This is the Barack Obama that campaigned in Wisconsin and that I proudly voted for. H/T Think Progress:

Now, just as there was in Teddy Roosevelt’s time, there’s been a certain crowd in Washington for the last few decades who respond to this economic challenge with the same old tune. “The market will take care of everything,” they tell us. If only we cut more regulations and cut more taxes – especially for the wealthy – our economy will grow stronger. Sure, there will be winners and losers. But if the winners do really well, jobs and prosperity will eventually trickle down to everyone else. And even if prosperity doesn’t trickle down, they argue, that’s the price of liberty.

It’s a simple theory – one that speaks to our rugged individualism and healthy skepticism of too much government. And that theory fits well on a bumper sticker. Here’s the problem: It doesn’t work. It has never worked. It didn’t work when it was tried in the decade before the Great Depression. It’s not what led to the incredible post-war boom of the 50s and 60s. And it didn’t work when we tried it during the last decade.

Even though we told him the same thing months ago, Better late than never! I look forward to voting for President Obama again! I just hope this guy stays around for the next four plus years.


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5 thoughts on “FINALLY!

  1. How can this possibly be the barack obama? Please reconsider this post, respectully, this cannot possibly be what you represent.

    The barack obama that ran on hope and change then abandoned his base, with his chief of staff literally calling some of the most influential progressive bloggers f#ckin’ retards”.

    The administration’s statement about auto unions? “F#ck them!”.

    Even if I give you the benefit of the doubt that obama ran a great campaign on issues he intended to act on, he did not deliver and repeatedly capitulates to a non-existant propaganda teabagger group.

    His signature policy is an insurance company bailout.

    I suggest to you that the obama you think you knew in 2008 does not actually exist.

    But even if he did, he walked away from what that barack obama ran on – virtuallyl abandoning each and every issue he ran on and all the actions he talked about in debates with mclame.

    obama can’t come “back” because perhaps he didn’t actually stand for what he proclaimed back then.

    But even if he did, we got thrown under the bus.

    He has no integrity to claim to be “back”. You can’t have it both ways – if he ever “left” us, then pandering to us now certainly can be called many things, but not coming “back”.

  2. Hmmm…I wonder which “badgerblogger” wrote that comment??

    I will NOT vote for Obama. I’m taking a look at Mitt Romney. If the Dems were smart they’d be looking at someone new to run. Anything Obama might have to say NOW is too little too late.

  3. Do I want someone that at least knows, even if they dont act on it like i would like, that “trickle down economics” doesnt work……


    DO i want to vote for an ethically challenged candidate whose job platform is making poor kids clean their school?

  4. Jeff
    I applaud your mentioning a former Republican President, Teddy Roosevelt, and I too hope President Obama has the same success that Teddy had 100 years ago as he ran on the Bull Moose platform. He garnered only 27 % of the vote in losing to Democrat Wilson.

  5. Randy,

    Well played. Although everyone knows that the republicans of old arent even distant relatives to the current republican party. True conservatism died with Ike. I like Ike.

    If there was an actual democrat running then President Obama might lose, unfortunately he is the best republican president we have had since Ike.

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