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Words matter: Obama knows difference between "speak TO you" and "speak WITH you"

Just catching up on the video of Obama’s photo op with Republicans at the GOP retreat.  Obviously the takeaway is that Obama’s intention was to make an artificial attempt of bipartisanship, nothing more.   He didn’t even really accomplish that.  It was a disengenuous slap in the face from an ever growing insular, arrogant, immature person. 

Something in Obama’s opening statement something just leaped out and slapped me.

Part of the reason I accepted your invitation to come here was because I wanted to speak with all of you, and not just to all of you. So I’m looking forward to taking your questions and having a real conversation in a few moments

 

Our TOTUS is calculated, he knows words, words matter. 

“Don’t tell me words don’t matter. ‘I have a dream’ — just words? ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal’ — just words? ‘We have nothing to fear but fear itself’ — just words? Just speeches?”  Obama on campaign trail

This is why this is very important.  He says “speaking WITH” someone involves a dialogue, listening, discussion, a conversation.  “Speaking TO” someone, like the American people is just that.  Lecturing, scolding, ordering.  Obviously, his real intention was to speak to the GOP to lecture, scold, and order.

Recently Obama did an interview with George Stephonopolous saying that he regretted not speaking TO the American people more of what their core values were.  Ouch.

“If there’s one thing that I regret this year is that we were so busy just getting stuff done and dealing with the immediate crises that were in front of us that I think we lost some of that sense of speaking directly to the American people about what their core values are and why we have to make sure those institutions are matching up with those values,”

Words matter, remember?   Obama blatantly tells us he is going to tell America what their ‘core values’ should be, not speak with America in having a ‘conversation’ to see what their values really are and then match up institutions to line up with them.  He is going to double down and wage an assault on American’s, telling us how wrong we are and how right he is.  He is bothered he even has to explain to America that he is right and should not even be questioned.

As a fellow Redstater pointed out, Obama has declared war on the American people.  I HOPE we wake up and realize CHANGE itself can be dangerous since change can be negative.

People to government, “We want OUR money back!”

 

Full 85 min video here if you can stand to watch it:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/president-obama-takes-questions-gop-house-issues-conference

transcript:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-gop-house-issues-conference