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Seventy percent of Americans know they've been conned
Washington Examiner.com ^ | August 30, 2010 | Hugh Hewitt

Posted on 08/30/2010 7:21:04 AM PDT by Hojczyk

Minimum estimate of Saturday's crowd on the Mall: 300,000 Maximum estimate: One million people.

Meaning of the crowd: An enormous upheaval in the emotions of average Americans is coursing through the country, with a certain significance for November's elections. It will have a lasting, profound impact on America's political direction.

Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin provided an occasion to glimpse this undeniable phenomenon. Of course, the interpretations of what the phenomenon is and what its consequences will be will keep the chattering class busy for weeks, if not years.

Some on the left are trying, with increasing desperation, to use old and new media to brand this surge in public participation in politics as sinister, even though it was preceded by a surge from the left of people and energy into President Obama's campaign.

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columns/Seventy-percent-of-Americans-know-they_ve-been-conned-639878-101758743.html#ixzz0y6ACrQer

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: glennbeck; hughhewitt; washingtondc

1 posted on 08/30/2010 7:21:06 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Hugh is wrong..only OBAMA voters were conned


2 posted on 08/30/2010 7:22:32 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

could also be read as “30% of the population are dependent slackers and hard-core Communists”


3 posted on 08/30/2010 7:23:38 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Hojczyk

What would be the number if the TV viewership were added in?


4 posted on 08/30/2010 7:24:15 AM PDT by quintr
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To: Buckeye McFrog

You can’t cheat an honest man.


5 posted on 08/30/2010 7:24:33 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Hojczyk

I’ve been waiting to see this headline for a long, long time. The thing is the con is worse and goes back further than most people can even begin to realize.


6 posted on 08/30/2010 7:27:50 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Hojczyk

Great read. Recommend it to your lib family and friends. Buy it and give it TO them if you have to: “We’ve Been Had” by James Kenna

http://www.amazon.com/Weve-Been-Had-James-Keena/dp/0984534504/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1283177929&sr=1-1


7 posted on 08/30/2010 7:28:20 AM PDT by FrdmLvr ( VIVA la SB 1070!)
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To: Hojczyk

Neah. We were ALL conned. After all, the only alternative we offered was RINO McCain.
The only reason (other than Obama) I voted for him, was that I hoped he’d take ill and Palin would take over.


8 posted on 08/30/2010 7:30:49 AM PDT by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: Hojczyk
I agree with his sentiments. But I don't think we have 70% any more. Probably closer to 60/40. If it was 70% Obama wouldn't still have 45% approval. But he does and the fact that we don't like it doesn't change it.

Over 40% of this nation takes more from the government than they give. They are never going to want to go back to the way things were, because in the world before the progressives the willfully ignorant and the lazy were not rewarded for their vices.
9 posted on 08/30/2010 7:31:11 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Hojczyk

Thanks for posting.

I followed Hewitt on his radio show while I was in Los Angeles,
right from the start till I left in 2005.

He started off with a diplomatic approach to the Dems/Socialists...
but he has grown a spine over the year.
Especially in the aftermath of 9-11 when the Dems/Socialists
revealed themselves to be more aligned with The Soldiers of Allah
than with the USA.

Hewitt is obviously a very smart guy. But he did get an education
in “enemies foreign AND DOMESTIC” after 9-11.


10 posted on 08/30/2010 7:38:46 AM PDT by VOA
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To: Hojczyk
I think the difference in the number at the Beck Rally, and the Sharpton Rally is the tell-tale evidence of how we really have them outnumbered, and that we are taking the threats posed to our country a lot more seriously that just those worried about losing their handouts.

Beck's Rally attended by people who fully intend to participate in taking the country back, Sharpton's rally attended by those who only focus on race, using the same old, tired, 1940's mantra of "da man is holdin' me down".

But the time for trying to reason is past, either you agree with them 100%, and hand them yours, your kids and your grandkid's wallets, or you're a "racist".

The time for talking and trying to explain normal common sense to these chia pets is over...all they want is to be "watered" with your tax money a lot, and often.

Quit feeding the feral cats, and they will stop coming to your door.
11 posted on 08/30/2010 7:39:10 AM PDT by FrankR (It doesn't matter what they call us, only what we answer to....)
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To: Hojczyk

Yup..all the rest of us knew from the giddyup that “O” was a sham


12 posted on 08/30/2010 7:40:56 AM PDT by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think." Adolph Hitler)
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To: Hojczyk
2008, voters, for various reasons, voted for change...

2010, voters, for one reason, will vote for a refund...

...and that reason is they (even though we tried to warn them) did get conned into believing a bald-face lie.

13 posted on 08/30/2010 7:44:34 AM PDT by NorCoGOP (OBAMA: Living proof that hope is not a plan.)
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To: Little Ray

Neah. We were ALL conned. After all, the only alternative we offered was RINO McCain.
The only reason (other than Obama) I voted for him, was that I hoped he’d take ill and Palin would take over.

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LOL! Same here. Point for point.


14 posted on 08/30/2010 7:48:28 AM PDT by Psalm 144
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To: FrankR

Also interesting is that the Beck rally was racially diverse to some extent.
Sharpton’s rally was not. Yet the LSM chose to focus on all the ‘white people’ at Beck’s rally and not mention ‘black people’ exclusively attended Sharpton’s.

Sharpton knew that the LSM would give ‘equal coverage’ for ANY event held on the same day as Beck’s. So, with a small quickly organized event he’d get maximum face time for Sharpton and be able to continue his race hustle jive, which has him living the life of a multi-millionaire while ‘serving’ a community of poverty. Sharpton’s slave mentality government assistance approach has kept his congregation in shackles.

If only they’d traveled across town and heard Dr. King’s niece speak about the truth path for all Americans to reassert our national independence and identity.

Slavery is now an attitude perpetuated by the ruling liberal class to keep the poor in chains and assure a massive group of voters will keep them in power.


15 posted on 08/30/2010 7:48:39 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Psalm 144

+1


16 posted on 08/30/2010 7:51:16 AM PDT by Pecos (Liberty and Honor will not die on my watch.)
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To: Hojczyk

“Hugh is wrong..only OBAMA voters were conned”

Wrong. Big government republicans (McCain) conned you, too.


17 posted on 08/30/2010 7:54:23 AM PDT by axxmann
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To: quintr
"What would be the number if the TV viewership were added in?"

Don't forget the facebook live feed. At the end over 106,000 were watching. I was amazed by that number. Having watched a number of events live online, that was the largest audience I have ever seen.

18 posted on 08/30/2010 7:59:27 AM PDT by buschbaby (Beware! Momma Bear on the prowl. Grrrr)
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To: Little Ray

I refused to vote for the lesser of two evils (my Idaho electors were going to McCain anyway). I voted for Bob Barr and walking out of the voting booth I felt GREAT!
No more lesser of two evils for me.


19 posted on 08/30/2010 7:59:35 AM PDT by axxmann
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To: Little Ray
I did the same thing...We will be screwed again unless they change the primary rules...Only Rups get to vote..Sarah will never win the primaries unless they change ..we will get Charlie Crist...
20 posted on 08/30/2010 8:02:33 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

lets see if 70 % of people equals 70 % of voters and if they can retake polls from theives to get the country back..I already see Repbulican Rino’s making big mistakes ..like interfering in Alaska elections.


21 posted on 08/30/2010 8:03:20 AM PDT by dalebert (true hillbilly)
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To: GonzoGOP

If the Media were relentlessly hammering Barry the way they did Bush, Barry would be at 10-15%. Let’s face it, we’ve got our own American version of Pravda spewing the daily propaganda on network news and in print. Not everyone has a computer, especially the old folks who won’t believe what you tell them because they didn’t hear it on the Tube or read it in the NY Times.


22 posted on 08/30/2010 8:10:18 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Sioux-san
If the Media were relentlessly hammering Barry the way they did Bush, Barry would be at 10-15%.

Not likely. Obama is going to get 95% approval from 13% of the country for "demographic" reasons. Another 10% are hard core socialists and will vote for him because they want the country destroyed. So the worse he does the higher their approval goes. Throw in the 75% of Muslims who adore the man and you have the 25% strongly approve that we see every day. The 20% weakly approve are the people on the dole. They may not actually like Obama, but the do love that free government money. You may be able to pick off some of those people if you neutralized the non stop pro-Obama propaganda, but you will never get rid of the people with their hands out, willing to sell their votes for a bigger welfare check.
23 posted on 08/30/2010 8:17:57 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Hojczyk
"Seventy percent of Americans know they've been conned"

I'd say the 40% of Americans who identify themselves as conservatives realized before Nov. 2008 that he was an empty suit at best. 30% were actually conned, and the remaining 30% were true believers who needed no con job.

24 posted on 08/30/2010 12:08:17 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: Little Ray; All

>>Neah. We were ALL conned. After all, the only alternative we offered was RINO McCain.
The only reason (other than Obama) I voted for him, was that I hoped he’d take ill and Palin would take over.<<

The disgusting part to me of all this is that everywhere I look I see the Republicans as mired in the muck as the Democrats are. The Republicans knew what they were doing when they put a sorry assed scab like McCain up as their candidate. They knew what they were doing when they voted to send all of our manufacturing and jobs overseas with the free trade agreements. They know what they are doing with their limp wristed debates over serious issues. They know what they are doing by keeping our troops fighting in the Middle East for Muslim countries that will never become true allies.

It is time we all had a heart to heart discussion about what is going on in Washington.

One more question; How many of you live in cities that are following the Agenda 21 Plan word for word?


25 posted on 08/30/2010 12:23:10 PM PDT by B4Ranch (America was founded by MARKSMEN, not Marxists.)
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To: GonzoGOP

Your math makes sense - however, I think that those on the Left are extremely disappointed in Obama that he hasn’t been radical and audacious enough (Billy Ayers has publicly said that Obama is a “moderate”). If someone has polled me about Bush, I would have said I was extremely dissatisfied, but for 100% opposite reasons that the Left would have given. That’s why Polls really stink, especially when you don’t know the exact questions asked and if follow-up reasons are allowed.


26 posted on 08/31/2010 7:11:25 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
Minimum estimate of Saturday's crowd on the Mall: 300,000 Maximum estimate: One million people. Meaning of the crowd: An enormous upheaval in the emotions of average Americans is coursing through the country, with a certain significance for November's elections. It will have a lasting, profound impact on America's political direction.
The other thirty percent are in favor of the con, or perhaps are just stone-cold stupid. Thanks Hojczyk.
27 posted on 09/02/2010 6:13:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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