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Happy 7-11: Free Slurpee Day

Ah, free Slurpees today to honor July 11.

And what better beverage to remind us of last summer? Here’s President Obama from September 2010, as reported by Mediaite:

But it was the tone that was most notable. Several times Obama spoke about ‘fighting’ and Mark Knoller tweeted before the speech, “Obama will be using many lines from his Dem fund-raising speeches to blast GOP positions on his policies.”

There was this off the cuff remark: “Some powerful interest groups have been dominating the agenda in Washington for a very long time. They’re not always happy with me. They talk about me like a dog. That’s not in my prepared remarks, but it’s true.”

He also described House Minority Leader John Boehner, not by name, as “somebody who thinks he’s going to be speaker.” Later, furthering the pushing-the-car-out-of-ditch analogy, he said, “We’re sweating and these guys were watching us and sipping on a Slurpee.”

Amanda Carpenter tweeted, “I cannot remember Obama ever being so cocky as a candidate. This is really incredible to watch.”

So, how did that cockiness work out for ya?

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