The Rise and Fall of Hope and Change

The Rise and Fall of Hope and Change

Alexis de Toqueville

The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.
Alexis de Tocqueville

The United States Capitol Building

The United States Capitol Building

The Constitutional Convention

The Constitutional Convention

The Continental Congress

The Continental Congress

George Washington at Valley Forge

George Washington at Valley Forge

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Did President Obama Just Compare Himself to Nelson Mandela and Gandhi?

From ConservativeByte.com:


Did President Obama Just Compare Himself to Nelson Mandela and Gandhi?

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In a speech to donors in New York Friday, President Obama tried to make the case for reelecting him using an unusual spin on his typical “change takes time riff.” Specifically, the President drew historical comparisons between what he’s trying to accomplish and the accomplishments of…Nelson Mandela and Gandhi? The President’s quote:
The civil rights movement was hard. Winning the vote for women was hard. Making sure that workers had some basic protections was hard.
Around the world — Gandhi, Nelson Mandela — what they did was hard. It takes time. It takes more than a single term, it takes more than a single president, it takes more than a single individual.
What it takes is ordinary citizens who keep believing, who are committed to fighting and pushing and inching this country closer and closer to our highest ideals. And I said in 2008, that I am not a perfect man and I will not be a perfect president. But I promised you back then that I would always tell you what I believe. I would always tell you where I stood.

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