“We had to step in, it was the right thing to do, even though it is infuriating,” Obama said, explaining why the government needed to bail out the troubled banks.
“The same is true with AIG,” he said. “It was the right thing to do to step in. Here’s the problem. It’s almost like they’ve got — they’ve got a bomb strapped to them and they’ve got their hand on the trigger. You don’t want them to blow up. But you’ve got to kind of talk them, ease that finger off the trigger.”
"Work? Work is my mother working 16 hours a day in a sweatshop, and my father working in a restaurant all day every day," he said. What I have to do - going to campaign events, meeting people and shaking hands, talking issues with journalists, this is fun.
Jesus Christ was a Community Organizer
Pontius Pilate was a Governor
An emtpty stomach is not a good political advisor.
Perhaps more than anything, Obama inspires us to want and dream of more.
"If 28 percent of the white male population were in prison, I kind of think we'd be doing something about it."
Stopping global warming is not just about saving the environment for the hunters, fisherman, hikers, and other outdoor enthusiasts of today and tomorrow. Global warming is a matter of national security. Will we live in a world where we must fight our neighbors for fresh water and food?
How could I look my grandchildren in the eye and say I knew about this and I did nothing?
"I mean, people have access to health care in America. They can just go to the emergency room."
When I die I want to be buried in Chicago so I can stay active in politics.