* Bumped up *
If you were waiting for proof that Obama favors an anti-America, global view of reality, his speech to the UN General Assembly should settle the matter.
Let’s start with Obama’s inept handling of the Declaration of Independence preamble before an Hispanic Conference and his perfect (and confident) recitation of the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Remember, at both events, Barack was reading from a teleprompter. Presumably he had approved the speech he would give in each event. Yet he struggled (and failed) to accurately quote the Declaration of Independence but was smooth and flawless with the UN document.
So why does Barack leave out the key phrase, “ENDOWED BY THEIR CREATOR” and perfectly quote the UN document? (See Barack: King of the Morons for his Declaration of Independence faux pas.)
Here’s a quote from his speech on Thursday:
One of the first actions of this General Assembly was to adopt a Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. That Declaration begins by stating that, “recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice, and peace in the world.”
Find it strange that he easily handles the UN document but stumbles with our nation’s founding declaration?
How about elections? Barack stated a new U.S. policy:
It’s time for every member state to open its elections to international monitors and increase the U.N. Democracy Fund. It’s time to reinvigorate U.N. peacekeeping, so that missions have the resources necessary to succeed, and so atrocities like sexual violence are prevented and justice is enforced — because neither dignity nor democracy can thrive without basic security.
Got that? He wants Iranians and Venezuelans and Cubans to monitor elections in this country. How do I know? They are member states and international monitors are selected from member states. What the hell is wrong with this guy? I have a suggestion–let’s put monitors in Chicago to ensure the fair citizens of the Windy City get a fair shake. Yep, we can’t trust our own officials. We need folks from outside to come in and show us how to run a proper election.
Then the most unbelievable comparison–Obama equates Wall Street with Al Qaeda (it is subtle, but the comparison is made):
Outside the doors of this hall, the blocks and neighborhoods of this great city tell the story of a difficult decade. Nine years ago, the destruction of the World Trade Center signaled a threat that respected no boundary of dignity or decency. Two years ago this month, a financial crisis on Wall Street devastated American families on Main Street. These separate challenges have affected people around the globe. Men and women and children have been murdered by extremists from Casablanca to London; from Jalalabad to Jakarta. The global economy suffered an enormous blow during the financial crisis, crippling markets and deferring the dreams of millions on every continent. Underneath these challenges to our security and prosperity lie deeper fears: that ancient hatreds and religious divides are once again ascendant; that a world which has grown more interconnected has somehow slipped beyond our control.
Barack does not write this tripe. That’s why he has speechwriters. But damn it, he’s supposed to read and understand what he is saying. Whoops. My bad. He understands exactly what he is saying. That’s what is so troubling.