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Why Are President Obama's Defenders So Dumb?
Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 17, 2012 | IBD staff

Posted on 01/17/2012 6:07:02 PM PST by raptor22

Media Bias: A presidential infomercial posing as a news magazine distorts the record to shamelessly shill for a failed administration. Why do we criticize the man who made the high-speed trains run on time?

Political campaigns call it free media: when candidates can make their case and communicate their message through interviews and outlets that don't cost a dime.

It helps when a mainstream media sycophant like Andrew Sullivan gets to write a puff piece in Newsweek with the subtle title of "Why Are The President's Critics So Dumb?" The Democratic National Committee couldn't have said it better.

Calling the president's critics dumb is not novel, and it's something President Obama and wife Michelle have done often. When ObamaCare was being shoved down our throats behind closed doors, the president said he had simply not made the case clearly enough so that opponents in flyover country, those bitter townsfolk clinging to their Bibles and guns, could get it.

Sullivan says it's "not true" Obama "has raised taxes" and that ObamaCare "is much more moderate" than its critics claim. Well, let's start with Obama's raising the federal tax nearly 62 cents on a pack of cigarettes to $1.01, which hits Occupy Wall Street's 99% hard and makes a mockery of the pledge not to raise taxes on those making less than $250,000.

Then there are the ObamaCare taxes that took effect right after it was passed though the "benefits" won't appear until 2014. For starters, there's a 0.9% Medicare surtax on wages more than $200,000 for individuals and $250,000 for married couples, along with a 3.8% Medicare tax on investment income.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ibd; mediabias; newsweek; obama; obamacared; stimulus; taxes; unemployment

1 posted on 01/17/2012 6:07:07 PM PST by raptor22
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To: raptor22

Andrew Sullivan is a big fat hairy joke!


2 posted on 01/17/2012 6:12:53 PM PST by sauropod (OCCUPY THE WHITE HOUSE! Vote Republican!)
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To: raptor22
Why Are President Obama's Defenders So Dumb?

Because they support BHO.

3 posted on 01/17/2012 6:14:34 PM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: raptor22

The two parts of our divided world correspond with two different kinds of intelligence. One is the conventional, or classical kind—seeking truth. The other is its opposite. To seek deception.

This is why Newsweek and progressives in general sees classical intelligence as as the opposite of their own kind of intelligence.


4 posted on 01/17/2012 6:18:11 PM PST by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith. See W.L. Craig, and many others.)
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To: raptor22

I dunno, I’m too dumb!


5 posted on 01/17/2012 6:21:48 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Nachum; markomalley; Clairity; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; ...

Remember when Andrew Sulliban suggested Trig wasn’t Sarah Palin’s baby? What a slug!


6 posted on 01/17/2012 6:22:36 PM PST by raptor22 (Join me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken)
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To: raptor22

I don’t even think the purpose of Newsweek is to sell magazines. For all I know, the interior of the magazine is blank. Newsweek seems to exist solely to for its covers. They are at every checkout stand at every grocery store in America. People read the cover story and get the propaganda fed to them, even though nobody actually buys the magazine. The magazine loses money on ever issue, but it’s cheaper than running billboards or plastering walls with pictures of Chairman Mao.


8 posted on 01/17/2012 6:24:11 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority (I also think that Obama should be defeated.)
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Thanks raptor22, additional:
9 posted on 01/17/2012 6:26:55 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: raptor22
Two reasons:

First: On average, many Obama voters have lower IQs than the general population.

Second: Those with IQs in the normal range are ignorant and don't mind it that much because it is generally easier to swallow leftist propaganda and bash conservatives than it is to honestly investigate some of the issues facing America.

So, in a nutshell, some are dumb because they are truly incapable of being otherwise, and some are dumb because they are intellectually lazy and/or dishonest.

Eventually they will wise up because the decline will become impossible for even a Democrat to ignore. Of course the country will be in tatters by then, so it won't matter much.
10 posted on 01/17/2012 6:27:17 PM PST by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: FReepers
THIS IS A WAR!
Help FR ..click the pic ..thank you!

11 posted on 01/17/2012 6:30:23 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: raptor22

I almost bought Newsweek when the company was for sale. But I didn’t want to waste a dollar.


12 posted on 01/17/2012 6:31:56 PM PST by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: sauropod

Maybe Andy has a man-crush on Barry - he can always dream!

It wouldn’t be the first time sex clouded a man’s judgment...


13 posted on 01/17/2012 6:37:43 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: raptor22
Andrew Sullivan's credibility was destroyed when he obsessively promoted the ridiculous conspiracy theory that Trig was not Sarah Palin's son. Yet here he is writing the Newsweek cover story telling us that Obama's critics are stupid.

That says everything that anyone would ever need to know about Newsweek and its readers.

14 posted on 01/17/2012 6:42:26 PM PST by TChad
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To: reasonisfaith

bttt


15 posted on 01/17/2012 6:58:09 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: svcw

“Because they support BHO.”

Well, there is that, of course, but more to the point, we all tend to act like rabid college football, NFL, MLB, and NBA fans. It doesn’t matter whether our favorite team, player of political party is a complete douche bag, we will support them no matter what they do. Come hell or high water, we live vicariously through our sports heros and political heros and don’t give a damn if they are queers, child molestors, crack addicts or any other unsavory sort of person. They are our candidate and we will support them until the stars burn out, even if it means we will burn in hell for it.

Don’t believe me?! Look at Penn State. 99% of Penn State’s fans don’t give a sh!t that Joe Pa knew about Jerry Sandusky. They still suppor Joe Pa 100%.

Union members, liberals, democrats, teachers, firefighters, police, prison guards, and damn near every other special interest group, don’t give a sh!t about Obama’s politics. They only thing they care about is their damn paycheck, health-care benefits, retirement and other goodies that he guarantees them.

The world is truly upside down.


16 posted on 01/17/2012 8:34:57 PM PST by Ernie Kaputnik ((It's a mad, mad, mad world.))
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To: raptor22
Not all "news" persons and other Dems are Marxists.

At some point in time, many will realize that they have created a (metaphorical) "monster" that is not them, and they will rebel (if said epiphany occurs before total censorship.)

I have this funny daydream where a half-dozen or so "news" people decide that they are tired of perpetual instructions from Obama peeps, miss the first amendment enough to take a politically incorrect stand, and write a multi-million-selling tell-all before the Nove 2012 election.

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17 posted on 01/17/2012 8:47:18 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: raptor22
Why Are President Obama's Defenders So Dumb?

Because they rely upon government for survival.

It's all about indentured constituency.

18 posted on 01/17/2012 9:35:08 PM PST by Carry_Okie
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To: Carry_Okie; raptor22
[raptor] Why Are President Obama's Defenders So Dumb?

Because they rely upon government for survival. It's all about indentured constituency.

WINNAH!

We have a winner! The entire strategy of the Democratic Party since 1932, summed up in two sentences.

And remember, it came from a Knickerbocker patroon, who knew something about indentures and Old World squirearchical feudalism.

19 posted on 01/17/2012 11:38:17 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: raptor22
From Redstate:


20 posted on 01/18/2012 12:20:42 AM PST by TChad
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To: raptor22

Newsweak posted this article, to stir up controversy. Their rag is dying, and to sell copies they have ginned up an artificial controversy. The author has succeeded beyond his wildest imagination. Stop talking about this article and let it die a quiet death.


21 posted on 01/18/2012 12:27:04 AM PST by krogers58
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To: lentulusgracchus
And remember, it came from a Knickerbocker patroon, who knew something about indentures and Old World squirearchical feudalism.

Knickerbocker patroon??

Ahem, given the ambiguous antecedent for "it" and that my surname is Dutch, I assume you are talking about Mr. Roosevelt, as none of my family has ever settled in Noo Yoahk.

Still, the Marxist gambit in the US is considerably older than 1932 as is evidenced by the political seed bed having been worked for decades by Messrs Mann and Dewey. Further, said patron's progenitor-somewhat-removed-by-the-same-name had (under the guise of Republicanism) built the debt that brought in the Fed feeding constituent military contractors and instituted socialized risk management (protecting the poor babies) with uncompensated regulatory takings, all in the name of patriotism!

22 posted on 01/18/2012 6:42:21 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party: advancing popular indenture since 1832.)
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To: Carry_Okie
Still, the Marxist gambit in the US is considerably older than 1932 as is evidenced by the political seed bed having been worked for decades by Messrs Mann and Dewey.

Yes, conceded. But if they antedated the Fabians, do they count?

Conceded, that we've had a bad case of Reds and Pinks ever since the Forty-Eighters showed up over here and promptly volunteered their services to the Republican (ex-Whig) statists of 1856 and their essay of overthrowing the Framers' Republic in favor of the Gilded Age's barely-concealed plutocracy.

Has no historian ever wondered on a page, why the revolutionary Rousseauvians of 1848 had no problem with the idea of a tiny band of New York businessmen and Boston intellectuals driving a war that killed nearly a million people, in order to put a Republic that was merely nearly ideal out of business, for the sake of business?

Perhaps they never figured out .... but they can't have been so naive .... that the (undebated) statist ideology was merely the servant of its wealthy sponsors.

23 posted on 01/23/2012 12:34:18 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus
But if they antedated the Fabians, do they count?

They most certainly do. Allow me to suggest a book (actually, two books): To Eliminate the Opiate, by Orthodox Rabbi Marvin S. Antelman. His history traces the origins back to about the year 1700. If you read it, I think you'll agree.

Conceded, that we've had a bad case of Reds and Pinks ever since the Forty-Eighters showed up over here and promptly volunteered their services to the Republican (ex-Whig) statists of 1856 and their essay of overthrowing the Framers' Republic in favor of the Gilded Age's barely-concealed plutocracy.

Just like the Sparakusbund commies of the Frankfurt School seventy-five years later, their pet corporates covered by the 14th Amendment, differentially financed by the 16th, and divorced from the States by the 18th. Yup.

Has no historian ever wondered on a page, why the revolutionary Rousseauvians of 1848 had no problem with the idea of a tiny band of New York businessmen and Boston intellectuals driving a war that killed nearly a million people, in order to put a Republic that was merely nearly ideal out of business, for the sake of business?

I think you know very well that I'm one of the few on this forum who fully comprehends that irony. But I would submit that the same gambit was imbedded in the Constitution for entirely the same reasons.

Perhaps they never figured out .... but they can't have been so naive .... that the (undebated) statist ideology was merely the servant of its wealthy sponsors.

Needing to raise the dough to fund a war (or recover from one) will do that to you. Certain "concessions" get made before the bond auction may commence.

24 posted on 01/23/2012 1:14:52 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party: advancing popular indenture since 1832.)
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