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……..

  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    “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.”