Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Odd Obama Rhetoric

Senator Barack Obama's Father's Day speech at the Apostolic Church of God in Chicago received some good reviews, even from Conservatives. The Devil, however, was giving us the finger in the Messiah's rhetorical details.

Here's a key sentence that seems to mirror Bill Cosby's critique:
We need fathers to realize that responsibility does not end at conception.
What an odd sentence, especially for the line that states one of the keys messages for the whole speech.

I assume that, in the circumstances to which he is referring, the man only considers his previous responsibility to be satisfaction of his sex drive. Is Obama requiring that that responsibility should continue or that he should take on a new one?

Beyond being an odd turn of phrase, this sentence is also totally illogical in light of Obama's political views. As a proponent of abortion on demand, how can Senator Obama consider a man as a father to something that is not legally a person?

"Congratulations! It's a(n)...
-clump of cells!"

What would a responsible father do in the case where the mother choses to kill his child, Senator Obama?

"Have a cigar!"

"Which one is yours?"

"The one in that dumpster right over there!"

The second key idea of the Obama Father's Day speech are detailed in the following:
And by the way — it’s a responsibility that also extends to Washington. Because if fathers are doing their part; if they’re taking our responsibilities seriously to be there for their children, and set high expectations for them, and instill in them a sense of excellence and empathy, then our government should meet them halfway.[...]

We should be making it easier…

We should reward…

We should expand programs…

…we should guarantee every worker more paid sick leave…

We should take all of these steps to build a strong foundation for our children.
It takes a commune. Ahh, back on message.

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