Obama in 2008:

Fast forward to 2014. During yesterday’s interview with Bill O’Reilly, Obama backed away from that statement:

O’Reilly read Obama a question from a viewer who asked, “Mr. President, why do you feel it is necessary to fundamentally transform the nation that has afforded you so much opportunity and success?”

“I don’t think we need to fundamentally transform the nation,” said Obama.

“But those are your words,” explained O’Reilly.

“I think what we have to do is make sure that here in America, if you work hard, you can get ahead,” said Obama.

Shorter version: “If you like your fundamental transformation of America, you can keep your fundamental transformation of America.”

And I do think he’s followed through on that promise to fundamentally transformed America — for the much much worse.


10 Responses to “Obama backs away from promise to ‘fundamentally transform America’”

  1. doriangrey1 on February 3rd, 2014 3:31 pm

    But claims there is no corruption in his administration.

    Fox News creates phoney Scandals.

  2. Truesoldier__ on February 3rd, 2014 3:43 pm

    But Doug, he didn't back away from anything. He figures that the fundamental transformation of America has started to take hold.

    So to fundamentally transform America now would mean to undue all that he has done.

  3. Truesoldier__ on February 3rd, 2014 3:44 pm

    “I think what we have to do is make sure that here in America, if you work hard, you can get ahead,” said Obama.

    So Dear Leader admits that he got where he is by not working hard.

  4. Marshall_Will on February 3rd, 2014 4:50 pm

    It's possible he knows a sound staining is already cooked in for the mid-terms and now plans on only rolling out shocking, economy derailing agenda talking points every *other* day?

    With as much as he's best butt buddies w/ Google ( hence Youtube ) Facebook and essentially any ISP and/or related company.., how can he possibly not know there's a cottage industry on YT utterly *slamming" he; and his fundamental transformation..?

    Additionally ( at least he 'claims' ) to be a regular reader of MM.com. If that is the case we're dealing with his comprehension skills of a 2nd grader. Further, the Right blogosphere has finally cracked his code and are preparing and uploading warning flag videos covering the next likely step in his takeover of the economy, corporations and the Constitution. Including the militarization of our "police" forces. What's left but smug, flippant interviews?

  5. Joe Mama on February 3rd, 2014 10:29 pm

    does that mean he's done? thank goodness….

  6. Dexter_Alarius on February 4th, 2014 1:47 pm

    BOR should have come back with, "But, you've made it HARDER for people to get ahead, with job killing laws and regulation. Get the government out of the way of the folks, Mr. President!"

  7. sizemorew on February 4th, 2014 1:54 pm

    I noticed something interesting with this exchange:

    Dear Leader never even acknowledges Mr. O'Reilly's comment.

    Hell, if you simply cut out Mr. O'Reilly's statement that those are Obama's own words, there is literally nothing different about what Obama's saying. We're not missing any context clues at all. The BS still makes logical sense in terms of grammar and simple English: no meaning to Obama's words is lost.

    It's like he actually practiced a speech (for once) and went ahead with his script rather than taking a moment to acknowledge Mr. O'Reilly's implied question.

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