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Running on Zer0: Low blows, lower turnouts and low expectations
Mail Online ^ | September 2, 2012 | Toby Harnden

Posted on 09/02/2012 10:38:13 AM PDT by jonrick46

Barack Obama was swept to the White House in 2008 by a wave of idealism and inspirational campaigning in which he encapsulated the mood of the nation with his slogans of ‘Hope’, ‘Change’ and ‘Yes we can’.

Then, his message was a fundamentally positive one. Americans wanted an end to the Bush era but that almost went without saying. Obama pointed to his own vision of the country; a post-partisan, post-racial America in which gridlock in Washington was ended and common-sense centrist solutions were adopted.

What a difference four years makes. Obama is campaigning ferociously for a second term – and he is a candidate who would have probably have been disdained by the Obama of 2008.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: 2012; campaigns; elections; fail; hopeychangey; nobama2012; obama
The new face of the Obama 2012 Campaign: The Barack Obama grimace. Zer0 is just having Zer0 fun in the campaign grind.
1 posted on 09/02/2012 10:38:22 AM PDT by jonrick46
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2 posted on 09/02/2012 10:40:50 AM PDT by Paladin2
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... and he is a candidate who would have probably have been disdained by the Obama of 2008.

How silly. Does the sheep suit "disdain" the wolf inside it? Of course not. It's only a suit, a facade, a prop. It can't think for itself.

3 posted on 09/02/2012 10:47:40 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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It's called buyer's remorse. When you discover that shiny vehicle you bought has a $300 paint job over bondo, the transmission is slipping, the engine burns oil, and it gets 5 MPG, you know the smiling salesman who sold it to you was a lying phony. You don't go back to that salesman for another shafting.
4 posted on 09/02/2012 10:49:12 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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This President was the culmination of the so-called "progressives'" dream of a utopian society where they and their like-minded know-better-than-you-do "intellectuals" would decide things for all of us.

You know, his analysis yesterday that Romney/Ryan advocated ideas from a previous Century may be the very best endorsement the so-called "tea party movement" needs.

He is so out of touch with our Constitution's own formula for freedom that he views those who advocate a return to the idea of Creator-endowed liberty to be regressive. That's the "progressive" wisdom. Now, let's examine that view.

The "media" strategy which presents "regressive" as "progressive," "backward" as "forward," and "down" as "up." On and on it goes.

It's a strategy which goes deep into the decades-long effort to "fundamentally change" America from its new and revolutionary foundations in Creator-endowed liberty backward into the Old World and later Marxian ideas of control by imaginary human grantors and protectors.

Perhaps an answer to the once-asked question here on FR: "Why does Christianity 'scare' . . . ?" may lie in the degree to which the foundtion ideas upon which America's Declaration of Independence were laid and from which the concept of Creator-endowed individual liberty and the Source from which that liberty is derived have been removed from "the American mind" (Jefferson).

Perhaps the so-called "progressive" enemies of freedom understand better than those who fancy themselves as "conservatives" that in order to reverse the Founders' ideas of "People over government," and institute "government over People," they must first marginalize and destroy the ideas from which liberty is derived.

The writings of America's Founders are replete with references which rebuke would-be tyrants and cite a Higher Source for life, liberty and rights. Early histories confirm those facts.

As so-called "progressives" have led a movement in forsaking the Founders' "reliance on Divine Providence," and belief that individuals are "endowed by their Creator," they also have forsaken the principles underlying America's Constitution and Declaration of Independence, and are systematically dismantling the greatest protections for liberty ever established for a people.

"Ideas have consequences"(Weaver).

The ideas of 1776 came out of a set of ideas consistent with liberty.

We tend to forget, or have never considered, that other world views existed then, as now.

Unless today's citizens rediscover the ideas of liberty existing in what Jefferson called "the American mind" of 1776, we risk going back to the "Old World" ideas which preceded the "Miracle of America."

There are those who call themselves "progressives," when, in fact, their ideas are regressive and enslaving, and as old as the history of civilization.

Would suggest to any who wish an authentic history of the ideas underlying American's founding a visit to this web site, at which Richard Frothingham's outstanding 1872 "History of the Rise of the Republic of the United States" can be read on line.

This 600+-page history traces the ideas which gave birth to the American founding. Throughout, Richard Frothingham, the historian, develops the idea that it is "the Christian idea of man" which allowed the philosophy underlying the Declaration of Independence and Constitution to become a reality--an idea which recognizes the individual and the Source of his/her "Creator"-endowed life, liberty and law.

Is there any wonder that the enemies of freedom, the so-called "progressives," do not promote such authentic histories of America? Their philosophy puts something called "the state," or "global interests" as being superior to individuals and requires a political elitist group to decide what role individuals are to play.

In other words, they must turn the Founders' ideas upside-down in order to achieve a common mediocrity for individuals and power for themselves.

So, the still-revolutionary idea stated by both Ryan and Romney last week about the Source of our rights became fodder for the current President's disdain yesterday, when he declared that they were "reruns" from the 20th Century and better suited for "black and white" television. (Actually, Mr. President, they are from a time much earlier than that.)

As Jefferson wisely observed:

"History, by apprising the people of the past, will enable them to judge of the future; it will avail them of the experience of other times and other nations; it will qualify them as judges of the actions and designs of men; it will enable them to know ambition under every disguise it may assume; and knowing it, to defeat its views."

All of which reinforces our conviction that the ideas of our Declaration of Independence and Constitution are as revolutionary and objectionable to tyrants as they were in 1776 and 1787!

5 posted on 09/02/2012 10:51:40 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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The Guardianhas another related article:

The electorate that votes for Zer0 are actually bigots. Their bias against conservatives has blinded them from all rational thought. The corrupt American media has helped by sending them down the rabbit hole of mental delirium where up is down and 2 + 2 = 5. As Alice said, "If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary-wise; what it is it wouldn't be, and what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?"

Maybe I'm being easy on Obama's Democrat voter. Maybe I should call them mentally ill instead of bigots. Maybe they are DemonRATs, which implies a Pied Piper thing--evil and taking the nation into a cave never to be seen again.

6 posted on 09/02/2012 11:07:27 AM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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I think Ryan’s analogy is fitting for zeros policies. “Trying to power a sail boat with yesterday’s wind.” Not an exact quote; but something like that.

7 posted on 09/02/2012 11:09:14 AM PDT by duckman (Dr Ben Carlson: Vision Not Division.)
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“When somebody can’t do the job, we gotta let ‘em go”. Per The Interviewer (Clint Eastwood).

8 posted on 09/02/2012 11:35:18 AM PDT by Hattie
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Great analysis!

The Left and their corrupt accomplices in the (as Sarah Palin calls them) Lame Stream Media, are taking a free people into a totalitarian world. They know they are doing it. They think with the miracle of the computer they can do it better (and easier) than the tyrants of the past. They are control freaks no different than geeks who,with a few pages of code and a click of the mouse, send a new virus into the WebSphere to create Blue Screen. They are addicted to Hope-ium, the quest for power and a Utopian world where the chosen have the power to do whatever they want without the rule of law or the constraints of God.

9 posted on 09/02/2012 11:47:38 AM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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Eastwood’s empty chair speech may have blown the doors off Zer0’s election “Hope-ium.” He may have also inoculated America from the foul winds of upcoming DemonRAT convention.

10 posted on 09/02/2012 11:59:27 AM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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