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BlueButGlad2 Donating Member (763 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-20-10 02:45 PM
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Viral on YouTube: "5 Minutes with Professor Obama: A Prez Address Like No Other"
The US now needs Professor Obama to make a brief return to the lecturn.

I think that this would be worth doing. Agree? Disagree?.

The White House should film and put up on YouTube: "5 minutes with Professor Obama: A presidential address like none other". Just put it out there. See what happens.

Have the president look/act a bit like a professor, at least in the beginning. Perhaps briefly wear a professor robe. Wear glasses & joke that there are no lenses (stick hands thru frame). Use a real flip chart, markers, like Ross Perot did yrs ago. Lo-tech, not hi-tech! It could go viral. Maybe even a few celebrities sitting in the lecture hall that the camera can cut to periodically, just for amusement.

And then EDUCATE because the msg isnt getting thru. The GOP is fooling people. The viral nature of YouTube might attract an audience that the president doesnt usually reach. We have to cut thru the clutter to get out the truth in the face of GOP spins, lies, and distortion.

PROFESSOR OBAMA explains that The GOP decries the stimulus as wasted deficit spending! Professor Obama can show how it has helped. Chart the job losses stopping as the stimulus started. Up to 800,000 jobs gained in a year, while Bush lost that same amount of jobs in 8 yrs

The stimulus was wasted money? Professor Obama can show the dropoff in gov't jobs in September 2010 as stimulus funding dried up, & explain the ripple effect to the private sector. This is why we spent money on the stimulus; to fight agains the loss of jobs.

The GOP cries about the deficit! Professor Obama explains the one time that you cant fight a deficit is when the economy is in the tank! Lots of support from economists on the right and left on this, including Bushs Fed chairman.

Speaking of deficit what does the GOP want? They want tax cuts for the rich, ADDING xx billions to the deficit. you dont need a professor to tell u that this is poor way of deficit spending, if u want to get people back to work, & little is more important to me than that. Rich already spend what they want to; a tax cut for the people will give real people real money that will actually be spent. This is why I oppose extending the tax cuts to the rich, but keping them for the rest of us. In these tough times, money has to flow for job creation, not to pad the richs already well-padded investment accounts.

Imagine taking that money that the GOP wants to send to the rich via tax cuts & use it to fix America instead. Bridges need to be repaired anyway. Now is the time. Concrete is cheap, interest rates low, & people need jobs, esp the hard hit construction industry. I ask you, which does the nation need more of now? Richer rich people, or more employed citizens?

During the Bush years, with a good economy, we could have been like China & put money in the bank for a rainy day. Instead we got unfunded Medicare Part D, and unaffordable tax cuts tha added to the deficit. China had billions saved away when times were good, and they could spend it on a stimulus & they came roaring back. The GOPs failures/deficit spending in good times weakens us now. That is why, when we passed our healthcare bill we put in place the means to actually pay for it without adding to the deficit. As Ive explained deficit spending is justified to dig ourselves out of a recession, but the GOPs history of new long-term spending commitments, such as Medicare Part D, without paying for them can no longer be allowed to happen.

The GOP wants to roll back regulation! Professor Obama asks What do they think got us into this mess in the 1st place? Canada never weakened banking regulations as we & other nations did. How many Canadian banks did the Canadian govt have to bail out? None! I will be 1st to admit that we could have done more to watch over offshore drilling, but the solution to problems like this is NOT to let big oil do whatever they want, drill, baby, drill, without considering the consequences if something goes wrong. The solution is not to allow big banks to bring down the economy by doing whatever they want. This is why weve enacted new financial reform regulations; to prevent this from happening again, and why I have made changes to the structure of our oversight of oil drilling.

So should the US follow the path that the GOP wants to take us down? Weaken regulation to make another financial collapse more likely? Deficit spend by enacting tax cuts for the rich, when that money could instead by used to create more jobs? Should we let this chance to fix infrastructure on the cheap pass us by, in a time when we need to create jobs? Should we enact more long-term programs with no accounting as to how we will pay for them? No! Dont let the GOP do it! Things are tough now, but the solution is not to go back to the policies that got us into this mess in the first place. I hope that we as a nation are smart enough to learn from those mistakes.

(bell rings)

Professor Obama (startled) Ah, OK. Class dismissed!
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-20-10 02:48 PM
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1. Many to most Americans don't like teachers. nt
Edited on Wed Oct-20-10 02:48 PM by ZombieHorde
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BlueButGlad2 Donating Member (763 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-20-10 06:16 PM
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4. Agreed but, we can never win over those deaf to the truth anyway
Yes, many don't like teachers, or professors, or those who are smarter than the average Joe. The truth is, we need smart people running things, but there will always be those who would rather a George W Bush or a Sarah Palin running the show. That portion of the public will be very difficult to be won over. They vote based on appeals to their emotional side and facts mean little to them.
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wolfgirl Donating Member (950 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-20-10 02:49 PM
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2. LOVE IT!!! n/t
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BlueButGlad2 Donating Member (763 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-20-10 10:25 PM
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5. Thanks wolfgirl
Thanks wolfgirl. I appreciate the positive feedback. I can't help but think that this would be effective, but, on the other hand, i have been oh so wrong before!
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Frustratedlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-20-10 03:40 PM
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3. The Repugs accuse him of lecturing them even when he is just explaining something.
That probably came from Prof. Beck.

You might add the 8.2% return they announced we received from TARP. The MSM won't.
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BlueButGlad2 Donating Member (763 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-21-10 12:53 PM
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6. Good point frustrated
The bailouts will cost far less than was originally feared, when all is said and done. 'buy low, sell high': the gov't it turned out got some good investments on the cheap!
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