The changes in direction of President Obama’s rhetoric from year to year are so dizzying that I hope Dramamine is fully covered under the new health care law.

The latest line is how America should always lead the world and that nothing short of excellence and total economic victory is acceptable:

There’s a new slogan in town, and it’s a winner.

At least that’s what President Barack Obama has in mind.

The president unveiled his “Winning the Future” mantra in his State of the Union address, and now the upbeat but amorphous phrase is part of every speech, policy and pronouncement coming out of the administration.
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There’s no room for losers is the implicit flip side of the message.

“We’ve got to up our game,” Obama told a crowd in Wisconsin.

The nation must ensure “America is still on top” in a decade, the president said on YouTube.

“Winning the Future” of course gave Sarah Palin an spot-on acronym to work with, and I also think that Obama owes Newt Gingrich some money for use of the slogan.

Pardon my disbelief in Obama’s sudden commitment to American excellence, because that clarion call comes from the same person who once said this:

We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.

And this:

“In America, there’s a failure to appreciate Europe’s leading role in the world,”

Suddenly Obama is channeling Vince Lombardi and saying, “For America, winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing”? Sorry if I’m not buying.

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12 Responses to “Obama’s ‘Excellence’ Problem”

  1. Dandapani on January 30th, 2011 6:44 pm

    Palin was right, WTF?

  2. SignPainterGuy on January 30th, 2011 6:46 pm

    When all the dems and especially this administration have ever offered is "BS-in-a-can", it doesn`t matter what label you put on it, nothing of substance has changed ! No one who thinks (Joyanna) is fooled – no one is buying – not even Doug ! ;-)

  3. Nanny on January 30th, 2011 7:29 pm

    With Zero trying to channel his inner Ronald Reagan, I too, say WTF!!! He wouldn't even make a good pimple on Ronald Reagan's ass. And the Westboro Liberal Media is pushing this horse$shit which is even more disgusting. They hated RR and now they are trying to compare their messiah with him. Yeah WTF is right!!!

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  5. Clu Seatoe on January 30th, 2011 8:58 pm

    Mao wouldn’t have to try to win the future back if he hadn’t screwed it up so badly in the first place.

    This is an admission by Mao that his policies have been an abject failure.

    “We” don’t need to “up our” game and I resent this guy using the “we” in his speeches like he’s including me in his group. “We” did not economically ruin America, he did. He needs to take responsibility for what he’s done (there’s one for the make-a-wish foundation).

    Don’t be telling me that the nation needs to ensure it’s still on top in a decade when it’s you’re damn fault we’re not still there.

    Palin said she quit Alaska for the good of the state. Do you see any example there you might want to follow?

  6. SignPainterGuy on January 30th, 2011 9:41 pm

    YOU ARE TALKING MY LANGUAGE !!

  7. Rick on January 30th, 2011 11:11 pm

    Soros would never let Obama quit.Biden only bows to tie his loafers.

    It took Obama two years to “decide” America should “win”at something.At that rate,Egypt will be a suburb of Iran,suitable for apologetic bowing by The “winning”Won.

    What in your mosque,America?

  8. SignPainterGuy on January 31st, 2011 2:15 am

    "Biden only bows to tie his loafers." Well beyond idiotic !

    What a perfect analogy of this O`stration ; They concentrate on doing "stuff" that doesn`t need to be done !

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  10. Zilla on January 31st, 2011 11:14 am

    I don't know if I can reply coherently without cursing a blue streak, but I'll try. After 2 years of talking smack about the United States and the American people and doing everything in his power to undermine American exceptionalism and our position as global leaders, NOW he wants us to be "excellent" and "win the future"? Win the future? What are we going to do, buy some kind of existential lottery tickets?

  11. SignPainterGuy on January 31st, 2011 11:37 am

    You did it – nary a blue streak in sight ! ;-)

    "…..existential lottery tickets ?" Good one …We`ll probably have the same chance of "winning" whether we buy a ticket or not !

  12. SnoringSolutions on July 29th, 2011 10:04 am

    I'm not sure basically can reply coherently without cursing a blue streak, but I'll try. After 24 months of speaking smack concerning the U . s . States and also the United states citizens and doing my way through his energy to undermine American exceptionalism and our position as global leaders, NOW he wants us to become "excellent" and "win the near futureInch? Win the near future? What exactly are we likely to do, buy some type of existential lottery tickets?

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