Skip to comments.Shaping a Speech, 50 Years After ‘I Have a Dream’
Posted on 08/23/2013 10:28:20 AM PDT by mdittmar
WASHINGTON Talk about pressure.
Next week, President Obama will mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington with a speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, willingly putting himself in the very place where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered one of Americas greatest oratories five decades ago.
The split-screen comparisons are as inevitable as they are unwanted. A gifted orator himself, Mr. Obama nonetheless faces an unenviable task: to offer Americans a stirring, resonant moment that goes beyond his sometimes professorial remarks, without falling into a politically dangerous mimicry of Dr. Kings cadences and rhythms.
But the challenge has become something of a self-created one for Mr. Obama during his presidency. This summer, he presented himself at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin 50 years after President John F. Kennedy declared Ich bin ein Berliner. Last month, he chose the University of Cape Town in South Africa as the place for a speech to young people, just as Senator Robert F. Kennedy did a half century ago.
And in November, Mr. Obama has been invited to attend the 150th anniversary celebration of Abraham Lincolns Gettysburg Address. The president has not formally accepted yet. But if he finds himself on that battlefield, he will once again be speaking in the shadow of rhetorical genius.
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Funny how they completely seem to gloss over that whole “Content of Character” thing.
Obama and Holder are publicly speaking about their plan of the week that are just more smokescreen distractions to divert attention away from the incompetent manner Obama has handled his day job.
The best indicator of a PHONY ADMINISTRATION is the number of its REAL SCANDALS.
Commie Tyrant Obamas current talking points are thus smokescreen distractions for the products of Obamas first 4 years in office:
* Refusal to close US Southern Border to Mexican illegal alien invaders
* No known un-forged records of Place of Birth
* No known un-forged records of University grades
* Benghazi Massacre
* Dereliction of Duty as CIC during Benghazi Massacre
* Cover up of Benghazi Massacre
* Destruction of Seal Team Six
* Cover up of Fast and Furious murder of US Border Agent by Exec. Order
* IRS-Obamacare Commune Death Grip on Wealth and Health
* NSA-Gestapo Death Grip on all citizens communications
* Use of Courts against News Media
* Use of Supreme Court to install Un-Constitutional Obamacare Tax
* Destruction of the US Coal Industry
* Refusal to permit XL Pipeline construction
* Trillion Dollar a year Federal Overspending
* Monthly violations of the US Constitution by Obama
* Use of Exec. Orders to bypass Congress.
REPLACE sniveling coward Speaker Boehner with a FIGHTER!
It is time to IMPEACH Tyrant B. Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro.
Tyrant B. Hussein Obama, (aka Barry Soetoro), continues his unopposed efforts to expand Totalitarian Obamanation in Liberty-based America.
Where are the Republican opponents of Tyrant Obama?
Why have the Articles of Impeachment for Tyrant Obama not been issued by US House Speaker Boehner, or Pro-Welfare Republicans Cantor or Ryan?
Have House and Senate Pro-Welfare Republicans formed a cave-in pact with Pro-Welfare Democrats to protect Tyrant Obama?
The main thing that Speaker Boehner is afraid of is being blamed for doing his job.
Speaker Boehners job now is to shut down the NON-ESSENTIAL parts of the US Federal Government until Obamacare is ABOLISHED, however long that takes.
(He will no doubt fail miserably.)
Not really much to inspire them with other than letting them kill each other without punishment and a whitey two fer one deal.
It was a great speech. MLKjr. stole most of it from a pub.
But the jist of the speech was great.
So sorry that the left will not listen to it and twist it around and make it say something that it does not say.
It will be just another forgettable, mediocre speech his media wingmen will hail as great.
Well,the President is 52,you would think he understands it by now,maybe not.
I have a dream too.Impeachment.
Instead of a big speech from BHO I’m expecting a hollow cliche. BHO is no MLK
I have a dream too.Impeachment.
Haha . . . don’t you know that Axelrod said this morning that impeachment is a virus that must be curbed from political dissidents?
I was reading somewhere this morning . . . maybe it was a tagline for one of FRreepers — that behind every liberal Democrat is a totalitarian just aching to come out, and Axelrod pretty much fits that mold.
MLK must be turning over in his grave watching the charlatan Barack Obama trying to pretend he has anything at all to do with someone else’s lasting positive mark on history.