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Quote of the Day: Obama Goes Gaga

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By Doug Powers  •  October 2, 2011 11:24 AM

**Written by Doug Powers

Speaking to a gay rights group in Washington last night, President Obama said the following, all while keeping a poker face:

Noting that he had just returned from California, Mr. Obama said he had “held some productive bilateral talks with your leader, Lady Gaga.” The pop diva, with sky-high heels and hair, had towered over the president at a fund-raiser in Atherton, Calif.

Perusing the comments at Newsbusters, somebody wondered, “How do you have bilateral talks with somebody who is on the same side of an issue?” The same way you build an intercontinental railroad, buddy: Determination!

At the same event, Obama also spoke about a gay soldier’s question at a Republican debate a while back, after which a couple of “boos” were heard. It was mostly reported that audience members booed the soldier, though the LA Times wrote that it was the question that was booed. In either case, the topic led Obama to this:

“You want to be commander in chief,” the president said, drawing cheers, “you can start by standing up for the men and women who wear the uniform of the United States, even when it’s not politically convenient.”

In the bigger picture, the narrative on which Obama is campaigning, which now seems to include “Republicans are the party that doesn’t support the military as a whole” and “Democrats are the party of lower taxes,” might be as easy to sell to many voters as his “jobs bill” is to Congress, but he’s making the effort nonetheless.

**Written by Doug Powers

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