Obama: ‘I Don’t Care About the Public’s Welfare’
Some very interesting points.
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No, he didn’t say it; no politician does; instead, he proves it, by both what he does and what he says (as will be shown here).
Of course, there’s pretense in at least some of what all successful politicians say, because success in politics requires at least some degree of pretense. No matter how good a person is, pretense is necessary for success in politics; that’s just reality. We live with it; we deal with it, if we are at all realistic.
A politician shows his values, and makes clear his priorities, not by what he says, but instead by what he actually does.
For example, President Obama’s 24 January 2012 State of the Union Address said: “Tonight, I’m asking my Attorney General to create a special unit of federal prosecutors and leading state attorneys general to expand our investigations into the abusive lending and packaging of risky mortgages that led to the housing crisis. (Applause.) This new unit will hold accountable those who broke the law, speed assistance to homeowners, and help turn the page on an era of recklessness that hurt so many Americans. Now, a return to the American values of fair play and shared responsibility will help protect our people and our economy.”