Sunday, July 25, 2010

Obama addresses his base

H addresses the Netroots Nation convention. Netroots—the term is intended to evoke a grassroots image—is a network of liberal/progressive partisan activists.

After an opening greeting, the video cuts away to a Rachel Maddow clip reciting the list of legislation passed that we all know about. The video concludes with H taking—as is his habit—a poke at the previous administration and exhorts his Netroots base to "keep up the fight" and to "keep holding [him] accountable."

That last bit seems to be an invitation to Netroots to create such a ruckus over some issue that he, the president, will be forced to take some action that would not otherwise be politically feasible.


3 comments:

Ron Russell said...

It was interesting that FOX News was the only network to cover this event---not too sure I approve. Was FOX just attempting to prove something, for the event was not news worthy.

hbl said...

I saw it only on Beck's show. It does serve to inform what the progressives are up to. I thought anything the president involves himself in is newsworthy.

Trestin said...

It was interesting that MSNBC was involved.