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Let Obama Be Obama
National Review Online, by Victor Davis Hanson

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Posted By:StormCnter, 11/23/2012 1:56:08 PM

After his party’s devastating setback in the 2010 midterm elections, Barack Obama was reelected earlier this month by painting his Republican opponents as heartless in favoring lower taxes for the rich. They were portrayed as nativists for opposing the DREAM Act amnesty for illegal immigrants, and as callous in battling the federal takeover of health care. Republicans countered with arguments that higher taxes on the employer class hurt the economy in general. They assumed most voters knew that amnesties are euphemisms for undermining federal law and in the past have had the effect of promoting more illegal immigration.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dman, 11/23/2012 2:17:27 PM     (No. 9030793)

Hansen´s sarcasm aside, there´s a bit of truth here. Just vote "present" and give the voters a taste of what they voted for. Boil the frog. Oppose it, and you get blamed for what is now inevitable. Agree to a deal, and you share the blame. Just vote "present", and let the Dems take full responsibility. Then, when voters have had enough, you can be there to offer recovery.

There´s a scriptural example of this approach in Luke 15:11-32. Let the "prodigal sons" have their "inheritance".

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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/23/2012 2:35:49 PM     (No. 9030812)

Do read the whole thing. Why didn´t we think of this? Or did some? I didn´t. But when you realize who will get hit the hardest and scream like stuck pigs, it could be a wizard idea...



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Reply 3 - Posted by: Pros7767, 11/23/2012 2:47:55 PM     (No. 9030824)

I think it´s brilliant. It´s time to give them what they wanted. Only then can we start to fix the disasters.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: kanphil, 11/23/2012 2:51:01 PM     (No. 9030831)

It might work but there is one hitch.. how would you keep Boehner from racing in to pull Obama´s fat from the fire?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jar, 11/23/2012 2:59:20 PM     (No. 9030843)

Why stop at a mere 40 % billionaire tax? Income tax was once as high as 90 %. So why not go back there? And that would include dividends being taxed at that rate.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/23/2012 3:00:04 PM     (No. 9030844)

Re #5, buy Boehner a four-year membership to Augusta National that requires him to play every weekday for the full four years. 36 holes.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/23/2012 3:00:51 PM     (No. 9030845)

#6 referred to #4, not #5.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 11/23/2012 3:07:17 PM     (No. 9030852)

Make ´em smoke the whole pack.



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Reply 9 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 11/23/2012 3:12:56 PM     (No. 9030856)

Arnold Ahlert, Canada Free Press, said the same thing right after the election: The sooner progressives and the media bring America to its knees, the sooner the people who know better can put the nation back on its feet.

And it may take force, just like we did it the first time.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: kanphil, 11/23/2012 3:23:18 PM     (No. 9030868)

It´s okay, #7. I knew your #6 referred to my #4, not #5.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: frenesi1, 11/23/2012 3:42:37 PM     (No. 9030883)

I don´t Hanson was being sarcastic at all. I agree with what he says.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: spit the bit, 11/23/2012 3:53:32 PM     (No. 9030894)

The Left always over-reaches and they will commit political suicide, sooner than later.
There are signs of it already. Let´s stand back and let them.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: bighambone, 11/23/2012 4:02:47 PM     (No. 9030910)

Mr. Hanson knows what he is talking about, as Obama and the liberal Democrats are not going to go along with just taxing the truly rich, granting amnesty to only those illegal aliens who meet a high standard and are truly deserving, or limiting the death tax to only the very rich thus avoiding huge numbers of farms, ranches, and homes being sold after the death of the owner by people who inherit them in order to pay off a 52% inheritance tax.

If the Republicans got the Democrats to raise up the taxes as indicated in the article, the liberal Democrats would be back in no time, demanding that the taxes on the so-called middle class be raised up, as within that big population group rests the best potential for pulling in a lot of revenue that can then be redistributed to all the liberal Democrat constituency groups.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: skywarrior, 11/23/2012 5:02:10 PM     (No. 9030964)

Wow, I feel really smart for a change. I´ve been saying this exact same thing since November 6th.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Reilly, 11/23/2012 5:10:46 PM     (No. 9030968)


Sit back and watch Jimmy Carter´s second term.


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Reply 16 - Posted by: fayebeck, 11/23/2012 5:31:06 PM     (No. 9030996)

Won´t work. The dems would blame Republicans the disastrous results either way. The Republicans should have put up a fight or the Republicans voted with us dems to enact this crap.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: lizzee1, 11/23/2012 7:05:02 PM     (No. 9031063)

Suggested this 2 days after the election.


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Reply 18 - Posted by: Pepper Tree, 11/23/2012 11:29:41 PM     (No. 9031245)

Let the obamazombies be themselves, but take a hint from the Mormons. Live around like minded people, stockpile food basics like rice, beans, corn meal, salt, powdered milk. Arm yourself and have ammunition. Marlin twenty-two caliber rifles are cheap ($130) ammo is cheap and plentiful... for now.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: bob913, 11/24/2012 2:56:54 AM     (No. 9031345)

The republicans kicked out several hundred democrats in 2010 and broke even in this latest national election. In the local elections the republicans won more seats.

Those calling for higher taxes are incredible stupid!

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