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The 1966 Election's Warning to Obama
spectator.org ^ | 03/24/09 | Jeffrey Lord

Posted on 03/24/2009 6:26:16 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3

It was a historic tidal wave of rejection. Symbolized by, of all things, housewives boycotting supermarkets. And the active participation of seven future presidents of the United States.

The 1966 "off year" or congressional elections should also serve as a political warning to the Obama White House as it pursues its strategy of pumping trillions of taxpayer dollars into the economy.

Only two years earlier, Lyndon Johnson had swept to a landslide victory promising a "Great Society" and a "war on poverty" funded by a massive infusion of taxpayer dollars. Intoxicated Democrats looked to an unlimited future of high tax, big spending, big government. Billions (then a big sum) were gushing out of Washington for everything from poverty programs to education, health care, the environment, transportation, consumer protection, and the arts and humanities, just for starters. But by November of 1966, with a tab for billions in hand, taxes rising and inflation swamping their everyday lives, the American people were staggered at the unlimited costs of it all. Angered, they had caught on to the end game of tax-and-spend economics.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 1966; obama; warning

1 posted on 03/24/2009 6:26:16 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3
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To: TornadoAlley3

52% isn’t no landslide, not is it a mandate to change America.


2 posted on 03/24/2009 6:30:09 AM PDT by Tarpon (It's a common fact, one can't be liberal and rational at the same time.)
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To: TornadoAlley3
If they thought the 60's were bad, they aint seen nuthin yet!


3 posted on 03/24/2009 6:30:12 AM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: Tarpon

47% of the people voted AGAINST hopey-changey.


4 posted on 03/24/2009 6:36:46 AM PDT by webstersII
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To: TornadoAlley3

Well, if Hussein 0bama allows elections to be held next year, I think A LOT of the people in Congress should be given their walking papers. Dims and RINOs alike. I’m sick of voting for a candidate just because they are the lesser of evils. The RNC had better get with each state and ensure that the GOP has good candidates running!


5 posted on 03/24/2009 6:37:05 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Just your average Whitey clinging to my guns and religion! FUBO Kenyan Usurper- baby killing muslim)
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To: TornadoAlley3

A bit of reawakening and social activism is clearly in order. This may well be a time when the tactics of the left can be used against them with great effect. Organization, symbolic protest, and plain old threats work. “Rules for Radicals” by Saul Alinsky (the father of community organizers) put this teleprompter president in office. Those tactics could well remove him and his ilk. Read Alinsky, apply a bit of Sun Su and go to work. The imperial brown shirts in Missouri State Government are already feeling the bite of exposure.


6 posted on 03/24/2009 6:37:11 AM PDT by Steamburg ( Your wallet speaks the only language most politicians understand.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Wait til th “Po” folks get a load of the new cigarette tax. HAHAHAHAH!


7 posted on 03/24/2009 6:41:35 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
The RNC had better get with each state and ensure that the GOP has good candidates running!

They're not off to a very good start with a RINO like Michael Steele running the RNC. You just gotta know they'll be backing liberal Republicans again (can you say losers?).

8 posted on 03/24/2009 6:47:46 AM PDT by Retired COB (Still mad about Campaign Finance Reform)
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To: screaminsunshine
Yup, the new tobacco tax is sure to be a hit.

Those that will be hit hardest with be the working poor that roll their own.

The tax on loose tobacco is going up 2200% !

It will more than double the cost of the retail price.

The added taxes far exceed the product price.

9 posted on 03/24/2009 6:53:43 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: TornadoAlley3

But they didn’t also have additional “pro-leftist people” added to the total voter rolls for future elections, in order to make sure that leftists will never, ever lose another election again (illegal immigrants, most criminals, all others who shouldn’t be allowed to vote), and they also didn’t create legislation that will successfully suppress “everything non-leftist” for the future in the entire U.S.


10 posted on 03/24/2009 6:57:03 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (Conservatives obey the rules. Leftists cheat. Who probably has the political advantage?)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

Progressive taxation is the Dems ace in the hole. When close to 50% of voters have “representation without taxation” then that makes for a large structural advantage. Anyway, we know now that the Repubs will spend just as much, given the chance.


11 posted on 03/24/2009 7:05:54 AM PDT by Batrachian
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To: johnthebaptistmoore
Tough, I know, but we had a lot of our kind stay on the couch, I don't think so many will stay home in 2010.
12 posted on 03/24/2009 7:06:02 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Retired COB

We should not back more RINOS and the ones in office now.


13 posted on 03/24/2009 7:06:11 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: TornadoAlley3
Be careful folks. Republicans are in disarray and unlikely to reassemble themselves anytime soon.

Meanwhile, Democrats are trying to time their spending so that things are looking good just in time for the 2010 elections when thay can say "see how good things are". If they get through the 2010 elections intact, they are home free for 2012.

14 posted on 03/24/2009 7:19:01 AM PDT by fso301
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To: TornadoAlley3

Lyndon Baines Obama?


15 posted on 03/24/2009 7:22:43 AM PDT by Nachum (the complete list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Batrachian
Anyway, we know now that the Repubs will spend just as much, given the chance.

Seems to me that "given the chance" is the pivot point of your observation.

No longer can we go dormant on the day after election day. That old saw about the price of liberty equating to eternal vigilance comes to mind.

Step one ought to be making sure that Sen Foghorn knows she got elected only by the efforts of whatever the name of your local group is. The pain of voting against the folks back home needs to be greater than the pleasure of voting with the treasonous swine on the other side of the aisle.

16 posted on 03/24/2009 7:47:32 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Yes they give you a nickle then take a dollar. Obama and the commies must be defeated. Hope we make it to 2010.


17 posted on 03/24/2009 7:48:14 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: webstersII; freekitty; Arrowhead1952; sheik yerbouty; SouthTexas; celtic gal; BossLady; ...

Announcement to Queen Pelosi and Sir Reid: “the other half of the country” is seeing the truth despite your arrogance, propaganda machine, delusional thinking, and MSM coverup, and they detest your Messiah and the destruction of our country. It doesn’t look good for RATs and RINOs up for re-election.


18 posted on 03/24/2009 8:01:14 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: RobinOfKingston

Truth be told, I don’t think that trying to hold their feet to the fire will ever work, for a variety of reasons. Our only chance for responsible and representative government is term limits.


19 posted on 03/24/2009 9:17:23 AM PDT by Batrachian
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To: Batrachian
Truth be told, ... term limits.

Truth be told? There are times I despair of ever having any effect on the system. Term limits - great. Even good representatives need to turn over frequently. As important as that is turning over the legions of nameless, faceless bureaucrats, political appointees, camp followers, political whores, and others who support and make possible the mess in Washington DC.

Till term limits comes along, the best tool we have may be simply 'holding their feet to the fire.'

20 posted on 03/24/2009 9:28:48 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

That’s if, “in the name of the people”, elections are still being held..


21 posted on 03/24/2009 11:25:02 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Watch the Amnesty bill now in Congress. If it passes it ends the Republican Party at the national level and, wherever wetbacks congregate, at all levels. We could still have a “two party system” but it will be the Socialists and the Democrats (or Social Democrats, as in Europe).


22 posted on 03/24/2009 1:40:32 PM PDT by arthurus ( H.L. Mencken said, "Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.")
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