Saturday, August 9, 2008

The Ol' Gray Mare Aint What She Used to Be

It's the question every presidential candidate must be prepared to answer, but when it was posed to Barack Obama by a 7-year-old yesterday, the Democratic senator seemed at a loss for words.

Appearing before a packed high school gym in Elkhart, Ind., the young girl asked Obama why he is running for the White House.

"America is, is no longer, uh, what it could be, what it, it once was," Obama said haltingly. "And I say to myself, I don't want that future for my children."

It's more of that evil future that Odumma doesn't want for his children: you know, like the ugly side effect of sex that some folks euphemistically call "pregnancy." Remember that one? Odumma didn't want his honeychile burdened with a baby, if she had the misfortune of getting knocked up in her boyfriend's backseat. He's added to his list of dystopian future goblins lurking around the corner; this time, it's the terror of America not living up to what she used to be.

It's amusing, but Odumma often is right in what he says, but for all the wrong reasons. It's true that America is not what it could be, or what it was at one time. And we have people like Odumma to thank for that. The America of old was a devoutly religious country, where our liberties were cherished as gifts from God, not to be abused or taken lightly; where government intrusion into private life occured at a much lower level than that of the present; and the burden of taxation paled in comparison to that of today.

This is the America that Odumma hates and actively wages war against in his support of big government and left-wing ideals. Given that we were more religious, more free, and more independent, I wonder which aspect of past America appeals to him over our pseudo-religious, less free, and more dependent current state?

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