In a freedom loving nation, when the President of the United States uses the authority of the office to attack those that oppose him, the threat of demagoguery must be seriously considered. The President must speak carefully and in absolute truth or his words become petty, vindictive, and malevolent. The President is not a god nor is to be a tyrant.
Therefore it is important to listen carefully when the President of the United States addresses his opposition. Below is a passage from President Obama’s speech made on August 9, 2010 – Remarks by the President at a DNC Finance Event in Austin, Texas – in regards to advocates for sensible public policy Americans for Prosperity.
Right now all around this country there are groups with harmless-sounding names like Americans for Prosperity, who are running millions of dollars of ads against Democratic candidates all across the country. And they don’t have to say who exactly the Americans for Prosperity are. You don’t know if it’s a foreign-controlled corporation. You don’t know if it’s a big oil company, or a big bank. You don’t know if it’s a insurance company that wants to see some of the provisions in health reform repealed because it’s good for their bottom line, even if it’s not good for the American people.
A Supreme Court decision allowed this to happen. And we tried to fix it, just by saying disclose what’s going on, and making sure that foreign companies can’t influence our elections. Seemed pretty straightforward. The other side said no.
They don’t want you to know who the Americans for Prosperity are, because they’re thinking about the next election. But we’ve got to think about future generations. We’ve got to make sure that we’re fighting for reform. We’ve got to make sure that we don’t have a corporate takeover of our democracy.
Unfortunately for President Obama, his speech indicated a certain peevishness Americans find unattractive in a President. Everything he insinuated concerning Americans For Prosperity is false. Everything you need to know about AFP can be found on their website. And the fact that they must be doing something right to irk the Destructor-in-Chief so much.