Introducing ‘Pocket Obama’: Must-have Anthology of Obama Quotes at Newsbuster’s brings us the premature novelty that the History Company has put out on its shelves already. And for only $49.50 for a 10 copy pack!
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POCKET OBAMA serves as a reminder of the amazing power of oratory and the remarkable ability of this man to move people with his words. His superb and captivating oratory style has earned comparisons to John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, and this historic collection presents words that catapulted his remarkable rise to the American Presidency. It is an unofficial requirement for every citizen to own, to read, and to carry this book at all times.
Among the most widely printed books in history, Quotations had an estimated 5 to 6.5 billion copies printed during Mao’s attempt to transform Chinese society. The book’s phenomenal popularity may be due to the fact that it was essentially an unofficial requirement for every Chinese citizen to own, to read, and to carry it at all times during the later half of Mao’s rule, especially during the Cultural Revolution.
During the Cultural Revolution, studying the book was not only required in schools but was also a standard practice in the workplace as well. All units, in the industrial, commercial, agricultural, civil service, and military sectors, organized group sessions for the entire workforce to study the book during working hours. Quotes from Mao were either bold-faced or highlighted in red, and almost all writing, including scientific essays, had to quote Mao.
To defend against the theory that it would be counter-productive, it was argued that understanding Mao’s quotes could definitely bring about enlightenment to the work unit, resulting in production improvement to offset the time lost.
Hmmm. Americans could potentially be more productive if they owned a copy of the Obama Little Blue Book?
Oh the depravity of hawking this item so soon! The fellow has been in office less than a week, but his “powerful” words have already catapulted him into an insane whirl of hawk-a-mania! Inquiring minds have yet to hear what will be Barack Obama’s greatest hits as well So perhaps there will be a Part II of Barack Obama’s Little Blue Book to come.
So with that in mind, perhaps the History Company ought to have your submissions to make this a truly inclusive gem. Thus, perhaps a balanced, objective, and certainly satirical piece for all enlightened American minds, resulting in greater sales. For the perusing minds, a few memorables as follows.
Last March, the Chicago Tribune reported this little-noticed nugget about a fake autobiographical detail in Obama’s “Dreams from My Father:” “Then, there’s the copy of Life magazine that Obama presents as his racial awakening at age 9. In it, he wrote, was an article and two accompanying photographs of an African-American man physically and mentally scarred by his efforts to lighten his skin. In fact, the Life article and the photographs don’t exist, say the magazine’s own historians.”
ABC News via Pattterico.
Obama said, “My attitude is that if the economy’s good for folks from the bottom up, it’s gonna be good for everybody. If you’ve got a plumbing business, you’re gonna be better off if you’re gonna be better off [sic] if you’ve got a whole bunch of customers who can afford to hire you, and right now everybody’s so pinched that business is bad for everybody and I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”
Daniel Kurtzman at About.com.
“I’ve now been in 57 states — I think one left to go.” –at a campaign event in Beaverton, Oregon (Watch video clip).
“It’s not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.” –explaining his troubles winning over some working-class voters.
“Hold on one second, sweetie, we’re going to do — we’ll do a press avail.” –to a female reporter for ABC’s Detroit affiliate who asked about his plan to help American autoworkers (Watch video clip).
“Why can’t I just eat my waffle?” –after being asked a foreign policy question by a reporter while visiting a diner in Pennsylvania.
“Come on! I just answered, like, eight questions.” –exasperated by reporters after a news conference.
“In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died — an entire town destroyed.” –on a Kansas tornado that killed 12 people.
Got anymore quotables? Send them to the History Company here, for there is nothing like a complete anthology readily available in your pocket! (You WILL need a bigger pocket though)