Recall that Barack Obama told voters on the campaign trail not to boo when he mentioned Mitt Romney´s name but "to vote for revenge." He was appealing to the lowest common denominator in people: the desire to blame others for their woes. Instead of inspiring Americans to reach for their higher ideals or to, as President Abraham Lincoln might phrase it, their "better angels," he relied on the views of those people who inspired him - Jeremiah Wright and Saul Alinsky. Wright put the blame for much of what ails the world on "white man´s greed"
Reply 1 - Posted by:
Country Boy, 12/22/2012 11:13:47 AM (No. 9079394)
The official vote tally has it that fewer people voted in 2012 than did in 2008. That is not possible. Every account that I have seen indicated massive voter turnout. Where we voted, the line was 30 minute wait just to get in the door of the building.
obama stole the election via massive fraud. Gamed the voting machines.
#2, president zero has destabilized the middle east that will cause us grief for the forseeable future, as the muslim brotherhood comes out of the caliphate closet. I don´t think anyone can give an honest estimate of the damage the kenyan klown has done to our great nation. It is immeasurable. And for the first time in my life, I see little hope for the United States. I don´t know if the republicans can ever put together a message, plus find good candidates who know how to keep their mouths shut, to take back the congress and the presidency.
In the very, very near future we are going to be in the middle of an economic and political perfect storm, as nations are bankrupted, pensions fail, and Islamist violence spreads world wide. Obama and his team will be totally inept in handling any of this. His focus now is on destroying Republicans, but that fixation is going to be derailed when the world explodes. Benghazi cover-ups don’t work on a macro scale.
From yesterday´s story on super market riots in Argentina:
President Cristina "Fernandez was re-elected with 54 percent of the vote last year, but her popularity has declined since she began digging ever deeper into the pockets of the middle and upper classes to finance her populist policies".
We will surely share the same fate with our reelected president. Inflation, worthless currency, declining living standards, massive political corruption and social upheaval will be Obama´s legacy, just like Argentina, Venezuela and Zimbabwe.
#1 says it for me. Any bets that Obama won´t be peaceably leaving in 2016. My guess is that he will create a crisis that only he can solve and "postpone" the election because of it. This postponement may last his lifetime. The other possibility is that Hillary will be "elected" in 2016, and then Obama will re-emerge in 2020 or 2024.
y´know, just the way Brown vs. Board of Education drove up the prestige of the feds, Obama might just drive a historic shift back to the states. He´s a new Bull Connor in his own way - becoming a symbol of the governance people do not want. The things the feds do so well that we like, actually can in very many cases with the help of technology be done just as well by smaller entities. Cities are for being bombed in, and taxed, and outvoted by the cemeteries.
The margin of Obama´s "victory" in the swing states of Ohio, Colorado, Florida, and Virginia was 320,000 votes--ALL COMBINED. Well within the margin of fraud and theft. Had Romney won those 4 states, he would be preparing for his inauguration right now. When you have many voting districts in Cuyahoga County, Ohio voting 100% for Obama, and not a single vote for Romney, and when you have more voters in Richmond, VA than were registered, you can pretty much be sure how Obama "won" the election. Like everything else about him, his election was a fraud.
Agree with posters who say that this election was rigged. We need to get back to paper ballots and keep the media out of the loop until every vote is counted. It would be better to have to wait for the result than to hurriedly "project" a winner. The media does this with approval of the democrat party because they know that perception is reality. What do you think would have happened if fraud was uncovered and Romney would have actually won? It would have caused a civil war and I believe that is why no great effort was made to investigate all these anomalies. It is a pity that the threat of an angry mob can decide an election now. Obama is a fraud and his party cheated to put him back into office. He can crow all he wants. It seems he excels in that, but he is an unmitigated disaster as a President and history will prove it.
Poster #6 nails it. There is a perfect storm of destruction brewing for this country and the free world. Who will be the leader that leads us out of the coming disaster? Someone with the vision and communication skills of Ronald Reagan and the courage of GW Bush (he was not physically afraid to step into things) who will plege life, liberty and sacred honor to right the wrongs in this country? Start praying that we find a strong leader and we find that person soon.
There lies a problem # 10 Obama uses his power the house must use it´s power of the purse strings. Snap them tight shut on the upcoming debt limit. There will be howls from the left so we need a leader who has guts and says I won the power of the purse strings and make it stick. Such a leader would be the hero of a real majority. That is the only way the cry baby can redeem himself now!
Agree with #29. I will never understand or forgive the Republicans who delivered a victory to this stomach turning moron because they did not get the candidate of their choice. May God have mercy on them.
I know # 29 . One of them called Rush and for once , he was practically speechless . What in God´s name were you thinking , he asked . The caller simply replied that Romney wasn´t conservative enough . Good grief , the chasm between the two voting sides is breathtaking .
He does indeed have the biggest ego in town. However, he´s not smart enough to lay off the superiority attitude and snarky demeanor. I don´t think he realizes that D.C. is full of large egos in both parties and if he´s not careful, even his octaroon armor won´t keep him immune to impeachment. The legions of mini-dictators in the beltway will only be pushed so far.
The problem is enough of the Republicans are weak kneed wimps, who are happy to be liberal Democrats lite, and have essentially been going along to get along with the liberal Democrats once they get into the Congress for a very long time. Obama and his crew know that, and have the Republicans number big time.
Not just paper ballots, we need purple thumbs. If it´s good enough for Iraq it should be good enough for us. Then we´ll also need honest poll workers or thousands of poll watchers who refuse to be pushed around or ´not allowed´ to do their jobs.
Reply 40 - Posted by:
get er done, 12/23/2012 9:18:42 PM (No. 9081255)
If Allen West had been nominated by the Republican party for president, and had chosen Paul Ryan as his running mate, West would be challenging 0´s "victory" in the states where the elections were rigged.
The Republicans should nominate a candidate who is eager, willing and able to get down in the dirt and fight Obama like a junkyard dog. Newt has a taste for this sort of fight, as do Allen West and Sarah Palin.
it´s a rather sad commentary when the pols aren´t questioning why they were all wrong. They weren´t wrong - there was a lot of voter fraud. They should be questioning the results of the election because if they were all wrong, say goodbye to their jobs.
That is correct. No debt ceiling raises just cuts. Start in Feb 2013 with a 17% cut in the debt ceiling. Why 17%? That is the figure cite for the Value Added Tax that is coming. That is the VAT like in Europe. So lets cut the budget by that amount via a cut in the Debt Ceiling.Also we need a budget.A real one that has to cover the last few years. Nothing out of the House until that is done.That requirement will wear well on the population too, They will get it. The other item is not to patronizethe medai any more. No DVDx, down loads or CDs. Stop buying them. It is one thing we can get at and the content on so much is deplorable. Just think in your mind did you ever hear of a kid sitting in the basement in the 50´s playing Parcheesi or Dominos and then grabbing a gun?
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