Deval Patrick - governor of Massachusetts, used the phrase (recently) first.
He got in too - I don’t think he’s staying past 4 years....
“Yes, We Can”
Bob the Builder is saddened..
Soon it will be “Yes we CAR - Cut And Run.”
What slogan did he want? Let’s bend over? Or show me the money?? Give me some change?
He thought it was corny and CHILDISH because it came from the theme song his favorite cartoon show: Bob the Builder
“He thought it was corny and childish”
Alternatively, he may have realized consciously or unconsciously, that it would create great expectations which he could never fulfill. It’s turning out that on war in Afghanistan, health care, cap-and-trade, card-check, “yes we can” was a completely empty promise.
“Yes we can” may have elected this president, but “no we can’t” will be his historical legacy. Hopefully, American voters will have learned a lesson from this unpleasant experience, but I’m not holding my breath.
Worf kinows what works on klingon.
He much preferred:
*YES, I CAN!!*
His other choices included: *I am ME, you are not*
*I love ME, you will too*
It’s the English version of “Si, se puede.” The La Raza rant.
2. Which in turn proves that -- as I said in August of 2008, before the election -- Obama is whipped, and a scrawny metrosexual.
Anti-Obama Sarcasm Torpedo ARMED. FIRE!!
3. Obama probably wanted to go with the slogan "Yes we CAIR!" but was overruled by Rahm Emmanual.
“I’m a liar” would’ve been the honest route to go.
And we thought Joe Biden was a plagiarist...
He is half right.
“Yes we can....destroy this country in 4 short years!”
He’s getting alot of help!
Maybe that is why he scowled and got that shifty-beady-eyed look every time he chanted it, or maybe he was just squinting at the ‘prompter.
I agree with BO on this one: it was and is corny and childish.
It reduced his campaign to the spectacle of a middle-school pep rally atmosphere.
It meant nothing.
It signified there was no there there.
It is the caption on what will be (I hope) the epic failure of his policies as president.
He stole his slogan from Tug McGraw and the 1980 Phillies.
It was the perfect slogan for a campaign of meaningless jargon (”hope”, “change”) that could have been created by any boardwalk psychic.
This may be why the children do not resemble the parents much.
They are beautiful little girls, but neither resembles each other nor either of the parents. Hard to say why.