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Obama Wants Americans to Buy a Thingamajig
Weekly Standard ^ | June 1, 2012 | Daniel Halper

Posted on 06/01/2012 11:32:31 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

In remarks today in Minnesota, President Obama said he hoped people would buy a "thingamajig":

(Video at link)

"I assume there are some folks here who could use $3,000 a year," Obama said. "Let's get that done right now. That means they're -- you know, if you got $3,000 a year extra, that helps you pay down your credit cards. That helps you go out and buy some things that your family needs. Which is good for business. Maybe somebody will be replacing some thingamajig for their furnace."

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1 posted on 06/01/2012 11:32:41 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

If Romney’s people are smart, they’ll turn this into Obama’s “malaise” speech.


2 posted on 06/01/2012 11:36:37 AM PDT by kevao
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
"Maybe somebody will be replacing some thingamajig for their furnace."

Maybe a country will be replacing some thingamajig for their president.

3 posted on 06/01/2012 11:36:49 AM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

4 posted on 06/01/2012 11:41:22 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Clearly the mark of someone far Far FAR away from knowing ANYTHING about commerce, capitalism, markets, manufacturing. A “thigamajig” to a normal non-marxist person is a tire, ball-bearing, a boat, a bolt, a picture frame, a bottle. zer0 does know about some things well, so lets give him his due: bureaucrats, abortions, regulations, fraud, cronyism, EBT cards, etc...


5 posted on 06/01/2012 11:42:35 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
"The President's suggestion drew an immediate, angry response from the doohickey industry."

6 posted on 06/01/2012 11:42:35 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post):)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
"thingamajig"

That's racist. He should say "thingamanegroe".
7 posted on 06/01/2012 11:45:49 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: Talisker
Indeed.

By the way, someone here needs to go sleuthing through the FR archives from back in the Bush years and find the articles where Democrats lampooned the Bush tax cuts saying that they only amounted to a thousand dollars per year at best which Americans would probably only use to buy little trinkets and crap.

Fast forward to today, and now it's official DNC 'Thigamajig' policy.

This needs to get batted back right into Democrat's faces.

Seriously, someone go look. Tell the Romney campaign while you're at it.

8 posted on 06/01/2012 11:46:20 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

9 posted on 06/01/2012 11:46:39 AM PDT by NittanyLion
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

There is speculation that Obama will dump Biden from the ticket, and replace him with the “Sham-Wow” guy.


10 posted on 06/01/2012 11:47:37 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Well, we put a thingamajig in the White House and it isn’t working out too well.


11 posted on 06/01/2012 11:47:54 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

He used a dumb word, but the point of his speech is even dumber.

What he is saying that Americans need to spend, spend, spend to help the economy.

Don’t put the money in savings; don’t payoff your bills; just run up more personal debt.

We can spend our way out of the recession. This is what he has tried to do at the government level, and now he’s advising it for Americans’ personal finances.

Just spend like crazy, and everything will be OK.

It’s an appalling attitude.


12 posted on 06/01/2012 11:48:06 AM PDT by Brookhaven (Don't mistake my vote for Romney as a vote FOR Romney, it's a vote against Obama.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

We cannot afford to by Thingamajigs, because your Humdinger of an Economy has Fusterclucked our Doohickeys.


13 posted on 06/01/2012 11:50:31 AM PDT by Lazamataz (People who resort to Godwin's Law are just like Hitler.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Winner! Post of the day.


14 posted on 06/01/2012 11:51:07 AM PDT by VA_Gentleman ("Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented." -Jon Stewart)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Certainly everyone I know is going to run right out and buy something for their furnace on the 1st of June.

What an incredible embarrassment.


15 posted on 06/01/2012 11:51:17 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

PRICELESS!!!!!


16 posted on 06/01/2012 11:51:50 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: C210N

It’s all so easy for him. He lives off the taxpayers. Most of us don’t have an extra $3,000 to throw around

A monumental azzhat.


17 posted on 06/01/2012 11:53:38 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Jeff Chandler

And the whatchamacallit lobby is also outraged !


18 posted on 06/01/2012 11:54:02 AM PDT by Newtoidaho (Fight organized crime. Vote out all incumbent Democrats!)
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To: Jeff Chandler
"The President's suggestion drew an immediate, angry response from the doohickey industry."

The whatchamacallit folks are pretty upset as well.

19 posted on 06/01/2012 11:54:32 AM PDT by proud American in Canada
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To: Newtoidaho

30 seconds.... LOL!


20 posted on 06/01/2012 11:56:21 AM PDT by proud American in Canada
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

***”Maybe somebody will be replacing some thingamajig for their furnace.”***

Which reminds me, I need a new Knuter valve for the house furnace.


21 posted on 06/01/2012 11:56:41 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Anything Goes, Phantom of the Opera, Nice work if you can get it, EVITA. On BROADWAY last week.!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Obama is a thingamajig...


22 posted on 06/01/2012 11:57:00 AM PDT by PLD (It is time the freeloaders leave the white house and go back to the hell hole where they came from..)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

a “thingamajig”

I don’t understand.
If Obama had preceded his statement by saying, “Let me be clear,” and/or “Make no mistake about it,” I might have understood.
He must not have explained it well enough or, more likely, I’m just too stoopid to understand since he’s cogitating on a much higher level than all of us—except a few Field Medal winners and a handful of rocket surgeons.
Or maybe Bush spread some sort of `brain fog’ that .... ///


23 posted on 06/01/2012 11:59:24 AM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: The KG9 Kid

Wasn’t it Hillary Clinton said taxpayers would just waste the money, that government knew how to spend it better?


24 posted on 06/01/2012 12:01:17 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Washington could not tell a lie, Nixon could not tell the truth, Obama can't tell the difference.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Is he giving out $3,000.00 what is he talking about?


25 posted on 06/01/2012 12:05:12 PM PDT by funfan
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Apparently he wants us all to run up debt like the government. I’ll agree as long as I can print my own money like the goobermint.


26 posted on 06/01/2012 12:07:29 PM PDT by IamConservative (Shall I try and perhaps fail or shall I do nothing without fail?)
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To: ZX12R

The “thingamajig” is up.


27 posted on 06/01/2012 12:07:48 PM PDT by kabar
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
He should of said Americans need an extra $3,000 or more to replace their light bulbs. Those bulbs do look very much like a thingamajig.
28 posted on 06/01/2012 12:08:47 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: a fool in paradise

The Widget Industry just released a PR clamoring for a piece of the pie.


29 posted on 06/01/2012 12:10:47 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Let them buy a thingamajig!


30 posted on 06/01/2012 12:13:23 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: DAC21

As did the doo-dad lobby.


31 posted on 06/01/2012 12:14:48 PM PDT by mykroar (October race riots bring November martial law.)
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To: DAC21
I couldn't find any thingamajigs but I was able to score a veeblefetzer a the dollar store. Economic recovery in America can't come soon enough!!!


32 posted on 06/01/2012 12:16:58 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Washington could not tell a lie, Nixon could not tell the truth, Obama can't tell the difference.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Always the smartest man in the room....unless a box of rocks is present as well.


33 posted on 06/01/2012 12:26:20 PM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; DarthVader; left that other site

Rep. Fred Upton will introduce a bill banning “thingamajigs”. People will have to buy “doohickeys” instead.


34 posted on 06/01/2012 12:26:40 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: Jeff Chandler; stylecouncilor

LOL


35 posted on 06/01/2012 12:37:59 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: Talisker

Cheers to that! His remarks seem to indicate that while he was visiting the Honeywell plant, he was not paying any attention to the products they make. It is hard to ‘dumb down’ a speech when neither the speech writers nor reader understand what they are talking about.


36 posted on 06/01/2012 12:39:52 PM PDT by toolman1401
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

3K would buy a lot of Snozberries.


37 posted on 06/01/2012 12:51:18 PM PDT by ILS21R (John Locke: When the social contract is broken, the people must revolt.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Maybe I’ll buy a $3000 thingamajig to check the air in my tires. How’s that Mr. President?


38 posted on 06/01/2012 1:02:53 PM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’m shopping for a new 7.62 NATO thingamajig right now.


39 posted on 06/01/2012 1:57:03 PM PDT by Legion
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’m going to write “How It’s Made” (a Canadian show BTW) and beg them to show us how manufactures construct a thingamajig. But everyone knows it is the widget that does all of the heavy lifting.


40 posted on 06/01/2012 1:59:23 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Extraneous Wind sends ...)
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To: Lazamataz

Buy a thingamajig to create jobs? What a moron, everyone knows thingamajigs come from China. If we want to create jobs we need people to buy good old American doohickeys!


41 posted on 06/01/2012 6:47:36 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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