After numerically clinching the Democratic ticket yesterday, the purveyor of HopeChange! spake:
America, this is our moment. This is our time, our time to turn the page on the policies of the past…
… our time to bring new energy and new ideas to the challenges we face, our time to offer a new direction for this country that we love.
The journey will be difficult. The road will be long. I face this challenge — I face this challenge with profound humility and knowledge of my own limitations, but I also face it with limitless faith in the capacity of the American people.
Because if we are willing to work for it, and fight for it, and believe in it, then I am absolutely certain that, generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless…
… this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal…
… this was the moment when we ended a war, and secured our nation, and restored our image as the last, best hope on Earth.
Yes, folks… it’s the second coming. Brace yourselves. Honestly… this is nuts. It’s one thing to have a positive hopeful message; it’s quite another to claim powers that God/Christ have exhibited.
I love this one…
I honor, we honor the service of John McCain, and I respect his many accomplishments, even if he chooses to deny mine.
And those would be?
It’s understanding that fiscal responsibility and shared prosperity can go hand-in-hand, as they did when Bill Clinton was president.
*sigh* …I’d love to continue, but somebody has to work to pay for all these government programs. That’s right folks… there’s no such thing as a free lunch. After all, I’m “rich” (by third-world definitions). You’re welcome.
Barack certainly knows how to tickle the ears; I have come to the conclusion that most Americans will believe these re-dressed socialist, marxist canards. But don’t take my word for it… read his own Blueprint for Change(tm). It’s about as scary as his commencement address at Knox College…
Now, no one can force you to meet these challenges. If you want, it will be pretty easy for you to leave here today and not give another thought to towns like Galesburg and the challenges they face. There is no community service requirement in the real world; no one is forcing you to care. You can take your diploma, walk off this stage, and go chasing after the big house [like Mr. Obama did], and the nice suits [like the one Mr. Obama is wearing], and all the other things that our money culture says that you should want [like those 6-figure salaries he and his wife had], that you should aspire to, that you can buy.
But I hope you don’t walk away from the challenge. Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. You need to take up the challenges that we face as a nation and make them your own. Not because you have a debt to those who helped you get here, although you do have that debt. Not because you have an obligation to those who are less fortunate than you, although I do think you do have that obligation. It’s primarily because you have an obligation to yourself. Because individual salvation has always depended on collective salvation. Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.
Again, incorrect, Senator. Individual salvation has always depended upon Christ Jesus. No one comes to the Father except through Him. As a Christian, I hope you and I can at least agree on that? And how about hitching your wagon to one’s faith? Or do we ultimately have duty to the guv’mnt? Maybe you meant something different by it all. Regardless, it was a VERY POOR choice of words.