there is no “us” and “them” – in this country, there is only “us”

“There’s no doubt the debate over how to fix all this has been a fractured, often painful one. Some seek political upside in distorting the facts and dividing our people. Some take advantage of economic anxiety to stoke fear of those who look, or think, or worship differently – to inflame passions between “us” and “them.” Well, I have news for them: it won’t work. Because there is no “us” and “them”. In this country, there is only “us.” There is no Latino America or Black America or White America or Asian America. There is only the United States of America.”

President Barack Obama at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 33rd Annual Awards Gala, September 15

9 Responses to “there is no “us” and “them” – in this country, there is only “us””

  1. 1 Lane de la Rosa
    September 16, 2010 at 3:44 am

    This site keeps better and better.

  2. September 16, 2010 at 9:38 am

    Hi Chipsticks,

    The video for this event is now on youtub:

  3. 4 LadyTNT
    September 16, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Now that was a strong message!!

  4. 5 collegekay
    September 16, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Love it!

  5. 6 Eleroy
    September 17, 2010 at 2:56 am

    Brilliant man!!! Decent man!!! Great man!!!

  6. 7 Chi
    September 17, 2010 at 7:40 am

    Hear, hear…

    Thank you so much Mr. President!

  7. 8 Kat 4 Obama
    September 19, 2010 at 3:13 am

    Viva President Obama!

  8. 9 Kat 4 Obama
    September 19, 2010 at 3:14 am

    And viva Chipsticks!

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