How Obama Won the Election in 2008

How Obama Won the Election in 2008

- From a teacher in the Nashville area.

“We are worried about ‘the cow’ when it is all about the ‘Ice Cream.’

The most eye-opening civics lesson I ever had was while teaching third grade that election year.

The presidential election was heating up and some of the children showed an interest.

I decided we would have an election for a class president. We would choose our nominees. They would make a campaign speech, and the class would vote.

To simplify the process, candidates were nominated by other class members.

We discussed what kinds of characteristics these students should have. We got many nominations and from those, Jamie, and Olivia were picked to run for the top spot.

The class had done a great job in their selections. Both candidates were good kids.

I thought Jamie might have an advantage, because he got lots of parental support. I had never seen Olivia’s mother.

The day arrived when they were to make their speeches.

Jamie went first.

He had specific ideas about how to make our class a better place. He ended by promising to do his very best.

Everyone applauded, and he sat down.

Now is was Olivia’s turn to speak.

Her speech was concise. She said, “If you will vote for me, I will give you ice cream.” She sat down.

The class went wild. “Yes! … Yes! …We want ice cream.”

She surely would say more, but she did not have to.

A discussion followed. How did she plan to pay for the ice cream? Olivia wasn’t sure, but no one pursued that question. They took her at her word.

Would her parents buy it, or would the class pay for it? Olivia didn’t know. The class really didn’t care. All they were thinking about was ice cream … Jamie was forgotten … Olivia won by a landslide.

Every time Barack Hussein Obama opened his mouth, he offered free ice cream, and 51.4 % of the people reacted like nine year olds. They wanted ice cream.

The other 48.6% percent know they’re going to have to feed the cow, and clean up the mess.

“This is the ice cream Obama promised us !”

Remember, the government cannot give anything to anyone that they have not first, taken away from someone else.

Did you vote for the ice cream?


Or, as my friend Bloviating Zeppelin would say, “It’s all about the free cheese!”

Don’t fall for the FREE anything in 2012, there are no free lunches!

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3 Responses to How Obama Won the Election in 2008

  1. Katie says:

    An excellent answer Fred. But the teacher should have made Olivia give the ice cream to the class afterwards.

  2. BobF says:

    A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over lousy fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average of the world’s great civilizations before they decline has been 200 years. These nations have progressed in this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; from faith to great courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to Complacency; from complacency to apathy; from apathy to dependency; from dependency back again to bondage.

    Alexander Fraser Tyler, Cycle Of Democracy (1770)

    1776: Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death
    1876: Give Me Liberty
    1976: Give Me

  3. Patrick Sperry says:

    Around the block a few times, and should be repeated from time to time just as a reminder.

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