Skip to comments.Occupy defeated the Tea Party, Elizabeth Warren defeated Sarah Palin, Ron Paul defeated Mitt Romney
Posted on 11/21/2012 2:55:34 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Michael Gerson in the Tuesday Washington Post got it half-right: Occupy Wall Street was a big 2012 winner by defining the narrative that others ran on. Yes! You read it here first, long ago. Gerson then fell into the rightist trap claiming Obama wants to end capitalism. Nope! Too much rightist brew for Gerson. Occupy Wall Street was indeed a huge 2012 winner, defining the narrative of the winning party, while the discredited Tea Party crashed, Sarah Palin is reduced to marginal opining, Elizabeth Warren emerges as a champion, Romney's 47 percent insult was defeated by Occupy Wall Street's 99 percent inspiration and the resurgent Ron Paul leads the battle for the allegiance of young voters.
The great battle of America is who defines the real populism. Obama has never been a real populist. In truth he shafted the Occupy movement but stole its message, which won the election, while Romney stole the Tea Party message, which lost the election. If this were the NFL the score would be: Occupy 24, Tea Party 7, Elizabeth Warren 28, Sarah Palin 0, Ron Paul 28, Mitt Romney 3. While Ron Paul escalates taking his message to young people, the only person who wants to talk to Romney is Obama...
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Comments? Not really, just more leftist drivel; nobody I care about takes this stuff seriously.
MSM and lies defeat new media and truth.
Just mediots slaughtering the truth.
'Freeloading should be an occupation'? (Rape rooms are optional.)
Please tell me this guy is from a Pot Legal State, that is the only solution I have for his insanity.....
If Romney had won the same number of votes Sarah got in 2008, he’d be President Elect Romney now.
Obama’s reelection is similar to FDR election to 2nd Term. Both men ended first term with unemployment lower then initial but still very high and a gov that spent into deficit with economy stagnate. FDR appealed to voters for more time because the Depression caused by Hoover is more severe then normal. Obama claims the same against GWB. Biggest factor is what I call the life line factor. Like the Great Depression, American workers truly cannot get jobs and trapped in homes whose value is less then the mortgage owed. 99 weeks of unemployment and food stamps is keeping the unemployed worker and his family comfortable. Obama offers to do what it takes to keep this life line open till the economy recovers, Romney hints austerity. I know freepers do not like this, but study why hungry people gravitate to parties or leaders that are bad in their long term interests. When things get bad, people worry about the next few days not the consequences of the next few decades. That is how bad things got since 2008. If socialism will feed you the next several months vs capitalism that says man up when jobs do not exist, people out of desperation will gravitate to socialism. The only hope for return of conservatism is the business cycle turns on its own despite gov and jobs become more available. When more Americans can leave food stamps and have jobs, then the issue of keeping more of their take home pay will swing them back to smaller gov and less taxes. Right now up to 16 percent of Americans are unemployed or underemployed with more giving up looking for work (on food stamps or disability). Gov entitlements have become a necessity to survive for today and financial collapse is an issue to be dealt with tomorrow. Yes it seems like short term thinking but the GOP and Conservatives need to understand Maslov’s Hierarchy of Needs. One cannot contemplate visions of free capitalism if the first critical needs (security, food, shelter) are not met.
That set the stage for Fauxcahontas and the occupy B.S. apologists to build on the anti-capitalist propaganda. Never mind Corzine, Cuomo, Dodd, Frank, and all the other liberal wall Street scumbags.
Levin, Rush, and Newt are not enough. Failure to question the premises of the lib media has huge consequences.
Politicians in America don't go out to convince the other guy to come over and vote for them ~ they go out to stir up their own followers to bother to go out to vote for them.
If you want to argue first principles, economic systems, social welfare or condition, place of religion, need for firearms ~ or whatever ~ that necessarily takes places over the long run, and it translates into votes for your own side when an entire subgroup decides they've had enough with the other guys, and because of your issues package, they make the big jump to your side ~ come the next election some of them will bother to go vote ~ FOR YOU!
Knowing that it's easy to see why Romney lost ~ he was out to convince the undecided independents in the middle that his ideas were better so they should vote for him.
Alas, there are no such people. He'd been better off campaigning for Republicans ~ and if he got as many out as did McCain, or George W. Bush he'd be President.
Obama campaigned for the Socialist vote ~ few of them around ~ over 6 million of his 2008 voters stayed home!
Obama forgot to campaign for black Democrat votes, or for Democrat votes.
I find it slightly this side of total amazement that both these guys campaigned wrong ~ and it shows.
There you go.
Lots of FReepers like to kill the messenger but here’s one for ya: the Tea Party didn’t get the job done. Occupy Wall Street did.
That’s all this POS article is saying. Sticking it in our faces to say “we won, you bunch of racist bigoted homophobes”.
Does that piss you off? Good! Lets get to work, we need better candidates, a funding mechanism independent of whatever boob the RNC decides gets to drive their clown car in 4 years, and most importantly - we need a communications media that can get our message out - the true story of conservativism and liberty - instead of sitting around on message boards whing about the leftist media.
There, hope that clears things up...
and to be clear - nothing personal toward you, your post just triggered a pent-up rant ;-)
I know I am not alone in saying my #1 choice in 2016 will be Sarah Palin. Just as it was in 2012 before she decided not to run.
Leftists spiking the ball...
Can’t lie. The Tea Party’s voice was supressed by the Rinos this election. Bammy went far left, race and class division and hate and all.
There was a void on the other side. The message was vote for Romney because he’s a nice white rich guy and has a nice pretty wife. No ideology of constitutional freedom and ideals and no talk of unity beyond race (confrontation with the Left’s race hate scheme) offered in the election. No going after Obamacare (death panels) because we have to pretend to support Romneycare. No talk about systematic sexual molestation and abuse of Americans at the airports.
We are not, however, defeated. The Rinos are going to step on their cranks.
Given that the popular vote percentages were about the same as 2008, it seems like neither the Tea Party nor the Occupy losers can exactly say they had a big impact.
It all comes down to the same thing - - the parasites outnumber the hosts; the eaters outnumber the producers; the moochers reelected their president and America is dead. The Democrats won. Whatever.. The scum won’t get anything from me, lol.
I’ve been preparing.
Yes, what is your solution? The only one that I see is building the new media. It is not as if the Republicans do not give good speeches. It is that the MSM will not cover them.
Yes, sadly, the occutards did succeed - much more than the drug addled losers that actually showed up for most of the public property camping even realize.
Occupy changed the discussion in this country. We had been focused on debt. It was a huge issue and looked to dominate 2012. That’s not how it turned out though. Occupy mostly wiped that discussion from the forefront and the media ended up talking about “fairness” and Obama’s “balanced approach” right through the election.
So yeah, much as I despise these non producing bums, they were successful.
“Obamas reelection is similar to FDR election to 2nd Term”
I agree with this and the rest of your post.
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