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Obama to Barnard graduates: The trajectory of this country should give you hope

A graduation speech by President Obama quickly turned into a campaign rally with Obama even calling graduates “supporters” at one point.

“We are dynamic, not static. We look forward, not backward,” Obama told the graduates, referencing his new campaign slogan, “Forward.”

It’s easy to see how Obama could confuse the graduation ceremony with one of his usual college rallies. The atmosphere at the ceremony, held at Barnard College, a private, liberal arts school for women, was more pro-Obama 2012 than an actual Obama campaign event. The screams from the graduating girls in the audience were louder and more enthusiastic than if teen heartthrob Justin Bieber had been the guest of honor.

 

 

 

Unlike a campaign event, however, Obama didn’t need to use his speech to tout his administration’s accomplishments – he had Barnard’s Preside

nt Debora Spar do that for him in his introduction, leaving Obama to spend the bulk of his speech giving the graduating women advice based on his own life lessons.

“Don’t just get involved – fight for your seat at the table,” Obama told the women. “Better yet – fight for your seat at the head of the table.

“You’ve got to want it. It will not be handed to you.

“The trajectory of this country should give you hope.”

Yes, recent college graduates. President Obama thinks that you should be hopeful that only one in two recent college graduates are out of work - you’ve got a 50-50 shot! It could be worse! You could be one of the millions of Americans graduating this year with an expensive liberal arts degree and student loan debt you may never be able to afford to pay off . . .

Oh wait. Nevermind. Sorry. If you fall into that category President Obama has a different message for you: Things will get better! How does he know that? Because “they always do.”

So whether you’re feeling blue abo

 

ut graduation, your job prospects are looking bleak, Obama wants you to resist the “creeping cynicism” that will inevitably come after living in your parents’ basement until you decide to go to grad school basement or after you’ve been working at the local coffee shop for two years.

“Every day you receive a steady stream of sensationalism and scandal and stories with a message that suggest change isn’t possible,” Obama says, “don’t believe it!!”

And most importantly, remember in November that your friend Obama “will be right there with you.” Thick or thin he’ll come up with a new campaign slogan or welfare government program to solve all your problems.

 

 

 

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