Barack Obama has had crowds chanting “Grab a Mop” at more than one location. In a speech in California, Obama states:
“What I reject is when some folks sit on the sidelines and root for failure,” he said at a fundraiser in San Francisco where he was joined by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
“I’m busy,” he told the crowd. “Nancy’s busy with her mop cleaning up somebody else’s mess. We don’t want somebody sitting back saying you’re not holding the mop the right way.
“Why don’t you grab a mop? Why don’t you help clean up?
“You’re not mopping fast enough,” the president said, imitating his critics’ comments.
“That’s a socialist mop.
“Grab a mop!” he demanded. “Let’s get to work.”
The theme has proven to be so popular, that Obama used it in a speech in New Jersey today. I like it. What do you guys think? Can you think of better exhortations?