Enemies of the People

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    things are going to get ugly folks...

    SNIP:

    Victor Davis Hanson

    Apr 12, 2012 Sign-Up In 2008, a mostly unknown Barack Obama ran for president on an inclusive agenda of "hope and change." That upbeat message was supposed to translate into millions of green jobs, fiscal sobriety, universal health care, a resetting of Bush foreign policy, and racial unity.

    Four years later, none of those promises will be themes of his 2012 re-election campaign. Gas has more than doubled in price. Billions of dollars have been wasted in insider and subsidized wind and solar projects that have produced little green energy.

    Unemployment rates above 8 percent appear the new norm, when 5 percent in the past was dubbed a "jobless recovery."

    From the Middle East to the Korean peninsula, the world seems on the brink. Modern racial relations are at a new low.

    If borrowing $4 trillion in eight years was "unpatriotic," as Obama once labeled George W. Bush, no one quite knows how to term the addition of $5 trillion in new debt in less than four years. ObamaCare is unpopular with the public. Its constitutionality now rests with the Supreme Court.

    After four years, the claims of "Bush did it" and "It might have been worse" grow stale. So re-election will rest not on a new agenda, or an explanation of what happened, but on a divide-and-conquer strategy. Translated, that means Obama will find fissures in the voting public over fairness, expand them, and then cobble together various angry partisans in hopes of achieving a bare majority. Such an us/them strategy is not new in American history.

    There are suddenly new enemies called the "one percent" -- those who make more than $200,000 per year and who "do not pay their fair share." Apparently in a zero-sum economy, this tiny minority has taken too much from the majority and thereby caused the four-year lethargy that followed the 2008 meltdown. Andrew Jackson, William Jennings Bryan and Franklin D. Roosevelt all ran, with varying success, against the selfish "rich."

    read it all here.
    Enemies of the People - Victor Davis Hanson - Townhall Conservative Columnists - Page 1
     
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    The most powerful man on Earth has launched a race and class war.

    President Romney will have his work cut out for him trying to unite us once again.
     
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    Putin launched a race and class war ?
     
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    I agree...it's not going to be nice!

    It just blows my mind that there are still so many people out there that think obama has done such a great job! When you can look all around you and see people suffering worse than they were 4 yrs ago. More countries hate us more than they did 4 yrs ago....and the leaders of those countries have nothing good to say about obama, even after all his apologizing!

    He's made a mockery out of our military. He's tied their hands...they're in even more danger because he isn't letting them do their job. He's made them into punching bags for the terrorists.

    He's seperated this country more than i've ever seen it. It's more important than ever right now for the American people to step up and start fighting to get our country back, and start voting for our "country", not voting for "parties" left or right.
     
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    Town hall conservative columnists?

    Make fun of Huffinpuff and such and then quote these sources?

    :D

    Have fun children.
     
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    You know, Douger, for a Libtard you are allright!
     
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    Obama hasn't worked on the economy well, but some of these criticisms are off the wall.
     
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    Agreed, I am no fan of Obama for sure.

    But it is an interesting study in human nature to watch the partisans going about their partisan business.

    Is it time now for Bertie Wooster to come and tell me how partisan I am?
     
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    Victor Hanson isn't some Huffington post writer.
    but what eva dude.

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    Victor Davis Hanson From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, search Not to be confused with Victor M. Hansen.
    Victor Davis Hanson

    Victor Davis Hanson giving a lecture at Kenyon College
    Born (1953-09-05) September 5, 1953 (age 58)
    Fowler, California
    Occupation Writer, historian
    Nationality American
    Subjects Military history

    Victor Davis Hanson (born September 5, 1953) is a military historian, columnist, political essayist and former classics professor, a scholar of ancient warfare. He has been a commentator on modern warfare and contemporary politics for National Review and other media outlets. He was for many years a professor of classics at California State University, Fresno, and is currently the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.

    Hanson was awarded the National Humanities Medal in 2007,[1] the Claremont Institute's Statesmanship Award at its annual Churchill Dinner, and the $250,000 Bradley prize from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in 2008.[2]
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Davis_Hanson
     
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    It sucks when you have poor reading comprehension doesn't it?
     

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