Obama Calls His Critics "Enemies"
(The New American) -- by Raven Clabough --
In a last ditch effort to salvage the Democratic majority, President Obama is encouraging Hispanic voters to remain inspired by stalled immigration "reform" to vote against Republicans on Election Day. More importantly, President Obama is inspiring his constituents to “punish our enemies and reward our friends,” encouraging a similar kind of “thugocracy” we have seen with labor unions.
In a radio interview that aired on Univision yesterday, Obama assured Hispanics that immigration overhaul was next on the agenda, despite the lack of Republican support:
If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, "We’re going to punish our enemies and we’re gonna’ reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us," if they don’t see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it’s going to be harder and that’s why I think it’s so important that people focus on voting on November 2.The New York Times reports, “The interview was taped Friday in Los Angeles for a show hosted by Eddie "Piolin" Soltero. Mr. Soltero’s radio show is immensely popular among California Hispanics. At the start of the interview, the Mexican-American comedian gave Mr. Obama "multiple" choices of what to discuss. A.) immigration reform, B.) immigration reform, C.) immigration reform, D.) all of the above. Mr. Obama took D. " ‘Absolutely,’ the president said.”...
The Blaze views Obama’s assertion to “punish our enemies and reward our friends” as an affront against “fellow Americans who don’t agree with his liberal policies.” Such comments are reminiscent of those subtly threatening remarks made by former Service Employees International Union President Andy Stearn on a variety of occasions.
During an interview with Naked Emperor News on June 15, 2007, Stearn stated:
We’re trying to use the power of persuasion. And if that doesn’t work, we’re going to use the persuasion of power because there are governments and there are opportunities to change laws.During an interview with Chicago Public Radio, WBEZ, on February 20, 2007, Stearn stated:
We took names. We watched how they voted. We know where they live.President Obama must embrace such thuggery, as he has allied himself with both SEIU and Andy Stearn, who is a frequent visitor to the White House...
And now we find President Obama making similar statements to those of Andy Stearn.
News organizations like the National Review and Fox News view the remarks made by President Obama during his Univision interview as polarizing, creating an “us vs. them” atmosphere.
Worse than that, Americans view the comments as threatening. According to Prison Planet, the statements were “astounding new levels of rhetoric from the Great Uniter.” Weasel Zippers calls it “Leftist demagoguery at its finest.” Death By 1000 Papercuts responded to the President’s statements: “Why does this president’s rhetoric sound increasingly like it’s coming from a dictator of some two-bit Marxist hellhole? Maybe it’s some sort of wish fulfillment.”
Perhaps, however, when President Obama elected to label his opponents as enemies, he forgot that old proverb, “The enemy of my enemy is my friend,” one that may work against him in the upcoming elections...MORE...LINK
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