Sad. Obama Swiped His SOTU Slogan From Ford Ad

Fords are built to last.

It looks like Obama swipted Ford’s ‘Built to Last’ slogan last night for his State of the Union Address.
Don Surber at The Daily Mail reported:

In a stunningly cynical and ironic statement, Barack Obama said: “Let’s never forget: Millions of Americans who work hard and play by the rules every day deserve a Government and a financial system that do the same. It’s time to apply the same rules from top to bottom: No bailouts, no handouts, and no copouts.”

This comes from the man who bailed out company after company, who increased by 44% the handouts of food stamps and who threw away billions in loan guarantees to his billionaire cronies. His speech was perhaps the biggest copout of the year if not the century.

As with all his other speeches, this one did not sing. He is a boring lecturer who cannot quote great works like Kennedy or King because it is unlikely he has read any. But he did unveil his slogan for his re-election campaign. Let’s see if readers can spot it:

“An economy built to last, where hard work pays off, and responsibility is rewarded.”

“Tonight, I want to speak about how we move forward, and lay out a blueprint for an economy that’s built to last – an economy built on American manufacturing, American energy, skills for American workers, and a renewal of American values.”

“You see, an economy built to last is one where we encourage the talent and ingenuity of every person in this country.”

“An America built to last insists on responsibility from everybody.”

That’s an America built to last.”

Geesh. He even swiped his slogan. What a disgrace.

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  • More Liberty

    It’s all just words anyway. People, even “conservatives” need to judge politicians on their actual actions, and past history – not their rhetoric.

  • RedBeard

    Obama is just upset that he doesn’t control Ford the way he does GM. Swiping their slogan is all he can do at this point.

  • cal rifkin

    Yeah, I looked that up this early AM – Knew it had been used before by a variety of companies, most notably Ford. He’ll more than likely get away with his whole strawman, ripoff, “how can we fool ’em today” campaign…The american people just may buy it…and the shills in the media will lap it up.

  • Peggy R

    And last year he stole “winning the future” from Gingrich’s book of the same title.

    Ford is the one auto company that didn’t take his money.

  • KR

    Barry has never had an original thought in his head. He’s a BIG ZERO.


    He steals from the creative and productive to prop up his sham of a life.

  • Redwine

    It’s called copyright infringement. Both Ford and Gingrich should sue the SCOAMF.

  • Granny

    WOW! Talk about stealing the entire Republican/conservative/Tea Party platform!

  • Larkin


    It’s all I could say, over and over, when listening to him blather.

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  • BuddyG

    Like a Rock

    Sinking Fast

  • daryl

    Little bit OT but Pelosi Galore has weighed in on Newt……..

    Pelosi On A Gingrich Presidency: “That Will Never Happen” | RealClearPolitics

    Pelosi: “There is something I know. The Republicans, if they choose to nominate him that’s their prerogative. I don’t even think that’s going to happen.”

    She sounds just a little like one of Newt’s ex-wives..uh oh…. tell us it ain’t so Newt. I can forgive many things a man does Newt, but please tell us……… you didn’t, did you???

    Newt Says……

    Newt to Pelosi – ‘Put up or shut up…bring it on’ – Washington Times

  • daryl

    At first I thought she was gonna allege they bumped into one another in a cloakroom or something, but Newt doesn’t seem concerned at all, so stick it in your ear Nancy……..

  • “an economy built to last, where hard work pays off, and responsibility is rewarded.” we used to have that in america it was called capitialism. then greedy socialist politican destroyed it.

    now if you work hard a politican gets the reward. it you work harder,or longer or better the politican punishes more by taking more of what you worked for. in this new “fair” economic system called socialism if you are responsible you get punish by the politicans, if you are irresponsible you get rewarded by the politicans.

    socialism is a system built to fail, it takes people’s incentive to work away. look at europe in less then fifty years they squandered all the wealth that capitalism created in a century and a half. how many countries went bankrupt under capitalism? in europe you have the richest countries in the world going bankrupt under this horrible, evil economic system, where the rich get richer, called socialism.

  • scituate_tgr

    Unfortunately, those are the sound bites that will be repeated over and over again in the MFM, as the talking heads nod in agreement and sheeple say baaaaah.

  • LookUp

    Obama needs the sentence corrected. He really means “America: REBUILT to BE last.”

    This man hates this country.

  • pink tie Republican

    In one oparagraph he says “no bailouts” and in the very next paragraph proposes bailing out underwater mortgage holders and the banks that hold those mortgages.

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  • Sam Stone

    Obama targeted his base last night with his campaign speech. It worked.

    “President Obama’s 2012 State of the Union address again rated at an 8th grade comprehension level, on the Flesch-Kincaid readability test — the third lowest score of any State of the Union address since 1934.

    The University of Minnesota’s Smart Politics conducted an analysis on the last 70 State of the Union addresses and found that President Obama’s three addresses have the lowest grade average of any modern president. “Obama’s average grade-level score of 8.4 is more than two grades lower than the 10.7 grade average for the other 67 addresses written by his 12 predecessors,” they conclude.

    “The Flesch-Kincaid test is designed to assess the readability level of written text, with a formula that translates the score to a U.S. grade level. Longer sentences and sentences utilizing words with more syllables produce higher scores. Shorter sentences and sentences incorporating more monosyllabic words yield lower scores,” the University of Minnesota’s Eric Ostermeier explains.

    Obama’s use of simple language is in part a reflection of his audience: the American voter in an election year. And it’s part of a larger trend in simpler State of the Union language as the speech as transitioned from a simple address to Congress into a prime-time televised event.”

  • mackykam

    What do you expect? Obama is an asswipe!

  • BurmaShave

    What a worthless windbag we’ve got for a president.

    Now in the last quarter of his presidency, he can no more talk about his accomplishments over the past three years, than he can reveal any corroborating documentation about his college years or anything before that.

    This guy is a fraud and a failure, and he wants to impose his failure and fraudulency upon the nation for four more years. And there are millions of Kool-aid drinkers that are ready to go for it. If that happens, we all are ruined.

    The Dems squawk about “throwing Granny over the cliff,” but they want to throw the whole nation “over the cliff.”

  • Jimmer

    An America built to last place.

  • StrangernFiction

    This is not about Obama. This is about those that enable him. Ignorance is not a defense anymore. Those that do not call this man what he is — or at least get in the ballpark (and calling him a good family man is not in the ballpark) — are enabling him.

    Good vs. Evil

  • Liz

    What do you expect from a guy with only an 8th grade education?

  • Matches Malone

    They both stole Built To Last from the Grateful Dead. It’s the name of a song and the band’s final studio album.

  • darcy

    When he speaks he lies. He usually means the opposite of what he says. That anyone can actually listen to him boggles the mind — the country is populated by idiots, cheats, and charlatans that such a man could be elected POTUS.

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  • squeaky

    [StrangernFiction commented:
    This is not about Obama. This is about those that enable him.] so true. fool me once shame on you fool me twice shame on me.

  • Taqiyyotomist


    Hey, Jim. You sleepin’ in today or somthing? Drudge:

    Vandals hack of Christ’s head in Boston area:

    Lotta GOP folks want another candidate (stuck between a Clinton-like serial BJ-hound and a multimillionaire cultist hypocrite)

    “Green” windows melting plastic cars (excellent! One was a Pious.)

    And much, much more — — Where to Go First™.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    #24 Matches Malone

    In light of that, perhaps Obama’s new campaign slogan should be:

    “I Will Survive”


  • Taqiyyotomist

    A “Touch of Gray” is something O’s makeup artists can apply (or remove) as necessary.

  • bg



    January 24, 2012 – Herman Cain

    Tea Party Response to SOTU


  • squeaky

    “Green” windows melting plastic cars (excellent! One was a Pious.)” sometimes solutions to a problem create other problems.

  • You’d think he’d steal something from GM or Chrysler instead of Ford… after all, government already OWNS them!!!

    Next thing you know he’ll be touting his debating skills, claiming to be Ford Tough!

    Of course, the man doesn’t have an ORIGINAL thought in his head! Everything first comes from Soros, Alinsky, Ayers, Cloward/Piven or Rev Wright!!

  • bg



    January 24, 2012

    Gingrich: Obama Called for More ‘Big Government’

    [For the president and a large part of the political class, it’s about their power, their right to rule. They just want to take money from Joe the Plumber – the small business people who makes over 90 per cent of the new jobs — and redistribute it to the government bureaucracy and their political friends and allies. That’s why so much of that nearly trillion-dollar stimulus didn’t create jobs but just went into the pockets of special interests who support President Obama and the leadership of the Democratic Party.

    No better example of this exists than in the crisis of American energy. President Obama and his political allies – not of few of whom love living in energy inefficient houses or driving gas-guzzling luxury vehicles – openly admit they want gas prices to remain high so that the rest of America will learn to live more modestly. They think it’s good for rest of us. Only recently, the president canceled the Keystone XL Pipeline that would have created countless new jobs and helped America on the way to energy independence because he wanted to appease the far left of his party. And yet not a single word on the Keystone XL pipeline tonight.

    To create jobs and growth in this country, we must start with dramatic tax reform that lowers taxes and maximizes capital investment and job creation. We must return to a dollar as good as gold whose purchasing power is the same in thirty years as it is today. We must dramatically expand American energy production. We must have smarter regulation at the same time we abolish destructive and costly regulatory systems beginning with Obamacare,Dodd-Franks, and Sarbanes-Oxley. And finally, unlike the current administration, we must have faith in job creators.]

    1980 Memo Shows Gingrich Urged
    Reagan to Reach Out to Black Voters

    [And so, I’m prepared, if the NAACP invites me, I’ll go to their convention to talk about why the African American community should demand pay checks and not be satisfied with food stamps. And I’ll go to them and I’ll explain a brand new social security opportunity for young people, which would be particularly good for African American males, because they’re the group that gets the smallest return on social security because they have the shortest life span. And under social security today, you don’t build up an estate, but if you’re allowed to build up an estate, if your tax money went into your savings and it was your money, if something happened to you, your family got you restate, the difference in transfer of wealth to the black community would be amazing.]

    more here..

    Tea Party Response to SOTU – Featuring Herman Cain

    more here..


  • bg


    if you haven’t listen to or read the transcript yet,
    i highly recommend you do, if not, at least try to..

    Crony Capitalism: vid/trans


  • James

    Goes to show any brainless idiot can spew a blog.

  • Molon Labe

    Every regulation, every law, every hire, every appointee must be purged lest the infaction spread. Anything the Dear Leader has built must not last beyond his reign. Then measures must be initiated to insure such absuses do not occur again.

  • Vicky Hernandez

    Built to last? Built to last! Not if you erode the foundation!! Oh, you just know that was a swipe at that Ford ad.

    Nya, nya, nya, nyaaaa, nya. I’m the POTUS and you’re not. So there! 

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  • Dave

    Obama is always wrong on so many levels. What is he saying by “Built to Last”?
    Does he think the Constitution wasn’t written to stand the test of time?
    Does he think spending 3$ for every 2$ he takes in is a good long-term strategy?
    Does he think promoting fairness over economic growth will keep our country strong?