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Do Average Democrats Know Far Left Loons Are Leading Them?
Daily Caller ^ | 06/20/2014 | Stephen Kruiser

Posted on 06/21/2014 5:36:34 PM PDT by kingattax

I have a lot of friends who are Democrats. A lot. Having spent my entire adult life in the entertainment industry and much of it living in Los Angeles, that is just a fact of life.

Back in olden times (the 1990s), the Democrat politicians in Washington seemed to be much like the people who elected them. They also went about business in a way that was rather normal, if not to my particular ideological liking. This was all due to the fact that the extreme progressive hippies hadn’t completed the takeover of the party that they had begun in the 1970s.

Patient lot, these hippies.

Now the fix is in and the Left-of-Castro wing of the Democratic party is fairly well in control and dystopia is upon us. The people who began their political lives by expressing an overwhelming hatred of all things government have done a 180 and now embrace the egregious use of the federal monster to the point it almost seems like a fetish. It’s sort of like the “no bigger smoking nag than an ex-smoker” thing in reverse.

With a stealth progressive in the White House the fully armed and operational battle government has been deployed for purely political reasons in ways that should give any regular citizen pause.

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1 posted on 06/21/2014 5:36:34 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

http://politicalvelcraft.org/2013/10/01/the-political-corporation-muslim-brotherhood-appointed-as-advisor-for-central-governments-unconstitutional-gestapo-homeland-security-scheme/


2 posted on 06/21/2014 5:38:26 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: kingattax

“With a stealth progressive in the White House”

Not a ‘stealth’ progressive. A white-washed Marxist.


3 posted on 06/21/2014 5:39:35 PM PDT by TexasGator
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To: kingattax

“That’s a feature, not a bug.”


4 posted on 06/21/2014 5:42:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: kingattax

I find people to be uninformed now and uninformed 20 years ago.

We could elect hitler in 2016 and no one would know we did it.

And that goes for the left and right and center.


5 posted on 06/21/2014 5:44:13 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: kingattax

Have you seen the polls and voting trends of the last few years? The Average American IS a far left loon. THAT is the problem.

Our Republic is lurching Left at the speed of light.


6 posted on 06/21/2014 5:48:41 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: kingattax

Many wouldn’t know about the leftism of their party, but it wouldn’t concern them too much if they did know. After all, it’s “democracy” they seek.


7 posted on 06/21/2014 5:52:05 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: kingattax
Regular Democrats still view the government as a benevolent agent of social good. That has always been a part of their worldview and, on the rarest of occasions, it has been true.

Is this author serious?? "Regular" Democrats -- that is, those who still believe in American traditions and values -- have not existed for at least 25 years. And Democrats in power have not been "benevolent agents" since at least the 1930s. Combine these two myths and what do you have? Exactly what we see today: the entire "Democrat party" is nothing but a kinder, gentler name for Marxism/communism/despotism/tyranny.

8 posted on 06/21/2014 5:53:04 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is PUBLIC ENEMY #1)
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To: kingattax

I can answer that - NO!!!

At least with my parents. They are FDR Democrats, the same FDR that got us out of the Depression and won WW2. Then they gave us Kennedy. Nothing after that matters to them, the simply don’t see it. But damn, if they don’t DESPISE Republicans.

Thankfully, with the exception of my parents (LOL), these Democrats are going bye-bye relatively soon, hence the need to replace them with Amnesty.


9 posted on 06/21/2014 5:54:50 PM PDT by BobL
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“I have a lot of friends who are Democrats.”

There was your very first mistake, Mr. Kruiser! You have dim friends.

When I find out that someone I know is left-leaning I drop them like hot potatoes. I also tell them outright why I do not want them around me or mine.


10 posted on 06/21/2014 6:02:05 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Why does every totalitarian political hack think that he knows how to run my life better than I do?)
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To: BobL

“the same FDR that got us out of the Depression and won WW2.”

I disagree. WW2 got us out of the Depression, not FDR. Without WW2 the USA would have been experiencing the Depression as long as FDR was in office.


11 posted on 06/21/2014 6:06:31 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Why does every totalitarian political hack think that he knows how to run my life better than I do?)
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To: kingattax

No, they do not. I know Dems who go ballistic over Affirmative Action, with no idea that their party couldn’t exist without it.


12 posted on 06/21/2014 6:25:11 PM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: cdcdawg

The average Democrat does not care what their leaders say and do as long as they get some gravy.


13 posted on 06/21/2014 6:26:22 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: kingattax
Do Average Democrats Know Far Left Loons Are Leading Them?

Yes, and approve of it.

14 posted on 06/21/2014 6:29:33 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: BobL
They are FDR Democrats, the same FDR that got us out of the Depression and won WW2.

You mean the FDR that EXTENDED the Depression and gave away the store after WWII?

15 posted on 06/21/2014 6:32:10 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

bump


16 posted on 06/21/2014 6:34:55 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

>> The average Democrat does not care what their leaders say and do as long as they get some gravy.

Sadly true.


17 posted on 06/21/2014 6:35:26 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: kingattax

Some are learning it. There are an awful lot run of the mill democrats than you may think. All you have to do is count the number of people on Prozac and Zanax and you’ll have half the democratic party.


18 posted on 06/21/2014 6:40:18 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: kingattax

Unfortunately yes, as long as it’s not “Republican”.


19 posted on 06/21/2014 6:50:50 PM PDT by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: kingattax

They don’t care.All that’s important to them is that their government paychecks and their government disability checks arrive on the first business day of every month.


20 posted on 06/21/2014 6:55:40 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: BobL
They are FDR Democrats, the same FDR that got us out of the Depression and won WW2

FDR did NOT get us out of the Depression.

FDRs policies directly prolonged the Depression by over 13 years.

If Milton Friedman were alive he would state that the Great Depression ended with FDRs death.

If FDR followed the approach that Harding took (cut back government by 50%) it would have been over in less than three years.

21 posted on 06/21/2014 6:57:02 PM PDT by sand88 (We can never legislate ourselves back to Liberty)
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To: BobL
At least with my parents. They are FDR Democrats, the same FDR that got us out of the Depression and won WW2. Then they gave us Kennedy. Nothing after that matters to them, the simply don’t see it. But damn, if they don’t DESPISE Republicans.

My parents were quite different than yours.They,too,were FDR democrats.And having been Irish Catholics (from Boston,no less) they were *thrilled* with JFK.But once they got a look at McGovern,RFK and the swill dropping acid from coast to coast in the mid/late 60's they were solid for Nixon.And they never looked back.

22 posted on 06/21/2014 7:04:17 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: kingattax

Does the average Republican know how far left the GOP-e is leading them?


23 posted on 06/21/2014 7:10:36 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

“But once they got a look at McGovern,RFK and the swill dropping acid from coast to coast in the mid/late 60’s they were solid for Nixon.And they never looked back.”

Good for them...they put the country first.


24 posted on 06/21/2014 7:11:51 PM PDT by BobL
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To: sand88

“FDR did NOT get us out of the Depression.”

Fair point, I should have added “in their minds”. I agree, the Depression went on a LOT LONGER than it had to, because of FDR.


25 posted on 06/21/2014 7:12:53 PM PDT by BobL
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To: BobL

My parents were Kennedy Democrats..very Prolife and very strong belief in God and very conservative. They changed party when Blue Dress Billy Bubba showed up. My mother said no and my parents loved Bush sr. From then on, no more voting democrat. They voted Republican until the Lord called them home. =)


26 posted on 06/21/2014 7:35:23 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: kingattax

Do Average Democrats Know Far Left Loons Are Leading Them?


The Jews were told to get on trains for jobs and a safer place to live. Wait until democrats get off of obamas gravy train.


27 posted on 06/21/2014 7:44:24 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: GeronL

The Democratic Party of today is not the same one your grandad was a member of. It’s been subverted by radical enemies who push their progressive / socialist strategies to destroy the U.S. from within while masking who they truly are often remaining hidden so that you think they are only minorities and the downtrodden.


28 posted on 06/21/2014 7:58:27 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: BobL

“the same FDR that got us out of the Depression”

His interference prolonged the depression. Then WWII disguised the depression. Depression did not end until after the war.


29 posted on 06/21/2014 8:04:19 PM PDT by all the best
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To: GeronL

Gravy; also, The Smug.

They don’t care what their Demonrat leaders do or say as long as The Smug can be acquired.


30 posted on 06/21/2014 8:07:10 PM PDT by bakeneko
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To: kingattax

Last night was my husbands class of 64 reunion. A friend of ours back then was at the reunion. He was a radical SDS member from the 60’s and working on his doctorate at the time of the Kent State shootings, he was a campus agitator and questioned heavily in the aftermath. Drug use and radicalism has consumed most of his life. Through the years whenever we were all together we always exchanged political debate and he always has been a steadfast liberal. Last night when I walked in and we were sitting together, the first thing he said was, “I have been converted, I am a Rush Limbaugh ditto head, a conservative, and am looking for redemption and God.” His guilt is heavy over the pain he helped cause at KS. He has been drug free for seven years. He said what drove him away has been the lies, the exclusion of honest debate and the federal government takeover and taxes, precisely what his groups were against back then. He finds Pelosi and her kind in DC jokes and hopes he will still be around to see the last “Washington DC hippy” die. He was an insider at the time and now admits Communism was the goal. I am praying for him, his has been a rough road to travel.


31 posted on 06/21/2014 8:31:49 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: kingattax
Yes they know it AND THEY DON'T CARE and they are liars if they say different because they can crap on the leftists the same way the Republicans crap on conservatives every chance they get.
32 posted on 06/21/2014 8:32:38 PM PDT by cashless (Obama told us he would side with Muslims if the political winds shifted in an ugly direction. Ready?)
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To: kingattax
Yes they know it AND THEY DON'T CARE and they are liars if they say different because they can crap on the leftists the same way the Republicans crap on conservatives every chance they get.
33 posted on 06/21/2014 8:32:40 PM PDT by cashless (Obama told us he would side with Muslims if the political winds shifted in an ugly direction. Ready?)
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To: kingattax
It's aged-related autoimmune disorder made worse by unstable radicals.

We're more than 200 years old and autoimmune disorder is a condition that occurs when the governing system both mistakenly and purposefully attacks and destroys healthy body politic.

There are more than a zillion different types of autoimmune disorders. Some listed in the article. There is only one effective treatment.

From the Chambers to the chamber pot..

Void the bowels of Washington, D.C. 2014 - 2016

That should reverse the problem. Doc WoC

34 posted on 06/21/2014 8:38:43 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: kingattax

The title of the article is complete silliness. The average dim doesn’t know anything. And they vote in lockstep with their marxist leaders.


35 posted on 06/21/2014 8:41:35 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

NO, the average Democrat is already a far left loon.


36 posted on 06/21/2014 9:12:05 PM PDT by matthew fuller (gopetition.com/petitions/request-for-immediate-texas-border-control/sign.html#se)
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To: kingattax
Nope, no way, not now, but there is a good chance they will.

Political loyalty, left or right, generally means blindness to anything that challenges that loyalty.

And, both sides will easily do the exact things they accuse the other of doing and be blind to that as well.

Generally, it takes pain to break through that sort of self-induced blindness, a steady diet of disappointment, discouragement and disillusion, along a few serious jolts of loss and/or hardship before the mental wheels start to turn.

And that's exactly what is on the menu. Should be very educational.

37 posted on 06/21/2014 9:43:05 PM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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Do Average Democrats Know Far Left Loons Are Leading Them?

No. The average Democrat is appallingly uninformed about current events that reflect negatively on the left. He lives entirely inside the liberal bubble. He gets his news from the Propaganda Corps, and from nowhere else.

38 posted on 06/21/2014 11:55:12 PM PDT by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: kingattax
Good luck with trying to convince average Dems that they're being led by ideological lunatics. They believe the opposite of course...the Republican Party is a party of haters, bigots, and greedy people who want to keep everybody who's not wealthy down and oppressed. Democrats want to do good.

How do I know Dems think this way? I have three lib sisters, two lib brothers, and friends and in-laws who earnestly believe that without Big Government looking out for them, the nasty Republicans are going to steal everything. To be an average Dem is to be an ignoramus.

39 posted on 06/22/2014 3:44:19 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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Sounds like my parents. Both are now dead, but I kidded them one time that they thought FDR was still the president. They didn’t laugh. Both were religious and strong social conservatives. But they hated Republicans. Because Republicans were all greedy, and the Dems stood up for the little guy. You might as well have been trying to convince a newborn baby not to wail than convince my parents they might have been wrong about politics.


40 posted on 06/22/2014 3:49:08 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: driftless2

Exactly, and there’s a generation of them dying out. The replacements are not nearly as wedded to the Democrats as many of them were. They’re not into “the religion thing” as they see it, either. But prior to continuously sticking his foot in his mouth, Rand Paul actually OWNED them (the younger ones) due to his filibuster on drones and credibility on privacy rights. Those people knew he was Republican, but didn’t care - they heard what they wanted to hear and were ready to vote for him (and still may). It was a shame with Rand, because if he also tried to reach the Republican base, he would have waltzed right into the White House.

But the FDR Generation - FORGET IT. If it was a choice between Hitler and a Republican, Hitler wins hands-down. In a way, McCain learned that the hard way - by being the “perfect Republican”, always reaching across, trying to pull-in those people. They laughed at him on election day and voted for the extreme leftist instead.

Here in Texas I used to work with a local. Not the brightest bulb in the lot, but lots of fun to talk to. 100% (white) Texan, loved guns, likely went to church, conservative on all social issues - and voted 100% Democrat (middle-aged, not FDR generation). I made it a point to try to figure him out. First, like you said, Democrats are for the “little guy”. Second, Democrats would NEVER touch his guns (this is what he thought, and probably still thinks). No matter what I said, it didn’t matter. I kept digging - wound up his parents were union types. That’s what unions do to people.


41 posted on 06/22/2014 4:22:50 AM PDT by BobL
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

>>> When I find out that someone I know is left-leaning I drop them like hot potatoes. I also tell them outright why I do not want them around me or mine.

Curious as to why this would be the case. I have many lib friends of all stripes, and I think it’s important to keep them in my life for at least three reasons.

1) You can’t persuade people if you shun them.
2) Life in an echo chamber is no fun. Even if you can’t persuade them - and, frankly, there are a few I know I’ll never reach - you can still have meaningful and interesting dialogue.
3) By refusing to associate with them, you play into their stereotype of hating. I find killing them with kindness far more satisfying.


42 posted on 06/22/2014 5:18:19 AM PDT by baltiless
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To: BobL
I grew up in a household where the message I heard was that REPUBLICANS ARE EVIL!!!!! REPUBLICANS ARE EVIL!!! REPUBLICANS ARE EVIL!!! When you're a kid, you take everything your parents tell you as the gospel truth. I remember having a neighbor who was a real nice guy who had a Goldwater sticker on his car in 1964. I asked my dad how could Mr. ..... be such a nice guy and a Republican? My dad didn't have an answer.

Well, eventually some people, even me, grasp the truth. My parents are dead, but maybe I can talk sense into some of my siblings.

43 posted on 06/22/2014 8:09:11 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: baltiless

“Curious as to why this would be the case.”

To each his own.


44 posted on 06/22/2014 2:16:16 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Why does every totalitarian political hack think that he knows how to run my life better than I do?)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

My mental health has improved considerably by eliminating all LIBs and other assorted DIM wits from my life. I realize they exist but life is too short to waste with them for any reason.


45 posted on 06/22/2014 2:22:47 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: kingattax
The Democrats I know, frankly, are too stupid, clueless, and ignorant to comprehend what's happening.
They still adore Obama, an incompetent moron, who demonstrably lies perpetually.
46 posted on 06/23/2014 4:55:19 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: kingattax

A better question would be, “Do they care?”


47 posted on 06/23/2014 4:57:48 AM PDT by sport
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