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President Obama’s ‘Teddy Roosevelt Speech’

Today President Obama gave a rousing speech in Osawatomie, Kansas. It is being coined as one of his best yet and for good reason. The president went on the defensive but this was not concerning just any political matter, it surrounded his continued fight for the middle class. While there were many points that resonated, the area that stood out most was the passion in which the president exuded.

The last few months President Obama has been dragged relentlessly through the circus that is the Republican Party. Each debate offered anecdotes on what candidates would do, most surrounding what the president is “not.” President Obama has continued to push through and allow his focus to remain on the economy. Earlier this month it was reported that the unemployment rate has dropped to 8.6%, an obvious sign of improving times but this too has gotten lost in the fray of Donald Trump and talks of “poor kids” getting jobs.

Today proved different. The president spoke with the need for urgency, “Inequality also distorts our democracy. It gives an outsized voice to the few who can afford high-priced lobbyists and unlimited campaign contributions, and runs the risk of selling out our democracy to the highest bidder. And it leaves everyone else rightly suspicious that the system in Washington is rigged against them – that our elected representatives aren’t looking out for the interests of most Americans.”

The need to redevelop our middle class, an issue that that has gotten lost in the Republican scrimmage as they attempt to move further to right was highlighted. The president is working hard not just for the rich or corporations, he is working to improve the lives of every American.

So I won’t mention the debacle that is the Republican contenders/party. As they prepare to have yet another debate this time hosted by a reality t.v. star, it is painfully obvious that the only adult in the room is not fighting with the children; his focus remains on more pressing issues.

The full speech in its original content can be found here:
http://news.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/12/obamas-teddy-roosevelt-speech—full-transcript.php

December 6, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 4 Comments