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Victory of the Demagogue
American Thinker, by Hyatt Seligman

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Posted By:magnante, 11/7/2012 8:50:10 AM

Our newly re-elected, incompetent President is good at one thing: Chicago style politics. Kill your opponent by character assassination and promise freebies to your base. That's exactly how he beat Mitt Romney, a good and decent man, a man of substance, who would have been a great president to turn our economic mess around. Instead the community organizing, empty-suit incumbent won by pandering to the Democratic base and defaming and distorting Romney into an evil caricature.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mathman, 11/7/2012 8:58:23 AM     (No. 8995647)

There is no Republican Party.
There is no conservative coalition.
Given the worst President in history, the "Republicans" stepped aside and granted him a second term. Throughout the country, "Republicans" put forth second-rate candidates, unable to hold their own against the nebbishes run by the Dems.
Elizabeth Warren? Unethical to the core. But she is beloved in MA.
Todd Aiken? Should have been bounced out immediately, but Repubs kept him around so they could lose his seat.
We need a new Republican Party.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: killerbee, 11/7/2012 9:31:22 AM     (No. 8995776)

This election shines a light on how incredibly stupid and gullible the American electorate is. While I think Obama won by way of vote fraud, it shouldn't have been close enough for that to happen.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 11/7/2012 9:56:25 AM     (No. 8995869)

I agree with #1. I have been verging on bolting 3rd party for a long time, only holding back because the stupid party was the only realistic alternative to socialism. But now that the stupid party has shown itself to be feckless and unwilling to fight tooth and nail for true conservative values I see no need to linger.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: hammondb3, 11/7/2012 10:02:37 AM     (No. 8995903)

Your public schools at work...

I was a senior in 1974-75 when it dawned on me one day in a political science class that I was in the last year of my mandatory indoctrination, the purpose of which was to turn me into a compliant taxpayer.

We home school our tow boys now. The younger one went to bed crying over the election last night. He is 14. He had every reason to cry.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Evocatus, 11/7/2012 10:29:49 AM     (No. 8996057)

This is a really good piece. This is a Must Read.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: bighambone, 11/7/2012 11:24:45 AM     (No. 8996307)

As long as the wimpy Republican Party remains on the scene, any so-called third party will just split enough votes with the Republicans to ensure that the liberal Democrats will always win.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: JHBoatwright, 11/7/2012 11:27:22 AM     (No. 8996320)





It is fortuitous that Lord 0 went back in.
The current and coming crash of The United States of America will be on His 0th Reich’s head.
And He will try but won’t be able to blame Bush for it.
The Repubs really ought to use their control of the House to do something.

We must learn not to express our pre-thoughts in our E-mails.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jorgecito, 11/7/2012 11:45:59 AM     (No. 8996411)

Agree with most of this, but not with these two points:

1. Claim that Romney should've hit Zero harder on Benghazi-gate.
Oh, how it wish could've worked! But no. Sadly, with the media's complicity in
(a) burying the true story and
(b) attacking Romney for a "gaffe" every time he brought up the subject, this was a no-win situation for Romney.

2. Claim that picking Rubio for VP would've worked. Sorry, I don't buy that either.
I like Rubio, but it was too early to nominate him for national office. I have no doubt the MSM would have "Dan-Quayled" him. Ryan is much more seasoned and qualified. And as far as gaining Hispanic votes goes, I'm not sure that a son of industrious, conservative Cuban immigrants has much cred with Latino voters in, say, CO.

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