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articles.philly.com ^ | 4 Sept 2011 | Kevin Ferris

Posted on 09/05/2011 7:26:48 PM PDT by smokingfrog

I applaud the liberals out there who are helping Rick Perry become the nation's 45th president.

It isn't intentional, but they can't help themselves. They stick with their 1980s playbook, oblivious to the damage they do to their cause - and how they benefit their target.

I refer to the efforts by liberals, when not extolling the virtues of compromise and civility, to eviscerate any conservative who dares to challenge their agenda. It exposes the left's inability to craft a plan to deal with the crises of the moment, and sends voters in search of an alternative.

It starts at the macro level, with a few things understood on the left about conservatives:

Pro-growth and low-tax policies are really code for loving rich people and hating poor people and pretty much everyone else. Balancing budgets and making entitlement programs sustainable really mean hating old people and young people and pretty much everyone else. Gathering to discuss the Constitution, limited government, or balanced budgets - as tea partyers do - is the equivalent of hating black people and pretty much everyone else.

These are not random thoughts from the fringe. They are mainstream Democratic beliefs.

Here's the demagogue in chief last spring attacking Rep. Paul Ryan's budget (Ryan was in the front row for the White House speech, at the invitation of President Obama): Ryan's plan would replace Medicare with a "voucher program that leaves seniors at the mercy of the insurance industry"; and "poor children," "children with autism," and "kids with disabilities" would be "left to fend for themselves" - all handily refuted later at factcheck.org.

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: bachmann; liberalminds; palin; paulryan; perry; rickperry; talkingpoints; texas

1 posted on 09/05/2011 7:26:53 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

BTTT


2 posted on 09/05/2011 7:37:22 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: smokingfrog

Two can play at that game.

Investing in infrastructure is code for declaring war small business, for example.


3 posted on 09/05/2011 7:57:37 PM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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I thought too, that Paul Ryan wants to shove Grandma off a cliff????

Nancy Pelosi says that Republicans want us to breathe dirty air and want to pollute the water, yadda, yadda, yadda.

Geez, Republicans are just evil. Only good Democrats will save us and allow us to have clean air and clean water and quality healthcare for all and all that...............(sarcasm)

I predict that the politics of hope and change from 2008 will be replaced by the politics of fear. The Democrats and Obama will stoke fear in people as to what will happen if an Evil Republican becomes president. The message will not be talking about Obama’s positive track record. The message will be that if a Republican president is elected, we will pollute the environment, throw Grandma off the cliff, not treat kids with autism, de-fund public schools, cut taxes for the wealthy,etc.

AND, the message will be that the only way to prevent all of this is to vote for Obama.


4 posted on 09/05/2011 8:01:44 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: smokingfrog
From the article, page 2:
MSNBC's Ed Schultz immediately detected racism in a Perry reference to a "big black cloud" over America. Perry wasn't talking about you know who, but the debt. Schultz later backed off.
That's an untrue statement, or at least an exaggeration. Special Ed did admit that he should not have edited the video and audio the way he did. He never backed off of his position that Perry is a racist.
Also from page 2 of the article:
Barack Obama came across the same way in '08. Despite all the talk about a radical past, in the debates and much of the campaign he sounded like a practical guy ready to upend a status quo that was clearly not working for too many people.
Not exactly. In 2008, the media hid Obama's history from the public. And McCain refused to even consider any attempt at getting the truth about Obama's radical associations and ideas out where people could make an informed decision. McCain basically threw the election, because his beliefs and goals matched Obama's.
5 posted on 09/05/2011 8:04:29 PM 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: MAexile
This is a purposeful plan to destroy capitalism. And the best way to destroy capitalism is to destroy small business. Obama is trying to redistribute our wealth and create a jobs crisis. He can’t stand that we small business owners don’t need or want government to save us. So he’s out to ruin our businesses, and bring us to our knees begging for government to help. And as a bonus, he gets to wipe out the biggest contributors to conservative causes — small business. In other words, killing small business wipes out Obama’s political opposition.
6 posted on 09/05/2011 8:07:37 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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