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Huston: Obama scolds Illinois on building “better politics”




By Warner Todd Huston - 

Barack Obama returned to the scene of his national political debut nine years ago, but he excluded the public from a speech where he choose to scold his former home state and the nation on how to “build a better politics.”

Obama’s central theme was to plea for more unity in political discourse, delivered via a closed-door meeting of the state legislature, in a state so bitterly divided that the Democrat-run legislature and the Republican Governor have gone almost a year without being able to agree on a budget.

“The tone of our politics hasn’t gotten better, it’s gotten worse,” the president lamented. “There’s still this yawning gap between the magnitude of our challenges and the smallness of our politics,” he added.

“I don’t want to be nostalgic here. We voted against each other all the time … but those relationships, that trust we built meant that we came at each debate assuming the best about each other, not the worst,” Obama insisted.

The president went on to blast the “smallness” of American politics and the “ease with which we’re distracted by the petty and trivial.”

“When I hear either side talking about refusal to compromise as actual accomplishment, I’m not impressed,” he insisted.

The rest of Huston's story on Breitbart.com 


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  1. Look for Barack to eventually run for Mayor of Chicago since this will be Rahm’s last term as mayor. Madigan knows he will need an African-American to run for Mayor of Chicago if he and the Democrats wish to keep complete control of Chicago.