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Jun 18, 2009

Write Your Own Obama Speech

The Daily Beast analyzed Obama’s famous speeches to crack the code behind the president’s rhetoric. Our step-by-step guide for turning even the most divisive debates into an inspiring call for unity:

1. Thanks for having me.
2. Express shock that someone with your life story could ever stand before such a crowd…
3. …But that’s just America for you.
4. Pause for audience interruption.
5. Have gracious comeback ready.
6. Pay homage to Founding Fathers and/or quote the Declaration of Independence.
7. Express regret at America’s failures to live up to its founding principles.
8. Both sides have a point.
(a.) On the one hand…
(b.) But on the other hand…
9. Dismiss traditional battle lines as insufficiently nuanced. Find common ground.
10. After all, just look at me!
11. Manage expectations.
12. That said, don’t be afraid to dream big.
13. Invoke God.

Jun 4, 2009

Obama’s Cairo speech

A few quotes:

“It was innovation in Muslim communities that developed the order of algebra; our magnetic compass and tools of navigation; our mastery of pens and printing…”
The invention of the compass is generally credited by scholars to the Chinese.
Even printing originated in China.

“…nearly seven million American Muslims in our country today…”
The CIA knows 0.6% of the US population to be Muslim which equals 1,861,397.18

“On the other hand, it is also undeniable that the Palestinian people – Muslims and Christians – have suffered in pursuit of a homeland.”
In 1964, the Arabs created a fiction they called the “Palestinians” and blanketed the world successfully with the mantra that they were the Palestinians and Palestine (read “Israel”) was theirs. (learn more)

“[We will] create a new online network, so a teenager in Kansas can communicate instantly with a teenager in Cairo.”
What has government to do with that? Want to nationalize facebook?