Obama publishes campaign stump speech in Washington Post

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Nearly six months ago, my administration took office amid the most severe economic downturn since the Great Depression. At the time, we were losing, on average, 700,000 jobs a month. And many feared that our financial system was on the verge of collapse.

The swift and aggressive action we took in those first few months has helped pull our financial system and our economy back from the brink. We took steps to restart lending to families and businesses, stabilize our major financial institutions, and help homeowners stay in their homes and pay their mortgages. We also passed the most sweeping economic recovery plan in our nation’s history.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was not expected to restore the economy to full health on its own but to provide the boost necessary to stop the free fall. So far, it has done that. It was, from the start, a two-year program, and it will steadily save and create jobs as it ramps up over this summer and fall. We must let it work the way it’s supposed to, with the understanding that in any recession, unemployment tends to recover more slowly than other measures of economic activity.

Feel free to read it all, but it’s nothing you haven’t heard before ad nauseam.

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2 thoughts on “Obama publishes campaign stump speech in Washington Post

  1. Morning Loppyd,

    This was a pretty good comment out of AosHQ, #52 http://minx.cc/?post=289563

    This shouldn’t surprise us. Whether or not they believe that Americans will die is irrelevant. They simply don’t care. The life and general well being of American citizens have always been a secondary concern for the Leftist whack jobs who are now in charge. They are elitists of the worst type – whatever happens to Joe Sixpack is of no concern to them. None. They will put their agenda ahead of any person’s life, except their own. They’ll sell us down the river for money, power, ideology, or basically anything else – and it never takes much.

    THREAD WINNER

    I have a friend who grew up sort of noncommittally Republican… went into the education field, and got sort of brainwashed into being a soft lefty… and was fired from his last teaching job because he was a member of the NRA. A five-figure wrongful termination settlement and a year of funemployment later, he’s slowly soaking up my accumulated intel on the insidious left.

    The thing he continually has trouble with is that the Democrats, and liberals in general, do not care about him nor about America. For the average person who hasn’t given it much thought, the idea that there are people out there who are not patriotic, who do not care about their fellow man, who would rather see a radically different country- it’s nearly impossible for that person to grasp.

    Every time I tell him about the series of events that leads to the latest nonsense coming out of the administration of another lefty group, his question to me is the same: “Why would they do that?”

    And the answer is nearly always: “Because they hate America and hate you.”

    It’s hard for him to understand that he is on the Homeland Security watch list ahead of muslims here illegally and members of the SDS “organizing” on campus and major drug cartels, because he’s a strong evangelical Christian and a member of several gun clubs.

    Mrs. North is even worse. Of course I can’t explain to her in terms she will understand whay it is important for me to paint a sign and stand outside with a bunch of other “crazy extremists” at the tea parties. I pay dearly for my insolence. When I point out the SMART cars and tell her that due to current CAFE standards, we won’t be able to buy another minivan in five years, but rather we will be making due with the minivan verion of that deathbox- She simply goes into denial. She says to me, “No, I won’t buy one of those, I will get a much bigger car. We need a bigger car for the kids and all their stuff.” It is inconceivable to her that her beloved Kenyan could outlaw big vehicles. She has no concept of what CAFE means to her, even when I tell her exactly what it is.

    And so it is with her whenever I spell out what the necessary implications of each of the Kenyan’s programs will be. She just. cannot. process. that her life is going to change, and irrevocably for the worse, based on His policies.

    These two examples I choose not because of their relationships to me, but rather to be illustrative of a lot of people you and I know both casually and more intimately.

    I submit that most everyone not otherwise utterly lost to mindful extreme liberalism resembles one of these two people. And our chances of winning Liberty back from tyranny are much tinier even than we regularly estimate.

    Even among the 80% of people who remain basically sane and at least nominally patriotic, we’re only going to get about 20% of that group to fight. So… I think that makes about 1 in 8 people who is going to be willing to give a significant portion of their time and blood and treasure to make this country what it once was and what it could be again.

    During the American Revolution, there was a vocal and active 1 in 3 who fomented and completed the job. We’re a long way from mobilizing 1 in 3 even to the extent of getting us rolled out of the rack for the odd tea party.

    Getting back to the thesis here, we’ve got to share these things with our friends and neighbors. We’ve got to be the ones who synonomize Obama’s name with “screwing the little guy” (h/t Momma). We’ve got to have our 30 second talking point messages ready when someone brings him up. That means avoiding the words “right-wing”, “left-wing”, “Communist” etc. “liberal”, “conservative” and even in some parts of the country, party identifications. And for God’s sake, avoid using concrete numbers whenever possible. Normal people hate numbers.

    And, for God’s sake, we need not to sound like nuts or activists when we deliver them, or else the 7 of 8 who are utterly uninitiated into this sort of discussion will turn us off immediately and irrevocably.

    The evil left will continue to “win the 7 of 8” battles if we can’t crack some of them with some counter-media programming. We ought to be crafting messages here in addition to the very important klatching, kvetching and other mission-critical AoS LifeStyle activities.

    Because we cannot be satisfied simply with winning elections for Republicans (I know we’re not in reality, but you know what I mean), but rather we ought to be building a Moron Army who can resist the Sith mind tricks of the left for a generation or more.

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