Hope.

This is the future according to Barack:

"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK," Obama said.

How brutally condescending. We're pigs, and an embarrassment to Barack in his sophisticated, elite international circles, but he can fix us.


In Obama's vision of America, other countries make the rules. American prowess, productivity and consumption are things to be ashamed of. This statement positions Barack on the outside looking in, judging us as if he’s a Frenchman upset that we don’t speak his language better.


How about an unleashing of great American creativity? How about saying, “as it gets more expensive to use fossil fuels, as it becomes increasingly unacceptable to leave ourselves at the mercy of those who sell us oil, it is incumbent upon us to develop alternative ways to power our cars and to heat our homes?”


Barack steps on the landmine of liberalism when he makes statements like this, just as he sets off bombs of his own when he defends relationships with the Bill Ayers’, Jeremiah Wrights and Tony Rezkos in his life.


This statement is nourished in the soil of Michelle’s never having been proud of America before. McCain must pounce and close the walls in around Barack.


Its not enough to point out the Bill Ayers relationship. It must be used to demonstrate what it means to be a liberal, and then to demonstrate the degree to which Barack is one of these odd creatures.


He stayed in the church all those years because he had no problem with what he heard.

He didn’t instinctively realize the need to separate from Reverend Wright for his presidential run because in his heart he sees nothing wrong.


He didn’t object to serving on a board with Bill Ayers, terrorist, because Ayers helped get Barack’s political career launched. He didn’t see a problem with Ayers doing that because in liberal circles, there's nothing wrong with rewarding America’s enemies with jobs teaching kids at major universities. That’s just the way it is.


Meanwhile, 75,000 Oregonians are estimated to have turned out for a Barack speech yesterday. As awesome a feat as this is for a politician to achieve, even one who kids love, I expect that it will start working against Obama if he’s going to wacko land to draw the crowds. When you hear 75K you’re impressed, then you hear where it is and you say, “oh. Of course. Oregon."