You are punishing me, Mr. Obama

Barack Obama made an idiotic comment.  Does it not seem that he is always having to “clarify” or apologize for something?  He needs to stop insulting our intelligence and treating us like we are stupid; you say what you mean and you mean what you say. 

SENATOR OBAMA: I’ve got two daughters, 9 years old and 6 years old. I’m going to teach them first of all about values and morals but if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby. I don’t want them punished with an STD at the age of 16, you know. So it doesn’t make sense.


Glenn Beck today made some awesome comments today that I think are just spot on.  He says things so clearly that I wanted to share them with you:

This is what you can — this is what you need to take away from Barack Obama on this. What you learned from Barack Obama in, you know, I don’t want them punished with a baby is this: That he sees children as a punishment, not for everybody but for some children are a punishment. Others, children is a blessing. A child is a blessing because you are trying. You are trying to avoid it. So it’s a punishment. The point is the baby becomes an “It.” The baby is just it. So he doesn’t see the sanctity of life is something that can punish you or bless you. I’m sorry but that’s an abomination in the eyes of God as I would see it. I can’t imagine how a baby could punish you. A baby is a gift at all times. A baby is the closest to perfection that we get at all times. We should be striving to be more like that innocent child than trying to just say, I don’t want them to be punished by a baby.

So he doesn’t understand. He sees it as either/or. Could be a blessing, could be a punishment. That should tell you something about the sanctity of life.

He goes on to say, and this is where the real brilliance is to me:

It goes into punishment. What is the problem with America? What is the phrase that I’ve been saying that we should be saying to each other more often, we should be saying out loud? You should be screaming it, and I know you do, screaming it at your television all the time when you watch the news: “Too bad! Sucks to be you! Guess you shouldn’t have done that one, huh? Wow, who could have seen this mistake.” Well, he’s got a 9-year-old and he doesn’t want them punished by a baby if they make a mistake. You know what? A baby is a natural consequence of your actions of having sex. It is a natural consequence. It is why your sex organs were created — I’m sorry — evolved from an extra foot, and it evolved into a sex organ. It wasn’t there for your pleasure. Maybe that’s what you should teach your kids. That our sex organs are not for pleasure. Oh, sure, that’s part of it. There’s a drive in you that says, yeah, that feels good. But the reason why you feel good is so — it was God’s insurance of making sure you do it and have more babies! Not so God could punish you but he could bless you and he could bless the Earth with having more children. It’s a natural consequence. But see, the part of this that people like Obama don’t understand is consequence.

Thank you for being a voice of reason and treating us like adults Mr. Beck.  Shame on you Obama.  I am getting sick of being sat down and spoken to everytime YOU say something that is off base.  It says a lot about Obama that he sounds great when reading a speech written by others, but whenever he speaks from the heart and off the cuff, the next day we are told how we did not understand what he was trying to say and that he “misspoke”.  I am sick of politicians.


One Response to “You are punishing me, Mr. Obama”

  1. Chris Stout Says:

    Wait a second. Are you saying that Mr. Beck’s comment was not only “awesome,” but that he “sa[id] things so clearly”? I don’t know much about Beck, but I can’t really understand what insight you’re deriving from his mildly-coherent ramblings.

    Beck: “That he sees children as a punishment, not for everybody but for some children are a punishment. Others, children is a blessing. A child is a blessing because you are trying. You are trying to avoid it. So it’s a punishment.”

    Wow, so clearly stated. Were those actual English sentences, or a magical new language construct which links nouns and verbs together in an attractive bow tie pattern?

    A child is not a blessing (however you want to define that) for a family or individual who cannot support that child. Likewise, a child born to a parent who is incapable or unwilling to provide the necessary support structure is less likely to lead a “blessed” life. And, wait…aren’t you the big fiscal conservative? Shouldn’t you be advocating rational and responsible planned parenthood to avoid unnecessary drains on the system? Mr. Beck can pontificate all he wants about the sanctity of life and the sunny days brought about by those bouncing bundles of joy, but his declaration that Obama “doesn’t understand” and fails to respect the sanctity of life says far more about Beck than it does Obama.

    How does Beck view the sanctity of life? What are his views on abortion, the death penalty, war, or human rights? I don’t know the guy, so I honestly couldn’t say. But for him to make such a brash statement and paint life to be a black-or-white, binary issue, he must be quite the pacifist. Is he a strict follower of Jainism or just an Eastern Buddhist?

    And THEN the quote about the true purpose of sex. Yeah, of course sex is for reproduction. And only for reproduction, right? “God” had to make it pleasurable to ensure that us ol’ humans would do it. But then “God” screwed up and made it a little too pleasurable, and screwed up even more by giving those darn humans brains big enough to figure out how to skip the mess of reproduction and head right to the pleasure part. What I love about Mr. Beck’s quote – and your decision to highlight it, actually – is that the statement is only “brilliant” when viewed through a Puritanical, biologically-ignorant lens. Here’s how the statement reads to me:

    “You know what? A flabby belly is the natural consequence of your actions of eating bacon. It is why your digestive system was created – I’m sorry – ‘evolved from an extra foot,’ [wakka-wakka-how-ridiculous-those-crazy-scientists] and it evolved into a small intestine. It wasn’t there for your pleasure – it was there to break down food into energy to burn or store as fat. Your taste buds are designed to help you discern and avoid rotten food, not to enjoy anything you’re consuming. Maybe that’s what you should teach your kids. Yes, bacon tastes good, but you should never consume something solely for the pleasure of it. That is an immoral, sub-human way of behaving and a waste of nutrients. And eating bacon and then hopping on the treadmill to burn off the calories you’ve consumed is denying God’s blessing of precious calories and saturated fats.”

    Sounds about right to me.

    Look, it’s not all of humanity’s fault that the major religions have demonized sex. It is not the obligation of those who can see past the cathedral’s spires to pander to those lost in the stunted dogma of our good books and holy men. And it certainly is not the responsibility of Mr. Obama to placate these childish moral absolutists with oversimplified, meaningless explanations. The class has moved on. Try to keep up.

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