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The Terrifying Line in Obama's Speech That Everyone Missed
Investor's Business Daily ^ | 09/07/2012 | IBD Staff

Posted on 09/09/2012 2:51:11 PM PDT by IBD editorial writer

His Agenda: President Obama's convention speech got rough reviews, and rightly so. He offered little but tired bromides and recycled promises. But critics overlooked one promise that will guarantee an even bleaker future.

There was plenty to dislike in Obama's speech. The language was flat, his delivery languid. The speech was stuffed with standard Obama chestnuts about the smallness of politics, the corrupting influence of money in politics, and how cynicism is our worst enemy. [snip]

But while everyone was picking apart these and other flaws in Obama's speech, they overlooked the most frightening line of all.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: convention; depression; fdr; obama
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1 posted on 09/09/2012 2:51:16 PM PDT by IBD editorial writer
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To: IBD editorial writer

Geez, I’m cracking up! Stop it already! Please, please give us the punch line so we can choke ourselves to death!


2 posted on 09/09/2012 2:53:45 PM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: IBD editorial writer

So, what was the terrifying line?


3 posted on 09/09/2012 2:56:50 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.patriotcalendars.com/)
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To: mazda77

That was when Obama promised that he’d pursue “the kind of bold, persistent experimentation that Franklin Roosevelt pursued during the only crisis worse than this one.”

at the bottom of page one.


4 posted on 09/09/2012 2:56:55 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: IBD editorial writer
hey overlooked the most frightening line of all. That was when Obama promised that he'd pursue "the kind of bold, persistent experimentation that Franklin Roosevelt pursued during the only crisis worse than this one."
5 posted on 09/09/2012 2:57:52 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Izzy Dunne
"T"

Sorry, this fell out of the post above.

6 posted on 09/09/2012 2:58:35 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: IBD editorial writer
Here's the punch line: Instead of stirring rhetoric filled with hope and promise, Obama pledged that under his leadership, "our path is harder" and "our road is longer." Translation: more of the same and lots more misery for the Americans foolish enough to give this man another term as president. We've been duly warned.
7 posted on 09/09/2012 3:00:25 PM PDT by Jim Scott (Obama must be defeated)
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To: rabidralph

Obama pledged that under his leadership, “our path is harder” and “our road is longer.”

From Obamese to English, “You may think things are bad now, but re-elect me—and you ain’t seen nothin’ yet!”


8 posted on 09/09/2012 3:02:29 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: IBD editorial writer
In 2008 Obama's agenda was clear to anyone who was looking at the alternate meaning of his words, the meaning obvious to anyone who knew anything about the man's background. He told us what he would do.

When he said he would "fundamentally transform this country" people were hearing those words in the context of actions of the presidents before him. But he didn't mean them that way.

He is doing the same thing here - he's telling us what he intends to do. When he says he's telling us 'hard truths' think about real hardship, not the 'Hawaii instead of Europe this year' kind.

Of course, again his words can be taken another way and he's more than happy if voters assume the rainbows & star spangled unicorn farts interpretation.

But thats not the truth of it folks.

9 posted on 09/09/2012 3:02:50 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Izzy Dunne
"the kind of bold, persistent experimentation that Franklin Roosevelt pursued during the only crisis worse than this one."

Oh. The kind that made the Depression drag on until Frankie was dead?

10 posted on 09/09/2012 3:03:19 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: IBD editorial writer

I didn’t miss that line. But FDR is lionized as some kind of hero by the left and by the Republicans, such is the quality of our educational institutions.


11 posted on 09/09/2012 3:03:44 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Nifster

Now we have site pimping to go along with blog pimping? Or is it this guy is bucking for a paying job at investors.com by trying to drive up the hits to show just how popular he is? I’ll follow the stats on Alexa.


12 posted on 09/09/2012 3:03:55 PM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Only bold arrogance born of a narcissistic personality could
dare even think of experimenting with the greatest nation ever.
The man himself is little.


13 posted on 09/09/2012 3:03:55 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (I'm starting a business. Who's going to build it for me?)
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To: IBD editorial writer

Obama is a Saul Alinsky deciple so one only needs to look to “Rules for Radicals” to see what Obama has planned. Alynski believed that radicals could demolish the free enterprise system from the inside, but they must not reveal what they plan because it would frighten people. Alinsky believed that people would not give up the present system until they were in such despair that they have no choice, but to let go of the old system and grasp onto the new system. What is the new system? Marxism run for the benefit of the “have-nots” at the expense and burden on the “haves”. There were parts of speeches at the DNC where the speakers said Obama would build our nation from the bottom up. I understand who they are and what they mean.


14 posted on 09/09/2012 3:04:47 PM PDT by MtnClimber (I did not vote for Zero. Someone else did that.)
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To: IBD editorial writer
"That was when Obama promised that he'd pursue "the kind of bold, persistent experimentation that Franklin Roosevelt pursued during the only crisis worse than this one."

Wonderful! We're all lab rats for an FDR wannabe who doesn't have the brains of Franklin's dog Fala.

15 posted on 09/09/2012 3:05:43 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: IBD editorial writer

In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
-Franklin D. Roosevelt

Ref
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/f/franklin_d_roosevelt.html


16 posted on 09/09/2012 3:07:52 PM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: IBD editorial writer

"I will outlaw Christianity and gun ownership, and expand the TSA into every household, bathroom, and workplace; and when our economy collapses, we will start hauling off our opponents into labor camps."

17 posted on 09/09/2012 3:09:19 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: IBD editorial writer

"I'm waiting..........and boy can I wait.....I ate already so I'll wait......ain't no female strays around so I ain't goin nowhere....zzzzzzzzzzzz...huh?...oh, still waiting"

18 posted on 09/09/2012 3:10:33 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: MileHi
Oh. The kind that made the Depression drag on until Frankie was dead?

It blows my mind that FDR turned a down cycle into a 14 year mismanaged mess....not that the Democrats tried to sell it as marvelous wonder, but that they actually succeeded in that effort.

19 posted on 09/09/2012 3:11:03 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: IBD editorial writer

I love IBD Editorials.


20 posted on 09/09/2012 3:12:27 PM PDT by maica
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To: IBD editorial writer

"I'm waiting..........and boy can I wait.....I ate already so I'll wait......ain't no female strays around so I ain't goin nowhere....zzzzzzzzzzzz...huh?...oh, still waiting"

21 posted on 09/09/2012 3:12:29 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Rennes Templar

I think it served his narcissism to say that he would experiment. But I think he was also using it to conceal the fact that he has no ideas, no plan b, no plan at all. So saying he’d experiment is saying he’d come up with ideas - in the future. That’s how he got elected - by talking about what he WOULD do because he couldn’t talk about what he HAD DONE up to that point (i.e., nothing).
I always thought his speeches were empty. People say he talks in generalities - I think he felt like he was being more specific here - without actually being specific at all. He’s got no idea what to do but promises he’ll experiment. Gee...maybe it takes 4 years to experiment and then the next president would ‘get credit’ for turning the economy around after he left office.


22 posted on 09/09/2012 3:13:06 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: skeeter
When he said he would" "fundamentally transform this country""

Obama

""Give me 12 years, and you won't recognize Germany anymore."

Adolph Hitler

23 posted on 09/09/2012 3:13:55 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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To: All

Shirkers of the world unite, you have nothing to lose but your flat-screen TVs.


24 posted on 09/09/2012 3:15:15 PM PDT by Peter ODonnell (E pluribus biden)
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To: IBD editorial writer
How did it happen that 1960s Marxist-Alinsky campus psycho spoiled brats hijacked the traditional, patriotic Democratic Party in the 1970s? Many rank-and-file Democrats do not understand that they no longer have a Party.

Abe tells us from "the other side":

You initiated a policy to tolerate the Marxist-Alinsky radicals and let them rant; not only has it not ceased but was constantly augmented by decades of infiltration and indoctrination. You now have two Americas. In my opinion, it will not cease until a crisis shall have been reached and passed. "A house divided against itself cannot stand." I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half statist and half free; I do not expect the house to fall; but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other.

Real Democrats can be SOBs but they were our SOBs.


25 posted on 09/09/2012 3:16:44 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: IBD editorial writer

To me the most frightening line was that bit about “citizenship”. That was right out of the reign of terror for me.


26 posted on 09/09/2012 3:18:06 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Jim Scott

Just saw 2016 and that line describes what the movie had to say perfectly!


27 posted on 09/09/2012 3:18:52 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (Damned if I do, Damned if I don't. Damn it, I will!)
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To: eddie willers
Still most believe he saved capitalism and won WWII.
28 posted on 09/09/2012 3:19:10 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Nifster

““the kind of bold, persistent experimentation that Franklin Roosevelt pursued during the only crisis worse than this one.””

I grew up durring his tenure in the White House and was taught as a child he was the most dispicable socialist bastard to ever occupy the White House.

Without government intervention the depression would have been over in short order as soon as those living on credit were wiped out!

We have exactly the same problem today!


29 posted on 09/09/2012 3:20:22 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: tumblindice

Thanks. Sounds like Obama and that whole “shared sacrifice,” “paying your fair share” BS


30 posted on 09/09/2012 3:20:33 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.patriotcalendars.com/)
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To: Nifster

yeah..boy , these communist just never give up on the dream that is a lie.


31 posted on 09/09/2012 3:20:53 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter"you min)
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To: MtnClimber

“I understand who they are and what they mean.”

Brother, I have understood it for over 40 years, since I was sitting in the barbershop reading Time magazine while my dad and brothers got their hair cuts.

Now we are told, in THIS election where the choice has finally been made clear to the American people that the Alinskyite, the Ayers-ite, the Wright-ite Obama might still win.

That just better not happen, that is all I can say.


32 posted on 09/09/2012 3:22:55 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: IBD editorial writer

I thought it was when he said, “I am your president.”


33 posted on 09/09/2012 3:27:29 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Future Snake Eater

True. And Amity’s book will never make it through the academic gatekeepers.


34 posted on 09/09/2012 3:28:18 PM PDT by Mach9
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To: IBD editorial writer

Blog pimp.


35 posted on 09/09/2012 3:34:04 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: rabidralph

“experimentation” like FDR?

They had government imposed cartels setting prices and stuff for industry. Horrible things.


36 posted on 09/09/2012 3:40:40 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: PAR35

Shocked to the core that someone associated with a website would scheme & drive traffic to it...


37 posted on 09/09/2012 3:46:31 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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To: dalereed

You’re post made me smile. Someday, my kids will say the same thing during a discussion about Obama.


38 posted on 09/09/2012 3:55:55 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: MtnClimber

Remember Alinsky Dedicate RULES for RADICALS to LUCIFER in the 1st edition


39 posted on 09/09/2012 3:56:45 PM PDT by philly-d-kidder (AB-Sheen"The truth is the truth if nobody believes it,a lie is still a lie, everybody believes it")
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To: rabidralph

Further translated: “The last four years have only been purgatory: I promise you four new years of living hell while I slice even more pieces from the pie you didn’t earn and the businesses you didn’t build, and leave you destitute.” BO

He’s thumbing his nose at those of us pulling the wagon. Any Americans supporting this guy are more than opponents, they are our enemies.


40 posted on 09/09/2012 4:01:33 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Peter ODonnell

After 1964, the Democrats went from being the “party of the working class” to being “the party of the shirking class”.


41 posted on 09/09/2012 4:03:27 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: Nifster

Yes, and that’s truly scary.


42 posted on 09/09/2012 4:04:34 PM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

In 0bama’s Amerika, you don’t have party, party has you.


43 posted on 09/09/2012 4:05:39 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: IBD editorial writer

Obama wants to move on from hand spankings to the whip and maybe a little blood letting?
Waterboarding bad Obama destroying America good?


44 posted on 09/09/2012 4:08:32 PM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil-- A-merican)
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To: IBD editorial writer

45 posted on 09/09/2012 4:10:41 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: mazda77
Geez, I’m cracking up! Stop it already! Please, please give us the punch line so we can choke ourselves to death!

LOL! I know what you mean. Sad, isn't it?

46 posted on 09/09/2012 4:27:22 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: IBD editorial writer

I swear if I had any neighbors that I absolutely knew would be voting for Obama..

Luckily for me I happen to know my neighbors.

So tragic for those that believe from the mishapen core of their heart that they will still follow the sinking ship of Obamas socialistic conversion of America.


47 posted on 09/09/2012 4:29:37 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: arasina

Yea, it is sad, but lets look at the bright side, FR certainly has enough traffic to attract these leeches.


48 posted on 09/09/2012 4:30:29 PM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: Izzy Dunne
"T"

Sorry, this fell out of the post above. Sometimes threads are rather slippery.

(I did enjoy the imagery of a letter "falling off" its place in your post.)

49 posted on 09/09/2012 4:30:48 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: IBD editorial writer
"bold, persistent experimentation"

Do we really want this man performing bold experiments on us?


50 posted on 09/09/2012 4:36:02 PM PDT by garjog
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