July 9, 2012

Obama "Betting On" America

Obama Betting on America Dietsch

Maybe it’s supposed to be brash, or even retro (considering the font), but this Obama slogan isn’t really working for me. As much as suggesting confidence, “Betting on America” also conjures long odds and risky bets. Or gambling. Like we’re approaching the point in the economic stalemate where government is left to casino revenues, state lotteries and sin taxes.

And we know who suffers the most from those schemes, don’t we?

(photo: Kevin Dietsch/UPI/Newscom via TPM slideshow: ‘Betting On America’: Scenes From Obama’s Bus Tour)

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