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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Senator Obama Will Bring Back Traditions?

A snort-worthy quote, to be sure:

Obama was waxing lyrical about last week's trip to Europe, when he concluded, according to the meeting attendee, "this is the moment, as Nancy [Pelosi] noted, that the world is waiting for."

The 200,000 souls who thronged to his speech in Berlin came not just for him, he told the enthralled audience of congressional representatives. "I have become a symbol of the possibility of America returning to our best traditions," he said, according to the source.

On Wednesday morning, House leadership aides pushed back against interpretations of this comment as self-aggrandizing, saying that when the presumptive Democratic nominee said, "I have become a symbol of the possibility of America," he was actually trying to deflect attention from himself.

No tape of the event exists and no one is denying the quote.

But one leadership aide said the full quote put it into a different context. According to that aide, Obama said, "It has become increasingly clear in my travel, the campaign -- that the crowds, the enthusiasm, 200,000 people in Berlin, is not about me at all. It's about America. I have just become a symbol."

There is a disagreement about which way the quote was meant to be; whether he, himself, stated he was the symbol, or the latter explanation. But it matters not because we, once again, see the arrogance of this candidate. He believes, thanks to his campaign, that he has become a symbol. And people wonder why he is derisively referred to as the "Obamessiah." He acts like it. He has embraced the hype.

But I would like to issue a challenge to Senator Obama. If the quote is the former, and he is the symbol of returning to traditions, can he please name three of those traditions that have seemingly been lost that he will return to us? Inquiring minds would like to know. And Thomas adds that there can be no teleprompters when he expounds on those traditions.

See, Democrats for the last four-plus decades have had a tradition of being for a bigger, more intrusive government. They have stood for higher taxes. They have embraced the European socialism as a way to "change" the direction of this nation. (Reminder: the Founding Fathers escaped Europe because they wanted something more than an intrusive, oppressive government.)

No one cares what the Europeans think about Senator Obama. They will not be voting in our election. What matters is what we think, and we are content in the notion that his tour (which clearly has not received the bounce in the polls that his campaign expected) did not help him. The speech in Berlin threw this nation under the bus. The snub of the wounded soldiers at Landstuhl is not going over well. Finally, his arrogant response to the surge questions presented by Lora Logan and Katie Couric seemed to have backfired on him. What seems to have many of his supporters starting to think twice about him is the sheer haughtiness of his attitude, and the egotistical nature of his statements.

No one likes a snob, and that is now becoming apparent, especially within certain areas of the media.



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