Video: Obama claims to fund global AIDS
GLENN: All right. Let's go to should we go to Jimmy Carter or should we do
the Obama being heckled again?
PAT: Obama being heckled again.
PAT: All right. Here's what happened at Bridgeport, Connecticut on Saturday.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: We really made a big mess of this economy. Excuse me, excuse
me. Excuse me, everybody. Let me just say this. Excuse me, young people.
GLENN: Young people. You are so cool.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Excuse me.
GLENN: Excuse me, young people. I am your leader.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Let me just say this. You know, these folks have been you've
been appearing at every rally we've been doing and we're funding global AIDS and
the other side
PAT: And I'm getting pissed.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: is not. So I don't know why you think this is a useful strategy
GLENN: Okay. Stop for a second. They are funding there you have it, the
president of the United States verifying what Jeremiah Wright said. You have the
president verifying that they are funding global AIDS.
PAT: I don't think he meant it quite like that.
GLENN: And that's what he said.
PAT: That is what he said.
GLENN: And the Republicans are not funding global AIDS. Jeremiah Wright should
be voting for the Republicans.
STU: Do not want to advance the AIDS disease. That's terrible.
GLENN: Look, here's the thing. Here's the thing. The reason why this is
important audio for you to hear is this is what is coming. This is what Van
Jones spoke about at that progressive conference over the summer. We pointed
this out before any of this started. We pointed this out. He's saying you've got
to get out into the streets, you've got to get into the faces and force the
president to do what he wants to do and knows what is right. And this is what is
happening. This is the beginning of it. And what you'll see next year is more
and more of these things which will force the president to not move to the
center. He doesn't want to. But it will force him not to move to the center. The
only thing that has a chance of getting him to move to the center is an
overwhelming mass at the voting polls tomorrow. That's it. I don't care if he I
don't care if you don't like the guy you're you're not going to like the people
that you're voting for. They are politicians. You are not going to like them.
But by getting out and voting, I don't care who you vote for. But if you vote
for the Democrat, you're sending a message, more of the same. If you're voting
for the Republican, you're voting... in some cases, I would say in most cases,
especially where the Tea Party has really taken root in the primary process,
you're voting for change.
PAT: It's a referendum.
GLENN: If you can't find somebody, a Democrat or a Republican, vote an
independent. You know, if you're voting Green party, then it's Barack Obama to
the left. If you're voting Tea Party member, you will be voting for, you know,
change in the other direction. But be very, very careful on who you vote for and
vote. Get out and vote! Because that's the only thing that will hold his feet to
the fire is if it's overwhelming. I don't think he's going to move. And this is
what's coming in our future. The president, everywhere he speaks, he's going to
be protested. And he'll be forced, it will make him look for moderate and he'll
be forced to move in the way he wants. He's got to hold now, I've got to hold
the ground, I've got to represent all these people.
PAT: And by the way, you notice it's never been the right that's interrupted him
like this. There's never protestors from the right.
GLENN: They are agitators.
GLENN: This is what they are about to move into the territory that they do best.
You've had to go out and learn how to make signs and organize and all of this
stuff. This is what they do best. This is what they learn in, you know, 1960.
This is what they do best. Not rule.