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The Rage on the Left Is Just Beginning (the rookie Hussein not going over very well in libland)
Fox News ^ | 8/19/11 | Juan Williams

Posted on 08/19/2011 10:30:20 PM PDT by Libloather

The Rage on the Left Is Just Beginning
By Juan Williams
FoxNews.com
Published August 19, 2011

If you are a right-winger who does not like President Obama and calls his policies “socialist,” you’ve got to hear what is going on among America’s left-wingers.

In fact, you can even read it for yourself in The New York Times. Left-wing columnist Maureen Dowd has written several columns dripping with contempt for Obama since he struck a deal with Republicans to cut spending but chose not to increase taxes in order to lower our nation's debt.

And Paul Krugman the Nobel Prize-winning economist has long complained in his New York Times columns that the president displayed weakness by not insisting on a larger stimulus package – even as the right wing has condemned the stimulus as a waste of money and a failure for not lowering the unemployment rate.

And now Professor Drew Westen, in an essay in the New York Times magazines, writes that the Democrat in the White House is failing to respond to right-wing bullying instigated by the rich who have created the “greatest levels of economic inequality and the there greatest levels of corporate influence on politics since the Depression…”

The anger coming at President Obama from the left is being fueled by polls that show most Americans, and even the majority of Republicans, think the president should have insisted on having the rich pay more taxes as part of any deal on raising the debt ceiling.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hussein; left; rage; williams
Good thing Hussein is away for a while.


1 posted on 08/19/2011 10:30:25 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather
They know
2 posted on 08/19/2011 10:32:53 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: Libloather
most Americans, and even the majority of Republicans, think the president should have insisted on having the rich pay more taxes

Oh, just forget it.

3 posted on 08/19/2011 10:35:36 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (``Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it``-Pope John Paul II)
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To: Libloather


4 posted on 08/19/2011 10:45:31 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: obama

Keep laughing knucklehead


5 posted on 08/19/2011 10:46:54 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: Libloather
This is what they're upset about? Not the fact that life has gotten more miserable for the poorest people in America? Not the 2000 waivers to his fat cat cronies that lets them opt out of ObamaCare and carbon taxes, while at the same time requiring small businesses to comply with these draconian programs? Not the fact that Obama has not only not ended the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but he has increased the drones in Pakistan, invaded Libya, will likely do the same in Syria, and is about to launch a ground war in Libya?
6 posted on 08/19/2011 10:49:41 PM PDT by giotto
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To: Libloather

Considering what it did to the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and the People’s Republic of China; and considering what it’s doing to Vietnam, Cuba, and many nations of Western Europe, this infatuation one sees with communism (aka state socialism) is a bit difficult to understand.

The generation now passing from the scene understood this only too well, and expended countless lives and dollars fighting against it.

Now, the United States of America not only surrenders to it without a shot being fired, but embraces it.

Live long enough, see everything.


7 posted on 08/19/2011 10:53:05 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Libloather

Compromise never works and it just pisses off everyone. They should have held the line and let the voters break the logjam one way or the other in 2012. Of course, I’m confidant it’s going to break our way as all true red blooded patriotic Americans are hardworking, capitalism loving individualists and loathe socialism/communism/Marxism. Socialism has failed once again and is about to be dumped on the ash heap of history along with our dear Marxist leader.


8 posted on 08/19/2011 10:55:02 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Libloather

Hiding amongst the rich folks he publicly abhors.


9 posted on 08/19/2011 10:55:49 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Libloather
Lefties supported Bambie because he promised to get the US out of Middle East Wars.

Hmmm. How did that turn out?

We went from two ME wars to three, not counting "secret" operations in Pakistan and Somalia.

Note: LIBYA DIDN'T ATTACK US! That makes this a preemptive attack.

Obama's war in Libya is costing us $100,000 and has killed hundreds of civilians. The rebels we support are anti American Islamists who will form a worse government than before.


10 posted on 08/19/2011 10:59:21 PM PDT by garjog
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To: Libloather

The rich can afford a recession even a depression with more taxes..

The poor cannot.. socialists are Vampires.. bleeding everyone..
Socialism is parasitism and a Tapeworm to an economy..
Democrats and some republicans are hosts to parasites..

They should be shunned.. and treated with poison to parasites..
The poison is lack of money...

The last thing the federal government needs IS MORE MONEY...
It should be TREATED with no more money.. Starved..


11 posted on 08/19/2011 11:22:27 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Libloather

rich pay more taxes = more poor and unemployment


12 posted on 08/19/2011 11:56:33 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Libloather
....the rich who have created the “greatest levels of economic inequality"
The "rich" have created economic inequality; huh? That is raw Socialism!!! I think these folk are pushing for an all out Revolution here in the USA.
13 posted on 08/19/2011 11:57:53 PM PDT by no dems (No matter who it might be, when I find out a person is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: giotto

Expanded the war to Yemen...


14 posted on 08/20/2011 12:00:11 AM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: Bon mots

Guess they are now wishing they voted for Cancles-Clinton.

The Hildabeast would have been better for them.


15 posted on 08/20/2011 12:27:56 AM PDT by Oiao (Socialism Kills - law abiding citizens with firearms do not.... unless you deserve it.)
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To: Oiao
..maybe ( canklewhore), but prolly not, last office boy who went off script was promptly shot right in the face ( the message has resonated w/all who followed ).
16 posted on 08/20/2011 12:31:39 AM PDT by de.rm ('Most people never believe anything you tell them unless it isn't true."-Groucho Marx)
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To: Darkwolf377
Juan continues to live up to his reputation as a genial but stupid drone.
17 posted on 08/20/2011 12:41:21 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: de.rm

Yeah I hear you on that.

But the ChitCago Politics have gone national now. Every key Admin Dem (incuding O’SpendsALot) are sh^tting in the back yard, and it is beginning to really stink. Moves Old School Dems (not Progressive Socialists) to the middle for the next vote.

The Democratic Party has left it’s base and gone way left this time.


18 posted on 08/20/2011 12:54:33 AM PDT by Oiao (Socialism Kills - law abiding citizens with firearms do not.... unless you deserve it.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

The ‘fair & balanced’ drone Juan doesn’t have a clue, he and the rest of the Fox bore-rons don’t either. The end of the statist in government and their media projectionist are in our fondest dreams.


19 posted on 08/20/2011 1:28:50 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Libloather

The left could chant, “Workers of the world unite!!” except, of course, there aren’t that many workers left which is kind of the problem in the first place. It is so confusing to be a socialist anymore.


20 posted on 08/20/2011 3:39:45 AM PDT by JimSEA (The future ain't what it used to be.)
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To: Libloather

So, what are the lefties going to do, abandon der leader and go with what? Dig up Mao. I don’t think so.

This is nothing more than a sermon on why we need to raise taxes on the high earners which by the time they note it is inconsequential to raise taxes on just those making 200K, it will be lowered. Since most families making 50K or less pay no income taxes, it will be a general tax raise.

The entire income tax last year brought in something like 900 billion last year...that is LESS than the deficit alone. Say they double it, what does that do, bring in about what the deficit was assuming anyone pays it?

The liberal jokers don’t care to realize the only way this budget gets balanced is to cut out all the socialist crap from the budget period.


21 posted on 08/20/2011 4:04:07 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Libloather

The scary thing is that the left is down on Dick Obama because they think he isn’t nearly as left as they want. That’s how far gone they are.


22 posted on 08/20/2011 4:15:18 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: 4rcane
rich pay more taxes = more poor and unemployment

True, and this is why: the rich smartly and carefully invest their wealth, which indirectly benefits all. The government beast destroys wealth. The more we take from the rich to feed the beast the poorer we become.

23 posted on 08/20/2011 4:18:15 AM PDT by Reeses (It's a safety net, not a hammock!)
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To: Libloather
From the article:
Consider that the wealthiest 400 Americans have more money than the bottom 150 million combined and the rich are still paying the lowest tax rates since the 1950s.
I'm amazed at how many times I see a lie like this repeated.

In 1988, the top marginal rate was 28%. In 1990, after "Read my lips" Bush 1 renegged on that promis, the top marginal rate was 31%. Today, the rate is 35%.

Obviously, 1988 through 1992 were "in the 1950's" according th the Dem/Socialist history books.

24 posted on 08/20/2011 4:43:48 AM PDT by cc2k ( If having an "R" makes you conservative, does walking into a barn make you a horse's (_*_)?)
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To: Jack Hammer

“infatuation one sees with communism..”

Ultimately its an infatuation with their own egos...and the failings and weaknesses therein are projected upon the rest of us. Liberalism truly is a mental illness.


25 posted on 08/20/2011 4:50:30 AM PDT by mo
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To: Libloather

Warren Harding figured it out in 1920...

Congress and the Executive Branch have lots to do.

So far they’re not doin’ it right..

Its been done before..

Harding cut the government’s budget nearly in half between 1920 and 1922. The rest of Harding’s approach was equally laissez-faire. Tax rates were slashed for all income groups. The national debt was reduced by one-third. The Federal Reserve’s activity, moreover, was hardly noticeable. As one economic historian puts it, “Despite the severity of the contraction, the Fed did not move to use its powers to turn the money supply around and fight the contraction.” 2 By the late summer of 1921, signs of recovery were already visible. The following year, unemployment was back down to 6.7 percent and was only 2.4 percent by 1923.

http://www.firstprinciplesjournal.com/articles.aspx?article=1319&loc=r

BTW..ole Warren ALSO fixed immigration...

Mr. Harding signed into law the Emergency Quota Act[3] which sought to control immigration following World War I and preserve the distinctive American culture by ensuring the majority of immigrants came from the historically compatible cultures of Northern Europe. This law aimed to bring wages of hard working Americans under control by limiting immigration to 3% of the 1910 census. It was followed on by a similar act in 1924, after Mr. Harding’s death.[4]

A Warren Harding prescription...if filled ...would ignite the afterburners on the US job machine and the economy. However DC would have to yield on a tremendous amount of power. Our job as We the People...is to persuade them of the “utility” ..shall we say..of doing so. In all probability the same minds that made the mess...aren’t capable of the solution however.

BTW any takers that ‘Bammy couldn’t even tell you that Warren Harding was one of his predecessors in office?

Even more telling about what our betters in the RinoCracy think of a Constitutional President..

http://www.usnews.com/listings/worst-presidents/warren-harding


26 posted on 08/20/2011 4:53:12 AM PDT by mo
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To: Libloather

I am sure Obama would like to accommodate those to the left of him but the majority of this country in the center and right will not let him. What amazes me is that there are actually people on this planet that stand in the little space to the left of Obama and they have managed not to fall of the planet.Too bad.


27 posted on 08/20/2011 4:58:16 AM PDT by chuckee
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To: Libloather

I see this as a campaign strategy to try and make Obama look more moderate.

You see, if the left thinks he isn’t socialist enough, then that must mean he is too moderate.

What a joke.


28 posted on 08/20/2011 5:03:32 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Libloather
A couple of observations here:

1. Dame Thatcher is right - Socialism always fails because it runs out of other people's money.

2. There are no mistakes, aka loop holes, in the tax codes they were placed there by various Congress critters in exchange for continued campaign contributions. This alone justifies abandoning the current tax code and trying the “fair tax” approach.

3. We have spent how many trillions trying to “win the war on poverty”? Guess what, our poor are now among the richest poor in the world and we are still fighting, and losing, “the war on poverty”! After almost 50 years of failure (makes this America's longest “war”) can we surrender and stop the legalized theft of our Social Security funds?

4. Since when is it the federal Government’s job to take money from one person and give it to another because of “wealth inequality”? Level the playing field - YES. But steal from Peter to give it to Paul because Peter has more - NO! The problem will be is who decides - certainly not Peter.

5. If someone thinks they, individually or as a class, aren't paying enough taxes they can always send in more money to the government of their choice. I think there is some kind of Federal Form you can use to do this. But, the money collected via this method isn't enough to attract the attention of the “professional politicians”. So, all you rich people out there go to your tax lawyer and tax accountant and direct your employees to accomplish this simple act and truly give more money to the government.

Sorry Juan Williams this effort fails on a lot of points - I expected better of you because you normally do better.

29 posted on 08/20/2011 5:39:48 AM PDT by Nip (TANSTAAFL and BOHICA)
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To: Darkwolf377

“most Americans, and even the majority of Republicans, think the president should have insisted on having the rich pay more taxes”

Stopped reading right there.


30 posted on 08/20/2011 5:52:24 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Jim Robinson
Of course, I’m confidant it’s going to break our way as all true red blooded patriotic Americans are hardworking, capitalism loving individualists and loathe socialism/communism/Marxism.

When you consider how difficult it is to gather enough backing from just FReepers to keep this site up, why would you believe that our ideas are backed by a majority of the nation?

31 posted on 08/20/2011 5:55:12 AM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: Libloather

First honest thing Juan ever said: “Left-wing columnist Maureen Dowd”


32 posted on 08/20/2011 6:17:43 AM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: Libloather
The anger coming at President Obama from the left is being fueled by polls that show most Americans, and even the majority of Republicans, think the president should have insisted on having the rich pay more taxes as part of any deal on raising the debt ceiling.

I had a discussion with my leftist (but they don't know it) brother and sister over this. They just don't comprehend the scale of overspending versus tax revenue. Taxing the rich MORE will do nothing. It's like a drop of the water in an ocean. Yet this is the only thing they could focus on. Tax the rich 100% I told them, and it will run the government for 30 days. It won't do nothing to pay down the debt and it will be the last time it happens. Just fell on deaf ears. The focus is on sticking it to someone else.

33 posted on 08/20/2011 6:22:55 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: mo

I’ve bookmarked the article at that link for later reading...I have always wanted to learn more about the “forgotten depression”. Thanks for posting it!

One more reason FR rocks.


34 posted on 08/20/2011 8:06:34 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Libloather; All

35 posted on 08/20/2011 8:08:24 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: garjog

“Obama’s war in Libya is costing us $100,000”
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$100,000? An hour? Or a minute?


36 posted on 08/20/2011 8:45:39 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a liberal is like teaching algebra to a tomcat.)
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To: RipSawyer

Make that hundreds of millions. Making the world safe for Jihad.


37 posted on 08/20/2011 10:27:31 AM PDT by garjog
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To: Roccus

Because the nation now sees how corrupt and bankrupting all out Marxism truly is. Obama is rekindling the desire for fiscal responsibility and constitutionally limited government. Witness the TEA party.


38 posted on 08/20/2011 2:11:07 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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