For the most part the liberal media has fawned over Barack Obama’s DNC speech last night. Some have offered sadness at his soon to be ending term, while others lectured conservatives on how much they should have enjoyed the speech.
But if you take away the left-wing fog from such analyses, you can see exactly why Republicans, conservatives, and most independents will be glad to see Obama’s term end.
Buried in his speech were 14 words that represented how divisive his presidency has been to this point. Since his election we have seen an increase in racial tensions, political animosity, and shameful rhetoric being thrown around by politicians and the news media alike.
When Obama uttered the words, “But we heard in Cleveland last week was not particularly Republican. And it sure wasn’t conservative,” the Right knew exactly what he meant. The president lectured us on the definition of conservatism and what we should stand for as an ideology and as a country. To people like Obama, there is no other way than their way, and opponents of liberal ideology are enemies of the state.
Obama will not be remembered for unity but rather fracturing the political and social bases of our society. What we heard last night wasn’t a patriotic or inspiring message from an outgoing president – it was an alienating political diatribe, and the embodiment of the Obama legacy.
Here is the full transcript:
That work involves a big choice this November. I think it is fair to say that this is not your typical election. It is not just a choice between parties or policies, the usual debates between left and right. This is a more fundamental choice about who we are as a people. And whether we stay true to this great American experiment in self-government. Look, we Democrats have always had plenty of differences with the Republican Party. And there’s nothing wrong with that. It is precisely this contest of ideas that pushes our country forward. But we heard in Cleveland last week was not particularly Republican. And it sure wasn’t conservative. What we heard was a deeply pessimistic vision of a country where turn against each other and turn away from the rest of the world. There were no serious solutions to pressing problems. Just the thinning of resentment and blame and anger and that is not the America I know. The America I know is full of courage and optimism and ingenuity. The American I know is decent and generous sure we have real anxieties about paying bills and protecting our kids.
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