“If you love me, you got to help me pass this bill. (Applause.) If you love me, you got to help me pass this bill. (Applause.)”
– Barack Obama.
A note from our attorneys: This IS a real quote
Yes, President Obama actually said this Wednesday during his appearance in North Carolina. Took it from the White House transcript.
Also, I checked with several leading experts in English grammar and syntax, and their response was unanimous. It’s “You have got to help me pass this bill.”
I would add that Obama, being in the executive branch, can’t actually “pass this bill.” He can try to convince Congress to pass it.
A big hat tip to one of our readers, William, whose idea this was entirely.