Conservatives for the 53%

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    Conservatives for the 53%

    By David Weigel
    Sept. 18, 2012

    Back on Friday, I trudged around the Values Voter Summit in D.C. and asked conservatives why they thought Barack Obama might win. (The polls, then and now, suggest that he's in the position to do it.) The single most common answer? Well, Obama's Democrats have been pumping up the ranks of the poor with free goodies, and those saps might be numerous enough to vote for him. They'd been hearing that on talk radio for, well, years. "We have 47, 48 percent who pay no income taxes," said Rush Limbaugh in July. "We have 3 million more off the unemployment rolls and on the disability rolls, and they all vote!"


    Limbaugh's riff sounds almost exactly like Romney's. So, I'm not surprised to see many conservative talkers calling on Romney to stand by the comments. Michael Walsh calls it the candidate's Gettysburg Moment:

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    There's already been a fair deal of lazy commentary comparing Romney's words to the ones Barack Obama uttered at a San Francisco fundraiser before the 2008 Pennsylvania primary -- the stuff about how in bad economic times, "people get bitter, they cling to their guns and religion." The one commonality between those hidden-tape gaffes is that they inform donors of what they already think about the stupidity of their fellow voters. Any liberal, in 2008, was familiar with Tom Frank's What's the Matter With Kansas? thesis about how Republicans suckered poor people into "voting against their interest." Any conservative, in 2012, is at least familiar with the "lucky ducky" quasi-Marxist theory that people who benefit from government spending will never, ever vote to cut it.


    Did Romney's late night (actually, 7 p.m. local time) presser clean up the story? I think it did so in this way: He did not back down from the comments. He left the impression that his point, about moochers versus makers, was valid. And when Limbaugh warms up the microphone again today, he'll be reinforcing that message, not tearing chunks out of Romney.

    Mitt Romney 47%: Conservatives defend his comments.

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    We Are The 53%
    We Are The 53%
     
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    Don't know who he talked to, I don't know any conservatives that think Maobama will win.
     
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    Straw man alerts are becomming common place.

    Must be election season.
     
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    Beyond epic fail. Right wing logic 101:

    David Koch - Net worth 31 billion = Kinda rich

    Charles Koch - Net worth 31 billion = Kinda rich

    Sheldon Adelson - Net worth 20.5 billion = Not that rich

    Dick Cheney - Net worth 90 million = Middle class

    Willard Romney - Net worth 220 million = Upper middle class

    Barack Obama - Net worth 11.8 million = Obscenely rich elitist 1%

    (Yes, right wingers are that stupid)
     
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    :D

     
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    makes sense if they are running to win an election based on 50% +1 .... who wouldn't be?

    so, how is it there are the other 47% after the previous Administration? ... and they won the election.
     
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    Today is Saturday :lmao: :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    But, but, that was Friday
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    and Today is Sunday...:D
     
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    Sooo ... I guess the intelligencia is backing off the 'Conservatives for the 1%' story.

    Y'all compromise too quickly.
     
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    you forgot Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and many, many folks in Hollywood including the ones from the OP, How much is Weinstein worth?

    http://www.sodahead.com/united-stat...--may-21-2012-by-gary-demar/question-2672089/

    Most of the congressional rich are libtards, how bout that.
    So stop the shit, black label I'll just keep teabaggin ya, which ball do you want next time? Right or left?
     
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