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State of the Union: Obama calls for unity, yet challenges GOP

Publié par Clifford Armion le 27/01/2011

Paul West

"The moment was tailor-made for President Obama, who rose to national fame seven years ago on a call for unifying America's blue and red states.

"Standing before a divided Congress on Tuesday, with Democrats and Republicans seated side-by-side in a nod to comity, he delivered the appeal for unity many were expecting him to give.

""Governing will now be a shared responsibility between parties," he said. "We will move forward together, or not at all."

"But the political reality behind his rhetoric was light-years removed from his lofty 2004 Democratic convention debut, when the then-Senate candidate from Illinois declared that "there's not a liberal America and a conservative America; there's the United States of America."" Read on...
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"State of the Union: Obama calls for unity, yet challenges GOP", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2011. Consulté le 25/10/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/state-of-the-union-obama-calls-for-unity-yet-challenges-gop