Heckled in New York, Obama Turns to Politics of Fear

Elisabeth Meinecke
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Posted: Sep 23, 2010 10:00 AM
On her husband's presidential campaign trail, Michelle Obama shared this with the audience about why the Obamas agreed Barack should run for president:

"The reason why I said “yes” was because I am tired of being afraid.

"I am tired of living in a country where every decision that we have made over the last ten years wasn't for something, but it was because people told us we had to fear something. We had to fear people who looked different from us, fear people who believed in things that were different from us; fear of one another right here in our own back yards. I am so tired of fear, and I don’t want my girls to live in a country, in a world, based on fear...For eight years, we were told to be afraid."

Oh, how the tune changes when you're the first couple in power.  Now you have Barack Obama being heckled at a speech in New York BY THE LEFT. So what does he do? He resorts to the be-afraid-of-what's-going-to-happen-if-the-Republicans-win line.

Also, as my coworker Katie Pavlich pointed out, George W. Bush near the end of his term had given more aid to Africa (centered on AIDS funding) than any other U.S. president.<