DERPSometimes it’s hard for even someone like me who writes about them all the time to believe how utterly deranged and self-blinded right wing bloggers have become, and there’s nobody more deranged than semi-literate Gateway Pundit Jim Hoft and the cretinous numbskulls who share “writing” credit at his horrible blog of awfulness.
For example, today there’s a hilariously stupid post at the Gateway outrage hole about President Obama’s Fourth of July address, titled: Obama Leaves Out ‘God’ From 4th of July Weekly Address (VIDEO).
Jim Hoft’s moronic partner “Patch Adams” is full of rage because he thinks Obama “left out any mention of God.”
Somebody should let Patch in on the secret to watching videos of speeches: you need to actually listen to them instead of to the weird spooky voices in your own head. Because in fact, Obama absolutely did “mention God,” and “Patch Adams” even includes a transcript with the section where he “mentioned God,” apparently with no awareness at all that he was destroying his own stupid post.
As Obama’s term as President is slowly nearing its end, more and more of who the man is, and what he truly stands for, is beginning to seep out.
For instance, President Obama released his 4th of July weekly address for 2015 with one key ingredient missing: God.
Unlike his weekly addresses during the previous two years, where the President concluded his speeches with “God Bless You All” (2014) and “So, God bless You All. And may God bless The United States of America” (2013), Obama left out any mention of God in his recent address. Instead, this year, he chose to end his speech with a very politically correct, “Thanks, everybody. From my family to yours, have a safe and happy Fourth of July.”
And now, from the transcript thoughtlessly provided by the Gateway dope, as if his own subconscious was trying to tell him something:
As always, we’ve invited some very special guests to our backyard barbecue - several hundred members of our military and their families. On this most American of holidays, we remember that all who serve here at home and overseas, represent what today is all about. And we remember that their families serve, too. We are so grateful for their service and for their sacrifice.
We remember as well that this is the day when, 239 years ago, our founding patriots declared our independence, proclaiming that all of us are created equal, endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights including the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
What does “Patch Adams” think “endowed by our Creator” means?
Personally, I’d be fine if Obama — and all Presidents for that matter — never mentioned God at all, ever. There’s a reason why the Constitution establishes a wall of separation between Church and State, after all. But the simple, obvious, in your face fact about this July 4th statement from President Obama is that he absolutely did “mention God.”
But of course, Hoft’s idiotic audience will miss it and fall for this dumb dishonest post, like they always do.
Here’s the video of Obama’s Independence Day message; as usual, it’s a well-phrased statement, patriotic and respectful, as if it were designed to drive the Gateway goons absolutely crazy. (A short drive.)
UPDATE at 7/5/15 6:06:43 pm by Charles Johnson
And just to really drive this point home, here’s Obama speaking last night at the White House Fourth of July Celebration honoring military families, concluding with: “God bless you … God bless the United States of America.” (h/t: King Kenrod.)