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Obama pretty excited about this whole “car” metaphor for the midterms
Hot Air ^ | August 19, 2010 | ALLAHPUNDIT

Posted on 08/19/2010 9:19:43 PM PDT by RobinMasters

I thought he’d only been at it for two weeks but apparently it’s a longstanding thing. See, “D” stands for “Democrats” but it also stands for “drive,” and that’s what you want to be doing when you’re in a car. Whereas “R” stands for both “Republican” and “reverse,” and no one wants to be doing that. So there you go. You’re 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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2010electionbias; dnctalkingpoints; dummycrap; imamofthedeficit; kingofthedeficit; obamacartalk; obamaquotes; offthecliff; pravdamedia; stuckonstupid

1 posted on 08/19/2010 9:19:45 PM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

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.


2 posted on 08/19/2010 9:24:05 PM PDT by swheats (America! America! God mend thine every flaw, Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law!)
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To: RobinMasters

If you actually drive an actual car into a ditch, it would be a really good idea to go into Reverse.


3 posted on 08/19/2010 9:25:45 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Worst. Post-Racial President. EVER.)
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To: RobinMasters

What is his IQ ?... that makes him act so stupidly !


4 posted on 08/19/2010 9:26:45 PM PDT by lonestar (Barry is furious the big spill wasn't caused by EXXON...would have nationalized it by now.)
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To: RobinMasters

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.


5 posted on 08/19/2010 9:27:40 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: RobinMasters
As apposed to a his train wreck...

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6 posted on 08/19/2010 9:27:55 PM PDT by Cyber Ninja (Live and let live; is not working...)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

FOr Obama the “D” is “Destroy” America.

For patriotic Americans, the “R” is “Repair and Restore” America.

There is a difference.


7 posted on 08/19/2010 9:28:09 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: RobinMasters
How about this one:

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?

8 posted on 08/19/2010 9:28:52 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (DeMint 2012)
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To: lonestar
Some people are easily amused...
9 posted on 08/19/2010 9:29:19 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: RobinMasters

When driving over a cliff do you keep the car in D? or put it in R?


10 posted on 08/19/2010 9:29:26 PM PDT by Ballygrl
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To: lonestar
Can't help but think of Mary Martin as Peter Pan.
Oh, the cleverness of me...
11 posted on 08/19/2010 9:31:56 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: RobinMasters

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.


12 posted on 08/19/2010 9:32:57 PM PDT by FoxInSocks (B. Hussein Obama: Central Planning Czar)
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To: Ballygrl
When driving over a cliff do you keep the car in D? or put it in R?

Nooo, you put your head between your legs and kiss your...

13 posted on 08/19/2010 9:33:08 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: Ballygrl

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.


14 posted on 08/19/2010 9:35:38 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: RobinMasters

Similar to “Stay outta the Bushes.” What passes for adult political discussion among the Dems.


15 posted on 08/19/2010 9:38:53 PM PDT by firebrand
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Reverse brings us back to 5% unemployment


16 posted on 08/19/2010 9:39:25 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ...In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

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~!


17 posted on 08/19/2010 9:44:03 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: RobinMasters

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.


18 posted on 08/19/2010 9:45:41 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: OnTheDress

Id take the bus....a lot has happened in and under it


19 posted on 08/19/2010 9:47:55 PM PDT by woofie
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To: RobinMasters

“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.


20 posted on 08/19/2010 9:49:06 PM PDT by takenoprisoner (Zero tolerance for Islam)
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To: RobinMasters

Make something out of this Barack .....the girl is a Republican (I can tell)

21 posted on 08/19/2010 9:53:52 PM PDT by woofie
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To: RobinMasters

22 posted on 08/19/2010 9:59:15 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Ballygrl
When driving over a cliff do you keep the car in D?

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?"

23 posted on 08/19/2010 10:03:28 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (I can see November from my house.)
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To: RobinMasters
That's all he's talked about every since he test drove that Volt (at 20 mph). I honestly wonder if he's ever driven a car before? He's all wee-wee’d up about it! I think in most states you have to show your birth certificate to get a driver's license, so maybe he never learned to drive. Seriously, he started using the driving metaphor right after his visit to GM. He's like a kid with a new toy, I don't remember him using car analogies in his speeches before. (Jim's W)
24 posted on 08/19/2010 10:03:58 PM PDT by jim35 (Tea Party former Republican)
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To: RobinMasters

BHOCOM


25 posted on 08/19/2010 10:15:11 PM PDT by FrankR (It doesn't matter what they call us, only what we answer to....)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

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.


26 posted on 08/19/2010 10:15:34 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ( VIVA la SB 1070!)
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To: RobinMasters

Obama is proof you can’t drive very far if you can’t take your eyes off the mirror.


27 posted on 08/19/2010 10:27:38 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown. -- written by Robert Towne)
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To: Windflier

“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.”

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)


28 posted on 08/19/2010 10:30:48 PM PDT by jim35 (Tea Party former Republican)
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To: FrdmLvr
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.

He's been obsessed with that cliff for a long time.


29 posted on 08/19/2010 10:34:48 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: RobinMasters
He's out of gas, car about to be repossessed, and he's lost without a map stuck facing oncoming traffic on a one-way street.
30 posted on 08/19/2010 10:57:48 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

He’s deliberately driving off the cliff like Thelma and Louise at the end of their movie.


31 posted on 08/19/2010 10:58:41 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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To: a fool in paradise

32 posted on 08/20/2010 12:19:13 AM PDT by TChad
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To: RobinMasters

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.


33 posted on 08/20/2010 1:50:25 AM PDT by DaBunny
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Indeed his car metaphor sounds like he’s talking to nine year olds.


34 posted on 08/20/2010 6:00:22 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: RobinMasters
Obama pretty excited about this whole “car” metaphor for the midterms

That's because our "Ship of State" is sinking with him at the helm.


35 posted on 08/20/2010 6:07:05 AM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality Now: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: RobinMasters
Obama pretty excited about this whole “car” metaphor for the midterms

What a fool. Go ahead obama, roll with it!

36 posted on 08/20/2010 6:09:47 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: jersey117

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.


37 posted on 08/20/2010 6:12:01 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: MrB

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”.


38 posted on 08/20/2010 6:19:33 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: jersey117

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...


39 posted on 08/20/2010 7:24:32 AM PDT by carwashguy
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To: TChad
ZING!
40 posted on 08/20/2010 7:52:32 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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To: jersey117

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.


41 posted on 08/20/2010 7:54:59 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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