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August 07, 2014

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Skoot

Air dropping palletized water on to mountain ridges generally doesn't work out too well. I really hope the terrain's condusive enough to get some in.

Skoot

*conducive

Skoot

Also, considering the fact that we're bankrupt, how the hell do we pay for all this?

Ignatz

--Air dropping palletized water on to mountain ridges generally doesn't work out too well.--

Let's hope the creeps in DC actually give a fig for once and aren't just seeking credit for watering barren ridgelines.

(A)Nuther Bub

It has just begun to change, Jane. There wasn't a leaf moving all day and the sun was bright. About a half hour ago it began turning a bit dark and now it's raining and the wind is coming up a bit.

Our insurance man called to ask whether we had covered our windows with plywood yet. Guess he really loves us, heh. That's a dilemma because the side of our house that faces the lake and mountains is virtually all glass. Glass that goes up two stories. We do still have our plywood sheets from Iniki, but oh what a job it is to get it all in place. Hate to do it if not needed. That's why we're waiting for reports from Hilo.

Barack Obama also called. He wants us to vote for Neil Abercrombie on Saturday, our primary day. Neil, you see, is "my very good friend."

A little comic relief on a grim afternoon as we wait.

Skoot

uhh..@8:56 obviously not me.

Eric in Boise

Air dropping palletized water on to mountain ridges generally doesn't work out too well.

Dammit, I was hoping I wouldn't get an answer that quickly.

Threadkiller

Probably with the missing 600 billion, Skoot.

(A)Nuther Bub

Guess I should have specified that he insures our house not our lives. By our age, of course, the house is far the more valuable.

JiB

Nytol. We have singles matches tomorrow. Wish him luck.

Threadkiller

I answered the wrong Skoot?

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

Also, considering the fact that we're bankrupt, how the hell do we pay for all this?

Maybe all the Pigford farmers could grow some crops for the people in need around the world.

...or instead of electric car docking stations, art statues, & fancy state dinners....our State Dept. could cough up some of their budget to save lives.

Jane on Ipad

It is not going to work to send water. It will delay the inevitable. Isis needs to be defeated. Obama is not up to the job.

rich@gmu

>>>our State Dept. could cough up some of their budget to save lives.

Posted by: Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself | August 07, 2014 at 09:03 PM<<<

and actually do something?

henry

Oh crap 9:30 statement from the JEF. He will Voxsplain us or something when he bothers to show up.

rich@gmu

...and in question of who bombed ISIS targets ...how about KSA? would think they would be worried too.

rich@gmu

wasn't he late for a speech the other day ...by about an hour.

awful seeing someone in a coke binge meltdown ...

rich@gmu

got the fox live link up ...

rich@gmu

am i the only one here. yikes.

Threadkiller

My wife points out that the CIC was not at Dover when the deceased General arrived. No Secretary of Defense either.

henry

We're all out drinking VodkaPundit at the thought of another JEF blatherthon this evening.

Stephanie

Hunting Buddies
Stanley died in a fire and his body was burned badly. The morgue needed someone to identify his body, so they sent for his two best deer hunting friends, Cooter and Gomer.

The three men had always hunted
and fished together and were long time members of a hunt camp.

Cooter arrived first, and when the mortician pulled back the sheet, Cooter said, 'Yup, his face is burned up pretty bad. You better roll him over.' The mortician rolled him over and Cooter said,
'Nope, ain't Stanley.'

The mortician thought this was rather strange, So he brought Gomer in to confirm the identity of the body. Gomer looked at the body and said, 'Yup, he's pretty well burnt up, Roll him over.' The mortician rolled him over and Gomer said, 'No, it ain't Stanley.'

The mortician asked, 'How can you tell?'
Gomer said, 'Well, Stanley had two ass-holes.'

'What! He had two ass-holes?' asked the mortician.

'Yup, we never seen 'em, but everybody used to say: 'There's Stanley with them two ass-holes.

Cooter and Gomer are both now employed in the Obama administration as planning, development, and strategy consultants for the IRS & Justice Department.

henry

TK, that is despicable.

rich@gmu

on time ...

airstikes and humanitarian aid authorized.

Skoot

...or instead of electric car docking stations, art statues, & fancy state dinners....our State Dept. could cough up some of their budget to save lives.

And we could get rid of ag subsidies.

So we're not bankrupt after all.

rich@gmu

well today is coming to help ...

limited strikes ... won't get dragged into fighting another war in Iraq ...

why does he keep calling it isil?

rich@gmu

...well today the us is coming to help...

he ended the in Iraq ... someone ought to tell that to those people trapped on the mountain.

Jane on Ipad

My Gawd this is one scared stupid man. He just actually said: my fellow Americans". I thought we are "folks". He sounds like a fool.

rich@gmu

turn to other tools other than the military ... diplomacy.

yikes.

Skoot

I seem to have picked up a tick. @9:33 not I.

#SusieTheBear using his big boy voice.

Exasperated

I can see Russian Bombers from my back porch.

Posted by: daddy | August 07, 2014 at 05:09 PM

No, silly, that's Newark Airport.

Patriot4Freedom

relief of the cranial-anal impaction crippling the White House.

Well, at least we now know what will get the Jug Eared F*cker's attention . . .

The prospect of having the world blame him for standing around, fiddling golfing, while ~ 40,000 Christians/Ezidis are slaughtered by adherents of the so-called "Religion of Peace."

Being blamed for that is apparently enough for President Nero to self-administer a long overdue recto-cranialectomy.

Worst President ever.

hmmv

henry

Jane, is he more scared of:

A. The wheels coming off his foreign policy in

1. Iraq
2. Ukraine
3. Libya
4. Gaza
5. Armenia/Azerbijan (coming attraction)

B. The polls on the gorditos

C. The polls on November

Eric in Boise

He sounds like a fool.

I'm sure he does, but I'm unable to listen to him at this point.

What does it say about our President that he sounds foolish using that phrase?

henry

The Palis just broke the Gaza ceasefire. 2 rockets per @IDFspokeperson.

Ignatz

--airstikes and humanitarian aid authorized--

Does Mosul have an aspirin factory?

Danube on iPad

"My wife points out that the CIC was not at Dover when the deceased General arrived."

He was busy calling to congratulate the first female assistant coach in the NBA. (I'm not making this up.)

henry

Current leaks say Turkey did the earlier air strikes.

Any doubt the JEF will go on vacation as scheduled?

Jane on Ipad

He's petrified of his base. It's too little too late and there is no one it won't piss off.

Ignatz

Cue WeeDavey telling us what a bad mofo and paragon of humanitarian virtue Good King Barack is.

Of course this;

limited strikes ... won't get dragged into fighting another war in Iraq ...

spells out in block letters to our enemies who aren't nearly as smart as Daveyboy "hunker down and it'll all blow over in a few days and then restart the slaughter".

Ignatz

Turkey dropping bombs to save Kurds?
Color me skeptical.

Ignatz

Not war or anything but a pretty cool story on how private transit companies like Uber are transforming transit of all kinds.
Entrenched interests, owned, sponsored or licensed by the state fighting it tooth and nail of course.

Exasperated

It's true. Netanyahu brokered that one.

rich@gmu

>>>Does Mosul have an aspirin factory?

Posted by: Ignatz | August 07, 2014 at 09:54 PM<<<

no, but a rather large dam.

can't find a transcript of the statement, but it was a bit odd, puzzling ... announcing a military mission but drawing a line, as it were, on other uses of the military. actually going out of his way to state he really doesn't want to do this.

Threadkiller

Here it is, Danube.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2014/08/07/obama-becky-hammon-nba-coach-san-antonio-spurs/13716885/

Disgusting.

Patriot4Freedom

When does oBOzo begin to pay for choosing *not* to get a Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with Iraq in 2009, and then lying repeatedly to the American people, saying the Iraqis wouldn't agree?

He admitted in a 2012 debate that he didn't seek a SOFA, thereby squandering the blood and treasure we spent in Iraq.

When does oBOzo begin to pay for lying repeatedly to us all about how and when he learned ISIS/ISIL were streaming 1,000's of terrorist jihadis across Syria and into northwest Iraq?

The MFM blithely ignores that his presidential daily briefings (PDB's) would have given him daily updates on the status/movement of those terrorists into Iraq.

A president with courage, and any backbone, would have used that opportunity to blast ISIS/ISIL into the next century. A strike on them like the one on the "Highway of Death" leading out of Kuwait City would have have decimated ISIS/ISIL, and saved the lives of 1,000's of innocents.

Miss Marple

I am home and I see that Obama has lived down to my expectations.

Going to bed.

Night all!

rich@gmu

hope the auction went well.

still trying to find the transcript ... did he really say he didn't want to turn to the military and that he wanted to use other tools in our tool kit ...something along those lines anyway.

rich@gmu

that really is something DoT and TK.

good grief.

Skoot

blast ISIS/ISIL into the next century. A strike on them like the one on the "Highway of Death" leading out of Kuwait City would have have decimated ISIS/ISIL

And we can use Iraqi oil to pay for the effort.

Exasperated

Blacks are so cool. It will be cool to them run the country for a while.

Gus

Is Jerry Rivers still at the Kuwait border welcoming the "Boys" back from Iraq?

Good times, Good times.

Dave (in MA)
2 rockets per @Idfspokeperson
How many IDF spokespeople are there so I can do the math?
Skoot

Exactly! It would be really cool to them run the country for a while.

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

Horrible news everywhere....& then when I hear/read some mainstream MFM "news" it is all about how racist, greedy, stupid, lousy, uncompassionate, & hateful WE ARE.
This administration is a giant failure & WE are to blame. Unbelievable...

Ignatz

I suspect Walter Williams or Thomas Sowell could run the country rather well.

Perhaps it has nothing to do with his color but his ideas.

Exasperated

Skoot, you scare me.

Steve

Israeli PM Netanyahu Exclusive Interview on Fox News Hannity:

http://commoncts.blogspot.com/2014/08/israeli-pm-netanyahu-exclusive.html

Threadkiller

Janet, you can file this in your "what the dem base should be asked" file.

http://www.foxbusiness.com/economy-policy/2014/08/05/govt-pensions-make-big-bucks-off-corp-deserters/

Skoot

White people have some crazy ideas too. For example, Abraham Lincoln instituted the first income tax to pay for the war of northern aggression. Of course now everyone knows that tax cuts are the only way to pay for things.

Gus

Yes, lets cut taxes to pay for the ILLEGALS to go home!! Great idea!!

Some Guy

Sock puppets are so last season. Even Glenn Greenwald stopped doing it.

Dave (in MA)

It's probably the pickle-sniffing feather passer.

Patriot4Freedom

Those who cannot defend their statements . . .
have to resort to sock puppets.

How sad for the children.

Exasperated

Dear God, is it possible that they're so fucked up that they've learned nothing in the past seven years? Nothing!

Threadkiller

http://www.westernjournalism.com/border-patrol-morale-time-low-right-now/

Video at link.

narciso

It's a nonsensical situation, the confy chair
solution is a nonstarter.

Captain Hate

narc, in case you're wondering what I've been listening to, this has received a lot of play for about a month: http://trostrecords.bandcamp.com/album/schl8hof

narciso

Inflation from 1861, was 2700 %,the cutoff was 3% on 800 , or 216,000

Exasperated

LOL Sock Puppet says, "Those who cannot defend their statements have to resort to sock puppets."

ergo, are we to conclude that people who make lame statements always embellish on them with more lame statements?

jimmyk on iPhone

Playing catch-up as usual.

Peter: "I accepted a last minute invitation to join some law school alum at a luxury box at Yankee stadium-caught about 4 and a half innings from a suite with air conditioning, sushi, and all kinds of good stuff."

Bet that sushi wasn't as good as the two hot dogs smothered with sauerkraut that I had. Not too happy about the game, though.

But we will get you on a JOM meetup one of these days.

Ignatz

I have no idea who AndrewWK is; no doubt some left wing animal who should first be partially skinned alive, then salted, ending with his head on a pike, but he has a lot of wisdom in this advice to some guy with a "65-year-old super right-wing conservative father intent on ruining the world".

Danube on iPad

I don't understand Obama's references to "targeted" air strikes. All air strikes are targeted; I assume it is a code word for "limited."

Why should they be limited in any way whatsoever? If, as seems to be the case, they are at known locations and in the open, why not smite them hip and thigh, with B-1s and B-52s from afar? Are we neutral with respect to ISIS? Are we concerned that we might make them mad?

Dave (in MA)

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Some Guy

Are we neutral with respect to ISIS?

"we" as in all of the US, or "we" as in a couple of twits in the Oval Office?

Gus

Danube, I respect your intellect immensely, Obama has no idea what to do. It's as if Obama was at the LBGT vs HARD CORE MARXIST soft ball game. WHO DO I ROOT FOR!!!!???
Obama has ZERO idea of what he is doing. He is working COMPLETELY off of domestic/Alynski/thuggish cliff notes. He is not wise, he is not good, he is not decent and he is not SMART.
Obama is basically saying. I'm going to do BLAH BLAH BLAH for the wee kiddies. And Obama is also saying. "I found out about all of this just like you did, when I read the New York Times on the 4th hole yesterday".
He's NOT A LEADER. We all expect him to stop being a fuck-up in times when LEADERSHIP is NECESSARY. OBAMA IS A FUCK-UP. He has NEVER been a leader in ANYTHING. His High School Basketball Coach has made that clear. Obama is a douche bag, with ULTIMATE POWER.
It's quite hard to grasp, because it's so so so so very SCARY. But it is what it is.

Gus

TARGETED AIR STRIKES. means. "I'm not a WAR with anyone, I'm playing video games, with the U.S.ARMED FORCES.
Obama understands POWER, when it involved ramming PORK-U-LUS down our throats, or when it involves OBAMACARE BEING RAMMED DOWN OUR THROATS on CHRISTMAS EVE.
Standing up to those he CANNOT control, well, he isn't so tough then.
When did CONGRESS approve of this new IRAQ WAR???
What WMD's and what U.S. INTERESTS are part of this???

Ignatz

I think "targeted" is what he thinks sounds official and what he thinks an expert would say.
He heard one of those guys with all the shiny things on his shoulders who get themselves blown up now and then said one time.
I doubt it has any more meaning to him than that.

They'll be limited by how soon Georgetown and Cambridge decide enough is enough regardless of facts on the ground; can't be disproportionate dontcha know.

Neo

The final nails in the AGW coffin for me were two different scientific studies (yes, we're taking science).

The first was a study that showed that 23% of recent warming could be attributed to the reduction in aerosols in the atmosphere. This reduction in aerosols could be directly attributed to efforts to clean the air (I.e. Clear Air Act).

The other were numbers by the federal government that showed that 3.5% of new CO2 comes from man, while the remainder came from natural sources.

Ignatz

Final thought for tonight;
Does anyone think maybe some of those bombs we're dropping are killing some folks?

Gus

No way Ignatz!!! War is not the ANSWER.

matt

Greetings from Barthelona!

Took the RENFE high speed up here from Madrid last night And I have to say Las Ramblas ain't what it used to be. Thousands of ill dressed people from all over the world shambling about.

I had the occasion to overnight in downtown Vegas 8 weeks back and walked Fremont Street briefly. Far more freaks and weasels and weirdness. Las Ramblas used to have some class. Now it is just another stop on the Hobo Baedeker's.

But I went to the Mercat this morning and it hasn't changed much. Incredible food porn.

Did the Regina Sofia and Thyssen Bormemisza museums yesterday. I think the Thyssens had some of the best "eyes" I have seen along with Duncan Philips or Norton Simon. Those three collections are gifts to the human race.

The Thyssen had several Edward Hoppers that were incredible, a Romaire Bearden that was exquisite and a very strong collection of German Expressionists. There were 3-4 Chagalls that were sublime. One was of a praying Rabbi that is very famous. Another used Christian iconography in a manner that was sublime.

The other exhibition we saw that was incredible was El Greco and the Moderns at the Prado. His influence was incredible. I didn't realize that both Edward Hopper and his student Jackson Pollack both had a strong influence from El Greco. Picasso founded Cubism using El Greco's forms and geometries, but influence was much earlier going back to a young age.

The curators would use a grand El Greco as the centerpiece of a room and then illustrate how various artists from Manet and Cezanne' to Modigliani and Diego Rivera and Orozco adopted elements of his style.

What was even cooler was that my daughter and I went to the Getty Villa a few weeks ago and saw an exhibition of Byzantine iconography, which is what El Greco was brought up on. One could trace the influence of this on El Greco and even on many modern artists.

Faskinatin', as Popeye would say.

Off to France tomorrow for the commemorations of Operation Dragoon. A little Arles, a little Aix et Avignon.....y peut-etre' Carcasonne. La vie c'est bien.

Jane on Ipad

How fun Matt!

I got the sense last night that Obama certainly has not been following what is going on in Iraq, and wasn't even sure what he was reading on the TelePrompTer. I'd like to know who made this decision and why?

henry

Random thought with morning coffee: A-10s would be useful against ISIS, which is why Obama is getting rid of them.

Pagar

IMO, Henry is correct in his 06:11.

rse

henry-

I always guess it has something to do with which state manufactures them.

I suspect it is not coincidental that the so-sponsors of WIOA are senators from the states where Boeing and Lockheed are primarily located and hoping to keep it that way.

If your friends have not read my high school story they should. Then what I have been documenting all week that builds on it and what is in book. I found where it has all been lurking and have it also read now.

My point from what I have been collecting from states is that all this seems to have been designed so there would never be a need to tell average people how fundamentally everything has shifted.

Yesterday I pulled all the material from Massachusetts and it actually talked about the need to push the workforce readiness activities in the academic and comprehensive high schools where the changes would occur but would not be noticed.

Pulled an ACT report yesterday from about a year ago that stated that most private businesses in the country will be affected by the shifts the DoL has created working with DoED. All off the radar.

In fact so off the radar that there is a May 2014 webinar DoED put on where it aks participants how they knew about the initiative.

These creeps who cannot look after US interests abroad are determined to use the ability to incur debt and redistribute taxes to coerce every bit of freedom away from individuals. In every state.

Extraneus

After seeing the pic at Drudge, I hope AB put up the plywood.

Another Bob

Extraneus | August 08, 2014 at 07:52 AM:

The pic on Drudge is not from Hawaii. Drudge has thoroughly overhyped it.

Joe Bastardi has been railing about the hype of these non-hurricanes.

Extraneus

Key ObamaCare official likely deleted emails now sought in House probe

The missing emails belonging to Tavenner, whose agency runs the ObamaCare exchanges, were first reported by msnbc.com.

Issa, whose committee is also dealing with a missing email problem in its probe into the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups, said it “defies logic” that multiple Obama administration officials are “ignoring” federal rules on records-keeping.

“Yet again, we discover that this administration will not be forthright with the American people unless cornered,” he said.

HHS also informed the National Archives, which preserves government records, about the missing emails from Tavenner in a letter.

In that letter, the HHS said that since Tavenner receives as many as 12,000 emails a month, she would sometimes delete emails after either forwarding or copying the email to her staff to keep. However, some of these emails never made it to her staff, but the department believes that was due to sloppy records-keeping not an attempt to conceal information.

An HHS spokesman told Fox News that the department has confidence that the “vast majority” of Tavenner’s emails can be retrieved, and they have already located more than 70,000.

Regarding the bolded passage, I do that all the time. Who doesn't?

Actually deleting an email on an enterprise email system requires two steps:

1. Deleting the email from the inbox or some other folder, using the Delete key or an icon or menu command.

At this point, the email goes into a Deleted Email folder. It's still there, and can be recovered at any time. In order to truly delete it:

2. Go into the Deleted Emails (sometimes named Trash, etc.), and delete it from there. A message comes up asking if you really really want to do this. Say yes.

Hard to understand why gov't systems allow the 2nd step, but if that's what she did, it's suspicious.

Marlene

Last night,before Obama's statement,Fox showed a clip from earlier in the day. He (O) was talking to Denis McDonough,the Chief of State.They were standing outside,which is why the cameras caught the moment. O was gesturing angrily. Ed Henry (Fox) thought he might be p*ssed because news of the airstrikes had been leaked,which is why he made the statement last night.

narciso

Cool matt, clearly they needed to have operators on the ground, doing recon,scouting targets, lasing them for drones, or airstrikes

henry

rse, primary on Tuesday. People are preoccupied until then. After that, I will send a link to Vicky McKenna (talk radio, WISN 1130) and Leah Vukmir (WI senate) who are taking the lead on common core removal. Unfortunately WI has a local Chamber of Cronies pushing all this carp / flip side is the Chamber is pushing against Walker on other issues (ie, anything outside of Milwaukee). I think common core will get zapped in January, but no idea what it is replaced with. If the right guy wins my local senate primary (Wanggaard v Steitz), I might have another channel who is more open to reality.

Jack is Back (From Bridgehampton via the Road from Hell)

Another message reset.

Obama: Don't Be So Cynical

"He doesn't see ‘hope’ as blind optimism or happy talk but as a belief that forces us to keep trying in the face of adversity and fear and doubt,” said Jon Favreau, who served as Obama’s chief speechwriter at the White House and during his two presidential campaigns. “Cynicism is the idea that the game is rigged, everyone's in it for himself or herself, and there's no point in trying to make a difference.

“Embracing cynicism is a choice,” Favreau explained, defining what Obama means in these speeches. “And it's just as possible to choose a path where you understand the enormity of the challenges we're facing as a country, but keep forging ahead and trying anyway. And that's really been his message from day one."

“He doesn't see ‘hope’ as blind optimism or happy talk but as a belief that forces us to keep trying in the face of adversity and fear and doubt,” said Jon Favreau, who served as Obama’s chief speechwriter at the White House and during his two presidential campaigns. “Cynicism is the idea that the game is rigged, everyone's in it for himself or herself, and there's no point in trying to make a difference.“Embracing cynicism is a choice,” Favreau explained, defining what Obama means in these speeches. “And it's just as possible to choose a path where you understand the enormity of the challenges we're facing as a country, but keep forging ahead and trying anyway. And that's really been his message from day one."

As Chuck Knox was fond of saying, "he who lives in hope dies in shit".

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/214636-obama-dont-be-so-cynical#ixzz39nqHNw00

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

I finally got addresses for 2 of our deployed soldiers.
My church's Operation Kindness ministry is ongoing, but I like to try & send some personal care pkgs. too if I can get a name & address.

To DO something...an action...just makes the horrible news bearable.
Calling & emailing politicians just doesn't cut it.

Gonna work some shifts at the AST table at the Arlington County Fair tonight, Sat. & Sun. to try & stop the streetcar.....but that issue seems pretty silly in the scheme of things.

One sad note is that over the years, my church has received US flags flown over bases in Iraq & Afghanistan. The first one we received was from the Mosul area. It is displayed in my church....

henry

Oh Boy!!!! document drop in John Doe I. I am amazed that we get the entire disk drives of Walker's aides at Milwaukee County Exec office but bupkis from anyone in the Federal Govt where crimes actually occurred.

Ignatz

-- “Cynicism is the idea that the game is rigged, everyone's in it for himself or herself, and there's no point in trying to make a difference.“Embracing cynicism is a choice,”--

He's talking about the guy from the Chicago Machine who gave us Second City on the Potomac, right?
The pea and thimble man's perennial schtick; listen to me, don't watch my hands.

rse

henry-this is http://www.wrtp.org/ the cited model for what is being nationalized. Basically industry is treated as existing to provide living wage jobs and the now poor get first priority. The not-poor and bright UMC kids do not get to keep their academic focus and get a program that is Maker Movement and sel manipulation.

NOBODY gets to keep a transmission of knowledge focus. One interesting thing is the federal agencies donate to Aspen sponsored programs. The pushes look disinterested but it's all coordinated.

Ignatz

Question for Elliott, JiB, Steph, Beasts or any other duffer out there;
There was a spirited discussion on the Golf Channel last night with one chap claiming Tiger's ill health makes his swing bad while the other guy said his altered swing makes his back bad.

Don't know much about golf but there isn't much I haven't experienced about the back problem he has and the latter guy made more sense to me.

No doubt when his back is hurting it alters his swing but the mechanics he described of how he swings now described a veritable disc popping exercise.

Duffer opinions?

henry

rse, this guy likes common core. unions delende est.

Jeff Dobbs

The opening of JiB's article at 8:31:
President Obama's message in 2008 was hope and change. In 2012, it was change takes time.

In 2014, it's don’t be so cynical.

There never would have been any "Hope and Change" in 2008 if not for Obama's 2007 "don't be so cynical".

A couple of reminders...

1) "And in this mission, our rivals won't be one another, and I would assert it won't even be the other party. It's going to be cynicism that we're fighting against."
--speech to Dem Winter Meeting, March 2007

2) "The biggest enemy I think we have in this whole process ... it's not just terrorists, it's not just Hezbollah, it's not just Hamas -- it's also cynicism".
--speech to AIPAC, April 2007

And it didn't end in 2007, either...don't get me started.

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