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September 01, 2010

Obama's Speech: Now Is The Time We Must Honor Our Returning Troops By Transforming The Country Into Something They Wouldn't Recognize And Don't Want

Goldberg notes the most objectionable parts of the speech. As was the case with me, he finds the most objectionable part Obama's curious claim that we must now prove our devotion to the troops by uniting to wreak changes they themselves would oppose.

And so at this moment, as we wind down the war in Iraq, we must tackle those challenges at home with as much energy, and grit, and sense of common purpose as our men and women in uniform who have served abroad. They have met every test that they faced. Now, it is our turn. Now, it is our responsibility to honor them by coming together, all of us, and working to secure the dream that so many generations have fought for –the dream that a better life awaits anyone who is willing to work for it and reach for it.

Our most urgent task is to restore our economy, and put the millions of Americans who have lost their jobs back to work. To strengthen our middle class, we must give all our children the education they deserve, and all our workers the skills that they need to compete in a global economy. We must jumpstart industries that create jobs, and end our dependence on foreign oil. We must unleash the innovation that allows new products to roll off our assembly lines, and nurture the ideas that spring from our entrepreneurs. This will be difficult. But in the days to come, it must be our central mission as a people, and my central responsibility as President.

But first, you will blow me.

He didn't say the last thing but I think the subtext is right there.

I don't understand how he thought it wise or appropriate that in a speech which should be all about thanking the troops and praising their heroism he felt the need to bust out into a ten minute campaign commercial for his economic agenda.


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