I love the way the wingers literally go sifting thru the President’s speaches looking for a nugget they can twist into crazed “HE HATES AMURKICA!!” memes. (Read the comments on any of those posts at your own risk. Toxic sludge.) Here’s the latest.
President Obama gave a speech at a fundraiser in NYC last night, a relatively short one about the things we need to do as a nation in the next term, ending up talking about kids and making sure all kids have a bright future with opportunities. He ended with this-
Our kids are going to be fine**. And I always tell Malia and Sasha, look, you guys, I don’t worry about you — I mean, I worry the way parents worry — but they’re on a path that is going to be successful, even if the country as a whole is not successful. But that’s not our vision of America. I don’t want an America where my kids are living behind walls and gates, and can’t feel a part of a country that is giving everybody a shot.
And that’s what we’re fighting for. That’s what 2012 is going to be all about. And I’m going to need your help to do it. (Applause.)
Well, their kids will be fine. They’ll have attended the best schools, had adoring and attentive parents and family and most likely never have to worry about money or any pedestrian things like that. His kids will be the children of an ex president ferchristsakes. The whole point of his statement is to say every child in the United States needs to be given the opportunity that children of ex-president’s and millionaires can get.
But nope, the wingers take this as to say that President Obama is telling the richy rich Democratic money hoi poloi that as long as he’s president, “their” kids will be okay. Throw in the fact that it seems this was at a Jewish fundraiser’s home, they’ve got the pot all stirred up over in la la land. It’ll be on Rush and Fox tomorrow, mark my words.
**Referencing the host who’s kids won’t do without.