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On GPS Sunday: Is the Republican Party too angry? And is a global food crunch coming?
CNN GPS ^ | 9-9-2012 | Fareed Zakaria

Posted on 09/09/2012 6:32:43 PM PDT by ExxonPatrolUs

Fareed looks at why the optimistic Republican Party of Ronald Reagan seems to have swapped places with the glum Democratic Party of the 1970s and 1980s. Today it is the Republican Party that often seems angry with America, Fareed says. Read the best-selling books by conservatives these days, watch Fox News or attend a Tea Party rally. They are filled with rage, often combined with a powerful nostalgia for an America that has gone away.

(Excerpt) Read more at globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; cultureofcorruption; dnctalkingpoints; glum; pravdamedia; republicans

1 posted on 09/09/2012 6:32:50 PM PDT by ExxonPatrolUs
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Is that Fareed’s own essay or did he lift it from somewhere?


2 posted on 09/09/2012 6:36:25 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Did you intend to say “anxious” about having the 50% of Americans on the government tit voting for MORE taxpayer money? After all, they can vote over and over and over.


3 posted on 09/09/2012 6:37:10 PM PDT by SootyFoot2
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

“Tea Party rally. They are filled with rage,”

Compared to what? An OWS rally?

Just another lib fantasy. Nothing to see here.


4 posted on 09/09/2012 6:37:10 PM PDT by LaserJock
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

..........whatever.


5 posted on 09/09/2012 6:37:26 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (OWS = The Great American Snivel War)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Ha ha. These left-wingers crack me up. “Isn’t it odd that, just because we’ve forced socialism and immorality down the throats of the majority of the population using judicial fiat and mob intimidation, that they seem to be so angry now?” It’s like burning somebody’s house down right in front of them and then asking, “Why so glum?”


6 posted on 09/09/2012 6:38:00 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: beethovenfan

Beat me to it!!!

Anyone who cares what this worm “supposedly” writes or thinks is wasting their time.


7 posted on 09/09/2012 6:38:37 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: LaserJock
Just another lib fantasy. Nothing to see here.

Comes from the Communist News Network. Go figure. No bias here!

8 posted on 09/09/2012 6:39:14 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Rage?! At a TEA party? Perhaps a lot of anger for having our future and our kids future and our jobs stolen and handed over to people who will not work just to buy votes.

And the Democratic voting block will be happy for now, partying and with their tax-free existance, welfare support money and free housing and free cell phones and free food. The Democrat controlled loosers will have a fine time of it, till the economy crashes. THEN you will see Rage, and lots of it, when those who refuesed to work, and gain skills see their “entitlements” fade like fog on a hot summer day.

Yeah, there is a lot of RAGE coming, but not Republican.


9 posted on 09/09/2012 6:43:21 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

I don’t recall Dems being “glum” in the 70s and 80s. They were righteous and angry in the 70s, histrionic in the 80s.

I think it’s a mistake for Zakaria to characterize Reagan’s perspective as “optimism”. Reagan wasn’t a meliorist.

And although I did feel a few moments of optimism for the US under Reagan, Bush I, and even Bush II, I have long believed that, having cut loose of Constitution moorings, our political system was living on borrowed time.


10 posted on 09/09/2012 6:43:34 PM PDT by oblomov
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It’s a much different country since Reagan’s time....look at the demographics, and now look at who controls our media.


11 posted on 09/09/2012 6:45:12 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
Read the best-selling books by conservatives these days, watch Fox News or attend a Tea Party rally. They are filled with rage, often combined with a powerful nostalgia for an America that has gone away.

This is the new talking point to help 0bama win. They are going to paint conservatives as angry radicals, when in fact that is what the Democrats are. This is classic Alinsky. Why don't people wake up to this deception?

12 posted on 09/09/2012 6:45:26 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (My game is disruption. I will use lethal force --my vote-- in self-defense against Obama.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Not only must we accept what they are doing to our country, we must be happy about it.


13 posted on 09/09/2012 6:47:31 PM PDT by DManA
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
It's amazing that Fareed can type this drivel using one hand while masturbating with the other.
14 posted on 09/09/2012 6:49:43 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Republicans Hope people are Smart, but Democrats Know people are Stupid.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Where do all these Fareeds, Mohammeds and shahids spring from? Anyone know?


15 posted on 09/09/2012 7:09:20 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Hayseed Fakeria has never attended a Tea Party meeting. So the only way he could write that the Tea Party was angry is to follow his masters instructions to write that. The guy is a hack and one of the bottom feeding attempts a being a journalist.


16 posted on 09/09/2012 7:38:59 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Skittle pooping unicorns are more common than progressives with honor & integrity.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs


Politics. Democrats caught the crazy germ years before Republicans did.


17 posted on 09/09/2012 7:39:11 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the world.)
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To: Hardraade
re: Where do all these Fareeds, Mohammeds and shahids spring from? Anyone know?

From parents who are closely related to one another, generally first cousins, but sometimes men marry their neices.

Seriously. You asked. Look it up. They have family trees like telephone poles.

18 posted on 09/09/2012 7:40:34 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

I would like to post something long and meaningful...but I am afraid Zakaria would plagarize it


19 posted on 09/09/2012 8:36:14 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (The DNC Convention is like the Nuremburg Rallies for non-white folks)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Fareed is a fag.


20 posted on 09/09/2012 9:21:40 PM PDT by blam
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
Here's how it goes:


Dem progressive: we want to nationalize industry and turn the U.S. into a euro-Marxist state. We must all kneel down and worship King Barack the Great Redistributor
conservative:I don't think that's a very good idea. The U.S. was built on free-market economics and individual freedom. Americans should worship no president or politician.
Dem progessive: you are a hater, and a bigot, and a very angry person who should be silenced.

21 posted on 09/10/2012 4:36:56 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
Tea Partiers are filled with rage because America is not the great country it once was, and they know could be again. Tea Partiers want to free poor people in general, and blacks and Hispanic in particular, from the slavery of the Democrat welfare culture, NOT put black people back in chains, as many have accused them of wanting to do.

Tea Partiers want government smaller overall so that the economy can grow, and anyone who wants a job can find one, and start on their own personal journey to prosperity.

Our anger is of a constructive nature, unlike that of the OWS folks.

22 posted on 09/11/2012 3:34:43 PM PDT by SuziQ
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