Victory of the Demagogue

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    Excellent, yet sad article. How sad that we have so many unprincipled people that can be bought so easily.
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    November 7, 2012
    Victory of the Demagogue
    By Hyatt Seligman

    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. His simple plan of dividing and conquering through fear, envy and class warfare trumped all else, barely. Appeals to race, gender and emotion triumphed over economic reason and self-interest and the good of the country.

    Yes, Obama is the master of the "basic instincts" of his self-centered, narcissistic base. It's not complicated once you understand the con. To blacks he was one of their own and that was really all that mattered. They were in the bag from the start, 95% plus. To Hispanics, he bought their vote with his illegal, dictatorial, but hugely popular, to them at least, executive order for amnesty to young illegals. Result? 70% plus from a community that is Catholic, church-going, hard working, anti-abortion and generally conservative. To women he trotted out the classic Democrat ploy, the fear of losing control over their bodies and even added a new wrinkle, the "right" to free contraceptives even if you're a law student on the cusp of making $150,000 a year to start. Result, a margin of some 9 points, especially in the suburbs. Yes, pandering to the self-absorbed pays.
    Toss in a little scapegoating and blame-gaming through envy and class-warfare, just to make the base feel even more self-righteous, and you have a country divided almost fifty-fifty, but more importantly, a winning electoral strategy despite being the worst president since Jimmy Carter, perhaps the worst in modern history.

    Such is the vapidity of the American people today. Iran going nuclear? Libya what? Muslim Brotherhood, is that a new rap group? Israel who? Hey, Obama killed Osama! I saw it on Nat Geo! He's the guy I trust on foreign policy. Amazing.


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    "dumbing down" our people has been no accident...:mad:
     
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    Most days I'd feel sorry for people who got conned like that. But it was sooooo easily avoidable. 15 lousy minutes online and anybody who wanted to learn the truth could have learned the truth. Frankly, I wouldn't give a crap if every Obama sycophant's skull collapsed en masse due to the lack of structural integrity by the oatmeal they use for brains. I'd sleep like a fuckin' baby after.

    Nope. They DESERVE the government they're going to get, along with its debt and the rape of their God-given, natural rights. It's just sad that the rest of us are stuck with the same.
     
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    Almost 24 hours later and these nutters are still throwing a tantrum. Such endurance.
     
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    Case in point.....
     
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    ^^^ Truth.
     
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    Oh, I thought this was on old thread about the 2010 midterms.
     

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