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Why We Lost the Republic
American Thinker, by Timothy C. Daughtry

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Posted By:DW626, 11/7/2012 5:00:51 AM

With reports of voting irregularities in several battleground states, we might never know who actually won the 2012 election, but we do know for sure that it is Barack Obama who will occupy the White House for the next four years. And now we will find out if countless patriots at Tea Party rallies around the country were on to something when they voiced the fear that America will not survive four more years of Barack Obama. For those mainstream Americans who were alarmed enough at the radicalism of the Obama agenda to get involved in politics for the first time in their lives,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: STLstudent, 11/7/2012 5:13:35 AM     (No. 8995132)

I worked as an election judge in a predominately liberal-black neighborhood. The turnout was HUGE. I am not exaggerating to say turnout was over 85% at this location. The vote was over 92% for Obama. What do socialist/Democrats offer them? Promises of everything and anything? What do conservatives offer them? The possibility of success after hard work and risk.

They voted for socialist promises. Indeed, the Republic is lost. Welcome socialism.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: pickle1, 11/7/2012 5:18:59 AM     (No. 8995137)

I think blacks voting for Obama is true; however I believe Obama really never won an election without cheating, fraud, lying, smearing and stealing.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: sudmuf, 11/7/2012 5:26:26 AM     (No. 8995140)

There is now only one way left to end the tyranny. Good luck my friends. God Bless you.

LOCK AND LOAD!!!!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: alloysteel, 11/7/2012 5:29:29 AM     (No. 8995142)

The Republic was not lost, it was - misplaced.

Or rather our faith in the innate good sense of the voting public was misplaced. Because they take baths with some regularity and drive to work each day (those who still work, anyway), it was also assumed that most still possessed critical thinking.

But alas, critical thinking is no longer a basic requirement to vote, if it ever was. Glaring malfeasance of office by those in high positions, bad public policy followed for ideological reasons, and sheer incompetence are no longer regarded as any restriction or impediment to retention of elective or appointive office.

Like Samson, we can only strive mightily to bring down the Temple of Dagon upon the Philistines' heads.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: beancounter, 11/7/2012 5:32:13 AM     (No. 8995144)

Eventually the promises of socialism won't be kept. We'll run out of money soon and the austerity measures will begin. Frankly, it will be better if Obama is around when they do.

When students can't find jobs and can't afford college they'll wake up. Same with minorities.

I was hoping enough people will have awakened by now, but no. There's still a lot more pain to come. The best we can do is prepare for it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: OhMy, 11/7/2012 5:42:19 AM     (No. 8995150)

This was Obama's mantra in the last debate.. send in the teachers as the solution to every problem! Sadly the stupid brainwashed outnumber the patriots and producers who love freedom. I didn't want to believe those final polls but they were correct. Too many drones who will never understand why things are so bad and getting worse every year. They are the ones who trade freedom for security and get neither.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: BruisedOrange, 11/7/2012 5:44:18 AM     (No. 8995152)

Republicans have a strategy of attracting voters at election time.

Democrats have a strategy of creating voters all the time.

Whether as Republican or Tea-Party, we Constitution-oriented citizens will have to educate, convince, convert, and create our own voting majority.

All we have going for us is the truth. But the problem with today's moderates is, we'll also have to convince them that the truth is relevant!

It's gonna take a miracle, but miracles are possible.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 11/7/2012 5:44:52 AM     (No. 8995153)

#1, they turned out to keep the free phones coming. And the fact that 70% of black children are raised by a single parent, they got off their butts the one day they had to, to keep their baby daddy's (GOVERNMENT) check coming on the first of the month. Race relations in this country are irretrievably broken, because blacks vote for free money for themselves.Taken from us.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: revdeppisch316, 11/7/2012 5:46:07 AM     (No. 8995154)

#5 is right--- but can the pain ahead re-educate 50 years of socialistic thinking imbedded in the minds of our children?

Can pain overcome the lack of understanding that grips this country about the horrors of socialism?

Or will they, and Obama, still blame Bush when inflation hits 40% and 50% are out of work?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: leopardtwo, 11/7/2012 5:52:33 AM     (No. 8995157)

A word to the wise: now, they will come after your Second Amendment rights.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rather Read, 11/7/2012 5:58:07 AM     (No. 8995164)

All I can say is, I am very depressed. I will cling to the Cross and to the promise of Jesus that the Gates of Hell will not prevail. There may be bad times ahead, and I fear deeply that there's a spiritual rot in America that will come back to haunt us.

As for me, I will hold to His promise and "be not afraid"

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Reply 12 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 11/7/2012 5:58:08 AM     (No. 8995165)

Today, I had hoped to change my user name to “Heal America”. That will neither be necessary nor possible. I believe this great nation has been sold to the worst elements in our society; those who will continue their willful destruction of our culture. What can we do? Show faith and determination, and resolve to expose the Socialist/Democrats who now rule our once-great republic for who and what they are. And, yes, to continue our fight to Take Back America.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 11/7/2012 6:01:12 AM     (No. 8995167)

I feel so very low.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: pgvoisin, 11/7/2012 6:01:33 AM     (No. 8995168)

Obama says "vote for me and get your free stuff"!

But you see, NOTHING is free not even FREEEDOM!

Asking Washington and Wall Street for complete transparancy (as required by Main Street) will be the only way that corruption and wasteful spending will be reduced.

We need to keep the faith and continue to hold our leaders responsible for their actions.






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Reply 15 - Posted by: awen, 11/7/2012 6:05:31 AM     (No. 8995171)

#14

Those are great thoughts. But how do we hold our leaders responsible when the media covers up for them, refuses to even air what is truly happening?



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Reply 16 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/7/2012 6:09:58 AM     (No. 8995175)

The left's maro brainwashing has been going on for 50 years. What kept them in check was older more conservative voters. Those voters are dying off and being replaced by the handout society voters,who couldn't care less about tomorrow,much less next year or 5 years from now. It's about instant gratification.

I mean how many people are virtually retired in their 20,s never having contributed anything to this country. Meanwhile you have other fools driving to work everyday,putting up with moronic bosses and traffic jams to have a marginally better life than the bloodsuckers.

It's going to get a lot worse. Obama is going for revenge against whites more than ever now.He'll find your assets and steal them to keep the freebies coming to the worthless underclass.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: mollyb0122, 11/7/2012 6:11:24 AM     (No. 8995179)

We have abandoned God in droves, and he has finally abandoned us.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: lilo, 11/7/2012 6:12:37 AM     (No. 8995180)

Obama is only one man, there is no way he could have pulled this off without the total and complete corruption of the MSM. They are the ones that have my contempt and hatred. They are the ones that sold their souls and abused their credibility for money and glory. They are the ones that gave away our birthright. Yes, there are other bad actors in this Greek tragedy, but theirs was the responsibility to inform, not to conform. Treasonous, cowardly and corrupt. When the enemy takes over, they will be the first to go, and good riddance.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 11/7/2012 6:14:55 AM     (No. 8995182)

Remember the media. Cancel any subscriptions to any media. Why would you want to support their nefarious activities? You'll need that subscription money anyway. Do not register online with any media--the more who register, the more advertising dollars they make. Never mind how much you like the publication, unless it's National Review or Washington Times, it doesn't like you. If you really can't stand to lose a magazine, go read it at Barnes & Noble or the library.

Obama's ad expenses were in the region of $265 million; Romney's around $110 million. You cannot counter lies about the candidate if you spend less than half of the amount he spent.

Obama had the services of an unmatchable data-mining operation. Those whose phone numbers were in it knew They knew who they were. Conservatives need to found their own operation, no other way to counter this. (And not as a private company, make it a political foundation--the data-mining company used by the Democrats gobbles up every competitor.)

And, yes, the takers had much to do with Obama's win. Shun those who take--they obviously did not listen to you and are not your friends. They are receiving and spending YOUR money.

Any other ideas?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Fed-up, 11/7/2012 6:17:07 AM     (No. 8995184)

Until we can tip the scales on the media, we will be doomed to an ignorant public.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Pepperblue, 11/7/2012 6:18:23 AM     (No. 8995185)

We continue to fight the good fight by educating our neighbors and those at the water cooler. We pray, pray, pray. Then, we find better conservative candidates. The Republic must stand!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: velox, 11/7/2012 6:21:39 AM     (No. 8995191)

I, being born at the start of WW2 saw the very best and now the very worse America.
This has been coming for years, but I thought with a defeat of the current regime, we would get another 10 years or so.
Not only have they got demographics on their side, they count the votes.
The Fat Lady sung.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 11/7/2012 6:23:18 AM     (No. 8995193)

we are all the new media now, bad news the storm on the horizon is almost here. Brace yourselves we must help each other.



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Reply 24 - Posted by: STLstudent, 11/7/2012 6:29:28 AM     (No. 8995200)

I don't want to be in the same country with these socialists. Let them have their socialism... somehow, someway is secession an option?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: jalo1951, 11/7/2012 6:34:22 AM     (No. 8995204)

I am embarrassed that so many Americans would throw away their heritage so easily. Four years from now they will again ask "are you better off today". What do you think the answer will be? I am not saying America is done with (I do have my doubts about a good future for most of us) but it sure will be a long four years.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: FunOne, 11/7/2012 6:42:31 AM     (No. 8995215)

I recall that in my lifetime, a democrat president remarked: "Ask not what your country could do for you, ask what you can do for your country". At the time, it was the popular soundbite of his inaugural address.

So totally out of place today, as America has become divided among a slight majority of takers, and an ever shrinking minority of producers. Atlas has shrugged.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: nonsense, 11/7/2012 6:53:24 AM     (No. 8995234)

The county will never be able to recover from the Fundamental Transformation II. There will be nothing left after the Obama regime takes our remaining freedoms. Nothing of the America we knew.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: M2, 11/7/2012 6:56:42 AM     (No. 8995236)

This is a really, really stupid comment:

..it leaves unanswered a more fundamental question: why would the electorate tolerate such partisan bias from the news media, let alone allow it to influence their votes?

Because they behemently deny that bias exists. How the heck are they supposed to know about the bias when all they pay attention to is CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC and so on?

I have a friend who is a liberal whose main sources of info are the NYT, the LA Times, CNN and the Boston Globe. She claims to read "the other side" all the time and thinks THEY are biased.

The rest of the populace who don't pay attention to politics except at election time, vote strictly on aesthetics and the mood of our pop culture.

Let's not forget that the Greatest Generation is almost died out and that America long since became secularist, which means that crudeness, coarseness, substance-lessness and emotions rule -- Obama and his generation provide them in abundance.

We conservatives lost because of exactly what I feared: They misread the value of morality and truth among Americans, and they
failed to recognize the effectiveness of public school indoctrination that has been quietly perking for decades.

We lost because people want what Obama is selling: Soak the rich and give me their stuff. Then burn the Constitution, take away everybody's guns and Hush Rush.


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Reply 29 - Posted by: dman, 11/7/2012 7:01:20 AM     (No. 8995249)

We Tea Partiers placed our trust in the GOP as the vehicle to preserve the Constitution. They had all the issues and the worst pResident in history to run against. It was their election to lose. They lost it. They are losers.

It is time to go to plans B, C, and D. Those plans do not include the GOP. Those plans do not include "Charlie" Chris Christ-ie. Fu-getta-bout-it.

All the snarky remarks sure to come from the Romneybots and the Establishment Pubs will not change the fact: You are Losers. You were wrong - again. Yet another one of your RINO candidates - lost.

In sports you fire the coaches in a situation like this. The political equivalent is to fire the RNC. Reince Priebus is a Loser. The McCain advisers who hung on to steer the Romney campaign are - Losers.

We're down to a new political party of, by, and for the middle-class. Country-clubbers and Wall-Streeters need not apply. We're down to possible civil war, or at least civil disobedience. We're down to desperate measures.

The Dictator has consolidated his power.

W.A.S.S. Welcome to the U.S.S.A.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: owl, 11/7/2012 7:20:13 AM     (No. 8995298)

Ain't gonna be no healing # 12 . Those of us who live in the Rockies would give a leg to chop off the ol' original colonies and watch them float out into the Atlantic . Those people back there are living in another country , truly . They are some sort of inbred crossbreed , but wouldn't fight for this country if they had to . Nope , secession is just around the bend and we here won't miss them .

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Reply 31 - Posted by: OhMy, 11/7/2012 7:20:52 AM     (No. 8995301)

This should be the last time we hear the argument to let the Dems win so the population will learn a lesson from the disaster they cause. The dems have brought disaster and enough of the population does not know the reason why and re-elect the cause of the disaster. It is an immense task to re-educate a drone electorate. Just try to teach one drone let alone half the population to see reality! Freedom depends on the moral fibre of the electorate. This is much easier to loose than to regain. Reagan estimated the time frame on this at a thousand years. Seems about right to me.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: fembot, 11/7/2012 7:24:48 AM     (No. 8995308)

Countries come and countries go, but God alone endures.

I am very sad that America, as a whole, has chosen to destroy itself. However, God may be planning to let the evil play itself out to its inevitable end. Then, when the culture of death has finally burned itself out, a new and glorious culture of life will arise on the ashes. It may be closer than we think.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: chagrined, 11/7/2012 7:47:50 AM     (No. 8995380)

We are very possibly witnessing the death of our Republic. Time will tell. The chances of everything going wrong just increased exponentially, and there will be tens of millions wondering why when it does. The only question we have to ponder is, when will it all come tumbling down? It is now way past time to batten down the hatches.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: coyote56, 11/7/2012 8:42:21 AM     (No. 8995570)

#16 you are right as usual but I'm guessing 60+ years of brainwashing. So many Americans have never heard of Patrick Henry or even understand "give me liberty or give me death" - they have never been withour freedom. #32 you said what I am thinking - countries come & go. God will either destroy us completely or bring us back from the ashes. I told my son last night "the sooner the cliff appears the better" so that the Tea Party & patriots can begin the repair of our Republic.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: homerfats, 11/7/2012 8:47:41 AM     (No. 8995590)

No the problem is not the Republican party. Mitt was, and still is, a decent man, who, like McCain was fairly centrist. Look at the vote totals and you will find the problem. There are too many voters who have an insatiable appetite for government money and benefits, and those who are too afraid to vote for a change when things are bad. Cannibalism and fear are a lethal weapon to truth and fact.

Essentially, the producers now have visible targets on their backs, lit up the takers in society.

When Truth is rejected by a majority of the electorate, and irrational and emotional appeals are the only thing that sway voters, then it is imperative that the Republicans adopt a similar platform. Unfortunately, feelings are what drive today's voters, not facts. Until we are ready to fight on an emotional level, we will continue to lose.



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Reply 36 - Posted by: stablemoney, 11/7/2012 9:13:11 AM     (No. 8995713)

College graduates can now look forward to living with their parents another 4 years.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: pgvoisin, 11/7/2012 9:13:33 AM     (No. 8995718)



#15...

Citizen Journalism is the answer.

Transparency in Washington...
Transparency on Wall Street...
Transparency in our Spiritual Life...

It's all very easy to say but very hard to do.
Nothing is "free" especially FREEDOM.

All we can do is OUR part of all of that in OUR lives.
If we persevere, TIME will heal America.


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Reply 38 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 11/7/2012 9:32:54 AM     (No. 8995783)

Us un-reconstructed rebel types in the South have a saying; If at first you don't secede......

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Reply 39 - Posted by: J F Ackerman, 11/7/2012 10:02:50 AM     (No. 8995905)

Grifters won. America is over.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Gallo3, 11/7/2012 10:34:41 AM     (No. 8996083)

It isn't over, by a long shot.

Pert near 50% of the voters voted against Obamunism.

The commys cheated and stole at every turn, and the marxist media aided and abetted the scum everywhere. The crooked mafioso unions and their goons and the 47% parasites were picked up and hauled to the polls all day long to vote early and vote often. Not to mention all the dead minorities in every ghetto and reservation. Voter fraud rules us now.

You cannot tell me Sarah would have done worse. Being too scared to alienate idiots is not the way to go.

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It’s the stuff of Westerns: a showdown on the desert plains, the big bad government against an underdog farmer. Though the story has only grabbed national headlines in the past several days, rancher Cliven Bundy has illegally grazed cattle on the Nevada land surrounding his farm for over 20 years. He hasn’t paid grazing fees since 1993, and refuses to renew the necessary grazing permit.(Snip)Rather than using the avenues and pathways presented to him, Bundy has staunchly declared his own law and allegiances. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t work this way. If only it did—we could rebel for paying stupid taxes, refuse to

Students Demand Acknowledgement of
Robert E. Lee´s ´Racist and Dishonorable Conduct´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
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A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The

Former US president joins
opposition to Keystone XL

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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
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WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 4/18/2014 11:46:54 AM     Post Reply
To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.


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