In his never-ending quest to find excuses to attack and demonize President Obama, Sean Hannity dug up a 1995 video of Obama touting “democracy with a small ‘d’” and finding “common ground.” This seemed even less damning than Hannity’s “exposé” video of Obama hugging a “black radical” tenured Harvard professor. But to Hannity and Michelle Malkin, those were fightin’ words.
Here’s what Obama said in the clip Hannity showed. I’m not including it in my video due to copyright concerns. But I found a YouTube video of it and am posting it below.
The best legacy of theirs, my inheritance, is the notion that we collectively can decide on our fate, that things like technological change, things like mass media, things like the market, are all subject to our control. I think in the end it does have to be a broad ‘us.” It has be democracy with a small ‘d.’ I think that recapturing the spirit that existed not just in the civil rights movement but in the union organizing movement, in the populist movement. I think there is a running thread, one of the better angels of our nature in this country, which has been the notion that we can sit around the table and find common ground.
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