A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC



        
 

 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


  Topic: Dupe of the Year 2012
Change your user profile.
If you are having trouble posting, please take the time to register.
Your User Name :
Your Password
  I forgot my password
Your Reply  :
Preview Reply     Post Reply
Dupe of the Year 2012
American Spectator, by Paul Kengor

Original Article

Posted By:Pluperfect, 1/4/2013 6:16:56 AM

Dupes comprise a long, dubious tradition in American history. Over 200 years ago, George Washington warned the nation about “dupes” in his historic Farewell Address. Such warnings would echo from the founding of the republic through the Cold War. During the Cold War, “dupe,” like the associated word, “useful idiot” — attributed to Vladimir Lenin — became an everyday term. Dupes were legion during the Cold War, a unique breed of (largely) left-leaning Americans who, unwittingly, allowed or enabled themselves to be deceived or misled by communist propagandists. Communists were natural liars, and liberals/progressives were their primary suckers.

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: JimS, 1/4/2013 6:26:52 AM     (No. 9097733)

While I agree that Buffett should certainly be considered for Dupe of the Year, I think Paul Kengor misses the fact that Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway and their railroad holdings have all benefitted from $-billions of crony capitalism legislation, regulations, set-asides, and outright grants.
Buffett has been duped all the way to the bank.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: planetgeo, 1/4/2013 6:39:17 AM     (No. 9097748)

Actually, Buffett knew what he was doing and clearly profited from it, so I would call him a coup de dupe and not simply a dupe. No, I think the Dupe of 2012 award has to go to the low information voter, that Honey Boo Boo Whoop de Dupe that re-elected our first communist President long after it was clear to any semi-sentient being above an amoeba that he is indeed a communist.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: steveW, 1/4/2013 6:42:14 AM     (No. 9097752)

The Obama voter. No contest.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/4/2013 6:42:40 AM     (No. 9097753)

Kengor really nails it here with the modern day dupe Obama voters.There´s a history of failures on Obama style policies but because he can speak good english and sound halfway intelligent,his supporters think he can outsmart the rudimentary failures of similar actions of the past.

Nobody is more a board certified commie than Hugo Chavez who´s squandered billions+ of his nation´s oil wealth. The US´s manufacturing base has been a huge source of America´s past success but it´s being flushed away by leftist sub groups. Companies have relocated overseas to avoid our sue happy tort conditions.

Environmentalists are standing in the way of new wealth creation because the benefactors don´t enrich them but their political enemies.

Everybody agrees living conditions in Russia are horrendous.Even though they´ve modernized on a very small scale,they´re still entrenched in their 1950´s style of government philosophy.Now they´ve trapped abused and neglected orphans on a way out.Honest Russian journalists disappear into thin air,something the left would love to do to Limbaugh,Fox etc.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 5 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 1/4/2013 6:48:05 AM     (No. 9097757)

Yeah, without a doubt, the Obama voter. And I regretfully include my own precious early-30´s, married with kids, daughter in that group.

I think what gets them is indeed his speaking voice, and his speaking mannerisms. Such as the head-swiveling (it hypnotizes them), the low sound to his voice (comforting), and ponderous words he uses (scripted in), and the way he connects his disconnected own thoughts with ´´aaaaaaaaaand.....´´ (makes them think he really is a person of great depth, intelligence, and magnitude).

God help us. Seriously, fall to your knees right now, bow your head, and pray this country can survive this coming 4 years.....

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 1/4/2013 6:57:01 AM     (No. 9097763)

Dittos 3, 4, 5

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 7 - Posted by: JAN, 1/4/2013 6:57:58 AM     (No. 9097765)

Kengor kindly refers to them as ´dupes´.

I refer to them as willing fellow travellers.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: bpl40, 1/4/2013 7:13:26 AM     (No. 9097790)

These lefty billionaires are nobody´s fools. They take full advantage of open markets, property laws and free enterprise. Their support of left wing causes and politicians has a dual purpose. To get good PR and to be at the feeding trough when the left parties they support step in and try to control the economic engine.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: uno, 1/4/2013 7:21:26 AM     (No. 9097801)

I´m with #3. "The Obama voter" is like a tiny URL for my description of them!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 10 - Posted by: krause, 1/4/2013 7:35:28 AM     (No. 9097816)

I would call Buffett a ´selfish´ dupe, choosing personal gain while endorsing an irresponsible federal government, which causes irrevocable pain to a lot of Americans.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 11 - Posted by: Crosscut, 1/4/2013 7:40:35 AM     (No. 9097826)

We are all dupes if we continue to put the same old incompetent corrupt hacks of both parties back in the House and Senate.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 12 - Posted by: EnsignO´Toole, 1/4/2013 8:23:29 AM     (No. 9097902)

Dittos #11. We have work to do, folks - start working on 2014 right now as we did in 2009 to work for 2010.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

B-G1


 
Reply 13 - Posted by: EnsignO´Toole, 1/4/2013 8:25:39 AM     (No. 9097908)

Sorry for a second post - I forgot to say that this should be a Must Read. Excellent article.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 14 - Posted by: kanphil, 1/4/2013 9:54:59 AM     (No. 9098126)

Kengor made a good choice here, but his dilemma must have been that there are so many to choose from. I lean toward selecting the Obama voter. It takes a stupid, selfish, poorly educated dolt to step into the voting booth and pull the lever for Obama. The Wizard of Omaha is none of these.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 15 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 1/4/2013 11:13:19 AM     (No. 9098330)

FTA: Clinton wasn’t ignorant at all. He willingly fed the faithful a giant whopper — .

Oh, just WAY too easy. I think I´ll give it a miss.

Look at the tables he linked to. Check the "outlays" column. That´s actual spending.

Despite all the incessant wailing from socialists about "cuts" in the past, the last time actual spending decreased was in 1965. Nearly half a CENTURY ago. Every single year since then has seen an increase, sometimes by huge amounts. AND IT NEVER GOES DOWN!!!!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 16 - Posted by: jimmiet, 1/4/2013 11:26:08 AM     (No. 9098364)

I nominate the 150 million of us who pay for this fleecing. We get to pay and pay all the while our freedoms are eroded daily. Buffett is a willing one world accomplice. He benefits more than he pays as do Imelt, Sandy Weill, and the Goldman Sachs, JPMorgans, etc. The bastions of capitalism all want the government to do what they can´t competitively accomplish.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 17 - Posted by: Grambo, 1/4/2013 11:48:50 AM     (No. 9098401)

2,3,4,and 5.

Buffet pocketed millions by shilling for Obama. He won.

Honey Boo Boo´s got their Obama phones. They won.

Those who work for a living got mugged. They lost.

Those who are successful got demonized. They laost.

So has gone the American dream. With the help of the low information zombie voters, and ACORN´s diligent fraud masters, Obama has transformed America.

It´s good to be King, and good to be a Democrat.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 

Post Reply   Close thread 717621




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "Pluperfect"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "Pluperfect"



Here’s What the CIA Director
Was Really Doing in Kiev
Daily Beast, by Eli Lake & Josh Rogin    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/16/2014 4:43:37 AM     Post Reply
The head of the CIA just made a secretive journey to Ukraine—to do what, he won’t say. But the answer could change the power equation in the hottest of geopolitical hotspots. The Obama administration is now considering a new policy to share more real-time intelligence with the interim government in Kiev after pressure from some in the U.S. military, Congress and U.S. allies in Ukraine. Over the weekend, CIA director John Brennan met with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and First Deputy Prime Minister Vitaliy Yarema to discuss the formation of new, more secure channels for sharing U.S. intelligence with the country

Liberals in rose-colored glasses
consider ObamaCare a ‘victory’
New York Post, by John Podhoretz    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/16/2014 4:38:14 AM     Post Reply
Ever since ObamaCare supposedly hit the arbitrary target of 7 million sign-ups by March 31, its supporters have been taking the most premature victory lap since conservative proponents of the Iraq War (like me) crowed about the results of the three elections inside Iraq in 2005 and how they demonstrated the country was on the verge of a historic peace. “It’s all over but the shouting: ObamaCare is working,” said Eugene Robinson in Tuesday’s Washington Post. “All the naysaying in the world can’t drown out mounting evidence that the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s signature domestic achievement, is a real success.” Those

South Korea says hundreds missing
after ferry sinks off southern coast
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/16/2014 4:19:44 AM     Post Reply
South Korean officials said Wednesday that nearly 300 people were still missing several hours after a passenger ferry sank off that country´s southern coast, leaving at least two dead and seven injured. A government official had said earlier Wednesday that around 100 people were unaccounted for, but the number was later revised upward due to a tallying error. The ferry was carrying 477 people, most of them high school students, and was bound for the island of Jeju when it sent a distress call at around 9 a.m. local time Wednesday as it began leaning to one side, according to

Could the Boston Marathon
bombings have been prevented?
CBS News*, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/16/2014 4:17:33 AM     Post Reply
BOSTON - It was a shocking slaying in a Boston suburb that sometimes goes years without one homicide, let alone three at once. The victims´ throats had been sliced in a home on a tree-lined street, marijuana and cash strewn over their bodies. The investigation languished for more than 18 months until just a few days after the Boston Marathon explosions, when the FBI identified the suspected bombers as Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and his brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, ethnic Chechens who emigrated from Russia to the U.S. about a decade ago.

   

 



 
A Year After Background
Check Defeat, Modest Goals
Associated Press, by Alan Fram    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/16/2014 4:13:41 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON -- Democratic worries about this November´s elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama´s effort to pass new curbs on firearms. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., recently said he needs additional votes before revisiting a proposed expansion of gun sale background checks that the Senate derailed last April. That has left advocates of tighter gun curbs hoping Reid will allow votes on more modest proposals, such as one by Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., to add convicted stalkers to

Nevada rancher: “I did not graze
my cattle on United States property”
Hot Air, by Allahpundit    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/15/2014 4:35:40 AM     Post Reply
The fairest explainer I’ve found on the Bundy saga is Becket Adams’s post at TheBlaze. If, like me (and Ace), you came to this story after it had already been hyper-polarized and weren’t sure whose facts to trust, try Adams’s Q&A. He plays it straight. In one sense this is complicated — land ownership, grazing rights dating back decades, a court battle, the feds tasing a Bundy family member, even a Harry Reid cameo — but after listening to this Glenn Beck interview with Bundy, it seems surprisingly simple. Bundy stopped paying the BLM in 1993 for grazing rights on

Antiquated law adds billions to fuel costs
New York Post, by William F. Shughart, III    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/15/2014 4:23:57 AM     Post Reply
An obscure 1920 law is costing Americans billions of dollars a year in higher fuel costs. The Jones Act requires that cargo shipped from one US port to another be carried on a US-registered vessel, built, owned and crewed by Americans. This protectionist law was designed to support a shipbuilding industry that no longer exists — but inertia and labor-union muscle keep it on the books. The law mainly makes the news in time of crisis. It delayed shipment of road salt to New Jersey during a shortage last winter — happily, without incident, as the weather moderated before the Garden State



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Ben Carson: White House wanted
apology for ‘offending’ Obama

54 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:22:51 AM     Post Reply
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of

Obama Generation Losing
Interest in Obama

46 replie(s)
Wall Street Journal, by James Freeman    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 4:23:09 PM     Post Reply
President Obama inspired a generation of young people to support his historic election in 2008. And in 2012, despite the struggles of his first term, Mr. Obama still managed to win the support of a full 60% of voters age 18-29. But the man who once dreamed of being a transformative leader in the Reagan mold is inspiring few of those young people to follow his lead. "For all the talk about the movement that elected Mr. Obama, the more notable movement of Obama supporters has been away from politics. It appears that few of the young people who voted

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
Toward Cliven Bundy

44 replie(s)
Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/15/2014 8:40:58 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can

Chelsea Clinton no longer
ruling out politics

35 replie(s)
The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Katz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 11:57:36 AM     Post Reply
Chelsea Clinton says when people ask her these days whether she wants to go into politics, her answer isn’t an automatic “no.” The 34-year-old former first daughter told Fast Company in an interview published Monday, “for so long the answer was just a visceral no. Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no." Now, the only child of former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explains, "I live in a city and a state and a country where I

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

34 replie(s)
Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

Megyn Kelly and the
Sandberg Head Shaker

32 replie(s)
American Thinker, by Richard F. Miniter    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/15/2014 9:16:05 AM     Post Reply
Megyn Kelly’s "Kelly File" is a great news show. She’s incisive, informed and customarily handles the toughest guest with aplomb. But her lengthy interview of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg about her second book in the Lean In series Lean In: For Graduates was a head shaker. Amazing that she of all people allowed Sandberg to restring the same old, same old, shamed, and shopworn feminist myths about women and girls and then jangle it in front of her viewing audience like something new out of the box. Indeed Kelly all but genuflected in front of this woman. Kept her on thru

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

31 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

   

Post Reply   Close thread 717621





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

~~~c~~~