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Obama: ‘For a lot of our friends and neighbors, that change has been painful.’

Somehow I suspect President Obama provided his opponents with more video fodder with this comment at Cree Inc., in Durham, North Carolina. Remembering when he stopped at the plant during his campaign in 2008,

I also remember something else that David [Jones] said that day.  He talked about how, even with a good job at a great company, it was getting tougher for working people to provide for their families without having to cut corners.  

What he said was, “Where am I squeezing that balloon to make sure that my family has a life; that we’re moving forward; that we’re progressing?”  Now, that was in 2008, before the financial crisis, before the bottom fell out of the economy, before a vicious recession that made things that much tougher for working families.

So the world has changed since the first time David and I met.  And for a lot of our friends and neighbors, that change has been painful.

“For a lot of our friends and neighbors, that change has been painful”, coming from the man who ran on change, is a gift from the Gods of Politics to GOP ad writers.

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