Obama broke ages of silence. Not to prove we miss him, but to remind us what a statesman actually sounds like.
Trump supporters were the first to whip up the re-re-reMIX to mashup his words to sound terrible, but they were mistaken.
He didn’t merely elucidate that Trump is a Russian puppet, but that he’s terrible, poorly-spoken, and possibly suffering from dementia.
That’s not fair, let me rephrase it. If Trump is’t suffering from dementia, he’s fucking retarded.
In my life, there are a lot of things I’d bet on. And while I’m not saying I’d wager for or against one of them, but I’d surely place a 10Bet against the other for what it’s worth.
Compare this sentence from Obama’s speech:
That’s the story of America, a story of progress. Fitful progress, incomplete progress, but progress. And that progress wasn’t achieved by just a handful of famous leaders making speeches. It was won because of countless quiet acts of heroism and dedication by citizens, by ordinary people, many of them not much older than you. It was won because rather than be bystanders to history, ordinary people fought and marched and mobilized and built and, yes, voted to make history.
With this one from Trump’s this very same week:
Because things are happening. Let me tell you just really quickly about something that did happen. So last week, you probably saw it, because it gets ratings, they put it on television, right? If it didn’t get ratings, they wouldn’t be putting it on.
But last week, you saw it, I was in the great state of West Virginia. We were in a fantastic arena, beautiful, smaller than this, but a very great place. We had crowds that were incredible. And the enthusiasm, I hate to tell you, the enthusiasm that you have tonight, in West Virginia, it was exactly the same. Can’t get any more, right?
One of these two men was clearly born in Nambia, while the other is Barack Obama.