"Words matter" … after lecturing us, the orator-in-chief gets another teaching moment.

Remember when — during the presidential campaign — candidate Obama was criticized by some folks as being all talk?

His response was a speech — which he plagiarized from Gov. Patrick of Massachusetts — that refrained the phrase “they’re not ‘just’ words, words matter”.

Well, last week he told Latino voters that they should vote “to punish their enemies”.

That has become a battle cry in recent days … for his opponents.

One of Obama’s usual targets — John Boehner — put it succinctly:

We have a president in the White House who referred to Americans who disagree with him as ‘our enemies’.

Think about that. He actually used that word.

When Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush used the word ‘enemy,’ they reserved it for global terrorists and foreign dictators – enemies of the United States.

Sadly, we have [a] president who used the word ‘enemy’ for fellow Americans … fellow citizens.

He uses it for people who disagree with his agenda for bigger government…people speaking out for a smaller, more accountable government.”

WSJ, Boehner Blasts Obama’s ‘Enemies’ Line*, November 1, 2010
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2010/11/01/boehner-blasts-obamas-enemies-line/

I think Obama’s message resonated … more with his opponents than his supporters.

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While I’m on the subject, don’t forget his cocky proclamation “elections have consequences, and I won

I wonder if tomorrow morning he’ll man-up and say “elections have consequences, and I lost”

My, oh my … words do matter, don’t they ?

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