Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Grab a Mop

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The next time a teabagger whinges about anything, tell them to grab a mop.

In his remarks, the president explained his support for a two-party system, where "ideas are tested and assumptions are challenged." He added, "But what I reject is when some folks decide to sit on the sidelines and root for failure on health care or on energy or on our economy. What I reject is when some folks say we should go back to the past policies when it was those very same policies that got us into this mess in the first place.

"Another way of putting it is when, you know, I'm busy and Nancy's busy with our mop cleaning up somebody else's mess, we don't want somebody sitting back saying, 'You're not holding the mop the right way.' Why don't you grab a mop, why don't you help clean up? 'You're not mopping fast enough.' 'That's a socialist mop.' Grab a mop -- let's get to work."

You don't like my socialist mop? Fine. Clean up this mess with your capitalist mop. I don't care, just clean up the mess.


  1. I think that Fitzgerald caught it best at the end of Gatsby, where he talks about how his cousin and her husband "smashed" things and people and left the mess for others to deal with and simply moved on.

    Familiar, no?

  2. why I still love Obama: this quotation shows me it.

  3. Funny stuff. "Socialist mop" lol

  4. Wow, that Gatsby reference is quite apropos here.

    Okay, if the teabaggers are all going to be reading The Fountainhead, I suggest the rest of us all reread The Great Gatsby.


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