If Republicans and conservatives would just enter the information war they could win it — especially with ammunition like this. Here is the opening of and the list from Clarice Feldman’s article today at American Thinker regarding the video below — enjoy…
The Washington Free Beacon has put together a video montage of Obama using his catchphrase, “it’s not who we are” 46 times.
The video editor, David Rutz, observes:
Not unlike his warning to political opponents that they may be on the “wrong side of history,” the expression is useful in its ability to shut down conversation and seize a moral high ground, however imaginary.
Obama has deployed the term to convince the country of his rightness on immigration, Obamacare, education, national security and not voting for Mitt Romney, among other important issues to his presidency.
I don’t recall him using it a 47th time after the San Bernardino slaughter, though his statement seemed to suggest the actual victims were the terrorists, who had magically, mysteriously (Islam not mentioned) become radicalized, suggesting it was somehow our fault.
Since there is little flexibility in his thinking, “not who we are” is likely to be used even more to delegitimize his opponents as his term in office runs down, his popularity sinks, and he becomes ever more desperate to stifle mounting criticism.
No matter how many times it’s used, it is a weak debate trick to muzzle his opponents by suggesting that no true American could possibly disagree with his point of view.
Allow me to turn the tables and point out some of the multiple instances when Obama’s actions are not what we are. I know there are many others, but these stand out in my mind right now.
Here’s just Feldman’s list:
1. Dissing Allies and embracing Enemies
2. Repeated unconstitutional acts.
3. Constant executive branch overreaching.
4. In his public actions he has undermined the rule of law.
5. He has honored thugs and ignored victims of racial and terrorist violence.
6. He has gone out of his way to insult the religious sensibilities of traditional Christians and Jews.
I highly recommend the entire article — you can find it at American Thinker.