?

The two warmongering gasbags were whoring themselves to the Mexican government while they trolled for more Mexican cannon fodder for the permanent war in the Mideast.

We're effed a half dozen ways until Sunday.

John Seiler said...

"anyone from anywhere" -- provided they vote for him.

David said...

Obama didn't write that. His handlers did.

Steve, Obama is an empty suit. Look behind him.

David Alexrod and Rahm Emmanuel. That's right. They determine policy.

They are the President.

And they want open borders and the destruction of European people on this continent.

It isn't worth hiding this; it's evident.

Cptain Jack Aubrey said...

Born on New York's Lower East Side, Axelrod grew up in a middle-class Jewish household...

Steve, Obama is an empty suit. Look behind him. David Alexrod and Rahm Emmanuel. That's right. They determine policy. They are the President.

It's frickin' kneeslapping hilarious that the press can write crap like "Jews worry hat Obama won't be friendly to Israel" with a stright face, when Obama's team includes these two, not too mention his close association with George Soros.

Anonymous said...

"A place where anyone from anywhere [else but here] with a good idea or the will to work can live the dream they’ve heard so much about."

Anonymous said...

Maybe the rotten borough problem will solve itself if illegals boycott the Census!

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/census/2009-04-15-census_N.htm