Skip to comments.'Virginia … we're not going back' (to $1.60 a gallon of gas or 5% unemployment)
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.
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Another term and there won’t be a middle class left to promise anything to for the next Democrat.
Another 4yrs and there won’t be an America we recognize, anymore. I hardly recognize parts of it, now.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Yessir. That’s their plan.
Socialists will take you to the gulag and call it “the new normal”.
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.
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.
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.
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?
As long as they don’t vote for him, who cares what the reason is?
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.
——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!”
——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.
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.
SEIU can really turn out the parasites.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
‘Virginia we’re not going back’ (to the Constitutional governance)
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.
I was thinking about making an Obama bumper sticker for my car, with the slogan “Stay The Course”.
I was thinking about making one that said:
Buy OBAMAGAS...only $4.00 a gallon.
Obama needs to go, period. We cant endure 4 more years this.
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.