The American Thinker calls attention to this statement by Obama:
"If there is an Arab-American family being rounded up without benefit of an attorney, it threatens my civil liberties."
He says "if", to ostensibly make it hypothetical, but we know that his audience doesn't hear the "if".
What they hear is, "The evil Bush is rounding up innocent Americans and throwing them in jail! The evil Bush is destroying our civil liberties! Bush evil, Obama good!"
He also says Arab American family, to create the picture of an ordinary, law-abiding family, kids, pets, 2-car garage, quietly eating dinner one night when suddenly the goons break down the door.
But this is nonsense. We all know it hasn't happened. As the American Thinker put it,
Even the suggestion it could occur is a profound insult to our nation and our citizenry. It is an image of the gulag, the death camp, the dictatorship, and so inappropriate in any discussion about America, it is beneath our contempt.
Even in those first raw days after 9/11, there was never any rioting against Muslims in this country. There never was any backlash against Arab Americans.
If anything, we've bent over backwards not to make any assumptions about Arabs or Muslims. We all have to endure shoe-removals and pat-downs at the airports, just so we don't appear to be doing any race-profiling.
Once more, we get nothing but demagoguery from Obama, and yet nother smear against America from a far-left candidate.