Perfect regime slogan: “Winning the Future” or WTF
With “Hope” turning to hopeless and “Change” (radical transformation) becoming a turnoff, our dear comrade leader’s regime has been desperate for a new slogan. “Summer of Recovery” was a bust. With record deficits, out-of-control spending, crippling unemployment and failed foreign policies, the regime sloganmeisters believe they have come up with the next great mantra – “Winning the Future,” or WTF. WTF? It’s perfect! (story here from AP)
There’s a new slogan in town, and it’s a winner.At least that’s what President Barack Obama has in mind.
The president unveiled his “Winning the Future” mantra in his State of the Union address, and now the upbeat but amorphous phrase is part of every speech, policy and pronouncement coming out of the administration. It’s also emerged as a fat target for his Republican critics.
What’s next on health care? Where to go on energy and education policy? How to improve the jobs picture? It’s all about winning the future through innovation and determination, Obama and his aides have argued over the past few days.
It’s a juiced-up way for Obama to frame his initiatives after two years in which even some of the president’s supporters acknowledge that can-do verve sometimes was lacking from the conversation. What it means, though, is still TBD — to be determined.
After the long slog to stabilize the economy over the past two years, “clearly they’ve got polling that Americans are looking for someone that has more lofty goals and aspirations for America,” says GOP strategist Rich Galen.
It seems that just in time for the 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s birth, Morning in America has arrived once again.
Just in time for the 2012 presidential race, as well.
“People need some optimism, they need to feel hopeful,” says Democratic strategist Karen Finney.
The “winning the future” construct, she says, couples a much-needed boost of optimism with the reality of the global competition that is afoot.
While the AP writer gushed over the zeitgeist of the new slogan, others seized the opportunity to point out the karmic (and comic) perfection of WTF to describe the regime’s policies (more here).
President Obama’s new slogan is “Winning the Future.”To Sarah Palin, it’s “WTF.”
Palin used the acronym at least three times last night in discussing Obama’s State of the Union speech on Fox News. WTF is also a phone text-driven phrase used to avoid spelling out the f word; it stands for “what the (blank).”
“There were a lot of WTF moments through that speech,” the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate told Fox’s Greta Van Susteren.
I personally think WTF is spot-on. It perfectly describes just about everything this administration has done over the last 2 years. Something tells me, however, that it won’t last very long. Sooner or later they’ll have to catch on…