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At the National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama turned the discussion to one of his favorite topics: President Obama. (Does anybody ever actually pray at these political prayer breakfasts — I mean to, like, the actual God instead of lobbyists and unions?)
Everybody’s talking about this red-herring to the birthers: “You can question my policies without questioning my faith — or for that fact, my citizenship.”
Here it is:
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For me, the more important topic was what Obama said just after that:
“Challenging each other’s ideas can renew our democracy. But when we challenge each other’s motives, it becomes harder to see what we hold in common. We forget that we share at some deep level the same dreams â€“ even when we don’t share the same plans on how to fulfill them.”
In short, “Don’t question my motives, because we’re both working towards the same dreams anyway.”
Wow, that’s the biggest load of horsepelosi I’ve heard in a good while. This country was founded on “individual liberties,” and ergo, individual dreams. We don’t all share “at some deep level” the same dreams. Some of us might have similar dreams, but we’re not required to, and we’re not required to blindly follow a leader who defines what those dreams are. If we did, the individual liberties the country was founded upon would disappear (who needs individual liberties if we all share the same goals?), and with them, our individual dreams.
Besides, as far as I’m concerned, it’s not a “dream” to create an insurmountable debt for future generations. It’s not a “dream” to have over 2 million people and growing on the federal payroll. It’s not a “dream” to catch terrorists over there, bring them over here, and afford them the same rights and protections that are reserved by the US Constitution to legal citizens of this country. These are nightmares, not dreams.
So yes, Mr. President, we should continue to question the motives of our leaders (I’m sure the Founders would agree) — and that’s to the benefit of the country, not to its detriment. And if you don’t understand that, it makes me question your motives more than ever.
On a separate note, Obama also needs to get the photogs to find better camera angles at the prayer breakfasts… ones that don’t make it look like he’s checking out Hillary’s expansive junk: