Obama in 2008: ‘You give me this office, my need for vacations is gone.’

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Hat/Tip to The Daily Caller and WeaselZippers.

Yes, we’re playing our favorite game here at CH2.0, and it’s called, “Obama versus Obama.”

In an interview in 2008, you will never guess what he said.

Weasel Zippers has revived an old video of Barack Obama promising not to take vacations if he were elected president.

The video features then-Sen. Obama discussing his book “The Audacity Of Hope” with New York Times columnist Bob Herbert in 2008.

The future president was talking about how those running for president need to be prepared to “give their life to it.”

“The bargain that any president strikes with is, you give me this office and in turn my, fears, doubts, insecurities, foibles, need for sleep, family life, vacations, leisure is gone,” Obama said. “I am giving myself to you.”

When asked if he could make that kind of commitment, Obama responded,”Sure.”

Obama went on to say that “the American people should have no patience for what’s going on in your head because you’ve got a job to do” and that people should only run for president if they’re willing to make that sacrifice.

When asked by the host if he could imagine himself making that kind of commitment, he said, “Sure.”

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Weasel Zippers used the quote to criticize Obama, saying he “then proceeded to hit the golf course 186 times (and counting).”

 

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Well, we’ve got our own Nero in the Oval Office, for he is fiddling around while the world is burning.

Obama Nero 502

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A Possible Motive in the Sandy Hook School Shooting? Did Adam Lanza Act Before His Mother Could Commit Him?

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Today, FOX News reported that Adam Lanza, the perpetrator of the Sandy Hook Massacre, had a possible motive for his murder spree.  Some are reporting that his mother was planning to commit him.  Here is some video…

The Daley Gator has more on motives as well…

The Other McCain, who I stole part of that headline from, reports that we mayhave a motive in the Newtown shootings

We now have the first clear suggestion of a motive:

NEWTOWN, Conn. –  The gunman who slaughtered 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school may have snapped  because his mother was planning to commit him to a psychiatric facility . . .
[The creepy little weirdo], targeted Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown after killing  his mother early Friday because he believed she loved the school “more than she  loved him,” said Joshua Flashman, 25 . . .

“From what I’ve been told, [the creepy little weirdo] was aware of her petitioning the court for  conservatorship and (her) plans to have him committed,” Flashman told  FoxNews.com. “[The creepy little weirdo] was apparently very upset about this. He thought she just  wanted to send him away. From what I understand, he was really, really angry. I  think this could have been it, what set him off.”

A senior law enforcement official involved in the investigation confirmed  that [the creepy little weirdo’s] anger at his mother over plans for “his future mental health treatment” is being looked at as a possible motive for the deadly shooting.

While the left continues to use the event to press for their long time cause of gun confiscation, others are looking at reform in terms of how mentally ill people are treated.  While evil can’t be stopped in all cases, at least my man, things can be done to decrease the risk.  And, since people that aren’t going to follow laws against killing people, gun control isn’t going to do a thing.  It would not have stopped Adam Lanza, and it will not stop the next mass killer.

 

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