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Who can mention the VA Tech massacre, Imus, and outsourcing in the same breath?

Obama can. He pulled this off during a recent speech in Milwaukee:

“There’s also another kind of violence that we’re going to have to think about. It’s not necessarily the physical violence, but the violence that we perpetrate on each other in other ways,” he said, and goes on to catalogue other forms of “violence.” There’s the “verbal violence” of Imus. There’s “the violence of men and women who have worked all their lives and suddenly have the rug pulled out from under them because their job is moved to another country.”

For more, including audio of the speech, go here.

Ted Balaker is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and founding partner of Korchula Productions, a film and new media production company devoted to making important ideas entertaining.