Glenn has a lot of complaints about President Barack Obama, but one of his biggest is that the man simply is a chameleon who adapts everything from his message to his speech patterns to fit the audience he is speaking to. Don’t believe it? Glenn played some audio on radio today to expose the problem.
Over the weekend, Obama was speaking to the Congressional Black Conference and said:
I don’t know about you, CBC, but the future rewards those who press on. With patient and firm determination, I’m gonna press on for jobs. I’m gonna press on for equality. I’m gonna press on for the sake of our children. I’m gonna press on for the sake of all those families who are strugglin’ right now. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I’m gonna press on! I expect all of you to march with me and press on! Take off your bedroom slippers. Put on your marchin’ shoes. Shake it off. Stop complainin’. Stop grumblin’. Stop cryin’. We’re all gonna press on. We’ve got work to do! CBC.
MSNBC took the speech as it was transcribed by the AP and – much like our own transcription above – the AP left off the g’s and replace them with apostrophe’s, mimicking the speech pattern the President used. MSNBC, however, felt this was racist.