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  •  "Most of us used to be them" (8+ / 0-)

    Beautiful phrase.  Ties us all together and let's us be proud of who we are and where we came from.

    •  I was in tears by that time. So great to see him (1+ / 0-)
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      ivorybill

      tell it like it is, damn the orange torpedoes!

    •  Yup, I LOVE that line (1+ / 0-)
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      ivorybill

      It allows us to go straight at the xenophobes on the right.

    •  Michelle Obama once said (2+ / 0-)
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      immigradvocate, MKSinSA

      that she finally felt proud to be an American.  She got criticized for that too.  But when I hear a speech like this, when the President speaks so eloquently about breaking down those barriers between "us" and "them", and when I think about an America that is not divided on race or ethnicity or any of those other ways we always find to divide ourselves, yea, I start to feel a little pride in who we are.  Our strength and the one thing that truly sets us apart is that we are the one nation on earth that looks more and more like all the people on earth.  That's a damn powerful thing.  

      Progress on LGBT civil rights... and now progress on immigration reform.  If this happens, people won't be talking about Obama as the "Democrat's Reagan", they'll be talking about him as our Lincoln.

      “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

      by ivorybill on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 02:18:02 PM PST

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