The Campaign Spot

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Four Years Ago, Obama Talked About ‘False Hope’


The RNC reminds us that four years ago, then-senator Barack Obama told the voters of New Hampshire, “We’ve been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope.”

Obama also declared:

Democrats, independents and Republicans who are tired of the division and distraction that has clouded Washington, who know that we can disagree without being disagreeable, who understand that, if we mobilize our voices to challenge the money and influence that stood in our way and challenge ourselves to reach for something better, there is no problem we cannot solve, there is no destiny that we cannot fulfill.

Three years later, he’s calling his opponents “hostage takers.”

Tags: Barack Obama , RNC


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