Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Barack Obama's Message of Unity

Speaking last night at his victory rally in Chicago, Barack Obama said this: 
Let's resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship and pettiness and immaturity that has poisoned our politics for so long. Let's remember that it was a man from this state who first carried the banner of the Republican Party to the White House—a party founded on the values of self-reliance and individual liberty and national unity. Those are values we all share. 
Amen, Brother Barack. 

1 comment:

Tulsan said...

Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman said it well:

"Last night wasn’t just a victory for tolerance; it wasn’t just a mandate for progressive change; it was also, I hope, the end of the monster years.

"What I mean by that is that for the past 14 years America’s political life has been largely dominated by, well, monsters. Monsters like Tom DeLay, who suggested that the shootings at Columbine happened because schools teach students the theory of evolution. Monsters like Karl Rove, who declared that liberals wanted to offer 'therapy and understanding' to terrorists. Monsters like Dick Cheney, who saw 9/11 as an opportunity to start torturing people.

"And in our national discourse, we pretended that these monsters were reasonable, respectable people. To point out that the monsters were, in fact, monsters, was 'shrill.'

"Four years ago it seemed as if the monsters would dominate American politics for a long time to come. But for now, at least, they’ve been banished to the wilderness."

Media monsters such as Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage, etc. haven't been banished. But I hope the "climate change" causes them to dry up and blow away.