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Present-Day Republican Rage Pre-Dates the Tea Party

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Asher Smith: Present-Day Republican Rage Pre-Dates the Tea Party


For Democrats, at least, Republican rage is the gift that keeps on giving.

At a fundraiser in San Jose last Sunday, President Obama drew applause by highlighting Republican debate-goers: "Has anybody been watching the debates lately? You've got a governor whose state is on fire denying climate change. It's true. You've got audiences cheering at the prospect of somebody dying because they don't have health care and booing a service member in Iraq because they're gay."

On Monday, the DNC followed suit, releasing a video of GOP crowds cheering for capital punishment, screaming that a hypothetical uninsured man should die and booing a gay soldier serving in Iraq. The minute-long video closed by pointing out that "not one Republican candidate... spoke up to admonish the crowd and call for civility."

But as the media picks up on this narrative, they largely overlook the fact that these are not isolated incidents of extemporaneous spleen-venting. True, it may have been during a Tea Party-sponsored debate that audience members stole the spotlight by chiming in on society's responsibility to the uninsured. But this outpouring of conservative rage should not exclusively be read, in the words of Harvard professor Theda Skocpol, as "characteristic of many tea party Republicans." Though it contradicts the Tea Party-focused narrative that has dominated interpretations of the present state of the GOP, this phenomenon pre-dates Rick Santelli's trading floor rant, health-care reform and Glenn Beck.


Yep, pretty much the truth.
 

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Poor poor Obama, he can't RUN on his magnificent record of 9.1% Unemployment, 3.50 dollar for a gallon of gas, FOOD PRICES going through the roof, so instead he has to talk about his OWN CITIZENS he SUPPOSEDLY represents about how MEAN some of them can be.

and this one takes the cake...what a lowlife piece of crap..
You've got a governor whose state is on fire denying climate change. It's true.

You people who voted for him should BE REAL PROUD.
 

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Poor poor Obama, he can't RUN on his magnificent record of 9.1% Unemployment, 3.50 dollar for a gallon of gas, FOOD PRICES going through the roof, so instead he has to talk about his OWN CITIZENS he SUPPOSEDLY represents about how MEAN some of them can be.

and this one takes the cake...what a lowlife piece of crap..
You've got a governor whose state is on fire denying climate change. It's true.

You people who voted for him should BE REAL PROUD.

Here's a good example of Obama Derangement Syndome on this board.

What does Obama have to do with writing or posting this POB?

Not a damned thing.

Still poor Steph imagines that somehow Obama is responsible for it, and she responds blindly by attacking Obama as though that attack on Obama's record (which is rather abysmal, let's acknowledge that) is somehow is germane to the issue of this thread

Why?

She has ODS.

ODS is really an example of that greater cluelessness that many of us bring to these political arenaa: Personality Cult politics.

These political neophytes have to personalize and demonize PEOPLE because they really aren't able to understand the greater issues, or how no single person can be entirely responsible.

Presidents aren't KINGS, but to personality cult political commentators they might as well be.
 
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Poor poor Obama, he can't RUN on his magnificent record of 9.1% Unemployment, 3.50 dollar for a gallon of gas, FOOD PRICES going through the roof, so instead he has to talk about his OWN CITIZENS he SUPPOSEDLY represents about how MEAN some of them can be.

and this one takes the cake...what a lowlife piece of crap..
You've got a governor whose state is on fire denying climate change. It's true.

You people who voted for him should BE REAL PROUD.

Here's a good example of Obama Derangement Syndome on this board.

What does Obama have to do with writing or posting this POB?

Not a damned thing.

Still poor Steph imagines that somehow Obama is responsible for it, and she responds blindly by attacking Obama as thought that attack on Obama somehow is germane to the issue we're discussing
Why?

She has ODS.

ODS is really an example of that greater cluelessness that many of us bring to the political arena: Personality Cult politics.

LOL, off your meds this morning? :lol:
At a fundraiser in San Jose last Sunday, President Obama drew applause by highlighting Republican debate-goers:
 
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Asher Smith: Present-Day Republican Rage Pre-Dates the Tea Party


For Democrats, at least, Republican rage is the gift that keeps on giving.

At a fundraiser in San Jose last Sunday, President Obama drew applause by highlighting Republican debate-goers: "Has anybody been watching the debates lately? You've got a governor whose state is on fire denying climate change. It's true. You've got audiences cheering at the prospect of somebody dying because they don't have health care and booing a service member in Iraq because they're gay."

On Monday, the DNC followed suit, releasing a video of GOP crowds cheering for capital punishment, screaming that a hypothetical uninsured man should die and booing a gay soldier serving in Iraq. The minute-long video closed by pointing out that "not one Republican candidate... spoke up to admonish the crowd and call for civility."

But as the media picks up on this narrative, they largely overlook the fact that these are not isolated incidents of extemporaneous spleen-venting. True, it may have been during a Tea Party-sponsored debate that audience members stole the spotlight by chiming in on society's responsibility to the uninsured. But this outpouring of conservative rage should not exclusively be read, in the words of Harvard professor Theda Skocpol, as "characteristic of many tea party Republicans." Though it contradicts the Tea Party-focused narrative that has dominated interpretations of the present state of the GOP, this phenomenon pre-dates Rick Santelli's trading floor rant, health-care reform and Glenn Beck.


Yep, pretty much the truth.

"Republicans approve of the American farmer, but they are willing to help him go broke. They stand four-square for the American home--but not for housing. They are strong for labor--but they are stronger for restricting labor's rights. They favor minimum wage--the smaller the minimum wage the better. They endorse educational opportunity for all--but they won't spend money for teachers or for schools. They approve of social security benefits-so much so that they took them away from almost a million people. They think modern medical care and hospitals are fine--for people who can afford them. They believe in international trade--so much so that they crippled our reciprocal trade program, and killed our International Wheat Agreement. They favor the admission of displaced persons--but only within shameful racial and religious limitations.They consider electrical power a great blessing--but only when the private power companies get their rake-off. They say TVA is wonderful--but we ought never to try it again. They condemn "cruelly high prices"--but fight to the death every effort to bring them down. They think American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it."
President Harry S. Truman - October 13, 1948
 
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Poor poor Obama, he can't RUN on his magnificent record of 9.1% Unemployment, 3.50 dollar for a gallon of gas, FOOD PRICES going through the roof, so instead he has to talk about his OWN CITIZENS he SUPPOSEDLY represents about how MEAN some of them can be.

and this one takes the cake...what a lowlife piece of crap..
You've got a governor whose state is on fire denying climate change. It's true.

You people who voted for him should BE REAL PROUD.

And you can't stay on topic thats why you come with ad hominems.
 

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Poor poor Obama, he can't RUN on his magnificent record of 9.1% Unemployment, 3.50 dollar for a gallon of gas, FOOD PRICES going through the roof, so instead he has to talk about his OWN CITIZENS he SUPPOSEDLY represents about how MEAN some of them can be.

and this one takes the cake...what a lowlife piece of crap..
You've got a governor whose state is on fire denying climate change. It's true.

You people who voted for him should BE REAL PROUD.

And you can't stay on topic thats why you come with ad hominems.

Ok I'll stay on topic. SO you posted ANOTHER piece of crap from Hufferpost. YAWN
 
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Poor poor Obama, he can't RUN on his magnificent record of 9.1% Unemployment, 3.50 dollar for a gallon of gas, FOOD PRICES going through the roof, so instead he has to talk about his OWN CITIZENS he SUPPOSEDLY represents about how MEAN some of them can be.

and this one takes the cake...what a lowlife piece of crap..


You people who voted for him should BE REAL PROUD.

Here's a good example of Obama Derangement Syndome on this board.

What does Obama have to do with writing or posting this POB?

Not a damned thing.

Still poor Steph imagines that somehow Obama is responsible for it, and she responds blindly by attacking Obama as thought that attack on Obama somehow is germane to the issue we're discussing
Why?

She has ODS.

ODS is really an example of that greater cluelessness that many of us bring to the political arena: Personality Cult politics.

LOL, off your meds this morning? :lol:
At a fundraiser in San Jose last Sunday, President Obama drew applause by highlighting Republican debate-goers:

The link itself wasn't about Obama dumbass.
 
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Poor poor Obama, he can't RUN on his magnificent record of 9.1% Unemployment, 3.50 dollar for a gallon of gas, FOOD PRICES going through the roof, so instead he has to talk about his OWN CITIZENS he SUPPOSEDLY represents about how MEAN some of them can be.

and this one takes the cake...what a lowlife piece of crap..


You people who voted for him should BE REAL PROUD.

And you can't stay on topic thats why you come with ad hominems.

Ok I'll stay on topic. SO you posted ANOTHER piece of crap from Hufferpost. YAWN

You're still off topic. Dumbass.
 

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Republican Rage??

Naah. Don't think so.

Obama is running for re-election. Everything he says is geared toward that end.

We all know neither Barry or the DNC would exaggerate anything. Right??

The rest of your narrative is the OPINION of another Law Professor
 
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Republican Rage??

Naah. Don't think so.

Obama is running for re-election. Everything he says is geared toward that end.

We all know neither Barry or the DNC would exaggerate anything. Right??

The rest of your narrative is the OPINION of another Law Professor

So Republicans cheering people nlosing their jobs and booing a gay soldier, what it all that? You guys do a damn good job throwing yourselves under the bus, no need to blame others for pointing out the bullshat thats plain to everyone except those that engage in it.
 

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Republican Rage??

Naah. Don't think so.

Obama is running for re-election. Everything he says is geared toward that end.

We all know neither Barry or the DNC would exaggerate anything. Right??

The rest of your narrative is the OPINION of another Law Professor

So Republicans cheering people nlosing their jobs and booing a gay soldier, what it all that? You guys do a damn good job throwing yourselves under the bus, no need to blame others for pointing out the bullshat thats plain to everyone except those that engage in it.

You all got anything else to run on. say like the Obama's and his comrades in Arms RECORD?
didn't think so, cause the PEOPLE don't approve of it now do they..
keep digging. no one is buying it your alls FAUX outrage over what a FEW people in a AUDIENCE does..
 

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Republican Rage??

Naah. Don't think so.

Obama is running for re-election. Everything he says is geared toward that end.

We all know neither Barry or the DNC would exaggerate anything. Right??

The rest of your narrative is the OPINION of another Law Professor

So Republicans cheering people nlosing their jobs and booing a gay soldier, what it all that? You guys do a damn good job throwing yourselves under the bus, no need to blame others for pointing out the bullshat thats plain to everyone except those that engage in it.

How many jobs has Obama created, asswipe?
 
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Republican Rage??

Naah. Don't think so.

Obama is running for re-election. Everything he says is geared toward that end.

We all know neither Barry or the DNC would exaggerate anything. Right??

The rest of your narrative is the OPINION of another Law Professor

So Republicans cheering people nlosing their jobs and booing a gay soldier, what it all that? You guys do a damn good job throwing yourselves under the bus, no need to blame others for pointing out the bullshat thats plain to everyone except those that engage in it.

You all got anything else to run on. say like the Obama's and his comrades in Arms RECORD?
didn't think so, cause the PEOPLE don't approve of it now do they..
keep digging. no one is buying it your alls FAUX outrage over what a FEW people in a AUDIENCE does..

What is the record(s) of your Republicans?
 

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Poor poor Obama, he can't RUN on his magnificent record of 9.1% Unemployment, 3.50 dollar for a gallon of gas, FOOD PRICES going through the roof, so instead he has to talk about his OWN CITIZENS he SUPPOSEDLY represents about how MEAN some of them can be.

and this one takes the cake...what a lowlife piece of crap..


You people who voted for him should BE REAL PROUD.

Here's a good example of Obama Derangement Syndome on this board.

What does Obama have to do with writing or posting this POB?

Not a damned thing.

Still poor Steph imagines that somehow Obama is responsible for it, and she responds blindly by attacking Obama as thought that attack on Obama somehow is germane to the issue we're discussing
Why?

She has ODS.

ODS is really an example of that greater cluelessness that many of us bring to the political arena: Personality Cult politics.

LOL, off your meds this morning? :lol:

poor steffie. sucks when people have your number, huh?
 

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Here's a good example of Obama Derangement Syndome on this board.

What does Obama have to do with writing or posting this POB?

Not a damned thing.

Still poor Steph imagines that somehow Obama is responsible for it, and she responds blindly by attacking Obama as thought that attack on Obama somehow is germane to the issue we're discussing
Why?

She has ODS.

ODS is really an example of that greater cluelessness that many of us bring to the political arena: Personality Cult politics.

LOL, off your meds this morning? :lol:

poor steffie. sucks when people have your number, huh?

awww jilly...and here I thought you were my friend..:lol:
 

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LOL, what's the matter Fail you can't STAY on TOPIC??

I'd change it to if I had posted that crap from the Hufferpost...:lol:
 

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