Obama: “The America I Know is Generous and Compassionate”

In President Obama's critique of Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan's debt reduction plan, he uses a rhetoric of compassion to outline his vision for the U.S. budget.

See how Obama implements this rhetoric in this speech he gave on April 14.

What are your thoughts on President Obama's use of language of caring and compassion for the purpose of his political message? What happens to the meaning of these terms when they are co-opted by a politician?

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