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At 2004 Book Forum, Obama Said "Slash-And-Burn Politics" Was Damaging To Democracy

President Obama has come under fire for the negative tone of his 2012 reelection campaign. In a 2004 speech at a forum of his best selling book, Obama condemned negative "slash-and-burn" politics as damaging to democracy and especially Democrats.

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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