Skip to comments.Obama pretty excited about this whole “car” metaphor for the midterms
Posted on 08/19/2010 9:19:43 PM PDT by RobinMasters
I thought hed only been at it for two weeks but apparently its a longstanding thing. See, D stands for Democrats but it also stands for drive, and thats what you want to be doing when youre in a car. Whereas R stands for both Republican and reverse, and no one wants to be doing that. So there you go. Youre now set for the midterms.
Remember: Crushing deficits and near-double-digit unemployment = drive. Wingnut = reverse.
It has since become the Mr. Potato Head of campaign stump speech metaphors.
The president keeps expanding on it. This week, as he repeated it at fundraisers across the country, it continued to balloon into several paragraphs and with bells and whistles tacked on in all directions.
Obama changes features around. He introduces new characters. He adds new props. The other day he decided Republicans were sipping Slurpees as they watched Democrats dig out the car. (Incidentally, Obama is the only president to ever use the word Slurpee in a speech, according to the archives of The American Presidency Project)
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Aint that just like a male. Refuses to stop and assess, ask for directions and wont admit a wrong turn was made and have to turn around. Then blames everybody else while driving without a clue.
If you actually drive an actual car into a ditch, it would be a really good idea to go into Reverse.
What is his IQ ?... that makes him act so stupidly !
Not all are fortunate enough to have circular driveways; if there were no R there would be no way to leave home.
And anyhow, there is no D on a real man’s transmission, a manual stick shift.
FOr Obama the “D” is “Destroy” America.
For patriotic Americans, the “R” is “Repair and Restore” America.
There is a difference.
There is a car going down the road with a bad driver. The car pulls over for a hitchhiker from out of the country who has never been in a car before and doesn't know the difference between a brake pedal and an accelerator. The new driver takes the wheel, wrecks the car, kills the passengers and then blames everything on George W. Bush.
How's that for your car metaphor Barack?
When driving over a cliff do you keep the car in D? or put it in R?
Someone was discussing this on the radio the other day. The exact same metaphor has been used by other politicians, some years ago. Obama is such a retread.
Nooo, you put your head between your legs and kiss your...
Doesn’t really matter if you’re already over the cliff. Obama just hasn’t hit bottom yet and thinks he’s soaring like an eagle. It’s going to be a hard landing.
Similar to “Stay outta the Bushes.” What passes for adult political discussion among the Dems.
Reverse brings us back to 5% unemployment
Really! Reverse out of the DITCH!!
I’d like to reverse to a few years back when Stock market was at nearly 1400 (my 401K was in good shape), my house was worth double its current value, unemployment was at 3 percent! Are you better off today than 2 years ago? NO—REVERSE to better times~!
The first time I heard Obama say this, it was cute. I had to give him that much. Now that he’s repeating it over and over, it’s just sophomoric.
I suppose it plays well to less-than-well-informed crowds of indoctrinated liberals, but every conservative hearing this, instantly recognizes that he’s uttering a fundamental untruth.
The Democrats have had control of Congress since early 2007. I’ve seen chart after chart that shows how the country’s budget deficit climbed to unprecedented highs, once they controlled the purse strings.
So, when Obama uses his cute little analogy to accuse the Republicans of “driving the car (of the economy) into the ditch”, he’s lying. If anyone drove the car into the ditch, it was the Democrats.
To explore his analogy a bit, I’d say sticking the car in Reverse, is exactly what we need to do right now to rescue the economy. We need to Reverse the car back to a point where there was at least a modicum of fiscal sanity.
Id take the bus....a lot has happened in and under it
“The other day he decided Republicans were sipping Slurpees as they watched Democrats dig out the car.”
Well, democrats are the ones who drove the car into the ditch. All the while refusing to listen to America. Now they want some help getting the car out of the ditch? A little late for that.
Make something out of this Barack .....the girl is a Republican (I can tell)
That was exactly what I said the first time I heard this joke. I said, "Okay, so you're facing a cliff and all the other lemmings are in Drive. What do you do?"
In one speech, he actually said something about being on the edge of a cliff and why would we want to put the car in “reverse” or something.
Obama is proof you can’t drive very far if you can’t take your eyes off the mirror.
“The first time I heard Obama say this, it was cute. I had to give him that much. Now that hes repeating it over and over, its just sophomoric.”
The way he does this is just creepy. He test drives a Volt then talks about driving repeatedly. He talked about taking the family out for “ice cream” while bashing Arizona. Now every other time you see 0bama and his brood they have ice cream in their gobs. There is something not right about him. He reminds me of the robotic Paula Prentiss character in the (original) “Stepford Wives” movie after she was stabbed in the gut. (Jim’s W)
He’s deliberately driving off the cliff like Thelma and Louise at the end of their movie.
There aren’t enough cute metaphors to save the Democrats. It turns out all they had was hip language and snarky personal attacks.
Everything they did, they got from Bush, only not as well. Bush wasn’t dumb enough to try to foist healthcare off on us.
Indeed his car metaphor sounds like he’s talking to nine year olds.
That's because our "Ship of State" is sinking with him at the helm.
What a fool. Go ahead obama, roll with it!
Obama must be fascinated with cars for the same reason that terrorist Muslims are fascinated with jetliners -
the culture they grew up in has no hope of ever producing either one.
I’d gladly reverse back to 5.5% unemployment. A big problem with obama is that he’s trying to blame Bush for today’s high unemployment when in fact the unemployment rate didn’t spike until the very end of the Bush Presidency and it was a direct result of the financial collapse. Not to mention that the rats controlled congress the last 2 years he was in office. After 9/11 the economy was in a shambles. Bush policies brought us back from the brink rather quickly. Obama can’t admit his policies failed and change course for the good of the country. That is why he is not viewed as a “leader”.
I have been a LONG time lurker and this one takes the cake. I’m from Missouri and yes, when we want to go forward we do put it in “D”; until the knucklehead who is driving gets the car stuck up to the axles in the mud and can’t go any further because the momentum can’t carry us any further, then we put it in “R” to back us out of trouble...I think he should have put it in “p” for putz...
The economic collapse was a deliberate act of willful neglect by Jamie Gorelick, Barney Frank, and others. All of this talk for “more oversight” is Bullstalin seeing as those who WERE supposed to be the watchdogs got bought off with $30million and a boytoy executive in the sheets.