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Obama’s Thanksgiving Tune

I thought I’d share with you a portion of President Obama’s Thanksgiving Day address, in which he offered a message of unity and hope as our nation counts its blessing.

With all the partisanship and gridlock here in Washington, it’s easy to wonder if such unity is really possible. But think about what’s happening at this very moment: Americans from all walks of life are coming together as one people, grateful for the blessings of family, community, and country.

If we keep that spirit alive, if we support each other, and look out for each other, and remember that we’re all in this together, then I know that we too will overcome the challenges of our time.

But you know what?  Some folks in Washington don’t seem to get the message that people care right now about putting folks back to work and giving young people opportunity. So when this bill came up for a vote, Republicans in the Senate got together and blocked it.  They refused to even debate it.  A hundred percent of Republicans opposed it, even though almost two-thirds of Americans supported the ideas in this bill -– Democrats, Republicans and independents alike.  Not one Republican in Washington was willing to say it was the right thing to do.  Not one.

Now, I know Republicans like to talk about we’re the party of tax cuts.  A lot of them have sworn an oath — we’re never going to raise taxes on anybody for as long as we live –- even though they have already voted against these middle-class tax cuts once.  But the question they’ll have to answer when they get back from Thanksgiving is this:  Are they really willing to break their oath to never raise taxes, and raise taxes on the middle class just to play politics?

Wait a second. The last two paragraphs are actually from a speech he made in Manchester, N.H. the day before. How did they get in there? Definitely a bad fit. The words seem so contradictory to all this “support each other” stuff.

I don’t know, maybe he has different speechwriters for different types of remarks. They really need to coordinate better.

24 thoughts on “Obama’s Thanksgiving Tune”

  1. Maybe he’s our first president with multiple personality disorder. Or maybe the “propeller hats” who write his speeches are playing to special interest groups, thinking we’re all too stupid to realize what they’re doing. The eggheads turned his Thanksgiving Day address into a screed on social justice and politics in an effort to spoil another American tradition. Not sure what is causing his Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde behavior, but it isn’t working for him. More and more people are realizing he is nothing more than a puppet reading the words somebody else writes and loads into his teleprompter.

  2. His “campaign” speeches make me cringe. The audacity of his campaign over the insult that we the taxpayers must foot the bill for this.

    I didn’t count the number times Obama unctuously used the word “folks” in that speech but it might have set a new record. Here’s just one sentence:

    But we’ve got to have folks in Washington who have that same belief; that same sense that when this economy is going well it’s going well because it’s going well for everybody, and when it goes well for everybody, it’s good for folks at the top as well as folks at the bottom. And it’s certainly good for folks in the middle. (Applause.)

    1. He who frames the issue wins–or often does. The Repubs are letting him set up these issues–then pound it home again and again. As for the venue–it’s like a sleeveless cocktail frock at a funeral–out of place and shocking. And sort of pitiful.

        1. No doubt, it reminds me of the sad sack candidate Oblamo slapped silly last election, Senator War Hero McBlame, who was afraid to call a spade a spade even when people like us all and Bill Cunningham did for him every minute of the day), who called everyone everywhere “MY FRIEND”….GRRRRR.

    2. What Obama calls folks when hes with his cronies is useful idiots. I’ve never seen a president who hates America and its people like this fool.

      1. You need to learn to think for yourself, rather than copying and pasting talking points issued by your masters. Expand your horizons and read a few history books written before the progressive movement took over public education. Fascism is state socialism. Last I checked, socialism is not a platform of the Republican party.

      2. how about obamacare, government motors, solyndra, fast and furious, money for buying a house, Holder going after Arizona, the clunker program, all social programs which have hurt, not helped, how about stopping the pipeline, stopping drilling in the gulf, putting our tax dollars behind wind (which kills birds in large quantities) solar (which run by the government, doesn’t work), going after the coal industry and the oil and gas industry, how about the arab spring, we have a whole lot of troubles over in the middle east because we can’t/won’t stand up for our allies,how about standing with trumpka, shall I go on, I think I am running out of space.

      3. Hey–who is “he”? If you mean Keith, you take that back! Hurtful policies named by Maryanne below, just FYI. Some of them anyhow. Want more–in three yrs, this preening, ridiculous man has robbed me of sleep, hope, and peace of mind–not to mention installing a few nervous ailments based on dread and fear.

  3. I am so sick and tired of our high school student who happens to be the commander in chief of this great country. His dictating to us is not only tiring it is boring. Grow up, act like the CEO of this country and find something to vote on. This dividing Americans is no longer working. It is the wealthy against the poor, the minorities against the whites, etc. Tired of it!!!!! we are americans, we stand together, it is not republicans against democrats, it is the people who stand. So far I am not impressed with the OWS crowd, or the politicians who support any type of revolution, anarchy or civil disobedience. Put our money back into the system, take the dollars away from the politicians, watch the small business community in this
    country thrive, allow the banks to lend to qualified people, and watch America grow, we the people can stimulate an economy like no politician ever could. The congress, senate and especially this divisive white house is the problem. Allow the people to speak and do, what are you all afraid of, maybe it is us being free.

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