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What Obama’s been really saying

An analysis of half a million of Obama’s words claims he “sounds more like a peacetime president”


 

Politico.com has analyzed President Obama’s words since taking office and concluded that he sounds more like a peacetime president than a leader of a country engaged in two foreign wars. The president said “health” and “economy” each more often than the words “Iraq,” “Iran,” “Afghanistan” and “terrorism” combined. Also noteworthy are words that Obama completely avoided: “Abortion” received just 15 mentions, and “immigration” came in at 39. “That tells you everything you need to know about the priorities of this administration,” says Marc Thiessen, a former chief speechwriter to Bush. “Clearly, President Obama has made health care a priority and the war on terrorism a lot less of a priority.”

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