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Obama Bumper Sticker Ephiphany
Aug 8, 2011 | ML/NJ

Posted on 08/08/2011 11:23:05 AM PDT by ml/nj

So I was driving the NY Thruway up to Saratoga this past weekend and I saw a few old Obama 2008 bumper stickers. As I saw each one I thought to myself, "How stupid must that person be not to have removed it yet."

But then I passed a car with one of those old stickers with a new one that had another with nothing more than "2012" on it pasted next to the old one. A white, 40 something woman was driving. And it hit me. She is a government employee. She is quite happy about what is going on. For her, the recession is something she reads about in the newspaper. She does not sense that her job is threatened. She got her usual automatic pay raise last year. She might work for State or local government. She might be a teacher. It doesn't matter.

She is the enemy.

She is hardly alone. Her side is the one that is well armed and well organized. All of the people who decide that she will keep her job and her raises are also employed by government. That includes every Republican too, including the supposedly confrontational NJ Governor Christie. Has he laid off even one NJ employee? (Duh. No.) Has any Republican in Congress or any State Legislature call for layoffs? (Duh. No.) If some citizen were to go to court to try to end this madness, who would decide the case? (Another government employee.)

At the track, I talked to a number of strangers. One guy sitting next to me on Friday had a smart phone, and so I asked him how the market was doing. What site did he call up? Kitco.com! (Gold/metals sellers) And we started talking. He is surely one of us. Afraid, scared, not sure what to do. Another guy saw me walking with a cigar and asked for a light for his cigar. I took two matches out of a box and gave them to him with the box. (I always use two matches together.) He only used only one and I commented to him that that was very conservative of him, not really thinking about anything political. He just had to tell me that he IS a conservative, and so we commiserated. I mentioned the bumper sticker thing to him and my notion that the government is our enemy. His response was, "You sure got that right." I'm sure there were some government employees there, but I didn't talk to any of them.

ML/NJ


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 2012; bumpersticker; change; financialtruth; hope; obama; publicsector; publicsectorunions; sticker

1 posted on 08/08/2011 11:23:13 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

There are a lot of BMWs, Mercedes, Audis, and Lexuses with Obama bumper stickers. It’s a fashion statement


2 posted on 08/08/2011 11:26:19 AM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: ml/nj

Liberal in the classic sense as in liberal arts - liberated from the necessity of working/manual labor.


3 posted on 08/08/2011 11:31:26 AM PDT by null and void (Day 928. When your only tools are a Hammer & Sickle, everything looks like a Capitalist...)
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To: ml/nj
She is the enemy.

That's sad, that it indeed has come to that pass. She is. Today it is in actuality the Federal Establishment which is set against every free citizen. That Federal Establishment includes the government bureaucracy, but it also includes universities, who are highly protected, funded and regulated by the Federal government. It also includes many financial operations which are tightly entangled with the Federal Reserve and the various Federal regulators. It includes many co-opted "private" enterprises accepting Federal grants, loans, contracts and tacked down like barnacles to the Federal hull.

It also includes those citizens whose daily lives are funded by the Federal Government via jobs, pensions, welfare, grants.

Are we, the still free, a minority?

Today a new civil war has begun. They have attacked us. They have left no way to bargain with them.

4 posted on 08/08/2011 11:33:37 AM PDT by bvw
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To: ml/nj

A horrible realization but probably true.

These people put the Dem candidate sticker on their cars because it’s like voting to eat. What other choice do they have?


5 posted on 08/08/2011 11:34:05 AM PDT by relictele (Pax Quaeritur Bello)
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To: ml/nj

I drove across Missouri and Kansas and half of Colorado last month. On the highway, until I reached Boulder, I saw more Kerry/Edwards stickers than obama. Obots have been busy cleansing their cars of signs pointing to their dopey/changey feelings.


6 posted on 08/08/2011 11:34:58 AM PDT by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: ml/nj

When 47 percent of the population doesn’t pay federal taxes, it’s a foregone conclusion that their vote represents a raid on the coffers of the producers.

Obama has the votes of the non-producers. They are his constituency, along with guilty white liberals, the elite media, race-conscious loyalists, and blue collar union workers. They like him because he promises them something for nothing, all in the interest of “fairness” of course.


7 posted on 08/08/2011 11:35:50 AM PDT by zipper
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To: therightliveswithus

1. Be given a home loan you have no hope of ever paying pack.

2. Take out home equity line, plunk down cash for new BMW.

3. Falling behind on house payments? No problem, get bailed out by the taxpayers.

4. When home eventually foreclosed, drive away in your new BMW.

Happens all the time.


8 posted on 08/08/2011 11:38:57 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger......)
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To: ml/nj

I mentioned this on an earlier thread when I come across a driver with an 0bama sticker. I try to get next to them at a light and get their attention. Then I roll down my window and say “Hey! Thought you might like to know, but some prankster has slapped an 0bama sticker on your car!” Then I smile and roll up my window. Makes my day every time!


9 posted on 08/08/2011 11:39:15 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: ml/nj

Yep.

In my travels I see the same thing - except the age range veers towards the 50-ish. Female. Fugly. With a dour expression and typically an anti-social attitude.

It makes sense that they would be supportive of the only sort of environment that would continue to carry dead-weight like them.


10 posted on 08/08/2011 11:39:23 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: therightliveswithus

Here in the Seattle area Libtards don’t remove their bumper stickers - period. You still see John Kerry stickers quite often. and Obama stickers are still everywhere.


11 posted on 08/08/2011 11:39:26 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: ml/nj

Somebody wrote it here the other day: I vew every Obama ‘12 bumper sticker as a threat.

(New tagline debut)


12 posted on 08/08/2011 11:39:38 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Even Herbert Hoover kept a AAA bond rating.)
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To: NavyCanDo
Well, hell...BOYCOTT Seattle! :-)

(Guess the Mariners aren't punishment enough...)

13 posted on 08/08/2011 11:41:05 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Great tagline.

I wanted to buy a fancy new printer and they questioned me. Asking “are you going to do anything that would destabalize the economy with that thing?”

I said, “you mean counterfeiting?”

They said “No, we mean printing Obama bumperstickers”


14 posted on 08/08/2011 11:42:56 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (all your gold are belong to us)
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To: ml/nj

I don’t see any where near as many Obama stickers as I used to in Los Angeles.


15 posted on 08/08/2011 11:43:53 AM PDT by NoLibZone (Life as Nancy Pelosi knows & wants it, must end, Life As Nancy Knows it is to raise Debt 10% annualy)
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To: therightliveswithus

[ There are a lot of BMWs, Mercedes, Audis, and Lexuses with Obama bumper stickers. It’s a fashion statement ]

His “Brand” is just as empty as the designer labels he mimics.


16 posted on 08/08/2011 11:44:09 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: bvw
Today a new civil war has begun. They have attacked us. They have left no way to bargain with them.

Yes, that's true. But in an even more profound sense, they have made violence inevitable by corrupting down to its tiniest details the very language we use to frame our debate. The only cousrse open to those of us who wish to live free is to remove the the statists, freeloaders and totalitarians amongs. Permanently. They chose the rules of engagement - we didn't. So they should hardly be surprised at the results.

17 posted on 08/08/2011 11:49:06 AM PDT by Noumenon (The only 'NO' a liberal understands is the one that arrives at muzzle velocity.)
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To: ml/nj
I work at a univ. There are a lot of “O” stickers here AND believe it or not, still.... Kerry/Edwards bumper stickers.

Might as well get a tattoo on your forehead that says: ‘I am an idiot’

18 posted on 08/08/2011 11:51:30 AM PDT by SMARTY (A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.)
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To: relictele
These people put the Dem candidate sticker on their cars because it’s like voting to eat. What other choice do they have?

They can always choose to put *no* campaign stickers on their cars. Which, IIRC, is the law (Hatch Act).

19 posted on 08/08/2011 11:51:49 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: ml/nj

Neal Boortz was talking about a bumper sticker on Friday.

It had a picture of Obama with the caption: “Do you think this ASS makes my car look bigger?”


20 posted on 08/08/2011 11:53:35 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: zipper
When 47 percent of the population doesn’t pay federal taxes, it’s a foregone conclusion that their vote represents a raid on the coffers of the producers.

Add to the 47 percent the government employees who may pay federal taxes, but who are paid BY federal taxes, and you have a majority.

21 posted on 08/08/2011 11:58:08 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (When you've only heard lies your entire life, the truth sounds insane.)
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To: bvw; ml/nj
Yes, the government which exists to serve the American people has morphed into a self-regarding entity that looks first and foremost to its own interest, and contrary to the interests of the American people.

Even FDR considered it absurd that employees of the government should unionize. Yet here we are, and government employees unions have become the most powerful and radical of all the unions and Barack Obama is nothing if not the very embodiment of SEIU and the interest of government employees against that of the American people.

The radical left views government employees as a way-stop to full-blown socialism, as these people are already dependent on the government for their livelihood and highly susceptible to the development of class consciousness.

It is a giant parasite that will be only be removed and restored to its original purpose after a terrible struggle, as we got a glimpse of in Wisconsin.


22 posted on 08/08/2011 11:58:25 AM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: relictele

They can choose integrity.


23 posted on 08/08/2011 11:58:31 AM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: ml/nj

My GF is a gubment employee. Yea, she got a COL increase last year, then Zero froze her pay. She’s bitching about that. BTW: She did NOT vote for the Great Pretender! And before you get all bitchy about her working for the government; she’s a nurse at the VA. Defense is a Constitutionally mandated expense, and taking care of our Vets, while not so mandated, is the least we can do for them. And I’ve told her as much. We owe them.

That being said, defense will take a bigger hit in cuts, despite it’s relatively low % of GDP, than the real domestic vote getters that Congress likes to pass around like candy.

I guess I’m just trying to remind us, that there are folks in government that are like minded, and do right and honorable service. Perhaps they’re not the majority, but they are out there.

That, and I’m just stickin up for my girl. Gotta keep the peace on the home front dontchaknow.


24 posted on 08/08/2011 11:58:31 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: ml/nj

I believe you are correct. NOT ONLY is the the difference economic, but it is cultural, philosophical, and even attitudinal.

You are correct that this person is not only untouched by cutbacks, she, and her Gov’t cohorts, have probably been trained for 30 years to think the way she has.

That makes the problem even more difficult to solve. There is a whole generation of people, numbering in the millions, who will be forever in their hearts part of the Gov’t Leftist apparatchik class.


25 posted on 08/08/2011 11:59:54 AM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: ml/nj
And it hit me. She is a government employee.

Or a union member (pick a union, any union...).

26 posted on 08/08/2011 12:04:15 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: zipper
When 47 percent of the population doesn’t pay federal taxes, it’s a foregone conclusion that their vote represents a raid on the coffers of the producers. Obama has the votes of the non-producers.

That is why I believe that more taxes should be imposed .... On that 47% that currently pay NOTHING at all.

As the old saying goes, "When you rob Peter to pay Paul, you will always be assured of Paul's vote."

Only by forcing Paul to walk at least 100 yards in Peter's shoes will Paul ever agree with Peter that sensible shoes are a good idea.

The Flat Tax does exactly that: It forces the Pauls to pay something in Federal taxes.

The reason that the Flat Tax won't fly, however, is that those of us that have worked our butts off and have already been Federally income taxed out the wazoo to save our retirement savings will not stand for being Federally taxed again when we spend those already taxed savings in retirement.

What I am saying is that the non-producers wanted me to be Peter during the Income Tax era and the Flat Taxers want me to be Peter during the Flat Tax era. Both of them want to be Paul while I remain being Peter.

No Paul ever seems to want to walk even 100 yards in Peter's shoes and, soon, the Pauls will out number the Peters. Once that happens, it will all be over.

"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury. After that, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits with the result the democracy collapses because of the loose fiscal policy ensuing, always to be followed by a dictatorship,... ." ----Alexander Fraser Tytler .

27 posted on 08/08/2011 12:05:30 PM PDT by Polybius
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To: SMARTY
I work at a univ. There are a lot of “O” stickers here AND believe it or not, still.... Kerry/Edwards bumper stickers. Might as well get a tattoo on your forehead that says: ‘I am an idiot’

No, they are not idiots. As the start of the thread noted, they are voting their own perceived self interest.

University employees are not affected by recession. People still go to college, professors' research grants are still paid, etc.

What would flip them out would be some common-sense fixes for out-of-control university costs, like making student loans dischargable at bankruptcy AND making such defaulted loans chargeable to the university. Pretty damn quick, colleges would stop accepting people who would be unlikely to be self-supporting in their fields after graduation, and would stop allowing people to major in "womyns studies" unless they paid tuition "cash in advance".

28 posted on 08/08/2011 12:06:37 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (When you've only heard lies your entire life, the truth sounds insane.)
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To: ml/nj

It has always been true that government is the enemy and always will be. The Founders knew it and tried to erect constitutional barriers to the governments (state and federal) but Wilson and, to a much greater degree FDR used a perversion of the commerce clause and the general welfare provision to enable the Feds to do anything. These people suck.


29 posted on 08/08/2011 12:06:50 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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To: ml/nj

A friend has obama stickers all over her car. It broke down last month and she asked me what I thought could be wrong with it. I told her it probably ran out of hope and change.


30 posted on 08/08/2011 12:15:21 PM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: OrangeHoof

http://www.cafepress.com/+obama_ass_sticker_bumper,529690120

http://www.cafepress.com/+are_you_better_off_now,392044147


31 posted on 08/08/2011 12:18:11 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
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To: AFreeBird

I’m with you. FrogDad works as a Civil Servant teaching new soldiers his area of expertise - which he spent 24 years on active duty learning.

The brush gets a little broad at times.


32 posted on 08/08/2011 12:23:05 PM PDT by FrogMom (There is no such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: FrogMom

I think that it also needs to be noted that Republican congress sessions during GWB and Democrate congress sessions during GWB both increased the number of federal employees. Sure, some of it was during the bost 9/11 defense build-up and troop support with the new technology and force protection demands, but the staff load and Education virtually doubled.

The increase in federal employees is the responsibility of the Congress, with vetos possible by the current President, but the Congress and not the employees themselves who are our countrymen looking for jobs and careers.

In some areas, these employees can become an interest group with a political agenda to protect their personal finacial interests, the economy be damned, but that is hardly the case of all government employees across the board.


33 posted on 08/08/2011 12:35:32 PM PDT by KC Burke
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To: ml/nj

34 posted on 08/08/2011 12:43:38 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: CodeToad

LOL!
“Collect the entire set!”


35 posted on 08/08/2011 1:24:04 PM PDT by astyanax (Liberalism: Logic's retarded cousin.)
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To: astyanax

Just drove from Ft. Lauderdale to South Carolina, 10 hrs. only ONE obama sticker seen!


36 posted on 08/08/2011 1:50:33 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: astyanax

lol! That’s funny!


37 posted on 08/08/2011 2:02:49 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: CodeToad
I have an Obama sticker on my truck, here it is:


38 posted on 08/08/2011 2:33:53 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

You have just been nominated for Tagline of the Year.


39 posted on 08/08/2011 7:24:43 PM PDT by TheRobb7 (The Good Samaritan didn't use a Government credit card.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Whole bunch of em

http://www.cafepress.com/rightwingstuff/s__bumper_stickers-single


40 posted on 08/09/2011 1:37:02 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Polybius

Exactly right.

Rush cited a statistic the other day — the fact that if the government doubled the taxes on all taxpayers, it would bring in additional revenues of 1.1 trillion in a year.

And that’s short of Obama’s deficit for this year by .55 trillion dollars, or 550 billion dollars.

Their calls for higher taxes on the “rich” is just class warfare-speak.


41 posted on 08/10/2011 11:50:10 PM PDT by zipper
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