Yes, we have another new campaign slogan: Forward. WTF?
Are you kidding? We can’t say anything in four words! Nevertheless, I’ll try to begin each day’s dispatch from the O-zone now on with our four words of the day. Today’s come to you compliments of iOTW (please pardon BigFurHat’s French, he’s passionate)
And now on to the news. Check this out: After three and a half years, Big Guy has finally learned how to properly greet foreign leaders:
Earlier BO addressed our friends in the building trades, reinforcing some of our forward thinking:
And along the way, unions like yours made sure that everybody had a fair shake, everybody had a fair shot...You believed that prosperity shouldn’t be reserved just for a privileged few; it should extend all the way from the boardroom all the way down to the factory floor. That's what you believe. (Applause.)
For further guidance on what you believe, you can check here.
Say, that reminds me of another big brain from the past:
Big Guy also took the opportunity to hammer the do-nothing (Republican) Congress for not rebuilding bridges (literally) and for refusing to pass a bipartisan bill that could “guarantee work for millions of construction workers.”
Butt having just returned from a cross country trip I can assure you that there are plenty of construction workers spending Big Guy’s stimulus bucks. How about we get them some work building houses and office buildings again instead of closing lanes all along the interstates?
Butt I digress. Big Guy continues:
Not everything should be subject to thinking about the next election instead of thinking about the next generation. (Applause.) Not everything should be subject to politics instead of thinking about all those families out there and all your membership that need work…
But we can’t afford to just wait for Congress. You can’t afford to wait. So where Congress won’t act, I will.
Great. That’s reassuring.
Then BO continues to hone his stand up skills (just in case, well, you know…)
It’s about what we do together. In the construction industry, nobody gets very far by themselves. I'm the first to admit -- I’ve got to be careful here because I just barely can hammer a -- (laughter) -- nail into the wall,
…and a sickle?
and my wife is not impressed with my skills
“That is so lame, Buh-rock.”
when it comes to fixing up the house.
“Doing a little work around the “fixer-upper” – as Romney would call it.” RIMSHOT!
Right now, fortunately, I'm in a rental, so -- (laughter) -- I don't end up having to do a lot of work.
(Laughter and applause.) (h/t Mary)
So, take away #1: Lady M is not impressed with BO’s skills.
Butt I think we already knew that.
Take away #2: We need to work on a new slogan. Big Guy’s 25 minute speech, although wildly entertaining, ran way over Four Words.
Now: on to Lady M’s schedule:
We’re workin’ it: Monday Lady M made two appearances in Colorado Springs; one a closed press meeting with campaign volunteers, and the other, the opening ceremony for the 2012 Warrior Games, a competition for injured service members.
MO gave the athletes participating in the Wounded Warriors Games the same advice she gives Big Guy every morning:
"Have fun. Don't get hurt. Stay out of trouble.”
Then it was on to Arizona for Lady M: first a meeting with students who volunteer at an urban farm.
Yeah, I know, I don’t get it either: carrots maybe?
Organic student volunteers
Then on to the real purpose for this trip: a private fundraiser (you know the drill by now: closed press). Oddly, the Official Big White website didn’t publish Lady M’s remarks like they usually do. I guess even they are getting a little bored with the yada yada yada:
And let us not forget all this administration has done to keep our country safe and restore our standing in the world. I mean, thanks to our brave men and women in uniform, we finally brought to justice the man behind the 9/11 attacks and so many other horrific acts of terror. (Applause.) My husband kept his promise and he ended the war in Iraq, brought our troops home, and we are working hard every single day to give them and their families the benefits that they’ve earned. (Applause.)
Butt I can report that the fund raiser was a big success. Appealing to progressive’s guilt gene seems to work every time:
"Will we be a country where opportunity is limited to just a few at the top?" Mrs. Obama said to 450 people who paid $150 to $10,000 per person to attend the campaign fundraiser. "Or will we be a place where if you work hard, you can get ahead no matter who you are or how you started out?"
Anyway, more of the same today: harping on fair shares and fair shots and fair shakes only we’ll be in Las Vegas and Albuquerque. And no carrots.
Too bad. The carrots were definitely a high point yesterday.
You know what – we should eat more carrots around here! I understand they’re good for your eyesight. How can that be a bad thing?
Four more words: Eat your f***ing carrots.
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