Thursday, July 20, 2006

How To Tell When The President Is Full Of It (of the SH-variety)

Have a look at what the Pesident and his speech writers thought the African-Americans want to hear:
We'll work together, and as we do so, you must understand I understand that racism still lingers in America. (Applause.) It's a lot easier to change a law than to change a human heart. And I understand that many African Americans distrust my political party.

AUDIENCE: Yes! (Applause.)

THE PRESIDENT: I consider it a tragedy that the party of Abraham Lincoln let go of its historic ties with the African American community. For too long my party wrote off the African American vote, and many African Americans wrote off the Republican Party. (Applause.)

That history has prevented us from working together when we agree on great goals. That's not good for our country. That's what I've come to share with you. We've put the interests of the country above political party. I want to change the relationship. (Applause.) The America we seek should be bigger than politics. And today I'm going to talk about some areas where I believe we can work together to reduce the obstacles for opportunity for all our citizens. And that starts, by the way with education. (Applause.)
First of all, history does not prevent people from communicating with each other. The people involved make that choice. Second, education is not only for the "children." Moreover, education has to be applied in both directions. Third, the relaionship that today's GOP has with the Party of Abraham Lincoln is only chronological. They are ideologically different in both a fundamental and wholesale way.

To use a ploy deployed by the W, Rove and Co. I reject the connections W makes today. I reject them roundly and whole heartedly.


isabelita said...

Man, the GOPers sure do know how to spin every last fucking thing, eh? Now they're desperately trying to prove their "multiculturalism." Hah! I say, hah! And not in a humorous way.

enigma4ever said...

Yup I will be sraping vomit out of my carpet for days....what a godawful speech...I have had root canals that were much less painful....ergh...