Skip to comments.In two years, a fearful turn in Obama's speeches
Posted on 10/22/2010 1:43:33 PM PDT by Justaham
The message in Portland in 2008 was hope. The president returns to talk about mistrust and threats.
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 His message of national unity and reconciliation had been replaced by a stark warning against cynical Republican tactics, vague threats to America's political system and the urgent need to keep the GOP marginalized.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.
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."
Two years ago, he said Americans are "tired of a politics that's all about tearing each other down." On Wednesday, he painted a grim picture of life under Republican leadership: The chronically ill, the unemployed, the student who can't afford college tuition all would be cut "loose to fend for themselves."
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He didn’t draw 75,000 on the waterfront. He didn’t even draw 72,000.
He drew 60,000 and 12,000 were turned away in 2008.
And the indie rock band The Decemberists gave a free concert before he went on.
And the Left claims that the Bible is inaccurate. This is RECENT history, folks.
Wow...I guess we are going to get Hitler redux from ZERO in the next 2 years.
“sit in the back seat.” ????? So why would any Republican work with him?
I wish that the writer would have provided more info on the "vague threats to America's political system."
Obama will get no love from the vast majority of Americans.
It turns out he is a “Divider not a Uniter”.
The problem is his dividing line: Black vs white and Muslims vs Christians.
Mark my words, He will have to be 'drug' kicking and screaming from out of the White House after doing the most damage possible to this nation. God help us all.
Foreign money from the CoC? Give me a break, the foreign money was 4 Billion from Soros and the Saudi's. once John McCain stated publicly that he wouldn't take contributions, Hussein pounced, reniged on public financing and took as much Soros and Saudi money as he could reasonably hide.
Do you remember the 30 minute Primetime Obamomercial purchased on all networks just before the election. That ad buy alone cost an estimated 750 million dollars.
Over the next week, we are going to see how much this vile creature hates this country. We are also gonna see how much the media's complicit in fraudulently propping up an illegitimate dictatorship.
Get ready, get out and vote. Document the vote fraud and intimidation you witness by recording everything you can. Take the day off work, if you have a job and watch the polls. The Democrats plan to steal this election by any means necessary! Eagles Up!
What a bunch of BS. Two years of Obama have produced
A record number of people on foodstamps.
It must stop here folks.
Hitting the drive for past donations and full-bore media spinning.
Well the goal of the Baraqqis is to have a majority of the population dependent on govt leading to their continuing success at the polls.
So by their definition, it’s an EPIC WIN, at least until Nov 2nd.
One can hardly believe the things that come out of this guy’s mouth.
I had to do a double take to see if this was satire.
Many thanks, Ali.
Offer transportation to those who need it to get to the polls..seniors, disabled. etc. Check with your local voting board and volunteer to transport those who need it.
VOTE AND PROTECT THE VOTE! These bastards will pull out all the stops to STEAL OUR VOTE! Beware of anyone trying to distract you from either inside OR outside of the polling place. KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE VOTE AT ALL TIMES. Have a plan of action to deal with any attempted distractions inside or outside of the polls.
Remember who and what you're dealing with. obozo’s mentor, Saul Alinsky dedicated his book, “Rules for Radicals” to “Lucifer.” It can be found in the inside of the book. Google it if you have doubts.
These socialists/communists/marxists/fascists/revolutionaries are evil people who will cheat and kill to succeed. Be prepared to protect your vote and the polling place. YOUR VOTE IS YOUR FREEDOM...DO NOT SIT HOME AND DO NOTHING TO DEFEND IT!
The Messiah has become the Mess.
“sit in the back seat.”
Doesn’t he really mean “backa da bus”? Like, giving the finger when he spoke of McCain’s military service. barry, you are so smooth. What an embarassing low-life.