Look out! It’s Preacher Obama and he’s at the pulpit!
“You want to talk about values?” he asked. “Hard work — that’s a value. Looking out for one another — that’s a value. The idea that we’re all in it together — that I am my brother’s keeper, I am my sister’s keeper — that is a value.”
He continued: “But they’re still talking about you as if you’re some greedy special interest that needs to be beaten. Since when are hardworking men and women special interests? Since when is the idea that we look out for each other a bad thing?”
I don’t get the warm and fuzzies for any politician of any stripes (well, except for Alan Grayson, but that’s because he’s basically Stephen Colbert and pulls no punches) but this is what people need to hear. Effective rhetoric changes the dynamic.
I have no doubt that if Obama went out and said this five times a day for the next eight months, our attitudes would change dramatically.