Yup. President Obama who was supposed to heal the country's divisions just called some Americans "enemies." Guess which ones? Republicans. Yup. Enemies.
This is disgusting.
Kathryn Jean Lopez asks: "Did the President of the United States Describe Some Americans as Enemies?"
Via The Hill:This is the President who doesn't call the Taliban an enemy but anyone who's against amnesty is an enemy of Latinos?
Latino voters, the president said, would have an opportunity to send a message to Republicans, who Obama accused of “politicizing” immigration reform and the border security debate. Obama said “pressure has to be put on the Republican Party” if immigration reform is to become a reality.
“And if Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, we’re gonna 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 gonna be harder — and that’s why I think it’s so important that people focus on voting on November 2,” he said.
This is so wrong on many levels in that the country is at war and The PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES is calling half the country "enemies." And it's also playing to the racial divides which harm this country. I can't get over how awful this is. It puts the party label over that which unites us which should be that we're all Americans.
President George Washington warned of the dangers of political parties. He warned:
The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries, which result, gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of Public Liberty.Hmmmm...
Update: Hot Air just put up a story on the same subject worth reading.