Saturday, May 01, 2010
President Obama's Michigan graduation speech. This is wonderful!
If you have trouble playing the video you can read the transcript here.
I watched this in the morning and was quite struck by how brilliant and self effacing our President can be. He had that group of graduates in the palm of his hand and he gave them possibly one for the greatest graduation speeches in history.
There were 93,000 people listening to him and Obama took the opportunity to talk about the divisiveness that our country is currrently going through and to ask his audience to show compassion for those who they may not agree with and to occasionally look to media sources that do not support their point of view so that they will understand all sides of an issue and learn to walk in somebody else's shoes.
By contrast Sarah Palin was giving a speech in another part of Michigan to a piddly 1,100 people where she viciously attacked President Obama and continued to call for divisiveness and distrust of our government.
Sarah Palin saluted "the good folks of Michigan clinging to your guns and religion" at an anti-tax, anti-liberal rally here today. "We don't like the way the liberal establishment is running things," she said. "We are proud to call ourselves tea party Americans."
Every once in awhile it is good for the soul to take a moment to sit back and count our blessings that the "Witch from Wasilla" and the "Alzheimer's patient form Arizona" did NOT win the 2008 election.
Because my friends we really dodged a bullet that time!