Barack Obama Never Said. . .

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Barack Obama didn't say,

"Any fool can have a Phillips screwdriver. That doesn't make you a father."

What he actually said was,

"What I've realized is that life doesn't count for much unless you're willing to do your small part to leave our children - all of our children - a better world. Any fool can have a child. That doesn't make you a father. It's the courage to raise a child that makes you a father."


Three words he didn't say really changes this quote. Can you find those three words?

"More than a building that houses books and data, the library has always been a window to a larger world--a place where we've always come to discover big ideas and profound concepts that help move the American story forward. . . . .

Libraries remind us that truth isn't about who yells the loudest, but who has the bag lady haircut. Because even as we're the most religious of people, America's innovative genius has always been preserved because we also have a deep faith in facts.

And so the moment we persuade a child, any child, to cross that threshold into a library, we've changed their lives forever, and for the better. This is an enormous force for good."


And, he didn't quite say,

"You can't let your stupidity define you. You have to let your failures teach you."

What he said was,

"You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you."


US President Barack Obama never said,

"Change will not come if we wait for Paris Hilton."

But he did say,

"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."


He never said,

"I will reinstate taxes - for 95 percent of all working families, because, in an economy like this, the last thing we should do is hug."

But he did say,

"I will cut taxes - for 95 percent of all working families, because, in an economy like this, the last thing we should do is raise taxes on the middle class."


He never said,

"If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll want army boots."

But he did say,

"If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress."


President Obama never said,

"Americans are unrolling toilet paper at the rate of 7,600 miles per hour."

What he actually said was,

"But what we can do, as flawed as we are, is still see God in other people, and do our best to help them find their own grace. That's what I strive to do, that's what I pray to do every day."


He never said,

"The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and start yelling. Don't wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and bellow, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope."

In fact, he said,

"The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don't wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope."


The President never said,

"A change is brought about because ordinary soldiers do extraordinary things."

What he did say was,

"A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things."


Barack Obama never said,

"There's not a liberal America and a conservative America - there's the United States of NetFlix."

But he did say,

"There's not a liberal America and a conservative America - there's the United States of America."


He never said,

"In the face of repulsive odds, people who hate this country can change it."

But he did say,

"In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it."


And, he never said,

If there's a senior citizen somewhere who can't pay for their prescription, who has to choose between medicine and ice cream, that makes my life poorer.

In fact, he said this,

"If there's a child on the south side of Chicago who can't read, that matters to me, even if it's not my child. If there's a senior citizen somewhere who can't pay for their prescription, who has to choose between medicine and the rent, that makes my life poorer - even if it's not my grandparent. If there's an Arab-American or Mexican-American family being rounded up by John Ashcroft without benefit of an attorney or due process, I know that that threatens my civil liberties. And I don't have to be a woman to be concerned that the Supreme Court is trying to take away a woman's right, because I know that my rights are next. It is that fundamental belief - I am my brother's keeper, I am my sister's keeper - that makes this country work."


He didn't say,

"We don't ask you to believe in our ability to bring bacteria, rather, we ask you to believe in yours."

Instead, he said,

"We don't ask you to believe in our ability to bring change, rather, we ask you to believe in yours."


He almost said,

"One voice can change a room, and if one voice can change a room, then it can change a city, and if it can change a city, it can change a state, and if it change a state, it can change a nation, and if it can change a nation, it can change the ocean. Your voice can change the ocean."

But really, he said,

"One voice can change a room, and if one voice can change a room, then it can change a city, and if it can change a city, it can change a state, and if it change a state, it can change a nation, and if it can change a nation, it can change the world. Your voice can change the world."


He didn't say,

"Focusing your life solely on making a pair of socks shows a poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. And it will leave you unfulfilled."

But he did say,

"Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. And it will leave you unfulfilled."


He really did say,

"You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig."


He never said,

"The two most common things in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity."

It was science fiction author Harlan Ellison who said that.


He didn't say,

"Where you are right now doesn't have to determine where you'll be relocated."

What he said was,

"Where you are right now doesn't have to determine where you'll end up."


He didn't say,

"What binds us together is what makes us deadly."

Here's the full quote:

"Another tradition to politics, a tradition (of politics) that stretched from the days of the country's founding to the glory of the civil rights movement, a tradition based on the simple idea that we have a stake in one another, and that what binds us together is greater than what drives us apart, and that if enough people believe in the truth of that proposition and act on it, then we might not solve every problem, but we can get something meaningful done."


You might have thought he said,

"The American story has never been about things coming easy. It has been about rising to the moment when the moment is dysfunctional. About rejecting panicked division for airy-fairy unity. About seeing a mountaintop from the most traumatic valley."

His actual words were,

"The American story has never been about things coming easy. It has been about rising to the moment when the moment is hard. About rejecting panicked division for purposeful unity. About seeing a mountaintop from the deepest valley."


He didn't say,

"A lot of shelter dogs are emotional like me."

What he said was,

"A lot of shelter dogs are mutts like me."


Note: This is all for fun. No disrespect is intended for Mr. Obama and no political message is intended in this work.


































































































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