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I just caught a couple of minutes of a speech President Obama gave earlier today in which he expressed admiration, on visiting factories recently, to have found them amazingly clean and quiet. Now there’s a great slogan for 2012: “Vote Obama! The man who silenced America’s factories!” Finally, an Obama claim that would raise absolutely no objection from GOP truth-squadders. (NB. He explained that the factories were quiet because of new technologies and whatnot. The exact words: “When I go into factories these days, what’s amazing is how clean and how quiet they are, because what used to take 1,000 folks to do now only takes 100 folks to do.” But it still sounded pretty funny for the president to be delighted by the silence of factories, in the context of our current economic collapse.)


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