The other day President Obama speaking on a Hispanic radio station called Republicans "enemies" who should be punished. The exact quote is as follows:
If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, "We’re going to punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us," if they don’t see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it’s going to be harder, and that’s why I think it’s so important that people focus on voting on November 2.
Another President when the nation was on the verge of Civil War spoke to his fellow citizens North AND South and said:
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle-field, and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearth-stone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
Ending to Lincoln's First Inaugural speech
Sorry President Obama we are not enemies. I admit I don't like you and want your electoral defeat but you are an American and we are not enemies. Osama bin Laden, Al Qaeda, the Taliban and the other Islamic fascist are the enemy.
Too bad we don't have a President who appeals to our better angels.