Sunday, September 18, 2016

My Name May not be on the Ballot but Democracy is on the Ballot

Very powerful speech from President Obama last night. Many are arguing that this was his most powerful speech ever.

He was very clear about the stakes. Hope is on the ballot and so is fear. He will take it as a personal affront he warned his base if they don't turn out.

"President, shouting, says he'll consider it "an insult to my legacy" if you (blacks) don't vote; "Hope is on the is fear"

The idea that people aren't motivated enough to vote this time of all times, is something I just can't understand.

Would you have been inspired in 1932 to vote against Hitler?

"President giving a fire & brimstone speech tonight - promises full-throated campaign effort for Clinton; denounces GOP fear-mongering."

It's quite something to hear a sitting president say "democracy is on the ballot."

I would recommend very much you watch that video. Here is what the President said.

It was part mockery, part shock-to-the-system wake-up call.

"Donald Trump is a nasty, hateful charlatan selling a false message to African-Americans and the rest of the country that puts everything he’s done in office and stood for at risk, President Barack Obama said Saturday night, in a rip-roaring speech to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation dinner in Washington."

"Declaring he would consider it “a personal insult, an insult to my legacy” if black turnout falters for Hillary Clinton, Obama did what he got reamed for doing almost exactly two years ago, in the heat of midterm elections where disdain for him was the defining force: Yes, he said, he is pretty much on the ballot in November."

“My name may not be on the ballot, but our progress is on the ballot,” Obama said, his voice rising to a shout as he went well beyond what sources familiar with the speech say was a tamer version of the riff in the prepared remarks. “Tolerance is on the ballot. Democracy is on the ballot. Justice is on the ballot. Good schools are on the ballot. Ending mass incarceration, that’s on the ballot right now.”

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If you want to be complacent about an election maybe wait for one in the future. This is not that time.

Like Hillary says 'Friends don't let friends vote for Trump.'

Obama last night was: 'Friends don't let friends not vote.'

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