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Obama: The Hope Poster Starts Fading

It’s been a rough week, in the middle of a rough month, heading into the end of a rough year for President Obama.  Last night, he decided to try cheering up supporters at one of his endless fundraisers by responding to something Sarah Palin said a year ago.

That’s not the sad part.  Neither is the way President “I won’t rest until jobs are created” Obama spends most of his time at fundraisers, when he’s not on vacation.  According to Bloomberg News, he did talk about “his plans to create jobs and increase taxes” and identify himself as a class warrior before the crowd of four-hundred well-heeled donors, so you could say he was at least thinking about job creation last night.  Too bad for America that his class enemies are the ones that create all the jobs.

Incidentally, the ticket price for getting into Obama’s latest fundraiser was “between $2,500 and $35,800 a person.”  Remember, rich people are evil and greedy, except for the top Obama donors we’re all forced to subsidize in their disastrous “green jobs” ventures.  The $35,000 ticket buyers were clearly “paying their fair share” of the Obama re-election campaign.

The really sad thing is what Obama actually said, as relayed by Alexander Burns at Politico:

“All that hopey changey stuff, as they say? That was real. It wasn’t something …it was real, you could feel it. You know it. It’s still there. Even in the midst of this hardship. But it’s hard. When I was in Grant Park that night, I warned everybody this was going to be hard, this wasn’t the end it was the beginning.”

“Over the past 2 and a half years,” he said, “the hope poster starts fading. But I tell you what, you travel around the country and talk to the American people, that spirit’s still there.”

He was calling back to Sarah Palin’s question for Obama supporters: “How’s that hopey changey thing working out for ya?”

Translation: “Somehow the American spirit has managed to survive two and a half years of my presidency.  Amazing, isn’t it?  Now forget everything I’ve actually done, and concentrate on how you felt when you voted for the First Black President in 2008.”

Advice for the President: in the course of insulting the intelligence of your core big-money supporters, while explicitly telling them to ignore your record and vote for you because it feels good, it’s wise to avoid saying things your opponents can use in campaign commercials… if not lift verbatim for their campaign slogans.  “The hope poster starts fading?”  You betcha!


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