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Boehner to Seize on Obama “Enemies” Remark

Mike Allen reports in today’s POLITICO Playbook that House GOP Leader John Boehner is going to start pivoting off Obama’s incredible statement that Hispanics should “punish” their “enemies” – that is, Republicans – by voting against them.

Trying . . . trying to find the hope and change in the statement  . . . trying  . . . well, found some change – never heard a president refer to his opponents as enemies in need of punishment.

The White House has never tried to dial the statement back. This was the pathetic dodge by Gibbs last week.

I think the President was talking about those that have and have not supported — I haven’t asked him about the specific word.  I think — again, I think the President was making an argument about helping those that have been a true friend to the Latino community.

So Boehner has finally figured out that this is good political material. Here’s the quote from a statement he will give at a election eve rally tonight.

“Ladies and gentlemen, we have a president in the White House who referred to Americans who disagree with him as ‘our enemies.’ Think about that. He actually used that word. When Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush used the word ‘enemy,’ they reserved it for global terrorists and foreign dictators — enemies of the United States. Enemies of freedom. Enemies of our country. Today, sadly, we have president who uses the word ‘enemy’ for fellow Americans — fellow citizens. He uses it for people who disagree with his agenda of bigger government — people speaking out for a smaller, more accountable government that respects freedom and allows small businesses to create jobs. Mr. President, there’s a word for people who have the audacity to speak up in defense of freedom, the Constitution, and the values of limited government that made our country great. We don’t call them ‘enemies.’ We call them ‘patriots.'”

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9 Responses to Boehner to Seize on Obama “Enemies” Remark

  1. Like many issues that the MSM and lofty-thinking political pundits ignore, this statement by the Prez went into the under-the-radar viral messaging pipeline. The anti-White attitude at the DOJ, the incessant name calling by prominent Dems and the condescending insults by the Prez and his minions are still issues with the voters.

    The Dems in position of power have underestimated the American people somewhat like the Japanese did in 1941 and the Muslim radicals did in 2001.
    The harsher, more intense the attack on the people the harder we dig in and fight back. If the Prez considers those who oppose his agenda as enemies, then he is responsible for making us what he damns.

    Regardless of the election’s outcome, the TeaParty’s supporters were successful in changing the political bent, from the local school board to the US Senate. Incumbents had to come back to their political base to save their prized seats of power and those who have to run in 2012 are on notice that no seat of power is a “safe” seat.

  2. They don’t call us the stupid party for nothing. Just a suggestion fellow Republicans big wigs, subscribe to me at You Tube and you might get an occasional, useful idea. I made a video on BOo’s enemy and back of the seat remarks on 10/26: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8EpHRLIvA4 Where is your ad on it?
    You were handed a pile of gold by him and yet….

  3. With an absolutely INSANE comment like this (the other word that comes to mind is *juvenile*) Obama continues to ostracize Americans against him.

    When you say things like this is it no wonder that Obama, the WH and the Democrats are about to get rear ends WHIPPED tomorrow? Americans forgive and forget, we are still a religious people and we believe in redemption.

    Were past redemption.

    Tomorrow Obama will be punished by the electorate for his extremism.

  4. Obama an extremist?

    Absolutely.

    He is sympathetic to Marxist-Leninism (which exterminated nearly 100,000,000 human beings around the globe, 1917-1991), pan-Arab Islam (which persecutes Christians, Jews and homosexuals and seeks the absolute destruction of the Jewish state), he spent 20 years under the teachings of a bigoted, racist preacher who pounded the pulpit for Hamas, “Palestinian statehood” and “black liberation” — all racist, all vile, a left-wing Ku Klux Klan bigotry that shocked the nation when the comments of this pastor were finally released by FOX News, Rush Limbaugh and Michael Savage (the left wing media refused to air the comments). Mr. Obama told us he never heard the comments before.

    We are now less than 24 hours until “the electoral spanking” and Barack Hussein Obama is now hearing from those of us who cling to guns and religion. Unlike Mr. Obama, who is a bigot, we will quietly pull the lever and remove the bigots, racists and anti-Semites currently in Congress and vote in mainstream candidates who believe in our nation, our values, our beliefs.

    MEMO TO DAVID AXELROD: After you get fired on Wednesday, you can always become a lobbyist for Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Dhu Bai or any number of Arab nations that pay good money to Democrats (and a few Republicans) to lobby on behalf of their evil regimes.

  5. I also remember a line in his much-praised “race speech” in which the blood of white slaveowners ran in the veins of his daughters…I thought, uh-oh. I read the speech in the paper–I wonder if it zipped over heads of those who listened.

  6. And Republicans have been known to say and imply that those who diagree with them are unpatriotic. According to polls, many question the legitimacy of Barack Obama’s right to be president. Has Boehner complained? Why don’t we all dial back the rhetoric?

  7. A propos my last comment, I just read the reference to Obama as “Muslim usurper” in JE’s rant below. See what I mean. Why tell the truth about someone when it’s so easy toi lie? And why expect me, an intelligent human being, to believe anything peopple say when they refuse to reject widespread purposeful “misstatement of facts”? And we wonder why many people just don’t bother to vote.