guard the change?

The President used the line ‘guard the change’ in his 2010 mid-term speeches, and I think it’s a perfect slogan for 2012.

But what d’you think?

Any other ideas?

61 Responses to “guard the change?”

  1. 1 mmmk
    September 6, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    i love it !

  2. September 6, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Can anyone find the video to Joe Biden’s speech to AFL-CIO in Ohio? I saw a snippet of it and boy joe was on FIRE!! I want to see the whole thing. If yall find please post it or send me in the direction to see it.

  3. 9 Anonymous
    September 6, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    **** Chipsticks: Happy to post your comments, but please sign in, anonymous posts are no longer accepted here. Thanks. ****

    • 10 CoyoteMarti
      September 7, 2011 at 12:08 am

      Hey Chips, that may have been me. I sent a detailed message about having error! trouble separately. If this works, I get it fixed.

  4. September 6, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    How about country before party?

    Anywho? Michelle will be in NYC Friday for the US Open! She will be meeting with tennis pros, to help her with let’s move campaign!

    Pretty cool, aye?

  5. 15 carolyn
    September 6, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Ed played part of it tonight. He was thrilled. The part I noticed, and he emphasized was when the VP said “The barbarians are at the gates.” He’s right. These people are barbarians, out to DESTROY everything that’s been built up in the last 80 years. Barbarians are destroyers, therefore these right wing destroyers are barbarians!! Scary analogies, easy to make.

  6. 22 E
    September 6, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Everybody should prepare for tomorrows headlines. There’s a new abc polls showing perry up by 1 and Romney up by 4. Watch these news clowns play this up like crazy.

    • 23 COS
      September 6, 2011 at 11:46 pm

      PBO is not campaigning yet.

    • 24 gcwp1
      September 6, 2011 at 11:50 pm

      I only pay attention to truth and reality. This BS ain’t it, but because I know it will disturb some people greatly, for that I am sorry. Letting it get to you is demoralizing. But everybody has the right to their reactions. For me, and I can only speak for myself, I resent being played. I am not that stupid. And as someone posted last week, the mSM is lost. better to try to approach voters one at a time with respect and facts, and try to get inside their heads, than rage against the dying of the MSM. All my 2 cents, clearly.

    • September 6, 2011 at 11:53 pm

      Nobody is paying any attention! It is all for not, 15 months out! Lol!

    • September 7, 2011 at 12:01 am

      LOL..Yeah and there were polls that had Hillary beating PBO.

      There is not that many people paying close attention to the elections as of yet…wait until folks realize that each of the republican candidates plan to alter their medicare and social security.

    • 27 E
      September 7, 2011 at 12:09 am

      I’m not concern myself I’m just giving the heads up.

    • September 7, 2011 at 12:15 am

      As has been mentioned – the President isn’t campaigning. He’s taking attacks from all sides and holding fire. I don’t mind the poll really because it takes away Romney’s main talking point in that claiming he’s the only one who could beat President Obama. Now with Perry polling ahead – he needs to find another line of reasoning as to why he could be the GOP choice.

      This will also embolden Perry and Romney to fight each other hard because they could see “Hey, if I win this primary, I could really win the general as well”, so nobody is playing for second place or for 2016. We need them spending their corporate millions attacking each other for the next 6-8 months.

      • September 7, 2011 at 12:26 am

        Btw: the abc poll was out yesterday morning and he is polling at 43%!
        African Americans only have him at 59% approval. You know they will not vote for perry!
        Also, no head to head matchups!
        Also, as low as the president is on the economy, he beats the GOP by three in that regard!

    • September 7, 2011 at 12:48 am

      This is all about ginning up interest. No one is interested in these Republican candidates and they know it.

  7. 32 jacquelineoboomer
    September 6, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    If the President said it, I’m for it!

    • 33 COS
      September 6, 2011 at 11:48 pm

      Also, I am always weary of the phrase “sources close to”. This sentence was important to me. I will wait for the speech.

      “The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because the plan was still being finalized and some proposals could still be subject to change.”

      • 34 jacquelineoboomer
        September 7, 2011 at 12:01 am

        COS – Think you are talking about “leaks” of Thursday’s speech? You are right.

        I’m pretty sure, if I’m remembering correctly, that at no time has anyone in the White House under this administration ever “leaked” anything the President planned to do. If we get a peek from the REAL source, like PBO gave us from Detroit (or if Jay Carney says it), then I’ll believe it.

  8. 35 utaustinliberal
    September 6, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    I love it. Guard The Change; Country Before Party. Keep it coming President Obama.

  9. 36 desertflower
    September 6, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    I guess we can’t say, “Kicking Flat Earth Ass since 2008” 🙂

  10. 40 HZ
    September 7, 2011 at 12:00 am

    If you all can, try to watch the History Channel tonight,”Targeting Bin Laden.” I hope Tweety and the rest of the bunch will see it. You can’t be weak and make a call like this order was given. Great CIC. We need this President. Let’s not tolerate the bashing, the “My sources tell me,” and “his base has gone”. Liars, all of them. We are going to support and fight all the way with and for President Obama. HZ

    • 41 jacquelineoboomer
      September 7, 2011 at 12:03 am

      Yes, HZ, we are going to guard the change! 🙂

    • September 7, 2011 at 12:04 am

      HZ, I have been working here on the ground in Ohio going door-to-door canvasing for various issues and believe me people are pissed off, but not at PBO, they’re pissed off at the media and the republicans.

      • 43 desertflower
        September 7, 2011 at 12:10 am

        Good to hear….thanks for doing that:)

      • 44 anniebella
        September 7, 2011 at 12:11 am

        9-11-11, we will remember that this weak, spineless President got the bastard that order terrorists to come on to our land and kill thousands of Americans. Remember also it wasn’t the big bad cowboy from Texas who got the job done!!!!!!! I want the sorry media to remember that too.

    • 46 JoJothecat
      September 7, 2011 at 10:23 am

      Our President is wicked smark, a natural leader, and does not do things off the cuff. He is a great strategist. I am so glad he’s our President.

  11. 47 Anonymous
    September 7, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Hey there Chipsticks. CoyoteMarti here. I may have been that Anonymous comment. The one that did not care for Guard the Change at all. I wasn’t automatically recognized in the comments block as usual in the past, and when trying to log on via wordpress my message says ‘error!cookies blocked or not supported’, which is odd. In cleaning out my bookmarks a week ago I inadvertently removed yours, so maybe I screwed something up. I will go experiment on my end. Meanwhile, if that was my post, don’t worry if it doesn’t get out there. Just thanks for listening.

  12. September 7, 2011 at 12:09 am

    I get it – but I’d like something more forward thinking. I like that it indicated that they’re going to run on their record of accomplishments, and that they are important to guard as Romney today says among his first five acts as President would be signing statements to end the ACA and stop the Financial Regs (not that he could without congress, but you get where his mind is). So it is important for Pres Obama to be re-elected to “guard what we have accomplished” but it seems like we’re playing defense.

    I mentioned this in the other thread and it was pointed out that I am reading it wrong and the “change” is the movement going forward as well. I can see how some might see it that way – but my first reaction was it was I liked it, but the more I thought about it the less I liked it.

    I do think it is a good mantra right now while the GOP in their primary because they’re out attacking the President’s record on what he has done – so it makes sense to want to protect that. Once the general comes around though I’d like something a little more forward thinking – hopeful and visionary. We need to guard the change, but also keep moving forward. The best defense is a good offense. We need the GOP to react to us, not defend what has been done.

    • 49 CoyoteMarti
      September 7, 2011 at 12:17 am

      What StR said. Agree. Even POTUS is always saying we still have so much to do.

    • 50 prettyfoot58
      September 7, 2011 at 1:03 am









    • September 7, 2011 at 8:07 am

      Recyclin’ & reusin’ *IS* a good thing…


      YES.WE.CAN…DO.(Much)More, Together!
      YES.WE.CAN, Again…Obama/Biden 2012!

    • September 7, 2011 at 12:08 pm

      You make a very good point StR. I’ve actually seen some complaints around, about the Administration in (or not in) defense mode too often as opposed to operating on offense more often and letting the other side do defense. The idea of using ‘guard the change’ during the GOP primary, and extending or changing it to something ‘more forward thinking’ later makes sense to me. Of course, whatever slogan gets hyped, the one that really matters in my eyes is ‘4 more for 44’! 😉

  13. 53 Pat Okerlund
    September 7, 2011 at 1:39 am

    I like “Guard the Change”. I was on a conference call with David Axelrod tonight. Two import things he said. Don’t listen to pundits, just keep telling folks the President’s accomplishments. And President Obama is going to “Restore America” to what it was before. He appreciates everything we’re doing. When the disappointed left start complaining about him, I tell them “we are the change we seek” and ask them what have you done to help him.

  14. September 7, 2011 at 8:14 am

    I wish they would push the “We Do Big Things” idea. Democrats will be the party that wants to take America to new heights and Repubs just want to take us back to the stone age.

  15. 58 YesWeDid!
    September 7, 2011 at 10:00 am

    Yes We Did!

    That should be the chant going forward and then list all the POTUS’ great accomplishments.

  16. 59 Anna Luc
    September 7, 2011 at 11:21 am

    IMHO, Guard The Change is great for the troops, but not so good for everyone else — too abstract. How about Guard Our Jobs or Putting America Back To Work. That is what people care about and this ain’t no time to be coy.

  17. 61 Pamela
    September 7, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    I am on duty!

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