So patriotic it'll bring a tear to you eye... Thanks to Insider Payallin for sending this one in...
GLENN: The media is heralding this guy (Barack Obama) as a Messiah. There was a story in the paper over the weekend about how "24" made this possible, how David Palmer's character on "24". People see Barack Obama and all of a sudden they're okay because they think he's David Palmer. I got news for ya. If you're so stupid that you think that Barack Obama is David Palmer, you shouldn't be allowed to be anywhere near a voting booth. If you didn't think a black man could be President of the United States until you saw a TV show, you shouldn't be allowed near a voting booth.
William Crystal has a great article today, op-ed column in the New York Times of all places, and I just, this speaks to the arrogance. Fast forward last Monday, Bill Crystal writes: Wisconsin, Michelle Obama, in the course of a stump speech marked, for the first time in my adult lifetime, I'm really proud of my country. "For the first time in my adult lifetime," we talked about this last week. For the first time in her adult lifetime. Now, she came out later in a speech and she said, no, no, no, it was just because of politics. You know what? It's a recent thing in my adult lifetime that I've been disgusted by politics. Isn't it a recent thing? I was disgusted in the 1970s. I had hope in the Eighties. I even had hope in the 1990s. I didn't lose my patriotism. I didn't lose my hope in America. I was never not proud of my country. I'm not proud of the way my government works. I'm not proud -- not even of the system. I'm proud of the system. I'm not proud of the weasels that we have elected. I'm not proud of the stupidity of some people, the way they look at Barack Obama and say, "Oh, I don't know about his policies but he's got a nice website. I don't know about his policies but I sure like that message of hope and change." I'm not proud of that, but I am hopeful that there are more people that pay attention to policies that just think that he's David Palmer because if the majority of Americans just are voting for him because they think he's David Palmer, we're doomed.
So Bill Crystal writes on. He says, "Life for regular folks has gotten worse over the course of my lifetime." This is according to Michelle Obama. "There the through the Republican and Democratic administrations, it hasn't gotten much better." Life has gotten so much better in America. We are just at the beginning in my adult lifetime for us to pay for the mistakes that we have made. But you can't tell me that life isn't better than it was when you were growing up.
Now, there are things that I'd sure like to change but it has nothing to do with government. It has everything to do with who we are, what we've done, what we've allowed to happen, what we've allowed in our own homes, what we've said, "It's all right." It has nothing to do with the government.
Now, she goes on and she says all last week, she was just talking about the political process. Bill Crystal says, "That's not what she was talking about. She argued in a Wisconsin speech that America's illness goes far beyond its flawed political process." She says, "Barack knows..." this is how spooky this stuff is. "Barack knows at some level there is a hole in our souls." This is a variation of language that she had used earlier in the campaign trail. Quote: "Barack is the only person in this race who understands that before we can work on the problems as a nation, we have to fix our souls. Our souls are broken in this nation." Ooh. Wow, we have broken souls and apparently Barack Obama, a vote for Barack Obama is a vote for healing your soul. "Barack Obama", quoting, "is going to demand that you shed your cynicism, that you put down your divisions, that you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zones, that you push yourself to be better and that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved and uninformed." Okay, okay. Gosh, how is he going to do that? How is he going to force us to come out of our comfort zone? How is he going to force us to come out of isolation? How is he going to force us to put down our divisions? How is he going to force us to shed our cynicism, that we engage? How is it Barack will, quote, "Never allow us to go back to our lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed"? You don't have to work to improve your souls. Just vote for Barack Obama. Our lives will be changed if we vote for Barack Obama, and I believe that's true.
I go back to the word, I scroll across the paper yesterday. Arrogance. I told you on this program, and Bill Crystal points it out. I told you on this program, I think it was after Iowa. I said, listen to the speeches that Barack Obama gives. He's brilliant. It was only Barack Obama and then late in the campaign Mitt Romney that started using the word "We" over "I." Barack Obama has used it the whole time, we, we, we. Hillary Clinton will get up and say, I'm going to do this, I have this platform, I'm going to be able to do this. Barack Obama says we're going to make the change, we're here, yes, we can. I don't think he believes it. I told you at the time that I thought he was brilliant for doing it because it makes it look like it's us, we're in it together. And we are in it together, but I don't think he believes that we're in it together. I believe this guy believes he is the chosen one, not in a Messiah sort of way but a political Messiah. He's the one. He's the anointed one. He's the guy that America has been waiting for. He says we're going to make the change that we seek, we're the ones. We are the ones we've been waiting for. It's true. We are the ones. I said right after 9/11 the greatest American generation is this one. It's the one that stands up and does the hard work. I'm not sure he believes that because he's going to force us to push ourselves to be better. He's going to force us to engage. He's going to demand that you put down your divisions, that you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zone. He's going to unanimous that we do that. I believe Barack Obama believes he's the one that we've been waiting for, not we're the one. He's the one that we've been waiting for. And what is it that he's going to force us to do? What is it that he is telling us, you're going to get out of your comfort zone? I'll tell you this, 52% income tax, that's out of my comfort zone. I don't know about anybody else.