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Obama's 2012 Slogan - what should it be?
2 years ago

 

Mo(u)rning in America?

Bridge (loan) to the 25th century?

An Economy built to (be) Last?

Hopier & Changier?

 

"Everyone knows what Barack Obama’s campaign slogan was in 2008. No one seems to know what it will be for 2012.

The White House has been cycling through catchphrases since announcing his reelection bid a year ago: Winning the Future, We Can’t Wait, An America Built to Last, An Economy Built to Last, A Fair Shot.

They seem to be looking for one to resonate — and the constant unveiling of new ones suggests that so far, none of them have. To communications experts, the kaleidoscope of slogans is the latest reflection of the difficulties finding and marketing a message that Obama has faced almost since his inauguration — another challenge that came with the shift from insurgent outsider to sitting president.

“He’s all over the place,” said Bruce I. Newman, the Bill Clinton brand-messaging adviser whose “Bridge to the 21st Century” helped define Clinton’s 1996 reelection campaign.

Yes, a slogan is just a few words for the background of campaign lit and stump speeches. But its importance, Newman explained, shouldn’t be understated.

“That becomes the branding of the whole campaign,” he said. “That becomes the anchor to bring together disparate voter segments. It’s the glue, if you will.”

An Obama aide said all the lines the president has rolled out so far were around specific governing initiatives and not intended to be campaign slogans, and the GOP primaries have yet to settle on a candidate.

Campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt said that though there may not be a slogan yet, there has been a focus on a singular theme.

“The President is working to ensure that our economy is built to last — where hard work and responsibility are rewarded, everybody does their fair share, and everyone from Main Street to Wall Street plays by the same set of rules. Mitt Romney has doubled down on the same policies that led to the economic crisis — he believes that we can just cut our way to prosperity and promotes outsourcing, loopholes and risky financial deals that put the security of the middle class at risk,” LaBolt said in a statement, nodding at the “fair shot” idea the president’s been hitting often since his Osawatomie, Kan., speech in December.

But Newman and others agree: The window for Obama to settle on a strong — and consistent — slogan is closing, no matter the continuing Republican primary campaign. Ronald Reagan locked down “Morning in America” in May 1984, leaving a full six months for his campaign to hammer home the message before the election.

...

Their options, though, are limited: Many of Obama’s biggest achievements — health care reform, financial reform, the stimulus package — are deeply divisive. The ones that are the most widely popular — the killing of Osama bin Laden and the ending of the Iraq War — are foreign policy notches that don’t have much to do with the economy, which polls consistently show is the top concern among voters right now. And the economy is still the source of too much anxiety to go the Morning-in-America route, said Democratic strategist JamesCarville.

“I think every instinct is to run on a version of that. Unfortunately, they can’t. I don’t think the public is with them on that,” Carville said. “They’re caught between that which they would love to do and that which they can’t do.”

The campaign spent hundreds of thousands of dollars recently on “The Road We’ve Traveled,” a 17-minute film that attempts to remind people of what Obama has done and cast a more favorable light on accomplishments unpopular in the polls. But that title doesn’t look forward. It doesn’t say what he will do if reelected or even crystallize his record in a way that’s clear and on the offensive.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0412/74930.html

 

2 years ago

hey look..I turned white!!

2 years ago

Not so sure I love that slogan at all...

2 years ago

More than a little off the point

 

But howbout this

 

"Black or white, my budget's out of sight" (sorry 70s slang)

 



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2 years ago

Is that like, funky cool

obama's slogan
2 years ago

change you can be deceived by...again.,..

2 years ago

Its cool

Its happening

Its Mod, from the squad

 

2 years ago

never trust a guy with a hope with a blank check...



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2 years ago

trust me...one more time...

2 years ago

C'mon america, who else do you got>?

2 years ago

i lied to you once you bought it
i lie again you buy it again

2 years ago

fool you once shame on us
fool you again...too bad sucka's

2 years ago

Or a white guy with a cigar, but that was Monica's problem, not mine.

Tiparillo

2 years ago

Michael, I like most of those better 

 

Robert,

 

 



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2 years ago

i promise this time i will shut Michelle up

2 years ago

hey, i'm president,,where's all the white women?

2 years ago

so i lied... i'm a politician,what do you expect?

2 years ago

change you can be deceived by,,,again,,,and again,,,and again...and again...

2 years ago

whatever you want , i will promise...when elected,,,you won't get it

2 years ago

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen

2 years ago

what do you want america? ask Ceaser and ceaser will deliver in 30 minutes or less

2 years ago

your americans...you'll believe anything you want to hear

2 years ago

Vote for me it's Executive Order 666

2 years ago

i was born in kenya
i'm a muslim
i'm as american as french fries

2 years ago

this concludes my input- i hope you enjoyed them///

2 years ago

ask Ceaser and ceaser will deliver in 30 minutes or less

 

Thought it was render under (Sid) Caesar what is Imogene Cocas, and render unto God what is Mel Brooks  (50s inside "Show of shows" humor, none of us are that old are we, but we had reruns)



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2 years ago

 

Though perhaps you meant Caesar Romero updated to "why so ... socialist?"

 

2 years ago

Still hoping for change?

 

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2 years ago

I have to be honest, I can't stand the color references or President Obama as the Joker.  I'm not so offended by it, but it is offensive.  Just me...

 

 

2 years ago

Change? Change? i'll give you change! From democracy to Fascism and you'll love it...usa usa usa

2 years ago
Sending a Green Star is a simple way to say "Thank you"

You cannot currently send a star to Suzanne because you have done so within the last week.

 

Finally went back and looked at some of the other posts.  Agreed.

2 years ago

"At least I'm not Ron Paul" 

2 years ago

"Not telling you what to do with your uterus since 1961"

 

OR

 

"Remember, we said change you 'can' believe in not 'should' believe in"

 

OR

 

"At least he knows some poor people"

 

OR

 

"He doesn't care who you sleep with"

 

OR

 

"Obama 2012: Because Corporations Aren't People"

 

OR

 

"It could be worse"

2 years ago

How about "Don't be stupid enough to believe Obama is a socialist or this country's problems have anything to do with socialism."

2 years ago

Damn Care2 glitches



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2 years ago

Good ones Kevin. Or "We've already tried giving everything to the rich."

2 years ago

You're forgeting Marx, Kevin.

slogan
2 years ago

' i am lesser of two evils, what choice do you have?'

2 years ago

Yeah, damn glitches made my last post not refer to anything.

2 years ago

"Yeah, damn glitches made my last post not refer to anything."--Bryan

 

 

Yes, sorry.

 

For the record, Bryan's comment was clever and scathing.

2 years ago

OKey DOKey.  Bryan and Kevin are on a roll.  Go for it.

2 years ago

Well i don't know if i'd go that far, Kevin, but i'll accept that.

2 years ago

"Even though Wall St. will continue to get a free ride, it's still fun to say 'socialist'."

2 years ago

"Obama 2012: Because Corporations Aren't People"

 

Cough cough bullshyte...

 

"i promise this time i will shut Michelle up"

 

That's just wrong.

2 years ago

"'Obama 2012: Because Corporations Aren't People'

 

Cough cough bullshyte..."--Chile

 

 

So... should we put you down as someone who thinks corporations are people?

2 years ago

No, but you should include Obama on that list.

2 years ago

No but cronies are people

Howbout "building cronyism into socialism like nobodys business ..."

2 years ago

"No, but you should include Obama on that list."--Chile

 

 

There's a difference between doing a lot of things that help corporations and actually believing corporations are people with the right to buy elections.

 

But, heck, that's just a detail.

 

2 years ago

Yes he helps corporations whose people are part of his administration, people who go green to get green, and yes people who buy into his election even more important this time because no ones going to buy 10 million untraceable small donations again

2 years ago

Little things, Like the appointment of Kagan... I mean, but heck... details.

 

I like it when you two Keep pretending that somehow there is a difference bewteen this corproration and that one, when all the boards are interconnected and all the cash still flows straight to the top.

 

You two are what keeps the two party system in prosperity! Bravo!

2 years ago

"Little things, Like the appointment of Kagan... I mean, but heck... details."--Chile

 

 

I was unaware that Obama said he agreed with everything Kagan believes or could ever possibly believe.

 

"I like it when you two Keep pretending that somehow there is a difference bewteen this corproration and that one, when all the boards are interconnected and all the cash still flows straight to the top.

 

You two are what keeps the two party system in prosperity! Bravo!"--Chile

 

 

Who said the corporate boards aren't interconnected and it isn't essentially run by the rich?

 

So, you've assigned yourself the role of deciding what everyone believes regardless of what they say. I guess that saves you the job of having to deal with their real opinions.

 

But, heck, if you are going to make crap up, then I guess your policy is to go big.

 

You're certainly doing your part today to keep legitimate criticism lost in as much hyperbole as possible.

 

Bravo?

 

 

 



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2 years ago

"Same %#&!*%, but not batshit."

2 years ago

What a stupid argument, Kevin, Jesus.

 

When you have the choice between many qualified people that don't believe in corporatism and one that does and you choose the corporatist, its pretty clear what you believe in.

 

And no, I don't really care what they say, when they act differently. Apparently you haven't figured that out yet.

 

Here's Taibbi on how awesome the Jobs act is. Another win for the "little guy".

 

Now you can go on some rambling answer about how much different Obama is from Romney. One steals blatantly, the other while telling you how much better it will be.

 

Yeah, baby! Here comes Obama out to fight now! Now that the first terms over, he's really going to stick to those conservatives and fight for the little guy!

 

Or... Maybe not. (but that's OK, because he says he will and the republicans are mean).

 

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/taibblog/why-obamas-jobs-act-couldnt-suck-worse-20120409

2 years ago

“What a stupid argument, Kevin, Jesus.”—Chile

 

What argument is that oh Great Distributor of other people’s opinions?


Or, are you making up an argument and saying it’s mine and it’s stupid?


“When you have the choice between many qualified people that don't believe in corporatism and one that does and you choose the corporatist, its pretty clear what you believe in.”—Chile


Do you know what corporatism is?


Who are these candidates who will make the world or the conditions for working Americans better if only I would vote for them?


Where did I say I have chosen to vote for Obama?


I defend Obama from the really absurd claims about him (including such nonsense as he is the same as Romney), but I haven’t decided to vote for him.

 

And I’ve said as such in a variety of places.

 

So, how exactly do you get to decide that I am voting for him and thus support corporatism?


But, hey, just ignore what I actually say and assign me to whatever role you need to fill in the great %#&!*% dramatic story of your life on Care2.

 

Yep, you are just making up something and saying I made a "stupid argument."


“And no, I don't really care what they say, when they act differently. Apparently you haven't figured that out yet.”—Chile


I don’t give a crap if you care about what they say.

 

My point is that you are attributing opinions to me that I have not said—and have contradicted in direct  statements.
 

“Here's Taibbi on how awesome the Jobs act is. Another win for the "little guy".
 

Now you can go on some rambling answer about how much different Obama is from Romney. One steals blatantly, the other while telling you how much better it will be. ”—Chile


He is different.


Is he as different as you want?


Apparently not.


But that doesn’t change that he is different and pretending otherwise is not accurate—whether one supports or opposes his specific policies.

 

“Yeah, baby! Here comes Obama out to fight now! Now that the first terms over, he's really going to stick to those conservatives and fight for the little guy!
 

Or... Maybe not. (but that's OK, because he says he will and the republicans are mean).”--Chile


Where did I say that he is really going to stick it to “conservatives” in his second term?


Some people have said it, but not me.

 

I’ve said he’ll probably just try to keep pretty much the same policies he has now.


But, hey, you need someone to play the “generic Democrat Obama supporter” in the imaginary arguments in your head, so I guess I drew the short straw.

2 years ago

or maybe you actually won the Grand Prize...yay!

 

 

Just catching up on reading and this thread depresses me.  I don't get why, if we think different, or support someone else, or any difference for that matter, always leads to such nasty back and forth's.  We are all Americans, in it together, whether we want to be or not.  We are!  Why hate or dislike so much?

Obama Campaign Slogan
2 years ago

I was hesitant in joining this group,noting one member's negativity.We don't need that.We have the GOP for that. There is so much misinformation being absorbed and taken as the truth,it is frightening. I have seen first-hand how the Republicans reduce the size of "government" by contracting vital services out to private, for-profit companies, that they are often invested in, and those companies will often commit unconscionable fraud to meet requirements of their contract. And unfortunately, the American tax-payers, as well as those needing services suffer. The Agency for Workforce Innovation's local programs are a perfect example. But it is a giant bed of corruption,as transparent as mud. Consider for a moment every problem Obama inherited from George W. Then consider the complete resistance to every program or policy change by the GOP majority, no matter the cost to America. It is important that you know a little bit of history to understand the Machiavellian behavior of the GOP, stopping at nothing to sabotage, not only President Obama, but this wonder of a nation that was built on the backs of the middle-class. I go as close to the source as humanly possible for information. Yes, it is sad that he has not been able to accomplish what he wanted to. But it is not due to a lack of effort. Watch C-SPAN, and see for yourself, the antics and bullying of these characters. The Republican Party has a precise strategy at play to undermine President Obama, that targets the ignorant and uninformed. Don't allow their smear campaigns and distortions hide the truth. Many of Obama's programs don't go into affect until 2014. It is imperative to know the facts. I am not giving up on this country or President Obama. If you know anything about history, you know that the life-changing improvements happen during the second term. Put yourself in his place. It is a sad embarrassment to this nation, that we are still plagued by bigotry and discrimination, and all the ugliness that comes with those foes of freedom. But if we motivate ourselves toward change in the face of apathy, we could ensure Rooseveltian policies that will benefit this nation for generations to come. There will certainly be a new war on corruption, and call for accountability. The second term is the game changer. SLOGANS: YES WE WILL! THE PEOPLE'S PRESIDENT 2012: AMERICA'S NEW BEGINNING. 2012: MOVING FORWARD DESPITE THE GOP NO TEA PARTY, NO PROBLEM. YES WE DID, AND WE'RE STILL DOING. OBAMA 2012: BE THE SOLUTION 2012: NO TIME FOR PARTIES OBAMA 2012: GOING TO WORK OBAMA 2012: IT'S OUR TURN NOW.
OBAMA 2012: 99% AND GROWING! OBAMA 2012: BUILDING A HISTORY...AMERICA'S 2ND WIN! WHAT HAS THE GOP DONE FOR YOU? OBAMA 2012: JUST THE FACTS OBAMA 2012: BUILDING A DURABLE NATION FOR ALL. OBAMA 2012: Who would our forefathers vote for?
OBAMA 2012: CONSTITUTIONALLY SOUND.

That's enough to provide some food for thought. I encourage you to consider the benefits of preventive medicine. Look at the health and well-being of those ion countries with National Health Care. There is a trickle-down effect of better happiness and general outlook on life. Most civilized countries start people working at any level with at least 20 days vacation, 3 days personal time, more numerous paid holidays, and sick time, that, not surprisingly, is used only minimally. Families spend more time together. Entrepreneurial endeavors soar. Great things happen. Productivity and quality improves (studies confirm this repeatedly). There is greatness in idealism, especially when people are ready to make a better country...or world. I, for one, want to be part of the great things this nation and its citizens can do to build a stronger, innovative, optimistic, successful, awe-inspiring, healthy U.S.A., that once again, leads by example, owning a sense of community in our great accomplishments and firm grasp on justice and freedom. The culture of fear has grown old. It is time to stand up and take a step forward. EDUCATION is a cultural imperative. If you have any doubts about where we can go with President Obama, it is time to shut up and listen. Then get the facts. Then you will know the truth. And the thought of any other president WILL scare the Hell out of you. It is important to remember that we are still cleaning up the disastrous mess of the Bush Admin's reckless indiscretions. And we don't even know the extent of that damage yet. Get out and vote. But make your choice based on facts, not hoopla or fear. Few things are more dangerous than an uninformed voter. And the thing parents used to say about, "If you don't have anything nice to say..." would be beneficial here.

2 years ago

"or maybe you actually won the Grand Prize...yay!"--Suzanne

 

 

Having to toe the party line for Democrats or Obama is not even the grand prize for people who want to be press secretary for the DNC or the White House.

 

Did you ever notice how fast those jobs seem to change over?

 

It's not because people get tired of being forthright and consistent all the time.

2 years ago

Wendy, I suppose a welcome is in order and glad you overcame your hesitancy.  I have to say that was a hell of an entrance and not so sure what to make of it.

 

 

"I was hesitant in joining this group,noting one member's negativity.We don't need that."



"If you don't have anything nice to say..." would be beneficial here."

 

 

I agree with the second line I copied above wholeheartedly.

 

 

Welcome again, and I hope you enjoy the group.

2 years ago

Kevin, that seems to be one of the few jobs in Washington where there is actual turnover

2 years ago

I also welcome you Wendy but speaking undoubtedly as Mr Negativity I disagree. Obama and the Democrats got thru what they wanted namely Obamacare and ARRA Stimulus but it turns out they are failing , expensive and unpopular way beyond the confines of the GOP. They got thru bloated budgets for 2 years. Now that they can't Obama and Reid seemed too distracted to fulfill their basic duty. Let's look beyond the federal legislative stalemate. At the state level where you can't print money d Dem governors as well as GOP are cutting back. But where they did it earlier they are already reaping benefits. Just like in your own home the longer you wait to spend less the worse it gets . Look at Europe there are no Republicans but austerity is happening because it must and yes cutting back on those mandated benefits and pensions you seem to think are our natural rights

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2 years ago

Robert, I am thinking it's you too

 

But, could it be me?   

 

Maybe, Kevin that is who it must be.

2 years ago

No Kevin is Mr Warm and Fuzzy

2 years ago

Kevin is warm and fuzzy, I agree ...

 

but so are you

 

It must be me

 

                                           

 

OR

 

It could be ...

2 years ago

Yes of course Robert, austerity for workers is the only solution. We cannot look toward greater contribution from the wealthy because that would simply defy natural law! Workers must give up benefits they receive for work done, but the wealthy of course cannot be asked to give up their natural right of tax cuts.

 

 

2 years ago

Hi Wendy, i agree with what you say about being scared as hell of the Republican candidates, and their scary ideological zeal to create an unregulated completely privatized economy. I also believe they would be glad to see further economic failure if it hurt Obama. It's amazing that they still trot out the same tired nonsense about the need to give the wealthy even more breaks as a way to make things better for working people, even though it's been proven to be a complete failure.

 

I would support Obama as the lesser of two evils, and as a way to at the very least show that Americans aren't duped by a bunch of nonsense about supposed socialism and anti-Americanism. Though this "lesser of two evils" is a way we're always played as suckers.

 

But i think the facts bear that Obama has been far from any great alternative. For example, after the economy had just been wrecked by Wall St. schemes and there were many calls for Obama to appoint a progressive economic team, he proceede to appoint people such as Larry Summers who had supported the deregulation that caused the mess. I don't think that saying Obama will surely seek accountability in his second term really says much.

 

You bring up the benefits of national health care plans that other countries enjoy, but Obama didn't raise a finger to implement anything like that here. His admin didn't even fight for a public option to compete with the private insurance system. Not to say there aren't any benefits in his reform.

 

I just don't think putting our faith in either main party will change anything really, and in fact is way to ensure things stay the same.

 

2 years ago

Actually Bryan I have no idea how what you say touches on reality or why you think mocking natural rights or market economics make them any less part of our life

Nowhere are private worker benefits come directly from taxes on wealthy. Vacation and such benefits are mandates on business not taxes

Pensions even social security are never based on wealth transfer or profits. The only way they can be feasible is worker contribution even if indirect (ie hidden from paycheck)

These same principles operate the world round. Europes rates on rich are marginally more than ours but middle class share is Double ours . That ain't natural can we agree!

2 years ago

Bryan, I'm sure you know your comment was plenty clear. Most people can keep in mind that there are workers in the public sector and the private sector, and that benefits can come both from employment and government payments in different forms. 

2 years ago

True Kevin, and most people know that people who receive benefits as part of the job they do aren't getting something for nothing.

 

Robert, i don't really know how your strawman argument touches on what i said. I didn't say anything about the market economy not being part of our lives, or that benefits come directly from taxes on the wealthy. But this doesn't meant the wealthiest shouldn't pay their fair share, or the same for corporations, or that the income cap on SS contributions shouldn't be raised.

 

And you know very well that the austerity you support so much isn't just about private businesses giving their employees less benefits.

 

The European tax rates for the middle class aren't double ours, but they do receive much more -- such as health care and higher education. But there is of course legitimate discussion re the balance between taxes and services.



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2 years ago

Yes European tax rates for middle class ARE double the take of GDP as ours, double the take of taxes on rich. About 16% & 8% of GDP in Europe 9% & 7% for US.

And yet as you well know but refuse to discuss, debt and demographics win all arguments eventually so why you suggest a course of action already needing to be reversed is beyond comprehension

2 years ago

"The European tax rates for the middle class aren't double ours, but they do receive much more -- such as health care and higher education. But there is of course legitimate discussion re the balance between taxes and services."--Bryan

 

 

Oh, I see you're trying to bother him with facts.

 

Didn't you hear, European tax rates aren't natural just like air conditioning and the internet?

 

We simply shouldn't have unnatural things in our societies.

 

Now... a bloated military so we can have cool explostions on Fox News... that's natural.

2 years ago

Still doesn't mean their rates are double. So i guess that means the middle class makes up a bigger portion of society in Europe.

 

The fact that there's debt doesn't somehow make austerity for the working class the only solution.

 

2 years ago

Sorry for the confusion, and apologies for parroting you on "rates double" when I originally stated "middle class share is Double ours"

 

".. a bloated military so we can have cool explostions on Fox News"

 

Interesting -- explostions seem to happen also elsewhere than on Fox News, and quite regularly they do so  without US involvement.

 

While defense cuts can and are part of the cutbacks in Europe, and may be here, 600 billion was indeed baked into the "automatic sequestration " of the budget deal, dealing with entitlements is still the critical matter because the demographics drive up an awful cost curve, as you well know since I show that to you regularly.

 

Besides though it is a nice though comical thought that France and Britain share an aircraft carrier,  it was in and out of drydock through the Libyan crisis, which should give Europeans pause about the depth of their defenses .

 

 

 

2 years ago

 


"A President Never Lacks Legititmate Reasons to Break His Promises."


Vote Obama in 2012.

2 years ago

 


"Heed What I Say; Not What I Do."


Vote Obama in 2012.

2 years ago

 

 

 

"Deception Over Truth."


Vote Obama in 2012.

2 years ago

 

 

 

 

"Attack the Rich but Tax the Poor!"

 


Vote Obama in 2012.

2 years ago

"Interesting -- explostions seem to happen also elsewhere than on Fox News, and quite regularly they do so  without US involvement."--Robert

 

 

So what?

 

That doesn't make our expenditures on our own expensive and wasteful explosions any less foolish regardless of which networks air the pictures.

 

And it doesn't make them anymore natural (and thus "good") than higher tax rates for the wealthy.

2 years ago

Sorry I was riffing off your nonsequitur. The visuals of news on wars have little to do with their efficacy in geopolitics. You also seem uncurious whether the stripping of Western Europe defenses leaves them inadequate

2 years ago

"You also seem uncurious whether the stripping of Western Europe defenses leaves them inadequate"--Robert

 

 

I wonder why I wouldn't mention European's defense spending in a thread about Obama's campaign slogan.

 

The question of whether they have left themselves inadequate raises the question of inadequate for what.

 

They are probably inadequate for projecting power around the globe like it was the 19th century, but they appear to be adequate to prevent Europeans from invading each other.

 

Are you considering whether they could be taken by a U.S. surprise attack?

 

Back to the original point, the "natural" criteria for tax rates is absurd unless you intend to get rid of all "unnatural things" such as air conditioners and computers.

2 years ago

Sorry for the confusion, and apologies for parroting you on "rates double" when I originally stated "middle class share is Double ours" --Robert

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Maybe i should have acknowledged that, but that's your favorite trick when either trying to downplay an amount (such as military spending) or exaggerate something -- list it as a percentage of gdp or something else, that doesn't really deal with the actual amount spent.

2 years ago

Obama Launches More Realistic 'I Have Big Ideas But We'll See How It Goes' Campaign Slogan


April 18, 2012

 

http://www.theonion.com/articles/obama-launches-more-realistic-i-have-big-ideas-but,27953/

 

CHICAGO—After coming to terms with the limited scope of what he can realistically expect to accomplish as president, Barack Obama announced Wednesday a new, more practical campaign slogan that will serve as the cornerstone for his 2012 reelection bid: "I Have Big Ideas But We'll See How It Goes."

 

"My fellow citizens, I stand here today to tell you that, if given a second term, I have very big plans for our nation's future," Obama said during a rally at Chicago's Navy Pier. "Ambitious, forward-thinking plans I will have to drastically scale down based on opinion polls, budget considerations, and political roadblocks, but, you know, I'll see what I can do. No promises, though."

 

"More than likely I'll have to placate political rivals until my bold agenda is a shell of what it once was." Obama added. "And that's what the 'We'll See' campaign is all about. Now let us go boldly forth and compromise our ideals."

 

Saying he intends to give certain initiatives a shot but that it's not looking very good, Obama cited lasting bipartisanship cooperation in Congress, birth-control coverage for all women, and an affordable college education for every citizen as concrete examples of ridiculous ideas that Americans need to put out of their minds, because, according to the president, "We're not living in a fantasyland here."

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2 years ago

 

Hi Fuzzy (I mean Kevin )

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