Sunday, May 02, 2010

Obama Warns Political Speech Can Lead to Violence

Will he take responsibility for false claims made about Arizona immigration law after Sheriff's Deputy was shot by illegal aliens?

Obama delivered the commencement address at the University of Michigan on Saturday. His speech had more straw man arguments than there were graduates. Apparently, if you oppose his policies you are anti-democratic and seeking to overthrow the legitimate government as defined by him.

In the middle of a long lecture on why strong opposition prevents you from realizing he knows what is best for you and blocks "compromise" (as if he has ever supported real compromise) he dropped the "v" word. Apparently, vocal opposition to his policies "coarsens our culture, and at its worst, it can send signals to the most extreme elements of our society that perhaps violence is a justifiable response."

After eight years of an unrelenting hate campaign directed by President George Bush by top Democrat leaders it's astonishing to hear Obama demand that now people must watch what they say.

Did Obama's words lead to violence in Arizona?

But we don't have to go back to the Bush years to see the hypocrisy in Obama's speech. Only last week Obama told a crowd in Iowa that the new Arizona immigration law would mean that "Now, suddenly, if you don’t have your papers, and you took your kid out to get ice cream, you’re going to get harassed "

Not you might get harassed but YOU ARE going to get harassed by law enforcement. Clearly the man has a chip on his shoulder about law enforcement but let's put that aside for a moment. Obama's words were delivered at a time when a rioting mob protesting the Arizona law pelted law enforcement officers in Phoenix with bottles and threatened the safety of a man who supported the law.

Two days after Obama spoke those words, an Arizona Sheriff's Deputy was shot in the stomach with an AK-47 wielded by a gang of illegal aliens in the Arizona desert. The Deputy was there to investigate drug smuggling. 17 illegals were later caught in the desert including three who may have been involved in the shooting. I suppose Obama will call that police harassment.

Nowhere does Obama take responsibility for his overheated rhetoric which is meant to whip his supporters into an angry frenzy in advance of November's election. Nowhere in his speech does he suggest that maybe he or his supporters should tone down the angry rhetoric which has become an almost daily feature of Democrat politics.

This kind of lopsided demand for civility leaves us with only one conclusion: Obama is willing to demonize opposition on the right, including false claims about their motives, while actively fanning the flames of anger and hate on the left.

And from what we have seen thus far, we can only expect him to increase this campaign of lies and hate as November approaches. Even if it leads to violence, it serves his cause!

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