Is there a limit to self-delusion? And if there is, what happens when the limit is exceeded? New York Times columnist Gail Collins began her column last week as follows, "When Democrats run into each other on elevators, they exchange glances and sigh. Or make little whimpering sounds." She went on to observe that "Democrats are going bipolar. Democrats spend all their waking hours thinking about the swing states. If Wisconsin starts looking wobbly, their day is ruined." It makes you wonder what their days are going to be like if Obama loses the actual election.
Great article. Hope it becomes 'Must-Read' material here. Best line I've read in some time: 'When a liberal has a choice between fantasy and reality, he will choose fantasy every time.' And in 2008, we found the fantasy dwellers outnumbered the reality dwellers. Seems like reality is finally settling in on the Indies. Which gives us some hope for Nov.
I like how this man writes. His clarity and straight shooting is refreshing. My 'filter' did not get clogged with fluff nor did my smoke detector beep. Most of the time with conservative and always with lefties, I have to change the filter and install new batteries after reading several articles. But, Mr Ross writes to the point and persuasively.
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The Other Guy, 10/20/2012 7:13:53 AM (No. 8947354)
Speaking of reality, a Romney win, even if accompanied by winning majorities in both houses of Congress, isn't going to be a magical cure all. The rabid faction of the left will start their offensive on November 7th and continue it until election day in 2016. Every bill introduced by Republicans, every submitted budget, every Romney appointment from cabinet level, to supreme court, to the lowest level will be anally examined and fought. Tin foil hat theories about Mormon church involvement will begin by summer and calls for impeachment will begin before Thanksgiving. We will have won the battle, but the war will have just begun and it's going to be a long war.
The real moral of both "The Emperor's New Clothes" and Obama is why both the emperor and his subjects refused to see the nakedness. The con men (media) told them all in advance that only the smartest and most worthy among the kingdom would be able to appreciate the beauty of the garments they were making.
Living in Fantasyville is a nice place to be, until the ruffians from Realityville move into town. They are then faced with what they denied for so long - that they were ill prepared for properly taking care of themselves. What a mess when you keep your head in a rainbow and never tend the garden. It all falls down!
FTA: ''Democrats ridiculed Clint Eastwood for his empty chair speech at the Republican National Convention. Eastwood later observed that "Obama is the biggest hoax ever committed on the American people."
Let me finish that quote for you, Clint.
''Obama is the biggest hoax ever committed on the American people by the so-called media."
This article opens up a topic I am very interested in. Why is it that something which is so obvious to me is so hard for others to see? It is obvious to me that Obama is a fraud and a disaster for the nation yet the blinders come off so slowly for others - a major portion of the population. The 47 % that don't pay taxes now are not all lifelong takers but there is no doubt Obama follows a policy of making as many as possible dependent to guarantee their vote in perpetuity! There is more to it than dependency. The author mentions fantasy. It is OK for children to live in a fantasyland but adults should grow out of it. Many adults cling to fantasy and this is the roots of the Obama/Alinski power. Liberals love their escape from reality into fantasy - they cling to this and ignore anything that disturbs the dream.
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Bad Dog, 10/20/2012 8:47:05 AM (No. 8947526)
''When Democrats run into each other on elevators, they exchange glances and sigh. Or make little whimpering sounds.''
Gawd..... Whimpering sounds? Give me a break.
''It makes you wonder what their days are going to be like if Obama loses the actual election.''
Get the Prozac factories cranked up.... they're obviously gonna need it. Their self-esteem is about to be shattered. (Permanently, I hope....)
Anyone have the URLs for the suicidecams at MSNBC and the NY Times? Am firing up the popcorn machine and don't want to miss a second of the exploding heads. If they put it on Pay-Per-View, they could make enough to retire the national debt.
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Ida Lou Pino, 10/20/2012 9:15:44 AM (No. 8947605)
I don't know - - I really don't know - - -
- - - if Zippy is the biggest hoax ever perpetrated.
I've still got Glo-bull Warming at the top of my list - - and still way out in front. But - - maybe Zippy will prevail in the long run because the damage he caused will live on - - whereas Glo-bull Warming will just be another passing fad.
The day Romney wins, I want to be a fly on the wall at The Forehead's house in New Awlin's. I'm remembering how, in 2008, he was chirping that the dhimmocrats would be in power for the next 40 years. Thank God he was wrong. What will it take for Americans to understand that when dhimmocrats are in power, bad things happen to us and this country. Look at the damage they have done to Social Security over the years. It wasn't the pubbies who did that, but according to the dhims, the pubbies was going to take it away from the elderly. Well, how close are they coming to that now?
Re: No. 4's post - I think that most of the country is more than fed up with the nonsense. We especially don't like being scorned & ridiculed by smug lefties who thought they were finally in power & it was going to last forever. I have completely lost patience with the "fantasy-dwellers" among us. I have even disowned several people in my family because of this - I saw for the first time what they really are. I know lots of people looking for work - here in the real world, I have friends & family who are really suffering because of present economic realities & we are NO longer in an indulgent mood. That is the same mood that created the tea party & it is not going away. A country can only afford to give affirmative action presidents a chance if the economy is STRONG. What's required now, is for real adults to apply some real solutions & get the country back on track - no more dreamers with "daddy" issues will be tolerated.
I have great concern about how Romney will be able to govern with the rabid hatred the left has for us. The media will try hard to discredit everything he does - look how they worked over Bush. They'll try harder with Romney.
The liberals have themselves to blame is a true and brilliant concept, however, the liberals are unable to grasp concepts which is why they blame and project their failures onto everyone else. How could they live with themselves realizing the destruction they have caused?
Great article! Re: Clint Eastwood's remark that Obama was the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American People -- how about the World? Nobel Peace Prize, anyone? Mass 1930's-style rallies in front of the Brandenburg Gate? Even Britain's conservative newspapers still seem to be rooting for him to win the election. Only Putin, Netanyahu, and the Islamic Terrorist International leaders seem to see Obama for what he is.
I hate to disagree with the author, but no, Dims are NOT re-entering reality. Not unless they have discovered that there really is a Supreme Being that we call GOD. And they re-learn that there really is a Ten Commandments that was handed down by that same GOD. And that they really are COMMANDMENTS and NOT suggestions. For therein lies, IMHO, the crux of the matter. For decades now, far too many have been taught that there really is no GOD because we can't touch, see, hear, or otherwise know is HE exists or not. So, we really don't have to buy into this business and we get to make our own decisions about what is good or evil, wrong or right, etc.
Until these people return to the Creator of the Universe, they will continue on the same path.
The left will never take responsibility for their actions. If Obama loses, they will blame the messenger. Never the message.
There needs to be massive repudiation of Obama's policies, philosophy, and behavior.
Obama's policies have cost money, freedom, and lives.
Obama's philosophy is akin to Communism, Socialism, Marxism, and Islam. Distinctly Anti-American.
Obama's behavior has been awlful. He lies all the time, cheats, and is corrupt. He is vulgar. We have never had a president that made obscene gestures. He does not behave like a president in any way.
November 6 is 'Impeach Obama' day. He needs to be repudiated. I hope America wakes up and he gets less than 40% of the vote, and loses by over 30 million votes. I really think it is possible. That should be the reality Obama faces.
Polite, well-meaning conservatives will ask how "otherwise intelligent" people indulge in the liberal fantasies. The answer is that you are beginning from a false assumption that they are intelligent. They are not. They are stupid. Simply put, our civilization has caried us too far from the wilderness and the unforgiving cleansing of the gene pool that used to be provided by natural selection.
The wide-eyed nature lover who went out to make friends with the pretty kitty got eaten by the saber toothed tiger and we didn't have to listen to him anymore at the campfire. The holier-than-thou pacifist who went out to make peace with the oogabooga tribe on the other side of the mountain never came back, sparing us any more of his dangerous drivel about "leading from behind." Stupidity used to just go away. Now we call it "Joe" and suffer through it.
The democrats will never again be able to run a black for president. Their choice in 2008 has turned out to be their biggest presidential mistake in history. I also doubt that they will be able to ever run a woman either. They are going to reap what they sowed.
#34 writes "Simply put, our civilization has carried us too far from the wilderness and the unforgiving cleansing of the gene pool that used to be provided by natural selection.''
Pretty good turn of phrase. The term libtard is not used lightly - these folks wouldn't last a week without the protection of a society that houses, feeds, and bolsters their self-esteem. Maybe they instinctively know this and thus that is why they cling so fiercely to a huge and overbearing government.
I have acouple of friends that are unreachable. No matter that obama does or doens't do. They don't know most of Obamas attacks because they listen to NPR all day.(Now, THAT NPR should be defunded if possible the first day). But they have no job becuase the dirty secret is that the illegals have gone home. That is because there are no jobs.So the teachers are terminated.Still he is a moron, my friend. and there are a lot of like-minded morons around.I hope not enough tho I worry about the Mid West.It seems to be Moron Central.
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