Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Gratuitious Offensive Virginia Tech Reference of the Day

Those of us who have been around for a while new that it would only require minutes before some Democrat started exploiting the Virginia Tech tragedy for political advantage. But Barack Obama has gone off the rails, comparing the slaughter to Don Imus and outsourcing.

“There’s also another kind of violence that we’re going to have to think about. It’s not necessarily the physical violence, but the violence that we perpetrate on each other in other ways,” he said, and goes on to catalogue other forms of “violence.”

There’s the “verbal violence” of Imus.

There’s “the violence of men and women who have worked all their lives and suddenly have the rug pulled out from under them because their job is moved to another country.”

The Imus reference is interesting because it took Obama 5 days to decide that the was against Don Imus.

1 comment:

Paul E. Zimmerman, M.A. said...

So if, according to Obama, outsourcing a job overseas is "violence" against the people who used to hold it in the U.S., then doing so is "assault" against those persons.

I need some more info from Obama: all of those things being the case, what is it when a business goes under because the owners/directors do not outsource (or, as Obama would seemingly have it, not allow them to) - would that be "sacrifice" or "suicide"?