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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
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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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