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Sunday, February 19, 2012

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.”

And:

“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.”

Bravo!

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19 Comments:

Blogger Snave said...

Good to see that he is out communicating these kinds of things to the people. Those with their minds already made up that they hate Obama won't be changing their minds, but such quotes as these will serve to energize Democrats in sufficient numbers (and convince independents and moderates in sufficient numbers) that the Dems are still the best alternative, that Obama should be able to win in November.

What the GOP is left with at this point is hoping for high gas prices, hoping for Israel to attack Iran and draw us into a new warm, and hoping they can win on the old "moral values" stuff.

February 19, 2012 at 9:30 PM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

Rushpubliscums are out of step with EARTHLY values. But they'd have been right at home 1,500 years ago.

February 20, 2012 at 5:37 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

what we need is lower unemployment how are we supposed to pay for all the free shit?
Oh yeah tax the rich that'll work.
Wait if we tax the rich will they still be able to pay for those $35,000 a plate fund raisers and take ski trips to Aspen,vacations to Madrid and Summer vacations to Hawaii and the vineyards.
Oh yes t's good to be the king and then pretend you aren't.

February 20, 2012 at 7:18 AM  
Blogger Jack Jodell said...

Obama nailed it---these hateful, spiteful, for-the-rich-only Republicans are CRAZY!!!

February 20, 2012 at 12:48 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Oh look at Lisa being funny. Lisa totally forgot all about commander cuckoo bananas spending almost a year and a half on vacations, add in his fundraisers that would be another half a year. guess it's ok if yer a republican to do that. No PO can't take the piddly six, maybe 7 weeks he has taken that is entirely too much for a guy that is supposed to work 24/7/365. No time off for you black man, they had a name for that in the olden days, it'll come to me.

February 20, 2012 at 5:30 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Snave: You're right, high gas prices and a showdown with Iran are the only hope for the GOP. If oil prices keep going up, we'll have to hope the public will blame speculators and other sleazy corporate practices, rather than "treehuggers."

JR: Yup, the sixth century would be just right for them.

Jack: He nailed it all right.

Jess: LOL. Yes, they did have a name for that, way back when; I can't seem to think of it at the moment...

February 20, 2012 at 8:30 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

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February 21, 2012 at 9:55 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

It's not the time off Jess it's the the locations. There's a difference between going to your own home and taking your entire extended family to Spain,Aspen and Safari no doubt on the taxpayer dime while the rest of the country is trying to figure out how to heat their homes or find a job. It's what it looks likes while the rest of the country is struggling .
Hey maybe when vacation is over they will have another big White House Shin Dig.
Like I said it's good to be the King and Queen

February 21, 2012 at 9:56 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

and what is your obsession with Obama being black? We know he is and we would be saying the same thing if Hillary were doing it so take your race baiting comments and preach to your choir because frankly your race card is maxed out.

February 21, 2012 at 9:59 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Here Jess open up your mind for once

February 21, 2012 at 10:00 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

LOL @ Lisa. You do know I am part black right, along with all the other mixtures I am? It's to do with the pugs that get it twisted, with him being black and going on vacations, like no other republican has done it that sat their ass in the WH. Oh yeah you did it when commander cuckoo bananas was in office though didn't you? yeah didn't think so. Far as race baiting goes, I leave that up to the expert dog whistlers in the republican party and their followers or have you not been paying attention these last 4 yrs or so since PO announced he was running. I couldn't have a more open mind if I tried, you might like to try it sometime and get out of that bubble of froth your own mind sits in once in a while. It'll be good for you trust me.

February 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

Dammit, you dumb broad, get your stupid ass back in the kitchen. If you were doing what women are SUPPOSED to do, you wouldn't have time to post gibberish links and talk stupid shit you overheard the MEN saying while you were baking pies.

February 21, 2012 at 6:36 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Oh so you're part black whoopee! give yourself a medal.

Did you miss Obama's last party he sang again. I wonder how much that party cost the taxpayers. Seems he missed his calling.
He sure likes his parties
That's how he gets Hollywood and the music industry to push his agenda.Invites all them one per centers over for a night of food and fun on the taxpayer dime.
But I am sure you would give Bush a pass on it right?

February 22, 2012 at 10:48 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

JR you call yourself a man? hahahahahaha
That's almost as bad as Obama calling himself the president.

February 22, 2012 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Jess did you know Obama was half white and spent much of his life and was influenced by white elites?
You know those pro-minority types who would be the first to move off the block if a brown family moved in,that's of course of they would be allowed in their gated community.

February 22, 2012 at 10:53 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Oh yeah so elitist, his mother was on food stamps for a while as a single parent and had to move in with her parents who helped raise their grandson. AYUP totally brought up in elite circles like Mitt Romney wasn't he? Look up Atherton CA on Wiki, that's where I live, and I am a minority majority just by my own self. Not too many have an issue with me and a few minority families living among them, I leave that up to the mouth breathers and paste eaters like yourself. Oh and just for the record, I don't need any medals for being as fabulous as I am, I can just be and piss people like you off all day long by just being me. Oh and Obama can call himself the president, because he is the fuckin president you idiot. Cheesus H Keeryst if I wanted to hear an asshole talk, I would fart and get better debate from it than I get from you on any given topic at any given time.

February 22, 2012 at 11:35 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

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February 23, 2012 at 8:32 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

So you're a one per center.
Great I bet your neighbors would welcome section 8 housing on your block then?

February 23, 2012 at 8:40 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Hey Jess shouldn't you be purchasing some Korans and passing them out to Mosques in light of what happened in Afghanistan .

February 23, 2012 at 11:10 AM  

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