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Obama's Speech To The AFL-CIO

  1. SweetiePie profile image82
    SweetiePieposted 8 years ago

    Obama made a good point just now in his speech.  He noted how the opposition comes up with hysteria about pulling the plug on grandma and illegal aliens, but do they have any answers about health care reform?  No, and he is right.  Listening to his speech right now even if this was half of the rhetoric involved in the back to school speech, I would say good for him.  Of course we know the back to school speech is just going to be about that, staying in school.

    1. nicomp profile image69
      nicompposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      He was speaking to a slightly partisan all-union AFL-CIO crowd just down the road from me. They were enjoying their free annual picnic at a local swim club / amusement park.

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        A Texanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        When does he not speak to a partisan crowd?

        1. nicomp profile image69
          nicompposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          When they are far enough away that he can't see them?

      2. SweetiePie profile image82
        SweetiePieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yes it is pretty evident that these are Obama's core supporters.  However, it is an nice change from those who question him about imagined things, such as subversive teachings in a back to school speech.

  2. RooBee profile image76
    RooBeeposted 8 years ago

    Hey Sweetie Pie.
    He says a lot of *gasp* logical and intelligent things.
    Must be an elitist! Oh, wait, he wants more equality...must be a commie! But he wants to talk to the children about America...holy mackerel, the nerve of this subversive fella. Are we SURE about that birth certificate....?
    lol
    Just had to throw a bone seeing as 42 minutes later ya got nothing on this one.
    Post "Obama pulling plug on Grandma" and you'll get tons of responses!!!
    wink

  3. SweetiePie profile image82
    SweetiePieposted 8 years ago

    Glad to see you posted here Robee.  I just wanted to start a more positive thread about Obama since I see all the nonsense is still going on over there on the school kids thread.  Obama did a good job speaking the AFL-CIO, and this is one of his better speeches in months.  Of course I am sure my opposition will be along shortly to refute this point smile.

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    Leta Sposted 8 years ago

    Obama is the incompetent semi-Antichrist!  He is mind-melding with the school children and turning them into communist/fascists. 

    How could you post this, SP?  You are SO illogical.

    Do I hear a "Hell, Yeah" out there?????

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
      Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Amazing... you and TK...separated at birth?

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        Leta Sposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yes.  And she explains it in her one hub.

        I don't know how she made the connection.  Must be all the hair.  Kudos to her, really.  But then again, you know communists and fascists are the same thing, too.  This has got to be part of it all.  wink

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          pgrundyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Don't forget socialists. Commie-fascist-socialists!

          Don't leave people out!

  5. SweetiePie profile image82
    SweetiePieposted 8 years ago

    All the communists cheering at the AFL-CIO were a nice change from the John Wayne tea bag impresonators/protesters smile.

  6. SweetiePie profile image82
    SweetiePieposted 8 years ago

    Of course we all know Lita is joking smile.  There is no way her and tk could ever be the same person.

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Sure they can.  If you and Tex are the same person anything's possible.

      1. SweetiePie profile image82
        SweetiePieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Considering I am pretty girly, I am sure Tex and I have very little in common wink.

        1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
          Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          http://z.about.com/d/taoism/1/0/0/-/-/-/yinYang.gif

          1. blue dog profile image73
            blue dogposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            ron, here we go again with that half-black half-white thing.  couldn't you have elected, uh, selected a more appropriate color scheme?

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        A Texanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Ron if we were the same person I would never leave the house, you may need to explain that to Duckboy!

        1. SweetiePie profile image82
          SweetiePieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Okay that is a strange comment.  I do leave the house, and I noticed you are posting here too!

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            A Texanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Not what I meant sweetie, its worse than you can imagine, Ron understood!

            1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
              Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              He would also no longer take his pay in one dollar bills.

        2. Ron Montgomery profile image60
          Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          wink

  7. bgpappa profile image84
    bgpappaposted 8 years ago

    I thought it was his beast speech since the campaign.  Inspirational and thoughtful.  Didn't even need to atatck anyone to get his point across.

    The speech to the kids tomorrow, all about working hard and staying in school.  Not sure how the right can fight against that.

    1. RooBee profile image76
      RooBeeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      One would think that, and yet.....

  8. SweetiePie profile image82
    SweetiePieposted 8 years ago

    You better watch out posting the yin and the yang symbol here.  Some parents might get mad and think Obama is trying to teach them about eastern philosophies because heaven forbid at school we learn about, other cultures smile.

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this
      1. SweetiePie profile image82
        SweetiePieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yes but this song is not on the approved menu of activities.  Some parents might think there is a subversive message in the lyrics.

  9. bgpappa profile image84
    bgpappaposted 8 years ago

    Every time he is on television.  Obama, more than Bush did with the left and Clinton did for that matter, has reached out to the right.  He has not been met.

    There are some Republicans out there with some ideas, and not all of them are bad.  They are just being drowned out right now.  Hopefully, common sense will win out and something can get done.

    1. nicomp profile image69
      nicompposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Given the text of his speech, they have no shot.

      "The debate is over."
      "It's time to do something."

      Sounds like recycled Global Warming rhetoric to me.

      Is Al Gore his speech writer?

 
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