President Obama waves to the press as he walks to Marine One at the White House, February 22. Obama is travelling to Cleveland State University for remarks on small business initiatives.

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  1. February 22, 2011 at 9:37 am

    How is “Winning the Future” (WTF?) resonating with you folks? I’m still not that thrilled with it though, I must say, I don’t have anything better 🙂

    I’ll say this: almost everyone in the Obama administration is using it in pretty much everything they say in public these days. If nothing else, they are on message! Of course, that was always the case for people involved in the Campaign for Change. It’s the rest of the Democratic cats that seem to struggle with presenting a united front.

    Have a great day, everyone!

    • February 22, 2011 at 10:13 am

      Hi Chris, I have to say I think the choosing of ‘WTF’ was more than a little clumsy – WTF were they thinking of??!! The substance of the policy/vision is terrific, I just wish they’d given it a smarter title!

    • 3 EDP4BHO
      February 22, 2011 at 1:02 pm

      I think it works. Those 3 letters are used quite frequently and can be individually defined. Only low-lifes like Palin would attach the derogatory meaning. Stevie Wonder used it in a song about 5 or so years ago, but used “What The Fuss” as we know he doesn’t use foul language 😀 Also, the campaign explicitly spells out the words, so it’s up to whomever to derive what they will from initials. Hey, we all know what rides in today’s culture.

    • 4 Sue in Minnesota
      February 22, 2011 at 3:16 pm

      I like it.

      It should resonate with young voters, as the future is theirs. It should resonate with older citizens as we ponder what we want for our young people and future generations.

      It signals long term thinking, appeals to Americans competitive nature, and yet inherently imbues a measure of patience that is not only reasonable but necessary when building a better future. It lays a foundation for building upon. Opportunity favors the prepared.

      We are all at once yesterday, today and tomorrow. I think this meme encourages us to expand our attention beyond the past and present. I also think it encourages us to think beyond ourselves, thinking more collectively and globally.

      That’s how is resonates with me…………..at 55, as much as anything I have concerns about how what we do today will impact America’s younger generations into the furture.

      I also like OMG GOP WTF…..my sentiments, although in my own mind the language goes farther into the gutter.

      • February 22, 2011 at 5:07 pm

        Sue, how about:

        OMG! GOP? WTF?! LMAO!

        True, it’s a a little long, and, yes, it’s way too polite for my liking, but I think it could work.

        You reckon?


        • 6 Sue in Minnesota
          February 22, 2011 at 6:22 pm

          Works for me Chipsticks! They are A-holes of the first order….GOPAHOTFO

          Maybe we should come up with our own acronym then spread the “inside” joke around.

          GOPTNKKK……The Gop the new KKK, in light of EJ Dionne’s article today.
          GOPIATRS…..GOP It’s about the rich, stupid!
          GOPTFTPGTTR GOP take from the poor to give to the rich.
          GOPNHSFHSM GOP never have so few had so much.
          GOPOTBOFMFTBOF….GOP on the backs of many for the benefit of few
          GOPMIOG…GOP Money is our God
          GOPYMIMP…GOP Your money in my pocket
          GOPTRWW…GOP Protecting the real welfare whores
          GOP Greedy Oppressive Predators

          I could go on…..and on.

  2. 7 cat48
    February 22, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Hey Chipsticks & everyone else, I’m sorta resistant to WTF, too, but I kinda liked the hopey/changey message which won’t work next time. “Win Now” might work better since we’re an impatient country as a whole. “Hope” works for me as a message b/c I’m an optimist normally.

  3. February 22, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Thanks for the photos chipsticks — truly amazing. As far as the slogan goes, we need to be careful dissing the GOP because I believe we are on the verge of converting some of the moderates. This union busting has put many moderate Republicans on the fence. Having said that, I don’t have any slogan ideas, so I shouldn’t be too critical.

  4. 16 Dorothy Rissman
    February 22, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    She sure know how to walk pretty. That man is amazing.

  5. 21 Dorothy Rissman
    February 22, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    The man is a stunner. Confident, brilliant and a gorgeous human being. Sadly, I already know that I will never, ever again feel so a live politically No one is like him. I think it would be great if Malia or Sasha became president. It won’t happen in my life time, but I sure would like for the Obama legacy to go on.

  6. 22 obamalia
    February 22, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    “. . . never been so alive politically” yes!!!! that’s me too Dorothy! I just luv, luv, luv this President and his family.

  7. 23 CEB
    February 22, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    The slogan is what they chose. Just as the opposition does not get to tell them what to do, his supporters cannot either.

    It is fine the way it is. No matter what the slogan is, people will relate to it from their own perspective.

    I attached the slogan, as well as the name given to teachers in the SOTU, “nation builders,” next to the teachers’ names on my classroom door.

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