This is beyond rich. Barack Obama began his reelection campaign today by blasting the “failed” policies of George W. Bush.
Does he really want to make this campaign about blaming Bush?
From The Hill:
In order to move “forward,” the Obama campaign reached backward on Saturday, trying to rekindle the magic of the 2008 campaign.
For the second time on Saturday, during his second official campaign rally, President Obama sought to push a new campaign slogan “Forward,” telling those gathered at Virginia Commonwealth University that the country can’t afford to elect Mitt Romney and move backward to the Bush administration’s “failed” policies.
“Virginia, we’ve gotta move forward to the future you imagined in 2008,” Obama said, standing near a large banner that read “Forward," before a crowd of 8,000 people, who held signs saying “Not Back” in a packed gymnasium. “Virginia, I’m here to say, we were there, we remember and we’re not going back.”
The reelection campaign aimed to remind voters about the winning campaign in 2008.
Like he did at the Columbus, Ohio, rally earlier in the day, Obama reminded voters that he still believes in “hope and change.”
Obama told the crowd that when people ask what this campaign is about, “You tell them it’s still about hope. You tell them it’s still about change.”
The president also aimed to land some direct hits on his likely opponent Mitt Romney — on everything from foreign policy to the way he would handle the economy — something he had largely avoided until Saturday.
Obama said the U.S. cannot afford to "refight the battles" on health care, economic reform and women's rights.
The U.S. will spend "the next four years going backward" on issues of abortion rights and birth control if Romney is elected in November, according to the president. "We are not turning back the clock, we are going forward," Obama said to thunderous applause.
Okay, do we want to go back to the way things were?
In 2006, unemployment was 4.6%. The economy had grown jobs for 52 consecutive months. Gas was around $2 a gallon.
Today, the unbelievable official unemployment rate is 8.1%. The only way you get that is by removing the discouraged workers who are no longer seeking jobs. Today only 64% of Americans are in the work force. At least 9 million jobs have disappeared since the Democrats took over.
Let’s see. On one hand we have the Great Obama Depression and the other hand we had the Bush prosperity.
Yes, I think I do want to go back. Quickly!
Bob, You realize he expects us to say to him "A Job Well Done!"
These have been his goals all along.
If you really want to sleep secure in your own bed, you need to call 3 people:
1) Your congressmen, just so you can say that you tried;
2) LTC(r) Allen West and ask him to take the lead with our revolution;
3) Your local gun dealer, so you'll be prepared for the conclusion of this sad saga we call America.
You're right,Bob!God bless our warrior's!And will the rest of us Stand against this fraud?Back in the 1700's ,when this nation was being formed there were the"sunshine patriots"who agreed until it got too hard...they (the founders)..pledged to each other"Our Lives,our fortunes and our sacred honor,with a firm reliance 0n the protection of devine Providence..The"sunshine patriots"fled!When the going got tough,they fled.....Will we still be "When the going get's tough,the tough get going"?
Obama might as well blame the nation's problems on the tides changing or maybe the fact that some people don't consider Pluto a planet. Obama could pick ANYTHING to blame the problems on.....fact of the matter is his 'change' is a farce and OF COURSE he won't take any responsibly for the worsening US economy. Just as I may have had a glimmer of respect for slick Willy if he straight out admitted to sex in the oval office.....I might not think so little of Obama if for once, just once could say "Ok...this or that didn't work, I will try harder or something different." This is certainly in NO manner showing any love for either of these men, but common fellas!!!!....You, Mr Obama and your buddy slick Willy tell so many lies you really believe these lies yourselves!
......It just confounds me how democratic party liberals manage to tell lies and their constituency,supporters and voters will believe the dung they fling! Lord, when will they wake the hell up! Yes....I know.....long after it's way too late and these once supporters of the liberal 21st century are in chains and starving.......and as I parrot to them "I TOLD YOU SO" they will only be able to answer with ....."I didn't know!"....idiot liberals. Yeah.....Mr Obama has work for your your son Mr. and Mrs. Liberal......he's putting on the crash-test dummy outfit and on the GM-Volt study team as we speak.
Yes, I'd REALLY like to start by getting our Country back--along with its' Consti1tutional covenant in Liberty!
Like millions of others, I am sick and so very tired of enduring an illegally-injected CRIMINAL in the W.H.who
floats CONTEMPT and ARROGANCE like party balloons! I feel physical revulsion each day I have to read about
All the LIES, the treacherous seisure of power, the criminal "czars" appointed to surround the Thief in Chief,
his ever-increasing anti-American attitude, so blatant, so full of mockery, the spending of money that we
don't have like there is no end of it. I have also "had it" with wondering WHY this foreign MUSLIM traitor is STILL GETTING AWAY WITH SUCH A HUGE CATASTROPHIC HOAX against WE the AMERICAN People!!!
It is an all too clear example of how remorseless (and immoral) BO is, that he can so thoroughly twist and turn his own "record" around without a twitch of the eye to make it sound like "somebody else" who hasn't even been there-- did it!
Then there all the liberals who, fully aware of what lies it all is, still ignore the Truth and follow the Piper over the Cliff.
The Left pushes "forward" in destruction, ranting all the while against the Moral, the Responsible, the Faithful, the Patriotic, and the Law Abider that made this Nation once the GREATEST HOPE of FREEDOM EVER for the World!
Some of the culpability and SHAME has to go to those Conservatives (esp Congressionals) who are ALLOWING the
Law-Bashers to continue unchecked, unconfronted, and un-ARRESTED, knowing full well what is going on! No wonder
the "Feds" may be preparing for civil war! First, of course, they' ll want your guns!
Tomorrow the World!
The Feds (the liberal control freaks) won't win that one. I understand the enlisted personnel in the US army won't follow any such orders to gather citizens or shoot Americans. Quite the opposite, they will aid in training citizens against a rouge Gov't.
The unemployment rate was 7.2% in December 2008, before Obama took office.
Is it just me, or did anyone else notice that OWEbumbler officially kicked off his re-election campaign on the BIRTHDAY OF KARL MARX, DADDY OF COMMUNISM, surely a heriditary relative of BaROKE Hussein OWEbumbler--if not by blood--certainly by ideology and philosophy. He is the MAIN PROTAGANIST against business expansion, JOBS, and growth in the U.S. using regulations through federal agencies--he's killing jobs in the energy industry with moratorium on gulf drilling, obstructing the Keystone pipeline, restrictions on coal industry, reduced oil well leases to half of what Bush had authorized and taking TWICE as long for application consideration, REDUCED oil production on federal lands using his office--OIL WELLS on federal property belong to WE THE PEOPLE, NOT HIM! His regulations are costing corporations/businesses $10 BILLION per month nationwide in new costs, yet he BORROWED $2 BILLION to give to Brazil to DRILL OIL 15 MILES DEEP in the ocean and promised their COMMUNIST government the U.S. would be "their best customer". So we have a president who's MONEY LAUNDERING TAX DOLLARS through BILLIONS in green energy loans from Dept of Energy and stimulus bill to "green" companies like Solyndra, Beacon Power, ENER1 and others that supported him with CONTRIBUTIONS in return, propping up a communist govt in Brazil but refuses to build a pipeline to buy oil from OUR ALLY CANADA. His agenda, philosophy, policies, programs are anti-American and anti-success. ZERO is his qualification to serve as president, commander in Chief, head of our nation and ZERO is the accomplishment on behalf of this nation that this FALSE PROPHET has given US.
Did anyone see the Huckabee show on Fox News tonight? Huckabee showed videotape of both Bush and OWEbumbler being introduced to U.S. soldiers, I assume serving in Afghanistan, Bush during his term and a recent Owebumbler appearance. Talk about a difference, Bush didn't just get ovation, the soldiers were cheering and shouting, OWEbumbler got courtesy clapping and not everyone even clapped. Hope OWEbumbler gets the same COLD shoulder from American voters this November.
The back door deals really kicked in for the DEMOCRATS when they lost the 2004 election, they went ballistic! If you trace the economy and how the policies of the federal government began to go wrong in 2006-2007... it begins to make sense by 2008 when the Democrats in full control of Congress do a full court MEDIA BLITZ to take control in 2008 when they finally get a made-up candidate into office.
THE MORE one researches Obama ... the more one finds ... he is a CON-MAN with only one skill .. he talks like a preacher .. an ELMER GANTRY mesmorizing speech that gives him Rock Star status.
Should we go back to a time of goofy Texas Drawl Bush who prays for peace and keeps a dignified standard for the Office of the Presidency? Look at the stats .... YEAH... all the STATS indicate .... IF WE DID THAT TOMORROW .... we could solve 90% of America's problems within a year or less.... and THAT ... ain't no bull.
wel.. you know? what the hell else can he say and do? He has nothing but a train wreck to attribute to himself. He would absolutely love it if he could recycle all the crap he fed to us in 2008... and have us believe it, one more time.
Even if we were dumb enough this time, we can't afford him... not even Romney can save this morass unless there's Tea Party... or at least the demand for less government and responsible fiscal policy... in Congress, the White House, and the Supreme Court...
You have one fact incorrect here Judson. He actually started campaigning in January, 2009.