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Democrats play the bigotry card: The strategy will fail badly in November (Krauthhammer)
New York Daily News ^ | Friday, August 27th 2010 | Charles Krauthammer

Posted on 08/28/2010 12:07:22 PM PDT by presidio9

Edited on 08/28/2010 12:08:46 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Liberalism under siege is an ugly sight indeed. Just yesterday it was all hope and change and returning power to the people. But the people have proved so disappointing. Their recalcitrance has, in only 19 months, turned the predicted 40-year liberal ascendancy (James Carville) into a full retreat. Ah, the people, the little people, the small-town people, the "bitter" people, as Barack Obama in an unguarded moment once memorably called them, clinging "to guns or religion or" - this part is less remembered - "antipathy toward people who aren't like them."


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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: charleskrauthammer

1 posted on 08/28/2010 12:07:24 PM PDT by presidio9
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2 posted on 08/28/2010 12:12:31 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: presidio9
Time to start wearing my shirt again


3 posted on 08/28/2010 12:13:58 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (g)
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To: presidio9
I agree...the "Bigotry" angle is a sure loser for the democrats.

I propose we get rid of busing, or get rid of the United Negro College Fund...can't have both.

Minorities are out living anywhere they want now, and should need to be "bused" to a white school to "catch up". We should go back to neighborhood schools and let the state and counties have full control of them...goodbye Feds, all you do is muck things up for everyone.

Most of us no longer care when the whines of "racist" and "bigotry" comes on the TV now...there are way too many other things to watch on TV and the latest offense some minority took - which almost always culminates in a big cash reward or lawsuit lottery for them.

I won't listen to it anymore. I won't contribute to anything that would ever help a race that continually calls me a bigot or a racist...screw you, you're biting off the hand that feeds you.

We ask for help back, and they tell us to go see your "own kind"...right Shirley Sherrod?

The NBBP is going to kill a few "cracker babies" to get our attention...I really don't think they want that kind of attention.

So, not more minority charity donations, no more supporting orgainizations who support minority causes...I'm done with it. It's time to grow up and make your own way...I did.

Any candidate that uses the race card is totally off my list for votes. The race card has been overplayed, and dealt too many times from the bottom of the deck. if we don't play the game they choose, then we can't lose on their terms.
4 posted on 08/28/2010 12:21:40 PM PDT by FrankR (It doesn't matter what they call us, only what we answer to....)
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To: little jeremiah

Good article ping!


5 posted on 08/28/2010 12:22:23 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I keep trying to get out the door but “checking one last time”....

Okay, pinging as we speak.


6 posted on 08/28/2010 12:26:04 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Hmm, maybe not ping list material. Have to read the whole thing. Racism is not really a moral absolutes issue, no one thinks it’s moral to be racist (I mean no conservative thinks that!).


7 posted on 08/28/2010 12:27:49 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.)
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To: presidio9

If you don’t read the whole thing, here’s the last paragraph:

“The Democrats are going to get beaten badly in November. Not just because the economy is ailing. And not just because Obama overread his mandate in governing too far left. But because a comeuppance is due the arrogant elites whose undisguised contempt for the great unwashed prevents them from conceding a modicum of serious thought to those who dare oppose them.”

Nicely done, Charles


8 posted on 08/28/2010 12:34:16 PM PDT by Stosh
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To: little jeremiah

Oh I didn’t think it needed a ping. I just thought YOU’D enjoy the article. :-)


9 posted on 08/28/2010 12:34:26 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: presidio9; June K.
returning power to the people

"Power to the CORRECT people!" ... as National Lampoon so bluntly puts in it's parody of Woodstock in it's "Lemmings" album

10 posted on 08/28/2010 12:43:04 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: presidio9

Liberals need to be called out on for being disgusting hypocrites.

Let us analyze the liberal mind and destroy their intellectual dishonesty.

1. Immigration. No liberal, regardless of how radical and left-wing he is, would go to a foreign country without a passport and visa and demand the same rights as the local population, including all the unearned benefits of a generous welfare state. I don’t know one American or any person with an ounce of decency and common sense who would go to a foreign country illegally and think that being deported is racist. The notion is just absurd.

2. The mosque. You really have to be a brain dead moron or a liberal to think that opposing a 13 story Muslim center and mosque at Ground Zero is racist. Can you imagine if American Christians put up 13 story Christian centers at the heart of every American military victory in the Muslim world? Who would be the first to complain about American imperialism and cultural insensitivity? American liberals.

Would all these Jewish liberals who support the mosque in NYC support Palestinians putting up mosques at the heart of their terrorist attacks in Israel?

If you want to shut up a Jewish liberal real quick, ask them why is there a mosque sitting on top of the ancient temple in Jerusalem?


11 posted on 08/28/2010 12:47:14 PM PDT by radpolis
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To: presidio9
Liberalism under siege is an ugly sight indeed.

Fixed it.

12 posted on 08/28/2010 12:48:18 PM PDT by freespirited
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To: presidio9

the article stated:
Just yesterday it was all hope and change and returning power to the people. But the people have proved so disappointing. Their recalcitrance has, in only 19 months, turned the predicted 40-year liberal ascendancy (James Carville) into a full retreat.

Shades of Hitler’s 1000 year reich.


13 posted on 08/28/2010 1:15:56 PM PDT by Piers-the-Ploughman (Just say no to circular firing squads.)
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To: Piers-the-Ploughman

“Shades of Hitler’s 1000 year reich.”

Including the Greek columns.

Which made Obama’s speech look like a bad stand up comic in a gay bath house.


14 posted on 08/28/2010 1:42:54 PM PDT by texmexis best (My)
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To: FrankR

“I propose we get rid of busing, or get rid of the United Negro College Fund...can’t have both.”

And any semblance of quotas, “goals” “affirmative action” “set asides” et

Along with Sec. 8 housing. Nothing like destroying a neighborhood overnight


15 posted on 08/28/2010 3:26:05 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (NO MOS-que AP: It's the "GROUND ZERO MOSQUE")
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To: Stosh
The Democrats are going to get beaten badly in November. Not just because the economy is ailing. And not just because Obama overread his mandate in governing too far left. But because a comeuppance is due the arrogant elites whose undisguised contempt for the great unwashed prevents them from conceding a modicum of serious thought to those who dare oppose them.

Nicely done, Charles

Nicely done, indeed!

16 posted on 08/28/2010 4:23:44 PM PDT by CedarDave (Ten-year anniversary - proudly Freeping since Aug 17, 2000)
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To: Jet Jaguar; Lady Jag; Slings and Arrows; maggief; Dog; BP2; Candor7; martin_fierro; ...

good read ping


17 posted on 08/28/2010 6:08:09 PM PDT by bitt
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To: presidio9

>> Just yesterday it was all hope and change and returning power to the people.

Your Hope has been redistributed. Here’s your Change.


18 posted on 08/28/2010 6:10:08 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Stosh

FReeperesque, I’d say.


19 posted on 08/28/2010 6:13:34 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: bitt

Krauthammer, usually hits the nail squarely on the head. Let us hope a lot of the dopes that voted for the Kenyan realize now they had better start to think about electing true conservative Republicans back into office to attempt to save the nation before it falls off the edge of the water fall.


20 posted on 08/28/2010 6:17:43 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: Gene Eric

nice tag!


21 posted on 08/28/2010 6:19:19 PM PDT by bitt
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To: Gene Eric

Sant a giggle? Take a gander at the world socialist website. They’re calling Jesse Jackson and Obama frauds.

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2010/aug2010/uawj-a28.shtml


22 posted on 08/28/2010 6:24:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: bitt
So how proud are you that "our benevolent leader Ohaha" has taken time off to spread our tax dollars around that pestilence-ridden pocket of American poverty, Martha’s Vineyard.......and that his wife just got back from the poverty-ridden hellholes of the Spanish Riviera?

We know that when it comes to living the high life, these "tolerant and compassionate Democrats" live lives of luxury the rest of us can ill-afford......but they do it on our dime..........

We see that these politically correct Democrats own a sense of entitlement that puts the term “public servant” in disrepute forever.

Thanks to the growth of government on "our leader's" watch, public employees' earnings and benefits far out distance those of private workers............the only end in sight is our dismal fate, similar to that of the Greeks.

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Ohaha's cold, calculating "build-the-mosque speech" to Muslims he gathered in the WH is being touted as one of those "historic defining moments" (like Nixon's tape gap, and Carter's malaise speech).

Just a word of caution: in the Nixon/Carter era, there was still a semblance of shame. Right and wrong still prevailed. Not so today--especially not w/ Ohaha. He has no concept of right and wrong, or shame. No matter what goes wrong, he's out there, smiling, glad-handing, vacationing. Witnesss his wife gallivanting around posh resorts as Americans are suffering. They are completely oblivious to the political consequences of their actions.......what's more, they could care less.

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Clearly, when he gave his build-the-mosque speech (from the WH) Ohaha's articulated words and his voice inflections, were archly crafted. Ohaha knew full well that he was throwing a megaton bomb into the American culture......and he was not in the least concerned.

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Obama knows too well that building the Ground Zero mosque is another version of "Triumphalism".....brough to you from another group of hyphenates bent on mischief. Latinos are itching for Reconquista. The mosquevites are looking to impose Sharia law on the US.

All of us are sick and tired of these foreign-born "hyphenates" sticking it to Americans. Americans know all the world wants to live like we do---even our poorest live handsomely compared to some of these backwater Third World hellholes. Now instead of blending into the US melting pot, the hyphenates want to radically change our culture---they want us to be like them.

That ain't gonna happen.

23 posted on 08/28/2010 6:57:20 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

“All of us are sick and tired of these foreign-born “hyphenates” sticking it to Americans.”

say it again!

But there’s hope for some REAL change...I know 2 ultra libs that are now trying to raise their kids in a culture they just can’t approve of...they are nibbling at the edges of sanity...we just have to give them the opportunity to admit they were snookered, to save face.

Then we’ll give them a major a**kickin’ after we take back the House and the Senate and eventually the Presidency.


24 posted on 08/28/2010 7:08:49 PM PDT by bitt
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To: BenLurkin

Odd how liberals NEVER say that Muslims are clinging “to guns and religion “...


25 posted on 08/28/2010 7:12:53 PM PDT by GOPJ (TIME Magazine - - a conserve-a-phobe publication.)
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To: bitt
...........we’ll give them a major a**kickin’ after we take back the House and the Senate and eventually the Presidency.........

You got that right.

GOP plans wave of White House probes (Issa giving West Wing agita)
www.politico.com / By GLENN THRUSH | 8/27/10
FR Posted by Liz

If President Barack Obama needed any more incentive to go all out for Democrats this fall, here it is: Republicans are planning a wave of committee investigations targeting the White House and Democratic allies if they win back the majority.

Everything from the microscopic — the New Black Panther party — to the massive –- think bailouts — is on the GOP to-do list, according to a half-dozen Republican aides interviewed by POLITICO. Republican staffers say there won’t be any self-destructive witch hunts, but they clearly are relishing the prospect of extracting information from an administration that touts transparency.

And a handful of aggressive would-be committee chairmen — led by Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Lamar Smith (R-Texas) — are quietly gearing up for a possible season of subpoenas not seen since the Clinton wars of the late 1990s.

Issa would like Obama’s cooperation, says Kurt Bardella, spokesman for the ranking Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. But it’s not essential. “How acrimonious things get really depend on how willing the administration is in accepting our findings [and] responding to our questions,” adds Bardella, who refers to his boss as “questioner-in-chief.’

That’s feeding anxieties within the West Wing — even if administration officials won’t admit it publicly. “I actually think it will be even worse than what happened to Bill Clinton because of the animosity they already feel for President Obama,” says Lanny Davis, a deputy White House counsel who lived through Clinton’s trials. --SNIP--

26 posted on 08/28/2010 7:20:09 PM PDT by Liz
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To: presidio9
Democrats play the bigotry card: The strategy will fail badly in November (Krauthhammer) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

No it will not fail. The bigotry card will be used to recount in clise races, as the Holder doJ entertains claims by racial and ethnic minority vters were not allowed to vote by white trash asking them for identification they did not have etc. Thedems are laying the bigotry fouondation already for recounts in close races, and Eric Holder has the rails all greased. We are dealing with a fascist junta. Krauthammer acts as if he doesn't know that. The reality is that this is not political business as usual. http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html No the bigotry card can work, simply because Eric Holder will pay attention to the false voting crisis about to be created for 2nd November.Recounts will occur all over the country based on claims of bigotry keeping people from voting.Votes will be "found." Al Frankin has pioneered the technique , with the help of leftist judges.

27 posted on 08/28/2010 9:12:38 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: bitt

Thanks for the ping!


28 posted on 08/28/2010 9:41:37 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: presidio9

29 posted on 08/28/2010 9:59:55 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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