When Hope and Change became Spite and Revenge

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  1. Stephanie
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    links in article at site

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    posted at 12:31 pm on November 6, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

    Four years ago, this nation elected a candidate with no executive, military, or diplomatic experience — and only a half-term in the US Senate — as President of the United States. Barack Obama ran as the candidate of “Hope and Change,” promising a new path to take us past bitter partisanship and a fresh approach to our issues. Four years later, Obama has been reduced to asking for “revenge” votes, which I argue in my column today at The Week is no mere gaffe. In fact, it’s an almost perfect encapsulation of Obama’s brand of populism, and practically his entire platform since September of last year:


    I’m not the only one who’s noticed this, either. Marc Thiessen pointed it out at the Washington Post yesterday:

    all of it here
    When Hope and Change became Spite and Revenge « Hot Air
     
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    Bush43 managed to work with democrats to get stuff done. So did Reagan and Bush41. And so did Clinton, with a Gingrich led Congress. But Obama has not done so; he had a done deal for the debt ceiling, had he pulled the trigger on that we might be better off today and so would he. We at least wouldn't have this sequestration crap to deal with, and it might've quieted a lot of fears out there over his intractibility.
     
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    Vote for revenge was the closing act for me.

    You could see it in the making. What a pity.
     
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    Too bad he never said that.

    In context, the meaning is odious -- don't get mad, get out and vote.
     
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    I wish more on the conservative side would understand Clinton. Yes I know we had Monica. Put that aside and look at this man's legacy on his ability to reach across the aisle and get the nation's work done.

    Clinton did his job. I applaud the man for this.
     
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    Obama never says what he says.

    Need the Liberal filter to REALLY know what he said.
     
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    i'm sure he's touched that you approve of him twelve years later.

    you should send him a note.
     
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    How fitting is it when the Sketch Campaign takes a single word.......and makes a catch phrase.
     
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    Hey I don't expect a president to be hitting the streets singing street fighting man. That is Chavez shit.

    Now I know his boys were down there helping Hugo, but I don't expect it up here.
     
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    Would you mean like HOPE and Change or Fooooooorward?

    :badgrin:
     

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