Recycling: Obama is for it! (ap photo)

Back on the campaign trail, President Obama is returning to circulation some of his signature lines from 2008. Hey! Get some new material!

At a fundraiser for Missouri Democratic Senate candidate Robin Carnahan, Obama criticized her opponent, Republican Roy Blunt, saying that as a member of Congress, Blunt supported tax breaks for oil companies and billionaires while opposing regulation of Wall Street:

"So we know how this movie ends, right?  We don’t want to see it again," Obama said. "We’ve seen this one. They’re trying to run the okeedoke on you. Trying to bamboozle you. That made you laugh -- okeedoke. You remember that?"

Why, yes we do. Those are familiar lines from the 2008 campaign that seemed to particularly irritate Republicans, who shivered at the echoes of Malcolm X and by extension, Spike Lee. Noted Politico's Ben Smith in a 2008 blog post:

The lines echo the best-known version of the Malcolm X speech, which comes from Spike Lee's biopic. It's a stinging address full of blunt racial division, which warns blacks about being “hoodwinked” and “bamboozled” by “the white man.”

"You’ve been had. You’ve been took. You’ve been hoodwinked. Bamboozled. Led astray. Run amok," Malcolm says in the speech.

Robert Gibbs, Obama’s communications director, said he did not know whether Obama was aware that he was echoing Malcolm X.

Spike Lee drew on the Malcolm X speech again in 2000 with his film “Bamboozled,” a satire about the race and the media.

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