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Video: President Obama in Newport News Says "I need you, Virginia, to keep up the pressure"

by: lowkell

Tue Feb 26, 2013 at 15:43:58 PM EST


Transcript courtesy of Jed Lewison and Daily Kos:
In order for us to make that happen, I'm going to need you. The one thing about being president is that after four years you get pretty humble. You'd think that maybe you wouldn't, but actually you become more humble. You realize what you don't know. You realize all the mistakes you make.

But you also realize you can't do things by yourself. That's not how our system works. You've got to have the help and the goodwill of Congress, and what that means is you've got to make sure that constituents of members of congress are putting some pressure on-making sure they're doing the right thing. Putting an end to some of these political games.

So I need you, Virginia, to keep up the pressure. I need you to keep up the effort. I need you to keep up the fight. If you do, Congress will listen. If you stand up and speak out Congress will listen, and together we'll unleash our true potential and we'll remind the world just why it is the United States builds the greatest ships on Earth and is the greatest nation on Earth. Thank you, God bless you, and God bless the United States of America.

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