President Obama: “Republicans Out of Step with American Values”
At a fundraiser near Seattle two days ago, President Obama took aim at the corrupt oligarchs who have been sucking the life out of the economy, and the millions of bone-stupid inbreds who keep enabling them. (That wasn’t his exact wording.)
He made it clear that he wasn’t knocking the Republican Party per se; just the crooked sleazy “take the money and run” parasites that make up today’s GOP. He went out of his way to praise Abraham Lincoln for launching the transcontinental railroad; Theodore Roosevelt (who called for a progressive income tax) and Ike Eisenhower (the Interstate Highway System). From there he segued to a pitch for the Internet and infrastructure improvements we need today.
His speech included:
“The Republican philosophy is simple: ‘We are better off when everybody else is left to fend for themselves, and the most powerful can write their own rules.’ And they're wrong. That's not how America was built. In the United States of America, we're greater together than we are on our own. And we're going to keep that basic promise that if you work hard, you can raise a family, and send your kids to college, and put a little away for retirement. That's what we're fighting for. That's the choice in this election.”
“Yes, we are rugged individualists and we expect everybody to carry their weight and work hard and take responsibility for yourself and your family. But we also recognize that for all of us to succeed, we have to have an investment in each other's success. We won't win the competition for new jobs and new businesses and middle class security if we just respond to the same economic challenges with the same, old you're-on-your-own economics. It doesn't work. We've tried it. It didn't work in the Depression. It didn't work in the last decade. It won't work now…The recovery is accelerating. America is coming back — which means the last thing we can do is go back to the same failed policies, the very same policies that got us into this mess in the first place.”
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