Watching Obama's departing words on that TV news this evening, I was struck by his use of the phrase "common purpose":
"Only if our politics reflects the decency of our people. Only if all of us, regardless of our party affiliation or particular interest, help restore the sense of common purpose that we so badly need right now," he said.
Not the first time he's used it: http://www.weeklystandard.com/obama-talks-of-common-purpose-in-resp...
And, to the incognisent, it sounds innocent enough. Don't be fooled. This is the Common Purpose Obama was referring to:
Keep an ear out for other luminaries (hint: British royalty.) using the term "Common Purpose".
I saw Barry Soetero on the news last night saying yes we can three times and in his speech he repeated it three times (3 times 3). From wiki; Semantic satiation (also semantic saturation) is a psychological phenomenon in which repetition causes a word or phrase to temporarily lose meaning for the listener, who then perceives the speech as repeated meaningless sounds. However it's probably more like this.
I saw that too, couldn't believe my ears...and you might find this amusing.
Freeman Fly was the one who cottoned on to the reverse speech of "Yes We Can" being "Thank You Satan". He put together this nice little ditty. LOL.
Good spotting with the "common purpose" thing Martin. They never say any of these catch phrases without a plan.
Its all N.L.P. Neuro Linguistic Programming.
A comedy show commented on this saying well i've looked at the mess we are in & it turns out we cant. Like you say PJ there is always a plan behind a politicians promise.
From Saru G
My son a few years ago after the earthquakes in Crimechurch had to say yes we can 3 times before class, after interval and after lunch whan they were all seated in class before the lesson. His Grandfather (Ian Williams) sent an email to the school questioning why they were brainwashing children with Marxist rhetoric along with the thank you satan video to which my son was sent home early with a message for grandad, no more emails please. He was always a troublesome student who like to question the status quo and like his grandad can be very outspoken, however he was expelled before the end of the year for reasons which leave me still perplexed as this was the norm at school in my day but I guess the P.C brigade need to justify their positions and salaries.
That's disgusting Lee JF. Sorry you guys in the South got sold out to the American military.
I hope your son has found a place to stand in this world, the view from the lunatic fringe is entertaining if nothing else.
If they get their way kids like that will be diagnosed and medicated before you can say "what's that weird crap in the sky?".
The irony was the Principal of the school and his teacher were moved on and a new administration was put into the school the following year.
Barry Soetero should charged with murder, same with them all. SOBs Can't stand them, all liars.