Obama: We Can’t Go Back to ‘On Your Own Economics’


President Obama is trying to get a little coverage since all eyes are on the Republicans in New Hampshire. So he did what he always does –  delivered another partisan speech.

In his first campaign speech of the election year, President Obama defended big government and condemned Republicans’ “brand of you’re-on-your-own economics.”

“We can’t go back to this brand of you’re-on-your-own economics,” he said to a crowd of roughly 700 at the Capital Hilton. Tickets to the fundraising event cost $100.

“We are not a country that was built on the idea of survival of the fittest,” Obama said, invoking populist undertones. “We were built on the idea that we survive as a nation. We thrive when we work together, all of us.” (Read More)

He went on to say that Republicans in Congress and the GOP primary candidates all want to follow other countries in a race to the bottom. That’s kind of funny for him to say, since a race to the bottom has been his foreign and domestic policy since day 1. Unfortunately, he’s succeeding.

H/T Weasel Zippers

Update: Oh look, he also played the race card. How hopey-changey of him.