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Obama's new slogan: 'Yes we did!' (LOL Alert)
Politico ^ | 7/8/2010 | Carol E. Lee

Posted on 07/08/2010 6:19:17 PM PDT by Qbert

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — President Barack Obama has a new campaign slogan.

“Yes, we did.”

And it doesn’t stop there. Republicans, an animated Obama argued Thursday, wouldn’t have.

They wouldn’t have set the economy back on track, he said during a fundraiser for Senate candidate Robin Carnahan, or passed a health care overhaul or financial regulatory reform. Giving the GOP control of Congress again — a possibility that Obama acknowledged — would usher in another era of a “you’re on your own philosophy,” he said.

“You’re going to face a choice in November. This is a choice between the policies that got us into this mess in the first place and the policies that got us out of this mess, and what the other side is counting on is people not having a good memory,” Obama said in a fiery 30-minute speech at the Folly Theater in downtown Kansas City. “They are peddling that same snake oil that they’ve been peddling now for years.”

“Kick ‘em out,” a donor yelled.

“Well, we did kick ‘em out,” Obama replied, “because it wasn’t working.”

With less than four months before voters deliver a verdict on his first two years in office, Obama is adding more muscle to his fight against Republicans and for Democrats. Much of Democrats’ trouble this cycle stems from their votes for unpopular initiatives on Obama’s agenda, including the economic stimulus bill and the health care overhaul. But the president is trying his best to turn that equation around.

“We don’t have to guess how the other party will govern because we’re still living with results from the last time,” Obama said, insisting the GOP’s political approach will fail.

Obama is an imperfect messenger, particularly in a battleground state like Missouri, which he very narrowly lost in 2008 but has visited repeatedly since taking office. His approval rating here is below 50 percent. And earlier this year, Carnahan was seen as distancing herself from Obama by being out of town while he was in her state.

In a sign of the double edge that Obama brings in this election, Carnahan criticized her opponent, Rep. Roy Blunt, for voting for the $700 billion TARP legislation in 2008, calling him “Mr. Bailout” during her introduction of Obama.

Obama voted for the bank bailout bill as a senator.

The president didn’t seem fazed by the ding. Carnahan, the Missouri secretary of state who is running against Blunt for the seat being vacated by retiring Republican Sen. Kit Bond, also promised to “call bull” on Obama if she makes it to Washington.

Obama was at his best. He was in a good mood. He laughed at his own jokes and found the right pitch that connected with the crowd. He was also as partisan as he gets, calling out Republicans by name and having fun at their expense.

“They say no to everything,” Obama said, feigning indignant. “I go and I talk to them, and I say, ‘C’mon we can get something going here.’ No! Don’t want to.”

He again took on House Republican leader John Boehner for comparing Democrats’ financial regulatory reform legislation to killing an ant with a nuclear weapon — “You’ve gotta make a movie: The Ant that Ate the Economy,” he joked. He again knocked Rep. Joe Barton, the Texas Republican who apologized to BP for the administration’s actions during the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico — “When I heard that, I said, ‘Naw, he didn’t say that,’” Obama said playfully.

The audience laughed. So did he.

“The Bartons and the Boehners and the Blunts. They’ve got that ‘No’ philosophy,” Obama said. “That’s the choice in this election: moving backward or moving forward.”

Voters have seen this movie before, he said, “So we know how this movie ends. Right?"

In a statement, Boehner replied: “On President Obama’s watch, more than 3 million Americans have lost their jobs, and unemployment is near 10 percent. The American people continue to ask, 'where are the jobs?' But the president keeps whining and indulging in childish partisan attacks. How out of touch can he get?”

Obama made the case that despite having no help from Republicans, Democrats have gotten an historic amount of work done in the past 18 months.

In terms of “Yes, we did,” he was putting a fine point on an argument he first made in Toronto when asked about his plans to bring down the deficit. “One of the interesting things that’s happened over the past 18 months as president is, for some reason, people keep on being surprised when I do what I said I was going to do,” Obama said at the time. Vice President Joe Biden repeated the line last weekend in an interview with POLITICO, saying when U.S. troops end their combat mission in Iraq next month, the White House can “point to it and say, ‘We told you what we were going to do, and we did it.’”

On Thursday, Obama said his policies, however unpopular, reflect “what we talked about during the campaign.”

“Folks don’t mean what they say, and they don’t do what they say,” Obama said. “People get surprised when we follow through and keep our campaign promises.”

“Yes we can,” someone yelled.

“Yes we did,” Obama said before jetting off to Las Vegas to headline a trio of events for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. “And we’re still doing it.”


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: carnahan; harryreid; obama
...Somebody please tell me that the Politico is writing satire now, and that this didn't really happen. Otherwise, we have even bigger problems than I thought...
1 posted on 07/08/2010 6:19:19 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

>> Obama’s new slogan: ‘Yes we did!’

Your Hope has been redistributed. Here’s your Change.


2 posted on 07/08/2010 6:22:03 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Qbert

“Yes we did,”......

.......tank the economy.

.......appease our enemies.

.......weaken a once great nation.


3 posted on 07/08/2010 6:22:33 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Anti-Gunners suffer from Factose Intolerance)
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To: Qbert
FUBO
4 posted on 07/08/2010 6:22:38 PM PDT by Doogle (IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN....PLEASE donate, because it's the RIGHT thing to do)
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To: Qbert
“you’re on your own philosophy,”

That's referred to as liberty. It's a good thing.

5 posted on 07/08/2010 6:26:31 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Qbert
“We don’t have to guess how the other party will govern because we’re still living with results from the last time,” Obama said, insisting the GOP’s political approach will fail.

No. We're living with the results of Dem control. 3 years of it and before that weak Republicans that allowed Dems to run things.

6 posted on 07/08/2010 6:27:47 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: Qbert
They've done so much...


7 posted on 07/08/2010 6:30:11 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Qbert
Obama made the case that despite having no help from Republicans, Democrats have gotten an historic amount of work done in the past 18 months.

Yeah, if their goal was to destroy America from within.

8 posted on 07/08/2010 6:30:29 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Qbert
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9 posted on 07/08/2010 6:30:40 PM PDT by Cyber Ninja (Rebuke, Renounce, Repeal, Repeat,...)
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To: Qbert

The video I saw on FOX showed a very agitated, sarcastic and bizarre acting Barry.
Apparently, they couldn’t even give away seats and “ volunteers “ were rushing around trying to make the venue look fuller.
It’s pretty bad when $ 299 seats were reduced to $ 99 and $ 35 dollar seats were reduced to $ 17 dollars-
and they still couldn’t find drones willing to pay a couple of bucks to listen to hyper Barry spew his nonsensical gobbeldygook.
In a heavily Democrat , heavily black area.


10 posted on 07/08/2010 6:30:46 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: Qbert

Obama doing what Obama and democrats do best. Campaigning and lying.... Lying and campaigning....

Just repeat over and over and you’ll know everything about Obama and the dems.


11 posted on 07/08/2010 6:37:36 PM PDT by Bullish (Been to all 57 States.... Or is it 58?)
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To: dead
NICE!
12 posted on 07/08/2010 6:37:53 PM PDT by blues_guitarist (ISLAM=DEATH!! . . . . . . black & humble . . .)
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To: Wild Irish Rogue

The painting is on the wall and our First Traitor doesn’t want to read it. Impeach this bastard.


13 posted on 07/08/2010 6:38:56 PM PDT by Leg Olam (Wise men speak when they have something to say, fools speak just to say something.)
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To: Qbert

>>>>“You’re going to face a choice in November. This is a choice between the policies that got us into this mess in the first place and the policies that got us out of this mess,<<<<<<<

We are out of this mess?? Three Trillion dollars in debt is out of this mess.

Do we vote for the guy who got us into this mess or the guy who made it three trillion times worse?


14 posted on 07/08/2010 6:40:28 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

I simply find it hard to believe that people listen to the crap this man spews and cannot see that they are being bullS*****.


15 posted on 07/08/2010 6:46:06 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Qbert
Well, we did kick ‘em out,” Obama replied, “because it wasn’t working.”

"It" wasn't working, and now YOU aren't working. But, at least we got 99 weeks of unemployment checks to buy votes with. How's the for Hope 'n Change?

16 posted on 07/08/2010 6:47:50 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: Qbert
Well, we did kick ‘em out,” Obama replied, “because it wasn’t working.”

"It" wasn't working, and now YOU aren't working. But, at least we got 99 weeks of unemployment checks to buy votes with. How's the for Hope 'n Change?

17 posted on 07/08/2010 6:47:50 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: Qbert

We don’t mention enough that the economy didn’t go south when Bush took office, it went south when the Dems took Congress in 2006. Check the charts...


18 posted on 07/08/2010 6:49:12 PM PDT by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton)
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To: windcliff
Obama said in a fiery 30-minute speech at the Folly Theater in downtown Kansas City.

Sounds like an appropriate place for him.
19 posted on 07/08/2010 6:49:51 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: Qbert; All

Here’s something that’s one of those, “It’s about time someone said it” things.

Kinda wraps up Obama in one short video.

http://www.youtube.com/user/drinkingwithbob


20 posted on 07/08/2010 7:12:27 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: stylecouncilor
Sounds like an appropriate place for him.

If you only knew how right you are.

21 posted on 07/08/2010 7:15:29 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: All

Click The Pic

22 posted on 07/08/2010 7:29:53 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: Qbert

"Oh no he didn't."

23 posted on 07/09/2010 11:52:23 AM PDT by Defiant (2010 is pretty much it, folks. Send them packing, or start packing.)
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