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In Memoriam: The Old Obama, Who Wanted to Bring People Together
ABC News ^ | 23 May 2012 | MATT NEGRIN

Posted on 05/23/2012 6:01:58 PM PDT by mandaladon

The 2004 version of Barack Obama, who captured the nation with a dazzling speech about unity and went on to win the presidency on a message of hope, died on Monday. He was 8 years old.

The cause of death appeared to be a bitter realization that he needed to win reelection in an increasingly partisan political environment, a cancer that he had been battling for months if not years.

Obama's illness got the best of him late Monday, as he announced that his campaign for four more years in the White House would be based not on optimism, but rather the shady corporate record of his opponent, Mitt Romney, who ran a private-equity firm that few Americans knew about before this year.

Obama's announcement was a stark contrast to the speech that catapulted him into his party's sights eight years ago, when he electrified Democrats at their quadrennial convention.

"There is not a liberal America and a conservative America," Obama declared to cheers at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. "There is the United States of America.

"We are one people," Obama roared, perhaps envisioning his political future as the crowd rose to its feet. "All of us pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes, all of us defending the United States of America."

And strangely enough, it was in that very speech that Obama predicted his own demise. Just before his climactic applause line, the future president issued a stark warning.

"Even as we speak," he said, "there are those who are preparing to divide us -- the spin masters, the negative ad peddlers, who embrace the politics of anything goes."

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; obama
On May 21, 2012, more than three years after he was sworn into office, Obama confessed at a press conference in his hometown, Chicago, that he had become one of those peddlers........................Can't wait to see this loser unemployed.
1 posted on 05/23/2012 6:02:07 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

This loser is the most overrated POTUS, if the media had properly vetted him the majority of voters would have known it.


2 posted on 05/23/2012 6:06:03 PM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: mandaladon

If this is really from ABC News, then monkeys HAVE flown out of my butt.


3 posted on 05/23/2012 6:08:30 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: mandaladon

who do they think they are kidding?

He was never in favor of “bringing people together”. That is nothing more than tired sloganeering. He was a partisan community agitator, conflict was his cash cow.

When they went after Joe the Plumber for asking a question, was that bringing people together too?


4 posted on 05/23/2012 6:11:09 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: mandaladon

He never wanted to “bring people together”.

He’s a far left scam artist who does whatever it takes to get power to change our Republic into a to a totalitarian socialist state.


5 posted on 05/23/2012 6:12:00 PM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: mandaladon

Obama the “Uniter” only exists in the minds of moronic liberals.


6 posted on 05/23/2012 6:12:10 PM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: mandaladon
'...a cancer that he had been battling propagating for months if not years'.
7 posted on 05/23/2012 6:16:18 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: mandaladon

Wow, it is ABC, and all should read the comments to the article.

It looks like about 99% negative for obummer.

He’s taking a beating.


8 posted on 05/23/2012 6:17:54 PM PDT by davetex (Sick of moochers)
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To: mandaladon

It is my opinion that obammy was and is a mere puppet to those who control him—like Ayres and his ilk..

I doubt that obammy has had an independent thought or opinion of his own—ever!

One thing I can say for him, though—he seems to have plenty of arrogance!


9 posted on 05/23/2012 6:29:24 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: mandaladon

10 posted on 05/23/2012 6:46:22 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: davetex

I’ve noticed that more and more lately - “the people” aren’t putting up with the regular biased media spin, and are speaking out in large numbers.

All thanks to Al Gore’s Internet!


11 posted on 05/23/2012 6:50:30 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: mandaladon
A correction to the headline:

In Memoriam: The Old Obama, Who Pretended He Wanted to Bring People Together

12 posted on 05/23/2012 6:53:34 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Bob

A correction to the headline:

In Memoriam: The Old Obama, Who Pretended He Wanted to Bring People Together


BINGO!!!


13 posted on 05/23/2012 7:00:35 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: mandaladon

[ In Memoriam: The Old Obama, Who Wanted to Bring People Together ]

Bull... He’s half-white yet indentifys as black...
as do many racist half-whites..

They are all Affirmative Action whores.. some are republicans..

The question is: What else are they dishonest about?..


14 posted on 05/23/2012 7:08:00 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: tumblindice
Barf to the nth degree. Wretched.
15 posted on 05/23/2012 7:24:27 PM PDT by hummingbird (Breitbart and Spartacus are here and there and everywhere.)
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To: unkus; Bob; mandaladon
Yes Obama was the untested naive One who felt with him as the world's irresistible leader, the entire world would just beg to follow.
That was the extent of his formula for uniting everyone. He'd speak, they'd listen, they'd follow. Success was always build on an unfounded confidence in his own power of persuasion.

With him as its leader all would see the light and change.

And now that his beautiful, self-centered attempts at unity failed he blames those who failed to fall in line. He's a narcissist.

16 posted on 05/23/2012 7:30:22 PM PDT by ThirstyMan
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To: ThirstyMan

He’s beyond disgusting.


17 posted on 05/23/2012 7:40:55 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: unkus

The guardians of Democracy caused this. We all knew Obama was a Marxist. The media hid it and John McCain let them. In addition, McShame made sure the one person who could have made a difference be sacrificed...

McCain killed Sarah Palin and our future.


18 posted on 05/23/2012 7:49:00 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Would you rather eat dog food or cat food? Guess it's Romney 2012.)
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To: mandaladon

A deeply flawed article that is based on two problematic assumptions: that Obama wanted to bring people together, regardless they agree with him or not, and that Obama changed because of Republicans pressure.


19 posted on 05/23/2012 7:55:40 PM PDT by paudio (Post-racial society: When we can legitimately hire and fire a Black man without feeling guilty)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Sarah Palin and what she stands for will be around long after McCain is gone.


20 posted on 05/23/2012 7:58:08 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: RightOnline

It’s the perfect line for ABC news. They are telling us that Obama is a victim of the evil disagreement of people who have divided the nation.

The bottom line is that Obama and his supporters want a Utopian global socialistic government. Romney and his Rinos want a fascist government where the elite rule over us through corporations and we rule over the world. Forty percent want an independent constitutional Republic.

One cancels out the other. You can’t be both socialist and free. You can’t be both fascist and free. You can’t be under the rule of global rule and be free. You can’t be enslaved under elitist rule and be free. There is little compromise in this fundamental disagreement that divides America.


21 posted on 05/23/2012 8:49:00 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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22 posted on 05/23/2012 8:50:33 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: mandaladon
He did bring people together. A lot of them he threw under the bus.


23 posted on 05/23/2012 11:09:10 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Bob
In Memoriam: The Old Obama, Who Pretended He Wanted to Bring People Together

Oh, he wants to bring people together. He wnats to unite Blacks into an army with a mission to "put Whites in their proper place" and then he wants them to come together with Whites on the battlefields of Malls, Streets, Theaters, and anywhere else Whites might be found.

Can't get much more "together" than being in mortal combat.

24 posted on 05/24/2012 4:28:36 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: basil

obama is the sock puppet for the cpusa.
Look at their goals and obama’s actions.
Right down the line same same.

And you bet he is arrogant and cocky.
Ever notice that some of the most cocky people have the least to be cocky about? They have no accomplishments but yet act as if they are something big like the one we have all been waiting for.

ABC did make a serious mistake here.
They forgot to blame George Bush.
guess they are slipping.


25 posted on 05/24/2012 6:36:30 AM PDT by Texas resident (November 6 - Vote Against obama)
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To: mandaladon

lol Got to love the line where they blame conservatives for “Failing” to supporter the leftist agenda. LoL the arrogance.


26 posted on 05/24/2012 7:45:22 PM PDT by Monorprise
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