Let's review the following:
"Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama lamented legislative pushes to make English the official language of the United States and said Americans should instead focus on making sure their children learn Spanish at a recent campaign stop."I interpret this as tacit acceptance of increased immigration, more than likely illegal. I further interpret this as a sign, if elected, Obama and his Democratic counterparts in Congress, will do NOTHING to stop the spread of illegal immigration. Moreover, I see this as blatant pandering to the open borders crowd.
And the radical far-left is worried that Obama is shifting to far to the MIDDLE?
"As an Illinois senator, Obama voted against a measure to make English the official language of the United States in June 2007. He was one of 34 senators who voted against the measure.
At a Democratic primary debate Obama said he voted against it because 'This is the kind of question that is designed precisely to divide us,' he said. He also called the issue a 'distraction' a word he commonly uses to describe controversial issues. Obama remarked, 'When we get distracted by those kinds of questions, I think we do a disservice to the American people.'"
According to Obama, decreeing that English should be the official language of the United States is a "distraction," or "divisive."
Give me a break...this is coming from the King of Divisive, and his twenty year relationship with Reverend Jeremiah Wright, that man who stated, "God Damn America," accused the United States of being "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today" and incorrectly accused the U.S. government of infecting young black with syphilis. Furthermore, the man also accused European-Americans of believing that blacks were inferior.
While Obama himself did not make these claims, it took him months after said claims were exposed to finally quit Wright's church. Moreover, how can one, while attending Wright's church for over TWENTY years, one could safely assume that Obama tacitly endorsed Wright's views. How could one NOT make that deduction?
"He continued his thoughts by expressing embarrassment at Americans’ language skills compared to the Europeans. “You should be thinking about how can your child become bilingual,” he said. “We should have every child speaking more than one language. It’s embarrassing when Europeans come over here, they all speak English, they speak French, they speak German. And then we go over to Europe and all we can say is merci beacoup, right?'"The above is typical rhetoric uttered by the Left: we need to be more like Europe. Why is that, oh mindless liberals, so we can appease terrorists, give back 80% of our paychecks to the government, have sub par health care, and work 30 hour weeks because our socialist lifestyles dictate that we should strive to be mediocre?
Yes, by all means, let's emulate Europe (rolling eyes).