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Liberals resort to conspiracy theories to explain Obama's problems
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Posted on 11/26/2010 5:19:16 PM PST by Sub-Driver

Liberals resort to conspiracy theories to explain Obama's problems

Following two years of poor economic performance and electoral repudiation, liberalism is casting around for narratives to explain its failure - narratives that don't involve the admission of inadequacies in liberalism itself.

For some, the solution is to lay the blame on President Obama. He hasn't been liberal enough. He can't communicate. "I cannot recall a president," Robert Kuttner says in the Huffington Post, "who generated so much excitement as a candidate but who turned out to be such a political dud as a chief executive." Obama is "fast becoming more albatross than ally."

This is an ideological movement at its most cynical, attempting to throw overboard its once-revered leader to avoid the taint of his problems.

But there is an alternative narrative, developed by those who can't shake their reverence for Obama. If a president of this quality and insight has failed, it must be because his opponents are uniquely evil, coordinated and effective. The problem is not Obama but the ruthless conspiracy against him.

So Matt Yglesias warns the White House to be prepared for "deliberate economic sabotage" from the GOP - as though Chamber of Commerce SWAT teams, no doubt funded by foreigners, are preparing attacks on the electrical grid. Paul Krugman contends that "Republicans want the economy to stay weak as long as there's a Democrat in the White House." Steve Benen explains, "We're talking about a major political party . . . possibly undermining the strength of the country - on purpose, in public, without apology or shame - for no other reason than to give themselves a campaign advantage in 2012." Benen's posting was titled "None Dare Call it Sabotage."

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LOL!
1 posted on 11/26/2010 5:19:19 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Everyone knows it’s Bush’s Fault


2 posted on 11/26/2010 5:21:59 PM PST by JRios1968 (What is the difference between 0bama and his dog, Bo? Bo has papers.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Big Daddy ain't happy either!

soros

3 posted on 11/26/2010 5:22:30 PM PST by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Friggin lunatics.


4 posted on 11/26/2010 5:22:41 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: Sub-Driver

Paul Krugman is a total moron. What else is there to say.


5 posted on 11/26/2010 5:22:53 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Don't touch my junk!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

They’re getting creepy again. They sort of—SORT of—settled down after President Bush left office.


6 posted on 11/26/2010 5:24:03 PM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: JRios1968

The POTUSey is lost.


7 posted on 11/26/2010 5:24:32 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Sub-Driver

Krugman you f’ing idiot, the economy WILL stay bad as long as this president is in office.


8 posted on 11/26/2010 5:26:22 PM PST by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

True. Krugman is the pied piper for the morons on the left.


9 posted on 11/26/2010 5:30:12 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Hey Paul! Do you mean to say that the republicans are going around saying things like:

'The economy is lost!'

'The stimulus is not working!'

10 posted on 11/26/2010 5:30:17 PM PST by wmileo
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To: Sub-Driver

A recent “study” claimed that 20% of the people in the US are mentally ill. You now see who they are. Liberalism is a mental illness.


11 posted on 11/26/2010 5:34:24 PM PST by 69ConvertibleFirebird
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To: Sub-Driver

Why haven’t the libs urged BO Plenty to resign and let a genuine moron assume the office of POTUS?

Rush Limbaugh was saying that 1 out o every 5 Americans is mentally ill, which he observed is what pollsters regularly report as the liberal viewpoint - 20 percent.


12 posted on 11/26/2010 5:34:51 PM PST by mohresearcher
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To: Sub-Driver

Completely unsurprising. The Left always ascribes the failure of socialism to some sort of conspiracy.


13 posted on 11/26/2010 5:35:53 PM PST by denydenydeny (Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views, beyond the comprehension of the weak-Adams)
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To: Islander7

Don’t insult the Ultaramarines like that...


14 posted on 11/26/2010 5:37:48 PM PST by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is an op-ed column by Michael Gerson, for anyone who may be wondering.


15 posted on 11/26/2010 5:37:54 PM PST by Hunton Peck (Life, Liberty, Property, and the means to protect them are the essence of the American idea.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Have people started handicapping Obama’s chances of getting dumped by Democrats in early 2012?


16 posted on 11/26/2010 5:39:16 PM PST by stevem
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To: righttackle44

Creepy is a good word for what the left is now becoming. I noticed the other day, over on DU, they were calling us ‘Repiglicans’. That was a new one on me—kind of catchy, though. You’d think with the White House and Senate they wouldn’t go quite so barking moonbat wild, but losing the House seems to have tipped their fragile balance.


17 posted on 11/26/2010 5:39:23 PM PST by Fantasywriter
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To: Islander7

He is the literal son of the devil...part of the known serpent people...


18 posted on 11/26/2010 5:40:08 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Sub-Driver

Conspiracies, eh? It’s good that tinfoil can withstand the greasy heads of those smelly paranoid lefties.


19 posted on 11/26/2010 5:42:46 PM PST by Vision Thing (He has a white house, and he wants to paint it black.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy strikes again!!!


20 posted on 11/26/2010 5:43:57 PM PST by MWS (De duobus malis, minus est semper eligendum. - Thomas a Kempis)
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To: Fantasywriter

I’d rather be a repiglican than a demonrat.


21 posted on 11/26/2010 5:43:57 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: mamelukesabre

I’d rather be a FRiendly FReeper than a DEranged DUer...but that’s just me. ;)


22 posted on 11/26/2010 5:46:35 PM PST by Fantasywriter
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To: Sub-Driver

Pray that someone exposes the dirt and pray for impeachment ASAP.


23 posted on 11/26/2010 5:51:31 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s the wreckers and counter-revolutionary cadres!


24 posted on 11/26/2010 5:54:54 PM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: Sub-Driver

The leftists will be violent before they ever admit failure.

It has happened thousands of times throughout history.

Liberals are only defeated, temporarily, on the battlefield.


25 posted on 11/26/2010 6:04:52 PM PST by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: Fantasywriter

Or a Dumbocrap.


26 posted on 11/26/2010 6:06:27 PM PST by Inspectorette
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To: Sub-Driver

The problem is if the Dems see their 2012 re-election bids go down the toilet for both POTUS and Congress, they will throw BO out of office in 2011. Should this be attempted, the blacks will riot in the streets.


27 posted on 11/26/2010 6:11:19 PM PST by DownInFlames
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To: Inspectorette

‘Moonbat’ is the ultimate designator. Even the liberals admit it’s peerless. The closest they have is ‘wingnut’, but it doesn’t pack the same wallop. Once you’ve called a leftist a moonbat, you’ve pretty much covered all the bases. I even caught a DU thread once where they were trying to come up with a word for us that carried the same pejorative impact, but they just couldn’t do it. Kind of nice to know, isn’t it?


28 posted on 11/26/2010 6:12:55 PM PST by Fantasywriter
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To: Sub-Driver

The ‘Progressives’ are so amusing. For 70 years they’ve tried to implement central planning. Each time they try, they fail and it’s our fault it’s a catastrophe?

Ray Moley, FDR Braintrust, realized it would take the national guard to implement central planning. As long as we are a politically free society, even if it is a weak Republican party, we win.


29 posted on 11/26/2010 6:21:13 PM PST by griswold3 (Employment is off-shored, away from govt. regulations, price pressure groups, and liabilities.)
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To: mamelukesabre
I’d rather be a repiglican than a demonrat.

Quite frankly, I've understood why anyone uses such childish terms like those, and Odumbo, Bammy, etc.

This behavior is expected by democrats over on DU, but why some folks here do it is beyond me.

30 posted on 11/26/2010 6:22:00 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: Sub-Driver
This is an ideological movement at its most cynical, attempting to throw overboard its once-revered leader to avoid the taint of his problems.

In the end, all obama did was attempt to implement the liberal agenda to it's fullest. Judging by the current depression (as it will be revised when history is corrected), he succeeded.

31 posted on 11/26/2010 6:24:19 PM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Cobra64
Quite frankly, I've understood why anyone uses such childish terms like those, and Odumbo, Bammy, etc.

This behavior is expected by democrats over on DU, but why some folks here do it is beyond me.

Yeah me too, with a few exceptions. Sometimes a name nails it, not often though.

32 posted on 11/26/2010 6:28:24 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (If America falls darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“I cannot recall a president,” Robert Kuttner says in the Huffington Post, “who generated so much excitement as a candidate but who turned out to be such a political dud as a chief executive.”

Several years ago Pat Caddell, a Dem pollster, said his party had been taken over by a confederacy of gangsters. Now we have Kuttner calling out the incompetence of the Michelle/Barack Administration.

I fear for my Country that such scum can get elected.


33 posted on 11/26/2010 6:41:14 PM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (All sweat, no equity)
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To: Sub-Driver
They're coming to get you, Barbara...


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

34 posted on 11/26/2010 6:41:39 PM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"We're talking about a major political party . . . possibly undermining the strength of the country - on purpose, in public, without apology or shame - for no other reason than to give themselves a campaign advantage in 2012."

This is exactly what the democRATS did in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010.

Deliberately sabotaged the economy to drive millions of workers onto the public services rolls hoping that they would be democRAT voters in the next election cycle. Unfortunately for them if backfired.

35 posted on 11/26/2010 6:44:06 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: Balding_Eagle
Cartoon spoofs and captions are more effective.


36 posted on 11/26/2010 6:49:34 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird

Veteran psychiatrist calls liberals mentally ill
Publishes extensive study on ‘Psychological Causes of Political Madness’

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=56494


37 posted on 11/26/2010 6:50:13 PM PST by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: stevem
"Have people started handicapping Obama’s chances of getting dumped by Democrats in early 2012?"


38 posted on 11/26/2010 6:56:27 PM PST by garjog
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To: Sub-Driver

VRWC?


39 posted on 11/26/2010 7:06:56 PM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“LOL”

This may be seen as ridiculous but it’s really quite sobering.

There are apparently a significant number of people who feel this way. Without too much wild eyed speculation on my part, this sounds like justification for a enforced elimination of political dissent.

If the people in power truly feel that their opposition are evil and are subversive and are engaged in an active campaign to damage the country, wouldn’t it be logical to stop them by whatever means necessary?

If the economy continues to tank as it easily could, and people start to experience genuine hardship and deprivation, you will hear calls for bloodshed against the force of evil conservatism that they believe is at fault.

Why do you think that there is such a call for gun control from the same segment? Rev 13:7 is why.

It’s the Christian’s who are thwarting the progressives at every turn. Killing off the Christian’s will be seen as the only way to save the country. It’s later than we think.

Forget the ridiculous and unbiblical Rapture doctrine, The Antichrist will kill off all Christians from the Earth and most people alive now will live until that time. Political maneuvering won’t stop it.


40 posted on 11/26/2010 7:35:05 PM PST by UnChained ( I am sending you out as sheep among wolves; so be as cunning as serpents and as innocent as doves)
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To: Sub-Driver


41 posted on 11/26/2010 7:49:01 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Sub-Driver
This is just Hillary's "Vast Right Wing Conspiracy" redux.

Soon they'll be talking about Richard Mellon Scaife.

I heard a caller saying the airport nudie scanners and gropes weren't Obama's fault because he didn't create the TSA.

42 posted on 11/26/2010 8:18:14 PM PST by newzjunkey (groped by Obama's TSA / an expired "Bush taxcut" = Obama Tax Increase)
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To: Sub-Driver

Then again, maybe they are preparing a rationalization for a coup.


43 posted on 11/26/2010 8:19:11 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: Fantasywriter
God bless, Fantasywriter. We just need to keep our own folks right. Ha-ha! I didn't realize I'd made a pun. Bad pun, bad pun. Sorry
44 posted on 11/26/2010 8:23:05 PM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“We’re talking about a major political party . . . possibly undermining the strength of the country - on purpose, in public, without apology or shame - for no other reason than to give themselves a campaign advantage in 2012”

Liberals accuse republicans of which they are most guilty.

The Kenyan-Reid-Pelosi sabotaged the economy in 2007 to get the Kenyan elected. Not to mention the war effort.


45 posted on 11/26/2010 8:30:06 PM PST by y6162
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To: Sub-Driver
The obots and liberals are in their denial moment trying to find excuses instead of looking in the mirror.
46 posted on 11/26/2010 8:38:24 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Sub-Driver

bump


47 posted on 11/26/2010 9:06:34 PM PST by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: Mmogamer

I was going to say the same thing


48 posted on 11/26/2010 9:09:49 PM PST by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Fantasywriter
‘Moonbat’ is the ultimate designator. Even the liberals admit it’s peerless.

I even caught a DU thread once where they were trying to come up with a word for us that carried the same pejorative impact, but they just couldn’t do it.

LOL. And here I thought that liberalism was the home of creativity, artistry, and the clever turn of phrase. Guess not, huh?

I think you're right about the term, 'Moonbat'. It's without equal in the lexicon of political warfare. The reason it stuck in the first place, is that a certain degree of observed truth underlies the term. Libs have more wackos per capita, by FAR, than the right does, and they know it.

On the other hand, most of the pejoratives that liberals hurl against the right are about half right, so their impact is weak.

In fact, some of their creations are so ill-conceived, that conservatives have proudly adopted them as their own. The terms, 'Right-Wing Extremist' and 'Bitter Clinger' come to mind. And let's not forget the perennial favorites, 'Knuckle-Dragging Neanderthal' and 'Flag Waving Patriot'.

Liberals invented all of those terms to hurt us, but their intentions back-fired.

49 posted on 11/26/2010 9:56:12 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Paul Krugman contends that “Republicans want the economy to stay weak as long as there’s a Democrat in the White House.” Steve Benen explains, “We’re talking about a major political party . . . possibly undermining the strength of the country - on purpose, in public, without apology or shame - for no other reason than to give themselves a campaign advantage in 2012.” Benen’s posting was titled “None Dare Call it Sabotage.”

Scary thing is, about 20% of the American people believe this rubbish.


50 posted on 11/26/2010 10:21:37 PM PST by SeattleBruce (We voted - NOW we fight against vote fraud! Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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