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Obama Tells US: Reject Bigotry, Ideology

From the Agence France-Pressee:


Obama calls on America to reject bigotry

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (AFP) – Barack Obama exhorted Americans Saturday to unite in a "new declaration of independence" from bigotry, small thinking and ideology, as he set off to Washington to take power.

The president-elect told his country to take strength in the face of multiple crises from the small band of patriots who forged US independence in 1776 in Philadelphia, before he boarded a train to the US capital.

"The trials we face are very different now, but severe in their own right," Obama said.

"Only a handful of times in our history has a generation been confronted with challenges so vast.

"An economy that is faltering. Two wars, one that needs to be ended responsibly, one that needs to be waged wisely, a planet that is warming from our unsustainable dependence on oil."

"And yet while our problems may be new, what is required to overcome them is not.

"What is required is a new declaration of independence, not just in our nation, but in our own lives — from ideology and small thinking, prejudice and bigotry — an appeal not to our easy instincts but to our better angels," Obama said in the flag-draped waiting room of Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station.

"What is required," he added, "is the same perseverance and idealism that our founders displayed."

Obama was set to spend all day trekking the 140 miles (225 kilometers) to Washington, picking up his vice-president-to-be Joseph Biden, in his home state of Delaware, along the way.

The train journey, recalling the trip taken to Washington by Obama’s hero Abraham Lincoln, kicks off four days of celebrations ahead of the former Illinois senator’s inauguration Tuesday as the 44th US president and the country’s first African-American chief executive.

Mr. Obama is an ignorant of American history as he is of… everything else.

Besides, with the Community Organizer In Chief to lead us, all we will have to do is organize, protest and demand solutions to our problems and they will happen.

After all, that is what that great American (and practically founding father) Saul Alinsky taught.

And this is especially rich, coming as it does from one of the most partisan hacks to ever serve (however briefly) in the US Senate:

Barack Obama exhorted Americans Saturday to unite in a "new declaration of independence" from bigotry, small thinking and ideology…

America says, “you first, Mr. Obama.”

But of course what this really means is that we accept his wildly radical socialist agenda without a peep.

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, January 17th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

63 Responses to “Obama Tells US: Reject Bigotry, Ideology”

  1. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    Someone should tell Obama that while his intentions are good, the fact remains that not everyone will give up their ideology or bigotry. Some people are so narrow minded and set in their ways that they’ll never consider another line of thought.

  2. River says:

    All of this bogus rhetoric is another way of saying ‘Don’t dare criticize me no matter what happens’. And the rest of the Lamestream Media is paving the way by blaming everything on Bush so that O’Bama (did you know he has claimed to have Irish ancestors? No kidding; I saw it on a BBC web site) can take credit for everything good that happens, and nothing will be blamed on him or the Dems. This will backfire. People don’t trust the Media Machine anymore.

    Have you seen what Pelosi and Reid have been saying? They’re telling him that they rule the roost, and he had better pay them lots of tribute.

    He’s going to have a lot more trouble with Dems than the linguini-spined GOP.

  3. Icarus says:

    S.G: “Mr. Obama is as ignorant of American history as he is of… everything else.”

    …he’s not only ignorent he’s an idiot!

    An articulate idiot… As Oxymoronic as that sounds; it’s true!

    Hence his (and staff) comment the other day regarding Geithner’ tax problems.

    To Paraphrase Obi and staff – ‘ He made a common mistake ‘

    Well Dumbass if it’s a common mistake; and this man Geithner is you top choice as
    Treasury Secretary… how the F##@% can he be expected to oversee and detect infrequent blunders for the department …WHEN HE CAN’T SEE THE COMMOM ONE”S!!!!

  4. 1republicanscientist says:

    I trust that He is referring to sharpton, jackson, and charles barkley, right?

  5. wardmama4 says:

    Oh The One ™ is going to have more trouble with the Pelosi Posse, the Reid Squad all pushing and shoving each other and the House Master to be the next annointed one – failing to realize that if they get through a couple of their stupid plans (like the repeal of the 22nd Amendment) – there ain’t gonna be another election until such time as someone has the guts and/or insanity to take out The One ™.

    These people are so damn busy making plans (and conniving and lying) that 1) life passes them by (and if we get damn lucky in the next few months – over) and 2) they will end up hacking themselves up – when those who no longer have a historic candidate to vote for, won’t bother and those who aren’t being paid to Vote Early/Vote Often, won’t bother – and once again the Adults will establish rule, order and decency to the country.

    The only person in this country talking race, being devisive and who is a bigot is The One ™ – can’t forget until the day he goes to jail, fades into obscurity or is assassinated – he won’t let a single, solitary person in the World forget that he is a halfrican. And that we must bow down to him.

  6. proreason says:

    What is required is for Americans to wake up.

    This fool and his lunatic ideology are more dangerous by far than the Terrorists, the economy, or anything else this country has ever faced.

    Saying the inmates have siezed the asylum is a cliche.

    In fact, people with the mentality of 13-year olds have siezed the country. We would be better off being governed by our own children rather than these elected ones. If dogs could vote, Lassie would be the king instead of Obama, and probably a better one.

    Not only are they stupid beyond hyperbole, they are in-your-face-stupid. Tell them about the match, and they are likely to light it and burn you with it to prove their imbecilic point.

    • dulcimergrl says:

      I think you just insulted every 13-year old in existence. My son is 13, and he demands an apology!

    • proreason says:

      I should have said 13 year old moonbats.

      You are correct Dulcimer, there are plenty of 13 year olds with more sense than the democrats who though some amazing caprice of God have takend control over our lives.

      Please offer my apology to your son.

    • dulcimergrl says:

      He accepts your apology, pro. I presume you really meant “retarded 5-year-old moonbats.”

    • bomtrown says:

      When you wake up, please explain the “reason” behind your statements in your comment here. It seems more unfocused passion than reason.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      bomtrown……..I would ….. but you would not COM-PRE-HEND.

  7. Lipstick on a PIAPS says:

    Ah, the war against the United States will be conducted from the White House, The Speaker of the House office and the office of the Senatae Majority leader. Can’t wait to see all of the B. Huessein Obama Posters, Pictures, Paintings in/on all of the large buildings of the United States. Banana Republic here we come!

  8. David says:

    Reject bigotry and ideology, this scares me because I think to BHO “Bigotry and Ideology” = “Church sermon”.

  9. jobeth says:

    “Obama Tells US: Reject Bigotry, Ideology”

    One question,,, Does he mean MY Ideology or his….?

    Thought so…not a chance!

  10. Media_man says:

    reject bigotry & small thinking? wow! what a profile in courage. maybe he’ll come out against cancer to. we’re screwed.

  11. scottw says:

    I think if there were ever a good time to start smoking crack, it might be now.

  12. VMAN says:

    This guy is a piece of work! On the one hand he tells us to refrain from “ideology and small thinking” and then he tells us to have “perseverance and idealism”. Well which is it Mr Obee? So I guess that’s abandon our “ideology” and embrace your “ideology”. FAT CHANCE MR OBEE!!!

    • infidel2 says:

      They all try to sound positive in the beginning; remember the tag line, “I’m a uniter, not a divider.” If this site is any marker to the accuracy of his comment, I’d say he was blowing smoke up our stern.

      To survive as a party we need to focus on areas that matter; social needs to take a back seat to conservative. Heaven help us if a third party takes advantage of our division in the ranks..

    • Liberals Demise says:

      As of right now …I’m open to a 3rd party because the Grand Ol’ Party S=U=C=K=S!!

    • VMAN says:

      The fact is that true conservatism takes care of people but not the way the libs think it should be done. Put people to work, let them keep THEIR money and keep government out of their lives and things work out. Let the market place dictate what works and what doesn’t or what people want and what they don’t want. Washington is just a symptom of what has bubbled up form the lowest levels of government. We have embraced socialism at the state and local levels for decades and it needs to stop and be reversed.

  13. TickTock says:

    A parrot sounds intelligent if you teach him what to say… In this case it’s a Talking Turkey and that old Nazi Soros has his hand up the bird’s arse.

    What hypocrisy to lecture Americans about bigotry after sitting at the knee of the black racist “reverend” Wright for twenty years. Glaring proof of his self-absorbtion and inbred sense of entitlement, stupid bastard.

    This clown is not my President. In his “Sermon” he cited the Constitution and Bill of Rights as being “imperfect” but he’ll fix the imperfection of our Founding Fathers.

    Young male heterosexuals will not volunteer for Obamy’s gay military, so that old racist thief Sharpton is re-introducing his draft legislation. The messiah’s civilian para-military army will clear the welfare rolls and put weapons in the hands of the most racist “citizens” in this nation, exactly as Hitler did. In fact, he seems to following the Hitler’s plan very closely and MSM is clearing the way of opposition.

    We’re in a world of hurt, folks. Anyone thinking otherwise is an idiot.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Me thinks the racist you are speaking of is Chucky (Taxman) Rangel. I agree with the rest.

  14. Obama Tells US: Reject Bigotry, Ideology.

    “And this is especially rich, coming as it does from one of the most partisan hacks to ever serve (however briefly) in the US Senate:”

    BRAVO! Excellent summation although the obtuse and dissonant nature of Mr. Obama’s comments will be lost on his myrmidons.

    I’ll simply add that Mr. Obama look up the definition of ‘bigot’.

  15. proreason says:

    Icarus: “An articulate idiot”

    He has simply mastered triple talk. Like most lawyers he has learned how to say nothing or everything at the same time, and to be able to twist whatever he said by parsing out something that can be interpretted differently than what he meant at the time.

    I don’t call that being articulate, I call that lying.

  16. U NO HOO says:

    I try, but there is no global warming, U NO HOO, Bachelor of Science.

  17. mateomo says:

    The audacity of the man to suggest the we all SUMBIT to his ideology.

    I mean, this is America. The founding fathers (who Mr. Obama cites in the aforementioned speech) created this great country so that the ideology of the state couldn’t and wouldn’t be imposed on the people. And I guess now Obama thinks he can change that. Prick.

    I mean, I hate gays, blacks, democrats, women (at least those feminist bitches), and free thinking liberal bullshit being forced down my throat. That kind of stuff scares the crap out of me, and I know it scares you, my scared, petty breatheren on this site, too.

    I’ll say this again: this is America, where the citizenry should be obligated to follow their own stupid, discriminatory, ignorant, and fearful ideologies.

    An America minus the bigotry = an America I don’t want to live in.

    • U NO HOO says:

      Yeah, I hate blacks, Jews and bigots too.

    • proreason says:

      But more than anything, I hate petty liberal smart alecks.

    • sheehanjihad says:

      certainly not living in the “crack free zone”. Must be in jb’s basement. Remember, unless you are bored to tears, like from that post up there from mateless mo…dont feed it.

    • mateomo says:

      I’m beginning to suspect that this is a fake website run by those guys who make the “Best In Show” movies, presenting it as though its an actual blog, if only because some people on here, like proreason and sheehanjihad have avatars like parrots and evil, creepy demon things, considering their allies in government tend to be either parrots or….well….creepy, evil demon things.

      However, I’m all for hearing the other side of the argument. However much I disagree.

      I was just bored, so I figured I’d pick a fight. I have to confess that its actually pretty fun. I could make this a hobby of mine, and by “this” I mean arguing with ‘crazy’ republicans.

    • 1sttofight says:

      You sure came to the right place if you really want a fight.

      Semper Fi

    • proreason says:

      “I mean arguing with ‘crazy’ republicans”

      You won’t get in any arguments with me. I don’t argue with children.

    • proreason says:

      One more thing about the complete idiocy of Mateomo’s ilk.

      He says “people on here, like proreason and sheehanjihad have avatars like parrots and evil, creepy demon things:

      My avatar is a picture of my pet conure (a small parrot). He’s my buddy and the cutest thing you’ve ever seen.

      Only a nuthouse liberal could turn that into a “creepy demon thing”

    • Liberals Demise says:

      SJ does have the Uncle Fester thing going on though.

    • proreason says:

      Hasn’t SJ already confessed his avatar is a pic of his high-school prom date?

    • sheehanjihad says:

      what I didnt tell you is my prom date was mateomo’s sister. his mother paid me a couple of grand to take her out, and even offered mateo’s ritalin and prozac as part of the bribe. Didnt see him though, the basement door was locked.

  18. wirenut says:

    Mateomo , I can assure you that this is as real as a tater-stick up-side -yer-melon can git .
    We all may not agree here , but one thing here will NOT fly . The bashing of this Nation .
    Clashes of ideals, OK .Bring your kettle to the table . This is the finest board of chefs of freedom I have found . I’m not “crazy” , I’m a believer of free people, as endowed by our creator and put to words by our founding fathers .

    • 1sttofight says:

      mateomo thinks all sites are the same as huffpo, du, kos and all those other bastions of insane liberal posters.

      If he/she plans on hanging around here , he/she best straighten up or hit the road.

  19. AmericanIPA says:

    So he wants us to go along with a new Great Society or New Deal, like Johnson and FDR gave us. He wants us to declare a new Declaration of Independence like Jefferson, Adams, and Co. did. And he rides this train down to Washington (after catching a jet up to Philadelphia!) just like Lincoln did. Does this self proclaimed Moses have any original ideas or is he just an actor following a script?

    • dulcimergrl says:

      Lincoln flew in a jet? Who knew? ;-)

    • JohnMG says:

      ………__________Obama, and the horse he rode in on. Or words to that effect.

    • proreason says:

      Let’s not forget that although Lincoln won the Civil War through great personal courage and determination, he also triggered the Civil War when he could not or would not find an acceptable compromise with the South.

      I’m beginning to wonder if Obamy’s grandiose self-image doesn’t go beyond replecating the civil rights aspect of Lincoln and enter into the force-a-fight aspect. When you think about it, Lincoln did only one thing, and that was to flatten the South with the North’s industrial might. Maybe he could have done more (highly questionable, given the temper of the day), but he did not.

      Then, exactly what parallels does the arrogant fool the MSM picked out of a dormitory thinks he sees between himself and Lincoln?

    • JohnMG says:

      Indeed, proreason, Lincoln effectively divided the country with a war that was more costly in terms of death and suffering than any in which we’ve been embroiled either before or since. Only after that war, when half the Country had been vanquished and the countryside scourged, did the government re-unite. All to the carpetbaggers benefit.

      People should listen to our Western philosophers. Sayings like, “He’s a ‘post turtle’, “I’d like to buy him for what he’s worth, and sell him for what he thinks he’s worth”, and, “All hat and no cattle” fit Obama to a “T”. That and, “Let them eat cake”!

  20. TickTock says:

    Mateomo, maybe you’re a fake poster working for The Obamanation… Hmmmm?

    All are welcome as the folks here practice what they preach regarding free speech unlike gutless, brainless, depraved liberal yellow dogs that shout down any opposition with lies and moonbat slogans.

    If you can stand the heat, please stick around. You just might learn something about truth.

  21. ptat says:

    duh,uh,uh, reject bigotry and small thinking? WOW–that’s radical—what a fresh new intellect. And here all along I thought bigotry and small thinking were cool! I also thought hate was a family value and somebody told me that’s wrong the other day! I predict that this idiot’s speech will be a long string of lame bumper stickers….The Tell Us What We Already Know industry sure is booming these days. Maybe it is because the young population can only stomach what can be texted or twittered…..

  22. River says:

    The ‘Hollywood Style’ is now enshrined and worshiped by the people of the United States. It’s just irresistible, the cotton candy for the mind. It’s such a rush of GOOD FEELINGS!

    What’s lacking is the red meat, the real substance of nourishment. A lot of people will learn a very hard lesson over time. Perhaps it will all be for the best, and our nation still has a future.

  23. BillK says:

    When the right refuses to submit to the left they are refusing to give up their hateful ideology.

    When the left refuses to submit to the right, they are participating in the “cherished American tradition of dissent.”

    • VMAN says:

      Short, sweet and to the point. Very well said. Probably much too simple for and idiot like mateomo to understand.

  24. Enthalpy says:

    Historically, socialism’s micro-management of people’s private and business lives has created more of what Mr. Obama is exhorting us to reject. Although we’re headed there at great speed, bureaucratic monarchies and serfdoms are not what our people need or want.

  25. Odie44 says:

    Typical entitlement jargon from Bambi.

    Funny, every sub 67 IQ’er on the left is celebrating “Dope and Mange” like the second coming, yet Bambi cannot let go of the important glass ceiling that all “blacks of power” need to cling to in America.

    It’s the boogey man people, that racist boogey man of America that just elected the first black President. Regardless of the election outcome, they must still beat a dead horse because the “progressive” charade is bankrupt.

    Best part of the Dump and Stump- “reject small minded ideology through idealism…” Me thinks Biden is writing his speeches or the dictionary was loaned out for the day

  26. bomtrown says:

    Ahem. He gave this speech in Baltimore on Saturday…not in Philadelphia.

  27. Icarus says:

    Reject bigotry and ideology!

    Translation: Learn to accept moral relativism and stop believing in all those teachings from your Judaeo-Christian God.

  28. bill says:

    Embrace communism … Is that what he means by a new beginning?

    What do you expect from an Indonesian Muslim who grew up under the military Junta in Indonesia. Not very much American in there is there.

  29. TheChicagoWay says:

    “What is required,” he added, “is the same perseverance and idealism that our founders displayed.”

    Does this mean that The One will be embracing self determination, small government, rejection of the “victim” class, State’s Rghts and interpretation of the constitution as written by these very same “founders”? Heck, if this is the case, I woud have ordered my Obama collectable coin set a long time ago…..

  30. TickTock says:

    (Sing with feelin’):

    I’m goin’ down to Obama Land,
    get me organized and take my stand,

    All join hands, we’re goin’ to Obama Land!

    Ain’t no worries, ain’t no bills,
    Just plenty o’ bribes and methadone pills,

    All join hands, we’re goin’ to Obama Land!

    Lot’s o’ money for nothin’, and houses are free,
    Every back yard has a cigarette tree,

    All join hands, we’re goin’ to Obama Land!

    Where the milk and honey flows like wine,
    And all of the trains run on time,

    All join hands, we’re goin’ to Obama Land!

    There ain’t no guns and there ain’t no vote,
    Lord have mercy, there ain’t no hope,

    All join hands, we’re goin’ to Obama Land!

  31. sheehanjihad says:

    TickTock…you da man!

  32. TickTock says:

    Aw, shucks, sheehanjihad, … just something that started running through my head this morning when I was thinking about Affirmative Action Hero’s New Utopia. Sounds good on guitar, but it would be great on a banjo with a little soft shoe… Ha!

    Right, Liberal’s Demise, thanks… I get those two thievin’ bigots mixed up.

  33. artboyusa says:

    “evil, creepy, demon things…” Sounds like mateomo was asleep during that Media Studies course he took at Alger Hiss Community College. Its kind of a small image but I always thought SJ’s avatar was of the late Klaus Kinski as the vampire in “Nosferatu”, directed by Werner Herzog, top German filmmaker, back in the late 70s. Or maybe it really is his prom picture…

  34. Barbie says:

    I’ve read books about Abraham Lincoln. And you, Mr. Obambi, are no Abraham Lincoln…

  35. River says:

    TickTock, you rock….. After the Hollywood-style Inauguration and Second Coming, there’ll be the Hollywood Great Depression and I nominate TickTock as the new Woody Guthrie. How about doing one based on The Big Rock Candy Mountain…..?

    We’ll have years to fine-tune the music legacy of the future!!


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