On Thursday, Obama gave a big pep-talk to a Summit Meeting of his Organizing for Action campaign team. Usual hype. But one bit of humor that slipped right by the Obama speechwriters.
So I became an organizer, like all of you. And I learned that change comes slow sometimes, and sometimes there are disappointments. But I also learned the sense of purpose that comes by working together. I learned that underneath our differences, there are hopes and aspirations and grit and resilience that binds us together. That’s why I do this.
But what I also learned was that you don’t make change through slogans.
This is Mr. “Yes We Can!”, “We Are the Ones We’ve Been Waiting For,” :”Fired Up – Ready to Go,” “Hope and Change,” “Worst Financial Crisis Since the Great Depression,” “12 million new jobs, ” “Win the Future,” “Everybody gets their fair shot, everybody does their fair share, everybody plays by the same set of rules.” Endlessly repeated, meaningless slogans.
Every Obama speech is full of slogans.He depends on slogans . Always has and apparently always will. I just thought it was funny!
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