And for my final offering of the day, this seemed timely...
from Remarks by the President on America's Energy Security, Georgetown University, Washington DC. March 30, 2011.
Okay, so that wasn't so "final" after all (see also "shovel ready jobs"). Here's another fun flashback, all the way back to June 2006. Do the math; that's nearly six years ago (when then-Senator Barack Obama was giving speeches on "the connection between religion and politics." hmmm...)
Is it possible that Team Obama got some of their ideas for slogans from James Lileks?!
The Democrats have many mantras and slogans: "grim milestone," "hopeless quagmire," "culture of corruption" and "Karl Rove's dingo ate my baby." But for a while they've had one big overall slogan, dripping with gusto: "Together, America Can Do Better."
Not will, or should, or must, but "can." It's like saying, "Together, Frenchmen can win a hot-dog speed eating contest." Doesn't mean it's going to happen, or that you'd want to watch. But it's typical of modern politics — vague and patriotic, but not so patriotic it would unnerve a Dixie Chick. Together, America Should Be Greater! Together, America Might Go Further! Together, Democrats Can Win Elections! Providing the Republicans stay home....