Skip to comments.In two years, a fearful turn in Obama's speeches
Posted on 10/21/2010 9:45:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Reporting from Portland, Ore. With the 2008 Democratic primary race all but won, Barack Obama appeared at a massive outdoor rally here and delivered a message that was unique by the cutthroat standards of American political campaigns.
"We're not going to worry about what other folks are doing," Obama told a crowd of 75,000 at the waterfront event in May 2008. "We're going to try to focus on what we think we can do for America."
Obama returned to Portland on Wednesday night and delivered a different sort of speech. His message of national unity and reconciliation had been replaced by a stark warning against cynical Republican tactics, vague threats to America's political system and the urgent need to keep the GOP marginalized.
There was less hope, more fear.
Obama conveyed much the same message Thursday during a rally in Seattle, and the appeal is not expected to vary significantly as he campaigns in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Minneapolis over the next two days.
Obama in Portland suggested that "foreign-controlled corporations" were bankrolling a "misleading, negative" ad campaign that serves Republicans, but offered no evidence.
"We don't know," he said.
Whereas his 2008 speech said that Americans needed to "start trusting each other again, start working together again," he said at the Oregon Convention Center rally this week that even if Republicans cooperate more with the White House, they would be forced to "sit in the back seat."
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
Whereas his 2008 speech said that Americans needed to “start trusting each other again, start working together again,”
Hows that wiretapping coming along Mr “Transparency”?
King George was a slow learner too!
Oh come on, don’t be so hard on him, he’s a little slow.
trust, hope, and change are only for those who aspire to be communist, have a delusional president, and think the government is the arbiter of fairness..
Everyone hates the government, So why do folks ignore their own truth for a few sheckles?
We have all had the DMV/USPS/IRS experience.
Look what Government has done to our schools in the past 40 years.
Read that do to America and what he wants to do is not good.
The article shows what a weak, weak leader Obama is.
Reagan and George W. Bush were good leaders, in my humble opinion, because they had a certain distance from the present. Both of them seemed to me to be removed from the hot or cold temperature of the moment, and could keep their eyes on the ball while everyone in the stands, so to speak, was cheering wildly or silent in near-defeat. Their speeches throughout their presidencies were upbeat, positive about America, and saw bad times as challenges and opportunities.
Obama, immature person that he is, is running around like a chicken with his head cut off in a time of crisis, not maintaining his legendary cool. Because it wasn’t cool, it was numbness—numbness to our concerns, numbness to what this nation inspires in truly patriotic folks of any political persuasion, numbness to what makes us happy. He looked on us as children who were too damned stupid to be dealt with as adults, so he gave us slogans and pretty, hip poster art, and aimed right at that most childlike target of American hearts—the idea that in one stroke we could solve so many problems, just elect a Genius Minority! Banking problems, solved! Long, complex war, ended! Racial strife, over!
Now that he’s been revealed, and his elitist snob leftism is exposed, he’s got nuthin’. He looks at the rest of us and wants to shout, “You stupid, stupid fools, if you just shut up and did what I said, you’d have had paradise!”
Yet he was fooling himself as much as he was fooling some Americans. He had no idea what to do about healthcare, was so overwhelmed by the wars that he kept on the Sec. of Defense the eeeevil Bush chose, and thought all he had to do was BE a black president (which is all he did to “earn” the Nobel prize—just show up) to make the world put down its arms and love us, like something out of a child’s fantasy, as opposed to the reality where a nation as powerful as ours has few if any friends, only allies and competitors.
Now, all he’s got is a child’s ability to handle frustration when just demanding something doesn’t get it for him. All he’s got is bitching about how it’s everyone else, NOT HIM. He sees everything as being an aspect of his personal journey, but it’s not a walking journey, like the pioneers who endured hardship and earned what they found, built and defended; it’s a limo ride, so all he has to do is sit back and enjoy the view and wave to the commoners as he speeds past, on his way to the next event where he is praised just for showing up.
And when he’s expected to actually EARN what he’s got, he just whines that nothing bad is his fault, all good comes from his efforts, and everyone else is a moron for not seeing things his way.
That’s the exact opposite of leadership.
And he's chained to a Wookiee. With MOooo or HRC, you'd be angry/cheating, too.
we are about to witness the first President to have a nervous breakdown while in office. he is totally off the reservation. You can’t tell me any of his advisors are telling him to say these things. That’s why they’re leaving in droves. It’s very, very scary. It’s like he doesn’t even care about Presidential decorum anymore.
This is a hard-hitting story to be coming from the LA Times.
Unfortunately in this imperfect world, a government is preferred over anarchy, its just that it must be by and for the people, limited in power and defanged at every turn..
Only when the Lord Jesus Christ returns will we be able to have a reality wich is consistent with the souls aspirations of mankind..no longer a need to be governed by men..a true, just and worthy King, who is our shepard and loves us..
Imagine we’re attacked by al-Qaeda, Iran or China while he’s still in office. How long did it take him to react to the oil spill or decide on the Afghan surge? We don’t have that kind of time. He’s surrounded by Chicago cronies, Yes-men and communists. I shudder when I think about it.
As if he did in the first place?
Obama isn't even fit to be a street sweeper. He would not be able to figure out what end of the broom to use.
“We have all had the DMV/USPS/IRS experience.
Look what Government has done to our schools in the past 40 years.”
Which was exactly why we objected so strongly to their takeover of healthcare. But they did NOT shiv a get.
even if Republicans cooperate more with the White House, they would be forced to “sit in the back seat.”
He is the most powerful man in the world and he doesn't know? Rush is right, Obama is a barking jackass. Obama knows that it is a lie.
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