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'Virginia we're not going back' (to $1.60 a gallon of gas or 5% unemployment)
Richmond-Times-Dispatch ^ | 5/6/2012 | By: Karin Kapsidelis

Posted on 05/06/2012 4:54:22 AM PDT by tobyhill

President Barack Obama kicked off his re-election campaign Saturday at rallies in Ohio and Richmond, where he cast the election as a choice between policies of the past or progress, and "a make-or-break moment" for the middle class.

Before a boisterous crowd of about 8,000 at Virginia Commonwealth University, in the capital of a swing state that could be key to his securing a second term, Obama said that while the nation's economy still faces headwinds, it's making progress.

He presented himself as a fighter for the middle class and cast presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney as a potential president who will "rubber stamp" the agenda of conservatives in Congress.

"But Virginia, I tell you what, we can't give him the chance. Not now. Not with so much at stake. This isn't just another election. This is a make-or-break moment for America's middle class," he said to an eruption of applause.

(Excerpt) Read more at 2.timesdispatch.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: classwarfare; looters; moochers; nowayback; obama; runsagainstcongress; welfareclass

1 posted on 05/06/2012 4:54:26 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Another term and there won’t be a middle class left to promise anything to for the next Democrat.


2 posted on 05/06/2012 5:12:20 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another 4yrs and there won’t be an America we recognize, anymore. I hardly recognize parts of it, now.


3 posted on 05/06/2012 5:13:19 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: tobyhill

Obama has a new deffinition of what is middle class: Middle class = welfare drones surviving off the hard work of the white worker class taxpayers.

So given that, he’s correct. He’s for that.

The biggest injustice in the world is the so-called American white middle class. He’s been taught this his entire life. So he’s redefining just what middle class means.


4 posted on 05/06/2012 5:17:21 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: carriage_hill

You don’t remember all the wannabee thugs and gangbangers back in the 60’s and 70’s? Or the noise and filth masquerading as music? Or the meth labs, crack houses, chop shops, drug whores, drive-bys and squatters? You don’t recall the “gay pride parades” and the openly homosexual servicemembers, the pedophiles and the almost monthly scandals and the thievery?


5 posted on 05/06/2012 5:19:15 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What is interesting is that a lot of the people who voted Obama in 2008 are turning against him. Of course the GOP selected Mittens, so they might just swing back to Obama.


6 posted on 05/06/2012 5:19:23 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: redgolum
What is interesting is that a lot of the people who voted Obama in 2008 are turning against him.

You are mis reading the situation, they are turn against "the one" because he is not leftist enough for them. Those disaffected Obama voters want Communism and they want it now.

7 posted on 05/06/2012 5:29:34 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yessir. That’s their plan.


8 posted on 05/06/2012 5:30:24 AM PDT by 383rr (Those who choose security over liberty deserve neither; GUN CONTROL= SLAVERY)
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To: tobyhill

Socialists will take you to the gulag and call it “the new normal”.

FUBO


9 posted on 05/06/2012 5:30:56 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: central_va

There are far more disaffected Obama voters who turned against him because they thought he was a centrist and a healer and found it he is a Communist and a divider. I know many of them who in the last year have begun to apologize to anyone who will listen for voting for Obama. It’s a wonderful sight to see and hear.


10 posted on 05/06/2012 5:32:12 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: WashingtonSource
here are far more disaffected Obama voters who turned against him because they thought he was a centrist and a healer and found it he is a Communist and a divider. I know many of them who in the last year have begun to apologize to anyone who will listen for voting for Obama. It’s a wonderful sight to see and hear.

Please post ANYTHING that supports your claim. I am not seeing that at all. The libs I know think he is too moderate. By now we should have had socialized medicine, out of all wars and GITMO closed. They are pissed for the opposite reason you give.

11 posted on 05/06/2012 5:35:36 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: WashingtonSource

I haven’t heard the first person that I know voted for him say that they were not voting for him again. If fact, they do not believe that he has don anything wrong. They do say that, if the Republicans would leave him alone, he would “straighten out the mess the Country is in” though.


12 posted on 05/06/2012 5:37:49 AM PDT by sport
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I remember back to the early 50s, and some of those ugly sides to our society. But IIRC, it wasn’t as widespread or as publicized or politicized/PC’d as it’s been in the past 15-20yrs. Or am I just imagining things?


13 posted on 05/06/2012 5:43:26 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: central_va

As long as they don’t vote for him, who cares what the reason is?


14 posted on 05/06/2012 5:45:00 AM PDT by Doug Loss
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To: central_va

I know people who voted for him who felt he was going to magically transform the nation. They see now that his ideas of transform are different from theirs.


15 posted on 05/06/2012 5:47:12 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: tobyhill

——This is a make-or-break moment for America’s middle class,” he said to an eruption of applause.——

“Now, let’s finish the job!,” he continued.”Let’s liquidate them!”


16 posted on 05/06/2012 6:13:25 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Alas Babylon!

——Obama has a new deffinition of what is middle class: Middle class = welfare drones surviving off the hard work of the white worker class taxpayers.——

Same with “working families,” which refers to families where no one works.


17 posted on 05/06/2012 6:16:54 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: tobyhill

I cannot believe any intelligent human being who has suffered through the last 4 years is buying Obama’s BS.

Buit obviously there are some stupid people in this country.


18 posted on 05/06/2012 6:47:33 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: tobyhill

SEIU can really turn out the parasites.


19 posted on 05/06/2012 7:04:30 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: tobyhill

Obama is now restricted to campaign rallies in college gyms and labor union halls. And.....even then, he cannot up fill up the halls or arenas. Yesterday at his heralded campaign opener in Ohio, 4,300 seats out of 18,000 seats remained empty in the college arena where he chose to offically open his campaign. Hope & Change ain’t working so well.


20 posted on 05/06/2012 7:22:17 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: redgolum

“What is interesting is that a lot of the people who voted Obama in 2008 are turning against him.”

The fact that he is going to have to fight so hard to keep his base is encouraging; I think it is safe to say he has lost Hillary’s “hardworking white people” already.


21 posted on 05/06/2012 7:48:47 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: central_va
I am talking about the union workers in my area.

They hate him. They view him as betraying their interests for race pandering and communism (ironic). You don't see the Union pro Obama signs in this area like you did four years ago.

I am actually very surprised. The steward at my plant asked me about Santorum, and then Rommney.

22 posted on 05/06/2012 7:54:20 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: tobyhill

Romney certainly will not forward the conservative agenda that the GOP-E and rinos disparage. L I figure Romney will rubber stamp the communist agenda of Obama’s handlers.


23 posted on 05/06/2012 11:57:04 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Maybe the horse will learn to sing)
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To: tobyhill

‘Virginia … we’re not going back’ (to the Constitutional governance)


24 posted on 05/06/2012 3:43:54 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: carriage_hill
Another 4yrs and there won’t be an America we recognize, anymore. I hardly recognize parts of it, now.

I was asked by a Gen X'er what the difference was between himself and me as a tail of the Boomer.

After some thought I said to him, I have know something that resembles real freedom, nothing like what we have now, which is only illusory. In 1980, before MADD there was a modicum of real freedom. Now the USA has become a police state.

25 posted on 05/06/2012 4:17:00 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: Ouderkirk
After some thought I said to him, I have know something that resembles real freedom, nothing like what we have now, which is only illusory. In 1980, before MADD there was a modicum of real freedom. Now the USA has become a police state.

I remember talkshow host Michael Savage said, "in 1970 (or 1980 as you put it) your father made 1/3rd as much as you do but he had more freedom." I was born in 1966, not quite an X'er but not quite a Baby Boomer, I like to call myself a "Joneser" for "Generation Jones" that encompasses late Boomers and early X'ers, a sub-niche if you will. Like you, I remember that time.
26 posted on 05/06/2012 6:11:56 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (General James Mattoon Scott, where are you when we need you? We need a regime change.)
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To: tobyhill

I was thinking about making an Obama bumper sticker for my car, with the slogan “Stay The Course”.


27 posted on 05/06/2012 6:39:52 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT
I was thinking about making an Obama bumper sticker for my car

I was thinking about making one that said:

Buy OBAMAGAS...only $4.00 a gallon.

28 posted on 05/06/2012 6:43:46 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Obama needs to go, period. We cant endure 4 more years this.


29 posted on 05/06/2012 6:52:35 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Nowhere Man

I am 1962 and so the difference between us is not much now.

The difference between the X’er and myself is that the world he has inhabited since he came of age was already infested by MADD, and the various other groups that were spawned of their success.

The world of freedom has condensed considerably in the last 30 years, and we can rest assured that the freedom(s) enjoyed by our father(s) had been similarly reduced by FDR and his like minded communists, and thr corresponding reduction in the freedom of our fathers from their fathers.

There has bee a consistent slide in the available liberty to each succeeding generation. such that there is so little freedom left. The world my sons will inhabit is frighteningly free of liberty. That is what the future portends when the like of Baraq Obunghole speaks of freedom, freedom from liberty.


30 posted on 05/07/2012 6:03:38 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: Ouderkirk
I am 1962 and so the difference between us is not much now.

The difference between the X’er and myself is that the world he has inhabited since he came of age was already infested by MADD, and the various other groups that were spawned of their success.

The world of freedom has condensed considerably in the last 30 years, and we can rest assured that the freedom(s) enjoyed by our father(s) had been similarly reduced by FDR and his like minded communists, and thr corresponding reduction in the freedom of our fathers from their fathers.

There has bee a consistent slide in the available liberty to each succeeding generation. such that there is so little freedom left. The world my sons will inhabit is frighteningly free of liberty. That is what the future portends when the like of Baraq Obunghole speaks of freedom, freedom from liberty.


Yeah, I think to be a member of the niche, "Generation Jones" (you'd fit in too) is that you remember black and white TV, watching TV over the air, seeing the landings on the Moon as a child, yet, also was the first to see having a personal computer as somewhat normal or at least experienced the first home computers (Apple, Atari Commodore PETs/VIC-20/C-64, TI-99/4A's, etc). Also experiencing the age of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher is a must too as well as coming to age in the late 1970's and 1980's.

Truthfully, the slide against freedom started when the Civil War ended but it really got legs with Teddy Roosevelt, went faster with Woodrow Wilson, took a hiatus in the 1920's and it started under FDR again and down the line to what we have now.

I do think that the two Roosevelts did have good intentions in mind and at least they were not America haters, but in so doing, we traded freedom for security and that is the true casualty. The Road to Hell is paved with good intentions. The big difference with Obunghole and Woodrow Wilson is they hate America by hating our system so much that they want to change everything we hold dear. and they will take our freedom away just so they can have their own way.

MADD Was a good idea at one time but it has lived out its usefulness and has become a monster that was created like a Frankenstein. Awareness of the problem of drunk driving is one thing but to tighten tings so much that one drop of beer puts you over the limit is another thing entirely as well as those sobriety checkpoints.
31 posted on 05/07/2012 9:28:07 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (General James Mattoon Scott, where are you when we need you? We need a regime change.)
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