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  •  The Early Warnings I missed (11+ / 0-)

    At the Hamilton Project 2006

    It’s not long, it touches most of the bases, and tells you all you need to know about how Barack Obama would govern.
    I’m going to color code the transcript using the same scheme I used for Obama’s inaugural (here; here), with one new category:

    Blank screen: Placeholder material onto which the audience may project what they like. The phrase comes from Obama’s famous remark in the preface of the second of his two autobiographies: “I serve as a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views.”

    If I had seen this before 2008 the chances are that I would not have been bamboozled.    I believe it was in September 2012 at the University of Washington when Obama told us his personal preference was to raise the Cap.  A master of deceit.

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