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AND I THINK SENATOR HARRIS HELPS

MAKE THAT CASE.

I THINK PRESIDENT OBAMA HELPED

TELL THE STORY OF WHY IT MATTERS

SO MUCH.

>> PRESIDENT OBAMAS NOT EMOTION

BUT HIS KIND OF -- THERE WAS A

LITTLE BIT OF RAGE.

WE ALL KNOW THERE HAS TO BE A "SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE" CHARACTER

"SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE" CHARACTER

CREATE TODAY BE RACHEL OBAMA,

RIGHT -- I HAD TOLD THE CONTROL

ROOM I WANT TODAY PLAY NUMBER

SIX, WHICH I CHANGED MY MIND

ABOUT BECAUSE IM THAT TERRIBLE

PERSON BUT CAN WE PLAY NUMBER

THREE OF OBAMA?

SO AT THIS POINT HE HAS MADE THE

ARGUMENT THAT OUR DEMOCRACY IS

AT STAKE.

HE HAS TALKED ABOUT HOW A

DEMOCRACY WITHERS UNTIL IT IS NO

DEMOCRACY AT ALL, WHEN PEOPLE

ARE TALKED ABOUT THE IDEA THAT

OUR SYSTEM OF SELF-GOVERNANCE IS

WHAT WE CAN DO TO SOLVE WHATEVER

PROBLEMS THAT WE HAVE.

BUT THERES THIS MOMENT WHERE

YOU SEE OBAMA LIKE KIND OF

HAVING TO REEL HIMSELF BACK IN

TERMS OF HOW SERIOUS HE THINKS

THIS IS AND WHAT WE HAVE TO DO

ABOUT IT.

LETS WATCH THAT.

>> WHAT WE DO ECHOES THROUGH

GENERATIONS.

WHATEVER OUR BACKGROUNDS WE ARE

ALL THE CHILDREN OF AMERICANS

WHO FOUGHT THE GOOD FIGHT.

GREAT-GRANDPARENTS WORKING IN

SWEATSHOPS WITHOUT RIGHTS OR

REPRESENTATION.

FARMERS LOSING THEIR DREAMS TO

DUST.

IRISH AND ITALIANS AND ASIANS

AND LATINOS TOLD GO BACK WHERE

YOU COME FROM.

JEWS AND CATHOLICS, MUSLIMS AND

SIKHS MADE TO FEEL SUSPECT FOR

THE WAY THEY WORSHIPPED.

BLACK AMERICANS CHAINED AND

WHIPPED AND HANGED, SPIT ON FOR

TRYING TO SIT AT LUNCH COUNTERS.

BEATEN FOR TRYING TO VOTE.

IF ANYONE HAD A RIGHT TO BELIEVE

THAT THIS DEMOCRACY DID NOT WORK

AND COULD NOT WORK IT WAS THOSE

AMERICANS, OUR ANCESTORS.

>> THAT IS AN UNCOMMON BARACK

OBAMA RIGHT THERE TALKING.

>> AND ITS NOT EVEN THE WAY HE

NORMALLY TALKS ABOUT AMERICAN

HISTORY.

HE NORMALLY TALKS ABOUT THE

RECONCILING NATURE OF OUR

HISTORY AND THE WAYS IN WHICH

WEVE BEEN ABLE TO REPAIR.

AND HES VERY MUCH ABOUT THAT.

HE REALLY DOES DEEPLY BELIEVE IN

THE REPARATIVE POWER OF AMERICA.

THIS WAS I WAS GOING TO PICK THE

EXACT SAME ONE BECAUSE THIS WAS

BARACK OBAMA SAYING THIS ISNT

EVEN THE MOST SAVAGE OUR HISTORY

HAS BEEN.

AND IM GOING TO EXPLAIN TO YOU

HOW SAVAGE IT HAS BEEN.

>> AND THOSE PEOPLE BELIEVED

THAT DEMOCRACY WAS THE SOLUTION

TO WHATEVER PROBLEMS WE HAVE,

AND NOW WERE GOING TO BE THE

ONES WHO --

>> IF WE LOSE AMERICA AFTER THEY

MANAGE TODAY GET THROUGH ALL OF

THAT --

>> AND SAVE IT AND BUILD IT TO

WHAT IT IS NOW.

>> -- AND SAVE IT, AND ITS

FUNNY BECAUSE KAMALA HARRIS KIND

OF ENDS WITH THE SAME KIND OF

FLOURISH WHERE SHE SAYS ONE DAY

PEOPLE ARE GOING TO LOOK BACK

AND THEYRE GOING TO ASK US WHAT

WAS IT LIKE, WHAT DID YOU DO,

AND DONT LET YOURSELF BE CAUGHT

SAYING I DID NOTHING, BECAUSE

YOU ONLY HAVE TO VOTE.

AND ITS RISKY NOW BECAUSE COVID

IS THERE AND VOTER SUPPRESSION

IS REAL.

AND THE FIGHT AGAINST DEMOCRACY,

IVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE

IT.

I SAY IT ALL THE TIME MY MOTHER

IS ROLLING IN HIS GRAVE.

HE WAS A REAGANITE.

HE WOULD NEVER RECOGNIZE WHAT

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS NOW

BECAUSE IT IS IN MANY WAYS AN

INSURGENCY AGAINST AMERICA.

ITS AN INSURGENCY AGAINST EVERY

VALUE THAT REPUBLICANS USED TO

CLAIM THEY HELD DEAR.

THEYRE NOT JUST FIGHTING, YOU

KNOW, BARACK OBAMA, THEYRE

FIGHTING US.

THEYRE FIGHTING VOTERS, THE

POSTAL SERVICE.

THEYRE FIGHTING EVERY

INSTITUTION TO BREAK IT SO THEY

CAN KEEP POWER.

BOTH KAMALA HARRIS AND BARACK

OBAMA IN VERY DIFFERENT WAYS

MADE THAT MESSAGE.

>> AND FOR OBAMA TO HAVE MADE

THAT POINTED CASE AGAINST WHATS

HAPPENING WITH TRUMPISM AND

WHATS AT RISK WITH TRUMPISM,

AND FOR HARRIS TO BE LEFT,

NICOLLE, AS YOU POINTED OUT TO

SAY THEY ASK US WHAT IT WAS LIKE

AND WE WILL TELL THEM NOT JUST

WHAT WE FELT BUT WE WILL TELL

THEM WHAT WE DID.

SHE GOT TO INTRODUCE HERSELF

TONIGHT.

SHE SAID I KNOW WHAT A PREDATOR

LOOKS LIKE, POINTED PAUSE.

WE ALL KNEW WHAT SHE MEANT,

BRIAN.

BUT AT THAT POINT SHE STEPS UP

TO TALKING ABOUT TRUMP, GETS

BACK TO ITS NICE TO MEET YOU

AMERICA, HERES HOW WERE GOING

TO HELP.

AND THATS A POWERFUL EMOTIONAL

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