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Yesterday Obama gave a speech at Hampton Unitversity in Virginia, and I was wondering if all “democrats” speak the same ways. When you consider the fact that Obama is very popular (sometimes for the wrong reasons, although they aren’t his fault) and that Clegg increased in popularity after the political debates, do they actually speak in the same style.

Added to that I also wanted to anylyse what Obama said and hopefully shine more light on it than other news reporters would.
“I love you back. That’s why I’m here. I love you guys.”

Some woman (either that or someone with an oddly strange voice), shouted at Obama saying “I love you!”. He’s not a fucking rockstar, he’s your President, but that’s American’s for you. Excuse me for being bitter about it, but it’s a shame we don’t get that with our Prime Minister, namely because everyone hates him.

“To all the mothers in the house: As somebody who is surrounded by women in the White House.”

Nice joke, lest you forget that he is also surrounded by men in the White House too!

“In a single generation, Hampton has transformed from a small black college into a world-class research institution.”

He got applause for this sole line, why does that deserve applause? Because it was a small college that was transformed to be world-renowned? or because it was black? At least the guy isn’t being petty or politically correct about it – it just seems everyone else is.

“You’re accepting your degrees as America still wages two wars, wars that many in your generation have been fighting.”

Which you still haven’t called off, I wonder why.

“And meanwhile, you’re coming of age in a 24/7 media environment that bombards us with all kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments, some of which don’t always rank that high on the truth meter.”

Wrong. Nearly ALL of which don’t rank high on the truth meter, I’m even begginning to distrust myself.

“And meanwhile, you’re coming of age in a 24/7 media environment that bombards us with all kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments, some of which don’t always rank that high on the truth meter. And with iPods and iPads; and Xboxes and PlayStations, none of which I know how to work; information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation.”

Again true, but it sounds like he’s blaming the comapnies who make those machines, it’s not Microsoft’s fault that the Xbox is a machine designed for recreation, the distracting and controlling aspect is actually the fault of the entire Xbox community (I know this, me being one of them) rather than the Xbox itself. Then again, he probably knows this, as any idiot can figure out.

“So all of this is not only putting pressure on you; it’s putting new pressure on our country and on our democracy.”

And once again I’m confused. Explain how exactly that works Mr. President.

“So all of us have a responsibility, as Americans, to change this. To offer every single child in this country an education that will make them competitive in our knowledge economy. That is our obligation as a nation.”

From a so-called Democrat, this seems to be a very Republican message. However he is the President of the United States, so this is his job. What I find odd is that earlier he remarked that non-White students and poor students as being outperformed not only domestically, but worldwide; and I have yet to see why he said this.

“But now that your minds have been opened, it’s up to you to keep them that way.”

I’m not exactly sure if he meant “Education is the only way to help you know what’s right and what’s wrong!”, if he did mean that than I have got a lot more problems with him.

“But I want you to think about Ms. Dorothy Height, a black woman, in 1929, refusing to be denied her dream of a college education. Refusing to be denied her rights. Refusing to be denied her dignity. Refusing to be denied her place in America, her piece of America’s promise. Refusing to let any barriers of injustice or ignorance or inequality or unfairness stand in her way. That refusal to accept a lesser fate; that insistence on a better life, that, ultimately, is the secret not only of African American survival and success, it has been the secret of America’s survival and success. So, yes, an education can fortify us to meet the tests of our economy, the tests of our citizenship, and the tests of our times. But what ultimately makes us American, quintessentially American, is something that can’t be taught – a stubborn insistence on pursuing our dreams.”

Subtle but powerful, and like every good speech writer knows, powerful words rely on short sharp and repetitive phrases

It seems overall that this is a message rather than declaring his beliefs, more to inspire the American people. So it is very difficult to compare with Nick Clegg banging on about policies. What we do know is that all “Democrat Leaders” will always make very good public speakers.

“I love you back. That’s why I’m here. I love you guys.

Some woman (either that or someone with an oddly strange voice), shouted at Obama saying “I

love you!”. He’s not a fucking rockstar, he’s your President, but that’s American’s for you.

Excuse me for being bitter about it, but it’s a shame we don’t get that with our Prime

Minister, namely because everyone hates him.

“To all the mothers in the house: As somebody who is surrounded by women in the White House.

Nice joke, lest you forget that he is also surrounded by men in the White House too!

“In a single generation, Hampton has transformed from a small black college into a

world-class research institution.

He got applause for this sole line, why does that deserve applause? Because it was a small

college that was transformed to be world-renowned? or because it was black? At least the guy

isn’t being petty or politically correct about it – it just seems everyone else is.

“You’re accepting your degrees as America still wages two wars, wars that many in your

generation have been fighting.

Which you still haven’t called off, I wonder why?

“And meanwhile, you’re coming of age in a 24/7 media environment that bombards us with all

kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments, some of which don’t always rank

that high on the truth meter.

Wrong. Nearly ALL of which don’t rank high on the truth meter, I’m even begginning to

distrust myself.

“And meanwhile, you’re coming of age in a 24/7 media environment that bombards us with all

kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments, some of which don’t always rank

that high on the truth meter. And with iPods and iPads; and Xboxes and PlayStations, none of

which I know how to work; information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of

entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation.”

Again true, but it sounds like he’s blaming the comapnies who make those machines, it’s not

Microsoft’s fault that the Xbox is a machine designed for recreation, the distracting and

controlling aspect is actually the fault of the entire Xbox community (I know this, me being

one of them) rather than the Xbox itself. Then again, he probably knows this, as any idiot

can figure out.

“So all of this is not only putting pressure on you; it’s putting new pressure on our

country and on our democracy.

And once again I’m confused. Explain how exactly that works Mr. President.

“So all of us have a responsibility, as Americans, to change this. To offer every single

child in this country an education that will make them competitive in our knowledge economy.

That is our obligation as a nation.

From a so-called Democrat, this seems to be a very Republican message. However he is the

President of the United States, so this is his job. What I find odd is that earlier he

remarked that non-White students and poor students as being outperformed not only

domestically, but worldwide; and I have yet to see why he said this.

“But now that your minds have been opened, it’s up to you to keep them that way.

I’m not exactly sure if he meant “Education is the only way to help you know what’s right

and what’s wrong!”, if he did mean that than I have got a lot more problems with him.

“But I want you to think about Ms. Dorothy Height, a black woman, in 1929, refusing to be

denied her dream of a college education. Refusing to be denied her rights. Refusing to be

denied her dignity. Refusing to be denied her place in America, her piece of America’s

promise. Refusing to let any barriers of injustice or ignorance or inequality or unfairness

stand in her way. That refusal to accept a lesser fate; that insistence on a better life,

that, ultimately, is the secret not only of African American survival and success, it has

been the secret of America’s survival and success. So, yes, an education can fortify us to

meet the tests of our economy, the tests of our citizenship, and the tests of our times. But

what ultimately makes us American, quintessentially American, is something that can’t be

taught – a stubborn insistence on pursuing our dreams.

Subtle but powerful, and like every good speech writer knows, powerful words rely on short

sharp and repetitive phrases

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