Skip to comments.Obama to crowds: 'I love you back' (Wants a "New Declaration of Independence")
Posted on 01/17/2009 6:03:51 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Barack Obama's historic train ride to Washington on Saturday drew large, cheering crowds of people who braved freezing weather and gathered along the tracks in cities and small towns along the way in hopeful anticipation of getting a glimpse of the nation's next president.
In Baltimore, Maryland, alone, about 40,000 people stood shoulder-to-shoulder in the cold to greet Obama as he stopped on his way to his Tuesday inauguration.
His welcome was raucous and animated, as the sea of people cheered, waved and took pictures. Tears rolled down one woman's face as Obama spoke. "We love you, Obama!" another yelled out. "I love you back," Obama answered calmly, eliciting a roar from the crowd.
The same emotions were expressed up and down the tracks on the 137-mile journey, a trip that started in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and retraced the train ride Abraham Lincoln took on his way to becoming president in 1861. Watch Obama share the love »
As he did so often during his campaign, Obama drew upon American history in his remarks to pose a parallel to the country's current challenges. He noted the struggles of the colonials, the "first patriots," against the British.
"They were willing to put all they were and all they had on the line," Obama told the crowd in Baltimore. "Their lives, their fortune, and sacred honor for a set of ideals that continue to light the world: that we are all equal. That our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness come not from our laws but from our Maker."
Later he said, "the American Revolution was, and remains, an ongoing struggle in the minds and hearts of the people."
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All of them believing in global warming, no doubt.
I’ve never seen anyone so arrogant that truly thinks he’s God.
Those will come after Jan. 20th.
I don’t love him at all.
Get ready for the new mantra of “sacrifice”. First up will be the promise of middle class tax cuts. Obama will say he looked at it and will not be able to do this. We will need to sacrifice for the greater good. Just like the founding fathers put their fortune on hold, we will need to do the same.
Obamas quote, “Rejecting ideology”
Let me just say that I believe what I believe and that is my ideology. This monster is a Hitler, messiahist who is openly advocating a dissolution of individual beliefs for the good of the state. We are at a crossroads of history and what do the zombies do? They line up in sub freezing weather conditions to applaud his Nazi statements. Sad, very sad.
Correcto BHO . . the American revolution is an ongoing struggle against Tyrants, would be Emperors, and freedom robbing Socialists.
As far as your “New” declaration of Independence that you say is needed . . . do you know something we don’t know ? Are we going to need another Revolution ? We just elected you, and now we have to think about “revolting” against you ? I thought it was gonna be all happiness and love when you took office, and now you’re talking about a revolution ?
Frankly, I think you’re full of it.
This is getting kinda scary....
Where and when did that take place or is it a photoshop?
The Obama Gush-Fest is in its final throws...
Historic occasion??? Yes...
A lesson in the making??? We had better hope...
You can think (and pound into the mush minds of this country) that we are riding in on the wave of change, by comparing Obama to Lincoln, but you are nowhere near correct in comparing Obama to Lincoln in any sense...
There is no fooling this crowd on Free Republic at all...
I can totally understand the complete capitulation of the MSM across the board in the upcoming coverage of this historic event...But if you go back and look at the past changes of command, you would be hard pressed to find anything remotely resembling this type of honeymoon before it begins...
With all that is about to begin...
I hope that in 4 years we are able to sit back at our computers and say we told ourselves so...
Love? I wouldn’t say that.
How about Fear?
In Peril, Somber, Ashamed for those who voted for him....
Anything but love and tears of joy.
Geez! Is there any level of worship the libs won’t give this empty suit? Are they brainwashed? Maybe it’s a side effect of Bush Derangement Syndrome?
It would be funny, if it weren’t all so sad.
LOL! 40,000 is a pretty sucky turnout but there was no free concert or cheese and it was sweltering due to global warming.
I think Reagan pulled a bigger crowd in some small town in the Midwest on a train stop. Sarah Palin pulled bigger crowds in smaller towns during the election.
Watch early films of Hitler and you will see the same mindless zombies (as those in DC this Tuesday) lining up to listen to Satan and the beginning of the end for Germany.
Yep, the words of the original are deeply disturbing to
his pro-death psyche!
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
Amazing that he continue to insult Conservative minded people....
first we are bitter clingers and now we are samll thinking ideologues filled with prejudice and bigotry.
Obviously no one can disagree with the One even when he is dead wrong.
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