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The More Voters Know About Obama, The Less Support He Has
IBD Editorials ^ | June 25, 2012 | MICHAEL BARONE

Posted on 06/25/2012 5:34:43 PM PDT by Kaslin

As Barack Obama's lead over Mitt Romney in the polls narrows, and his presumed fundraising advantage seems about to become a disadvantage, it's alibi time for some of his backers. His problem, they say, is that some voters don't like him because he's black.

Or they don't like his policies because they don't like having a black president.

So, you see, if you don't like ObamaCare, it's not because it threatens to take away your health insurance, or to deny coverage for some treatments. It's because you don't like black people.

This sort of thing seems to be getting more frequent, or at least more open. As White House Dossier writer Keith Koffler notes, HBO host Bill Maher accused Internet tyro Matt Drudge of being animated by racism because he highlights anti-Obama stories.

MSNBC's Chris Matthews asked former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown if House Chairman Darrell Issa's treatment of Attorney General Eric Holder was "ethnic." Brown agreed, and Matthews said some Republicans "talk down to the president and his friends."

There's an obvious problem with the racism alibi. Barack Obama has run for president before, and he won. Voters in 2008 knew he was black. Most of them voted for him. He carried 28 states and won 365 electoral votes.

Nationwide, he won 53% of the popular vote. That may not sound like a landslide, but it's a higher percentage than any Democratic nominee except Andrew Jackson, Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson.

Democratic national conventions have selected nominees 45 times since 1832. In seven cases, they won more than 53% of the vote. In 37 cases, they won less.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: buyersremorse; hopeychangey; obama2012; obamawasntvetted

1 posted on 06/25/2012 5:34:51 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Wow Michael...do ya think? Are we supposed to be impressed with these people getting the obvious?


2 posted on 06/25/2012 5:43:09 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Kaslin
Obama used the Art of Seduction (Google Robert Greene) to get into office...he plans to use the office itself to stay in Office.

Yes...Obama is a liar, a pretender...a crook!

3 posted on 06/25/2012 5:43:58 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: Kaslin

We must thank God each day .

It could have been McCain and Palin that won in ‘08!

We can tell our children that while they no longer have a nation, they must realize that their parents are true and pure conservatives™


4 posted on 06/25/2012 5:47:48 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I trust Sarah Palin, Dick Cheney, Cain, Perry, Bachman : I trust their judgment on their 2012 pick.)
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To: Kaslin

“Narrows”? I thought both Gallup (voters) and Rasmussen (likely voters) have Romney ahead.


5 posted on 06/25/2012 5:50:31 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Kaslin
translation...the less the media protects him, the more people find out.
6 posted on 06/25/2012 5:58:08 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Artcore

It’s like he just tuned in to the Captain Obvious Show for the first time.


7 posted on 06/25/2012 6:01:16 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: Kaslin

A President running wild with no checks and balances.


8 posted on 06/25/2012 6:08:53 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: Kaslin

We don’t like his white half either.


9 posted on 06/25/2012 6:13:35 PM PDT by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$ or PETA.)
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To: Kaslin

It’s his lying Marxist White half that some of us object to.


10 posted on 06/25/2012 6:14:22 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Kaslin

Obama’s lead? Where? I love Barone, but wonder where he is getting his references.


11 posted on 06/25/2012 6:25:19 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Kaslin

Slow learners are better than no learners.


12 posted on 06/25/2012 6:26:14 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Kaslin

Hey Mike, I didn’t vote for the First black POTUS either and he was white.

Barone is no better here than your average condescending liberal who makes excuses for blacks voting for blacks. At some point we have to all be treated equally or the left’s plantation mentality will never be put out to pasture. Treating a man like a boy is not a compassionate thing to do Mike. Grow a set for cripes sake.


13 posted on 06/25/2012 6:42:01 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: FreedBird
A President running wild with no checks and balances.

But I've cried REAL tears! And yet you want MORE of me?!?!

14 posted on 06/25/2012 7:01:29 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: Kaslin

It is always better for the people if both sides of the isle are desperate. One side of the isle being desperate is not enough anymore, regrettably. It used to work in the past, though in the past the republicans never appeared to be desperate to lead. Now that both sides want to lead there is a hint of desperation. It has not progressed to the level yet where the people can sleep well at night (imho). May it eventually be so, and may those who lead be persons who actually want our nation to survive.


15 posted on 06/25/2012 7:26:54 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: NoLibZone
We must thank God each day .

It could have been McCain and Palin that won in ‘08!

We can tell our children that while they no longer have a nation, they must realize that their parents are true and pure conservatives™

The fact that McCain was the nominee in 2008 shows how sick the Gutless Old Pretenders were back then.

Since Ogabe's election, the TEA Party was formed and is busy rooting out and dispatching the establishment moles who have been undercutting the conservative grassroots movement for decades.

And as a bonus, the National Socialist Democrat Worker's Party with two branches of government and most of the news media in their grasp have exposed and discredited themselves to all but the blindest of partisan hacks.

Letting the Republican Party continue down the road it was on in '08 would have led to extinction. McCain would have been a terrible President and the GOP (and conservatives by association) would have gotten the blame for all the ills that were coming anyway-- thanks to the malfeasance of the two arms of the Ruling Class. Yes, Obama has been far worse. No pain, no gain.

16 posted on 06/25/2012 7:30:27 PM PDT by EricT. (The GOP's sole purpose is to serve as an ineffective alternative to the Democrat Party.)
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To: workerbee

Boner doesn’t cry anymore. Nor does he rub insta-tan on his face every day.


17 posted on 06/25/2012 7:51:51 PM PDT by Terry Mross ( To all my kin: Do not attempt to contact me as long as you love obama.)
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To: Artcore

What lead?


18 posted on 06/25/2012 7:58:49 PM PDT by lookout88 (.combat officer's dad)
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To: Terry Mross

Tag line is great. I included friends too.


19 posted on 06/25/2012 8:02:38 PM PDT by lookout88 (.combat officer's dad)
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To: no-to-illegals
it is always better for the people if both sides of the isle are desperate.
Not only should both sides of the isle be desperate. But both sides of the aisle should be as well. BTW, we're you talking about Hawaii or Manhattan or where, exactly?
20 posted on 06/25/2012 8:08:45 PM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: Tennessean4Bush

Thank you so I didn’t have to do it (correct isle to aisle).


21 posted on 06/25/2012 8:48:55 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: jwalsh07
Barone is no better here than your average condescending liberal who makes excuses for blacks voting for blacks.

Barone is saying, in a delicate way that won't get him excommunicated like John Derbyshire, that blacks aren't voting for Obama because he's black - they're voting for him because he's a Democrat, the party of racial preferences and freebies. If Obama had gotten the GOP nomination and run as a RINO, he would have gotten the same % of the black vote as other black GOP candidates - 10%. Blacks stepped all over Clarence Thomas during the judicial confirmation process despite the fact that he was black - they understood all too clearly that his nomination would not advance the cause of more freebies and more racial preferences for blacks.

22 posted on 06/25/2012 9:19:52 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Kaslin

We don’t want to bury this guy too quickly since we DO want him to be the nominee.


23 posted on 06/25/2012 9:29:35 PM PDT by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: Kaslin
Matthews said some Republicans "talk down to the president and his friends."

Remember when they said GW Bush was a frat BOY and made fun of rumors of past cocaine use and posted up comparative pictures of monkeys and Bush expressions?

All of that is considered "racist" if you make the same analogies to Mr. Obama.

24 posted on 06/25/2012 10:52:49 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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To: Kaslin
I've been waiting for an opportunity to use a quote by Gustave Le Bon. Le Bon, in The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind, wrote over a hundred years ago about the madness of crowds. His writings about the French Revolution were extensively quoted by Ann Coulter in Demonic: How the Liberal Mob is Endangering America. I highly recommend his books, many of which are available free through Google Books.

The quote, from p. 183 of The Crowd, is:

". . . the candidate who hits on a new formula as devoid as possible of precise meaning, and apt in consequence to flatter the most varied aspirations, infallibly obtains a success."

Hope and Change anyone?

25 posted on 06/26/2012 2:02:09 AM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Yes I do remember, and I do remember all the names they called him


26 posted on 06/26/2012 3:34:04 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Artcore

> Are we supposed to be impressed with these people getting the obvious?

It’s obvious to you and me for two reasons.

1. We don’t trust the legacy media.

2. We do our own homework.

Most people trust the legacy media, so they don’t bother to do any homework.


27 posted on 06/26/2012 4:03:00 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Kaslin

Yeah, that’s the ticket.
despite the fact obammy is the worst president in America’s history, I hate his guts cause he is a negro?
The fact he is an American hating marxist narcissist punk has nothing to do with it.


28 posted on 06/26/2012 4:33:55 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Tennessean4Bush

D.C. and the people who vote was the intent of the post. Though the people grow increasingly desperate for leaders to come forth, the demons (always) are present to bore into the minds of people and claim they (the demons) have the solutions when the people become desperate. The lack of true Constitutional leaders within our federal, state, and local governments allow demons to occupy those offices, halls and floors of our institutions till the demons have absolute control, whereupon the institution fail (as was ordained) and only God may or may not come to the rescue. Ordained by the people voting and those who actually do not lead according to our Nation’s Constitution, or is a light still shining on the top of that hill? Prayer for a light, and prayer the light does not light a fuse which goes boom.


29 posted on 06/26/2012 5:20:58 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
my apology for the spelling errors. A prayer the point I sought was made. On most sites (other than FreeRepublic the only site I type to) if someone makes a point (and as for myself am incapable of making a point because of intelligence level is lacking) others constantly try to destroy or remove that person as a subversive. Recon a radical, Constitutional Conservative, fearing God, and believing God is a loving God, Who comes when we call upon Him is not kool at many sites. Have never witnessed such here though.
30 posted on 06/26/2012 5:30:37 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: no-to-illegals

Well, that is why I didn’t point it out and was happy the other poster took the brunt of the expected reaction. FRee Republic is a forgiving place, and I make more than my share of typos and misspellings. In fact, I just tagged one of my own on another thread.

OTOH, I am a former editor and struggle with a compulsion to correct things like mis-placed apostrophes (does anyone know the correct use of the apostrophe anymore?) and using the wrong (but similar sounding) word, or to correct objects (who/whom). It’s a gift and a curse, as Monk (the famous obsessive/compulsive TV detective) would say.

You are doing fine, and your meaning came through loud and clear. I’ll try to restrain myself.

(Did I mention that the over use of parentheses is another ‘crime’ in the English language?)


31 posted on 06/26/2012 5:44:27 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I’ll try to restrain myself.

Thank You and am LOL. Your criticism is appreciated, even though am too old to learn new tricks. That dog does not hunt anymore. This old dog fell out of the wagon at an early age. Pulled the wagon till his back was all bent out of shape and then realized, dang the wagon is overflowing ... no room for this old dog. Thank You for the laughing and it was directed at myself.

32 posted on 06/26/2012 6:49:20 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Sorry could not resist.lol


33 posted on 06/26/2012 4:19:56 PM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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