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Obama works MSNBC, campaign slogan into discussion about Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

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Speaking at the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday one day after Hurricane Sandy killed at least 39 people and left millions without power, President Barack Obama invoked both the liberal network MSNBC’s slogan and his own campaign rhetoric in an apparent attempt to inject politics into ongoing disaster relief efforts.

“So my instruction to the federal agency, has been: do not figure out why we can’t do something, I want you to figure out how we do something,” Obama said. “I want you to cut through red tape. I want you to cut through bureaucracy. There’s no excuse for inaction at this point. I want every agency to lean forward, and to make sure we are getting the resources where they’re needed, as quickly as possible.”

In October 2010, the progressive network MSNBC adopted the slogan “Lean Forward.” The Obama campaign began using the slogan “Forward” in advertisements, rallies and speeches beginning in April 2012.

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  1. old_oaks

    November 1st, 2012

    Lean Forward is a gay term, it means; ‘your mud flap is in the way.’

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  2. Debbie

    November 1st, 2012

    Lean forward…this won’t hurt…too much.

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  3. Kalneva

    November 1st, 2012

    Like Rush said this morning, he’s touting Romney’s policies of getting government out of the way in order for things to work more effectively!

    Also, why does no one ever mention the similarity of Obama’s and MSNBC’s stupid “forward” thing to Mao’s “Great Leap Forward” thing? That turned out well.

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  4. Ricky

    November 1st, 2012

    With Obama you have to read between the lines:
    I thinking “Lean – Forward” is about..
    Obama promising to bring jobs our way…
    “lean” as in.. good luck..they are far and few between jobs to be had (lean), and I’ll make sure it gets worse..So, just “lean” on the goverment instead, and good luck with that…
    And “Forward” is about foodstamps, welfare, and unemployment checks.. it’s kind of like “pay it forward”, on someone elses dime.

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  5. Chuck U Farley

    November 1st, 2012

    “Forward” is an order, and I don’t take orders from the enemy.

    And, I only ‘lean forward’ for my prostate exam.

    …searching for a metaphor…searching…

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  6. Carlos The Jackal

    November 1st, 2012

    I looked it up, and yep, “lean forward” is libspeak for “bend over.”
    Otherwise, I’m still trying to digest Obama saying, “I want you to cut through red tape.”

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  7. Stranded in Sonoma

    November 2nd, 2012

    @Kalneva — It was also a slogan for the Hitler Youth. You’ll notice that the enemedia hasn’t said word one about that.

    If Romney’s slogan was forward, the linked Hitler Youth video would be playing every night on MSNBC.

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  8. RightWinger

    November 2nd, 2012

    Great Obummer! Maybe while you’re at it, you can tell your union thugs in NJ that its okay for non-union utility company trucks to actually work in NJ to help us out instead of saying no because they aren’t union.

    http://nj1015.com/report-non-union-alabama-utility-workers-turned-away-from-new-jersey/

    I am very thankful that we got our power back yesterday after 3 days. Millions still without power but hey the unions have principles. Thanks, but no thanks we’ll let our citizens suffer an extra few days because you’re not union, seriously WTF?

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  9. Mz McHorsey

    November 2nd, 2012

    So to hell with the NJ citizens who have no electricity for anything…just keep towing the union line Oboobie….like the cheap ho you are….

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