CITIZEN OF THE WORLD ALERT
Posted by Andrew Roman on May 19, 2010
I’m so delighted that the President of the United States, Barack Obama, has finally infused some badly-needed clarity into the immigration debate. I knew it was only a matter of time before the most consequential and sumptuous man ever to occupy the Oval Office wrapped his mighty hands around the tumor of confusion that is the immigration discussion and ripped it out of the body politic.
The healing may now officially begin.
And just like that, over two centuries of timeworn thinking – born of repression, exclusion, alienation and greed – has finally been cast onto the trash heap of time. The “fences” built by that overrated gang of dead, slave-owning white guys who obsessed over God, guns and liberty all those years ago are no longer a constraint in these newly transformed United States – except, of course, in the terrorist state of Arizona.
Taking a page from his “Citizen of The World” handbook, Barack Obama today said that the United States of America is not defined by its borders.
Speaking to Mexican President Felipe Calderon, Obama said:
Mr. President, your visit speaks to a truth of our time in North America and the world. In the 21st Century, we are defined, not by our borders, but by our bonds. So, I say to you and the Mexican people, “Let us stand together. Let us face the future together. Let us work together.”
I am regularly amazed – although I shouldn’t be – when liberals speak. So often when they open their mouths, they make sounds approximating coherent language but say absolutely nothing – and yet, their words are regularly heralded as sheer brilliance, particularly in the case of Barack Obama.
Take a moment and re-read what President Obama said.
There is not a proton’s worth of meaning or substance in a single word of it. It isn’t even banal enough to grab the attention of fortune cookie makers and bumper sticker companies.
He said nothing.
How exactly are we defined by our “bonds?” What on earth is that supposed to mean in the real world? How does what we may have in common with another nation define us?
Mr. President, the United States of America is defined by her values. We are defined, as talk show host Dennis Prager commonly says, by the American Trinity: “In God We Trust,” “E Pluribus Unum” and “Liberty.” It is what makes this country the greatest the world has ever known. It is what makes America a beacon to the entire world. It is what sets us apart from other free nations.
“Bonds” do not define this country … whatever that means.
That may, indeed, be the most birdbrained utterance ever to come out of Barack Obama’s mouth – and believe me, consdiering the body of his work, I don’t make such a statement lightly.
And what the hell does “let us face the future together” mean? (Did the White House hand out complimentary vomit sacks to those in attendance today?) Why not throw in an “All for one and one for all” while you’re there? Or a “We’ve got to pull together” for good measure?
Is this man paid by the cliche?
My God, is there a man alive who can spew more emptiness and meaninglessness that Barack Obama?
Incidentally, the crack staff here at Roman Around is trying to determine whether or not Obama bowed to Calderon.
Also, it cannot be confirmed whether or not Calderon presented Obama with the Cheech and Chong collectors DVD box set.
And just so you know … President Obama took two questions today – one from a reporter from Univision, and other from a Mexican newspaper.
That’s all, folks.
I’m surprised he didn’t mention anything about Arlen Specter getting his ass kicked last night.