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Obama on GOP:
‘If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun’

What is it about PA that makes B0’s mind go all Freudian slippery? This is the third one (after the bitter and the “checks not people”) that were inspired by that state.. He should campaign there more.
Mind you, I did hear this one about Chicago politics before – including the seque “if they put one of ours in the hospital, we put one of theirs in the morgue” – but B0 had to make it local too:
“We don’t have a choice but to win,” Obama said, joking that he has heard “folks in Philly like a good brawl. I’ve seen Eagles games.”

The Era of Bill Clinton Is Over
Dean triangulates the triangulator.
By William Saletan
Updated Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003, at 5:59 PM ET
Depends on what your definition of Clintonian is …Depends on what your definition of Clintonian is …

“While Bill Clinton said that the era of big government is over, I believe we must enter a new era for the Democratic Party—not one where we join Republicans and aim simply to limit the damage they inflict on working families. … I call now for a new era, in which we rewrite our Social Contract. We need to provide certain basic guarantees to all those who are working hard to fulfill the promise of America.”

So declares Howard Dean in a speech today outlining his governing philosophy. It’s a perfect homage to the man he belittles: an embrace disguised as a repudiation.
Everyone remembers Clinton’s 1996 proclamation that “the era of big government is over.” What everyone forgets are the words that followed: “But we cannot go back to the time when our citizens were left to fend for themselves. Instead, we must go forward as one America, one nation working together to meet the challenges we face together.” In other words, big government wasn’t really over. Clinton was bashing “big government” so that his audience—congressional Republicans and the moderate voters who had put them in power—wouldn’t think of his programs as big government.
Dean’s speech doesn’t libel Clinton; it plagiarizes him.

Putting aside Saletan’s personal biases against Clinton, this shows again how B0 is Dean .02 as further documented at these links
Rendell said Obama told him:

“We don’t need the people. We just need the checks.”

From McCain’s website

Not quite me yet, but boy, I know the feeling!
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“I cried all night. I’m going to be crying for the next four years,” he said. “What Barack Obama has accomplished is the single most extraordinary event that has occurred in the 232 years of the nation’s political history. … The event itself is so extraordinary that another chapter could be added to the Bible to chronicle its significance.”

Not Your Sweetie

June 2008