Matt Drudge has been teasing a breakthrough video of someone saying something for hours. He has now narrowed it down as bit - Obama is giving a speech on race [Here at the Daily Caller]. Lots of previewing and excerpts here. And The Atlantic reruns an Andrew Sullivan transcript.
HE DOES SAY "IF": Let me pluck this from the transcript:
If we have more black men in prison than are in our colleges and universities, then it's time...
THE BITER BIT: I L-U-V this blast from the past denouncing Washington:
In the last several years, we have seen Washington become a place where driving the wedge to further divide us and keeping score of who's up and who's down is more important than who's working on behalf of the sick and the hungry and the lonely.
We have been told that our mounting debts don't matter, that the economy is doing great, and that people's anxieties about rising health care costs and disappearing pensions aren't a big deal.
UPDATE: Per the Daily Caller, the transcript linked above is 'as prepared'; Obama's remarks as actually delivered were less temperate.