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Liberals using It's A Wonderful Life to bash Republicans!!! Potter was a Republican???
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Posted on 12/24/2004 11:25:07 AM PST by Minus_The_Bear

Mr. Potter is Winning
All hail Pottersville!

Above are two different articles that use the Jimmy Stewart/Donna Reed Holiday classic Its a Wonderful Life as a basis for attacking Republicans. This is a widespread meme, I've seen it in other places but couldn't find them online.

Basically these articles suggest that mean old Mr. Potter was obviously a Republican because he worked to keep the people of Beford Falls poor and without the things they wanted. He was always out for himself and profits and paid no mind to the concerns of the little people.

Personally I think it's disgusting that anyone would even suggest this since this movie depicts why we Conservatives believe what we do. Small businesses like the Savings and Loan (not the Government) were able to help individuals achieve success through hard work (not handouts!). Honest, decent, traditional, hard-working people like George Bailey are still what makes America great whether these liberals get it or not.

What do you think about these articles?


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KEYWORDS: donnareed; frankcapra; itsawonderfullife; jimmystewart; potter

1 posted on 12/24/2004 11:25:08 AM PST by Minus_The_Bear
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To: JBlain

This fits with the delusional liberal mind.


2 posted on 12/24/2004 11:27:02 AM PST by taxcontrol (People are entitled to their opinion - no matter how wrong it is.)
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To: JBlain

I would agree that the Democrats are the ones that are suicidal, as was George Bailey.


3 posted on 12/24/2004 11:27:13 AM PST by Aeronaut (Merry CHRISTmas. (Member of Christians for inclusion in Christmas))
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To: JBlain

Mr. Potter is a step up from what liberals usually call us. Usually liberals just go directly to Hitler, who ironically was a socialists.


4 posted on 12/24/2004 11:28:01 AM PST by Always Right
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To: JBlain

I wouldn't consider a movie about an ANGEL stopping a man from killing himself a liberal one.


5 posted on 12/24/2004 11:28:52 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: Always Right

You should see the look on the faces of libs when I tell them what the Nazi party's full name was.


6 posted on 12/24/2004 11:30:07 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: JBlain

Truth be told, liberals are more like the bank investigators who were looking for a reason to shut down George Bailey's Savings and Loan. In an effort to 'protect' all those savers, they put people like George, who is doing more to help the consumer more than the government possibly could, out of business with all their rules and regulations.


7 posted on 12/24/2004 11:31:48 AM PST by Always Right
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To: JBlain

Ive got no problem with potter...

He was simply angling for the business. George won out this time, but that's what competition is all about. No reason to villify him.


8 posted on 12/24/2004 11:33:05 AM PST by Samurai_Jack (ride out and confront the evil!)
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To: JBlain
What’s regrettable is that there are fewer and fewer George Bailey’s speaking up for the little guy.

There's plenty of them on Free Republic.
9 posted on 12/24/2004 11:33:34 AM PST by superskunk (Quinn's Law: Liberalism always produces the exact opposite of it's stated intent.)
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To: mainepatsfan
You should see the look on the faces of libs when I tell them what the Nazi party's full name was.

I forget what it is. Please post it. I know it drives them nuts.
10 posted on 12/24/2004 11:35:16 AM PST by superskunk (Quinn's Law: Liberalism always produces the exact opposite of it's stated intent.)
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To: Samurai_Jack
Ive got no problem with potter... He was simply angling for the business. George won out this time, but that's what competition is all about. No reason to vilify him.

True but in business Pigs get fat, Hogs get slaughtered. Potter didn't seem to get that principle.
11 posted on 12/24/2004 11:37:33 AM PST by Minus_The_Bear
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To: superskunk

The National Socialist German Workers Party.


12 posted on 12/24/2004 11:39:38 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: mainepatsfan

Thank you! I love the sound of it! It's like hearing, "Here, liberal scum! Hear the truth about yourself!"


13 posted on 12/24/2004 11:44:46 AM PST by superskunk (Quinn's Law: Liberalism always produces the exact opposite of it's stated intent.)
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To: JBlain

Sure, potter got what was coming to him thats for certain.

He would have been better off with a partnership agreement that recognizes and leverages the positive achievements of Georges enterprise. George could do the home loans and potter could do the small business and other corporate work. They could both focus on their core competencies and achieve a successful symbiotic relationship.

Instead Potter established an unnecessarily adversarial relationship with his competition. That kind of hostile atmosphere created a negative image of his concern. It was unpalatable to do business with him thereafter.

However the relationship is far from unsalvagable.

Make friends not enemies I always say.


14 posted on 12/24/2004 11:48:08 AM PST by Samurai_Jack (ride out and confront the evil!)
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To: superskunk

The Third Reich wasn't a true socialist state like the Soviet Union was but their govenment was very involved in running the German economy.


15 posted on 12/24/2004 12:08:40 PM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: mainepatsfan
The Third Reich wasn't a true socialist state like the Soviet Union was but their government was very involved in running the German economy.

Yes, I know. True communism is govt control and ownership of everything (and everyone). Nazi Germany was a fascist state. Fascism allows for private ownership, but maintains a total and intrusive govt control over everything and everyone. Fascism, in it's modern context, became synonymous with antisemitism; but I don't believe that definition ever evolved until after the war.
16 posted on 12/24/2004 12:19:07 PM PST by superskunk (Quinn's Law: Liberalism always produces the exact opposite of it's stated intent.)
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To: JBlain
Fear not, especially at this time of the year.

Leftists have proven that they totally suck at the art of analogy, allusion, and metaphor. The only thing that I've seen from them has been projection. They bitch piss & moan about all of their failings, only they claim that it is really us.

They are so into their feelings that they have lost the discipline to reason things out, and hence the ability to understand what they are feeling: "Oh, I feel bad. It must be a Republican's fault!"

I feel for them and their angst about the same that I do for the insects that visit my Zapper (OOH! Got another one!)

OK. Now that I'm done, I'll go and actually wade my way through their drivel ;'}
17 posted on 12/24/2004 1:11:54 PM PST by rockrr (Merry Freeper Christmas!)
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To: JBlain
OK, I went & looked (you can find my comment to Luna on his page under the name "Scrooge")

The Salon piece wasn't even as "clever" as Carl's. It wasn't even a POS, more like dribblings......

(why don't more of these people commit suicide)

Merry Christmas!
18 posted on 12/24/2004 1:47:13 PM PST by rockrr (Merry Freeper Christmas!)
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To: superskunk

There are and have been fascist states that didn't involve anti-semitism but they have gone together quite often as well.

The Third Reich was well known for it's anti-semitism well before the war. The holocaust didn't come along until during the war.


19 posted on 12/24/2004 1:57:00 PM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: mainepatsfan

That's true, but many people aren't aware of that.


20 posted on 12/24/2004 2:25:11 PM PST by superskunk (Quinn's Law: Liberalism always produces the exact opposite of it's stated intent.)
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To: mainepatsfan; superskunk
"There are and have been fascist states that didn't involve anti-semitism but they have gone together quite often as well.

The Third Reich was well known for it's anti-semitism well before the war. The holocaust didn't come along until during the war."

Fascism is a 'smarter' and 'cheaper' form of totalitarianism than is communism for the tyrant and the state. He/The state doesn't have to run the factories and the railroads, just control those who do. The Jews made for a convenient boogey man for Hitler. "They" were responsible for everything bad that happened to 'good Germans.' Once you have an enemy to rally against, it's easier to lead people in the direction that you want to go.

21 posted on 12/24/2004 2:53:41 PM PST by Badray (Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown. RIP harpseal.)
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To: Badray

Once you have an enemy to rally against, it's easier to lead people in the direction that you want to go.


Scapegoating Christians and Jews seems to work for the radical Islamo-terrorists.

Anyway, Merry Christmas!


22 posted on 12/24/2004 2:58:32 PM PST by superskunk (Quinn's Law: Liberalism always produces the exact opposite of it's stated intent.)
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To: superskunk
"Scapegoating Christians and Jews seems to work for the radical Islamo-terrorists liberal democrats too."

You're a Quinn fan, too? Are you in Pittsburgh or one of his new broadcast areas?

23 posted on 12/24/2004 3:04:28 PM PST by Badray (Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown. RIP harpseal.)
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To: Badray

Yeah, I listen to Quinn in Pittsburgh. I live in a town called Mars. (about 20 mi. from Pittsburgh)


24 posted on 12/24/2004 4:02:37 PM PST by superskunk (Quinn's Law: Liberalism always produces the exact opposite of it's stated intent.)
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To: JBlain
There's some interesting things about the movie.

It lost money on its release. It was not popular until decades later. It's actually a very dark film, both in atmosphere and because many scenes occur at night.
25 posted on 12/24/2004 5:05:04 PM PST by Mike Fieschko
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To: superskunk

I know it well. I'm in McCandless Twp, but I go to Daryl Metcalfe's fundraisers all the time. He's the best we have in Harrisburg.


26 posted on 12/24/2004 5:11:51 PM PST by Badray (Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown. RIP harpseal.)
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To: Badray
I know it well. I'm in McCandless Twp, but I go to Daryl Metcalfe's fundraisers all the time. He's the best we have in Harrisburg.


McCandless Twp? You're right down the street. (small world) Haven't been to a metcalfe fund raiser yet, but I've had his signs in the yard at election time.

Merry Christmas!!!
27 posted on 12/25/2004 7:25:21 AM PST by superskunk (Quinn's Law: Liberalism always produces the exact opposite of it's stated intent.)
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To: JBlain
Potter, Scrooge, and the evil Duke and Duke from "Trading Places" were archetypal evil capitalist delusionary stock icons.

Of these, the Dukes were the most blatant archetypes. One had a photo of Ronald Reagan on his desk, and the other a photo of -- who was it? Charlton Heston? -- I can't quite recall.

In the case of Trading Places, the characterization was intential and political. In the case of the classics I don't recall seeing any political propoganda. And, certainly, in Scrooge's case, the universal roots of his bitterness and the universal hope of his repentencance are the message. Beautiful themes, even to a crass trader like me.

In "Ben Hur," the guy who burps calls himself a "crass businessman," but he is whimsical and knows how to bet on the right side.

28 posted on 12/25/2004 7:34:43 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (Leftists Are Losers.)
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To: superskunk

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

I go to at least 2 of his fundraisers a year for the past 4 or 5 years. He's a good man and the events are fun.


29 posted on 12/25/2004 7:40:24 AM PST by Badray (Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown. RIP harpseal.)
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To: Badray

I have a good friend in Evan City who has campaigned for him in the past. He is a good man. I wish we could replace Arlen Specter with him.


30 posted on 12/25/2004 8:38:48 AM PST by superskunk (Quinn's Law: Liberalism always produces the exact opposite of it's stated intent.)
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To: superskunk

That would be nice, but I've had my heart on seeing him in the Governor's mansion. ;-)

He tells me that he's not ready for that. Yet.


31 posted on 12/25/2004 11:50:29 AM PST by Badray (Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown. RIP harpseal.)
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