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How stupid does the Obama campaign think Americans are?
American Thinker ^ | 08/21/2012 | Russ Vaughn

Posted on 08/21/2012 6:44:11 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Transparency? Here's some Real Transparency Good grief! How stupid does the Obama campaign think Americans are? How much contempt do those Chicago elitists have for those of us out here clinging to our guns, our religion and because of them and their incompetent leader, our livelihoods?

I'm referring, of course, to this latest bit of preposterousness emanating from the White House spinmeisters: the turnout crowds at Obama campaign events are intentionally small because we're deliberately controlling access to maintain an atmosphere of intimacy between the great one and our true Kool-Aid drinkers.

Excuse me, but Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!!!

Sure you are, Axelrod. As any successful political campaign consultant will tell you, it's really smart to keep the crowds small and make that really close, confidential connection. Sure it is, especially at fundraisers. That's a real formula for winning, know what I mean?

Who wants the tens of thousands of enthusiastically cheering voters who are turning out at the Romney/Ryan events? That's just so gauche and totally unbecoming, not to mention a testimony to the coarseness and unsophistication of those spiritual, gun-loving knuckle-draggers who unfortunately occupy such a large geographical portion of America. Bunch of damn Tea Party fools, don't you agree Mr. Plouffe? When you and Axelrod write your book chronicling the disastrous and failed campaign you concocted in 2012, perhaps the chapter on limiting the crowds at Obama events should be titled:

Crowds? We don't need no stinking crowds!

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; bhofascism; campaign; democrats; elections; liberalfascism; nobama2012; obama; transparency

1 posted on 08/21/2012 6:44:18 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

AMERICANS ELECTED HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That’s all you need to know about how stupid Americans are.

Oh, they also elected Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton TWICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They also gave the dems the House for something like 55 of the last 70 years.


2 posted on 08/21/2012 6:46:13 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: SeekAndFind

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2009/05/02/review-zieglers-media-malpractice-absolute-must-see


3 posted on 08/21/2012 6:48:41 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: SeekAndFind

And his opposition is nominating Romney.

If stupidity was a carnival event, we’d be ringing the bell.


4 posted on 08/21/2012 6:48:55 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: SeekAndFind
How stupid does the Obama campaign think Americans are?

How high is up? For about a third of this country the measurement would resemble a sideways 8, and nearly half are dependent upon gubmint financial confiscation from producers.

5 posted on 08/21/2012 6:53:05 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s The Great American Political Campaign Silly Season! All the Gaffes, Goofs and Garbage that will make you Gag!


6 posted on 08/21/2012 6:53:38 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

7 posted on 08/21/2012 6:53:55 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: SeekAndFind

“No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people”
P.T. Barnum


8 posted on 08/21/2012 6:55:21 AM PDT by RedStateRocker
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To: SeekAndFind

No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people.
— H. L. Mencken.


9 posted on 08/21/2012 6:56:10 AM PDT by Bob Buchholz
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To: SeekAndFind

No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people.
— H. L. Mencken.


10 posted on 08/21/2012 6:56:13 AM PDT by Bob Buchholz
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To: SeekAndFind
Gullible Americans ‘elected’ a criminal (yes, criminal) to lead the country.

NOW, these same Americans will return to the ‘scene of the crime’ and RE-ELECT the same demonstrably anti-American, treasonous and criminal guy to the WH!

His first election was a crime and they are accessories to the crime.

11 posted on 08/21/2012 6:58:31 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Bob Buchholz; RedStateRocker

So, who really said it? Mencken or P.T. Barnum?


12 posted on 08/21/2012 6:59:22 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Yeah, DAT’s da ticket!” [eye roll]

or

“Hey, this is a good look for me!”[Bettlejuice after the headhunter shrank his noggin]

Take yer pick.


13 posted on 08/21/2012 7:04:58 AM PDT by jagusafr
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To: SeekAndFind
How stupid does the Obama campaign think Americans are?

Only as stupid as they want to be. Remember, this is the same country that elected that POS in 2008. Why wouldn't he test the levels of national idiocy with statements like that?

14 posted on 08/21/2012 7:06:43 AM PDT by ScottinVA
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To: SeekAndFind

Could have been Mencken, read it as attributed to Barnum years ago.

Either way it unfortunately rings rather true.


15 posted on 08/21/2012 7:08:43 AM PDT by RedStateRocker
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To: SeekAndFind

In 2008 52% were pretty stupid.


16 posted on 08/21/2012 7:08:58 AM PDT by Jake8898
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To: SeekAndFind
Considering Obama got elected to anything in the first place should adequately demonstrate how stupid many American's are in the first place.

Now if that isn't enough, most if not all Obama voters have also fallen for:
- Yes We Can!
- It's Bush's Fault!
- It's not a tax!
- You can keep your health care plan if you like it!
- We saved or created 2,000,000 jobs!
- I saved the American Automobile Industry!
- You didn't build that!

I rest my case.

17 posted on 08/21/2012 7:10:01 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: SeekAndFind
How stupid does the Obama campaign think Americans are?

Two words:

American Idol.

18 posted on 08/21/2012 7:11:01 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, Mencken said it twice so it must have been him ;^)

I have always heard Mencken.


19 posted on 08/21/2012 7:13:17 AM PDT by Bob Buchholz
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To: SeekAndFind

Clearly this author has never heard the WJR interviews of Obama supporters lined up in Detroit.


20 posted on 08/21/2012 7:14:44 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind
If the obama campaign thinks Americans are stupid, they hold that opinion based on their perceptions of democrat voters. It is democrat voters in Florida, who we were told were too stupid to be able to navigate a "butterfly ballot" designed by democrats. It is democrat voters who we are told, are too stupid to be able to obtain an ID with which to vote.

With such admissions about the mental competence of their own voters, is it surprising they transfer that perception onto other voters?

21 posted on 08/21/2012 7:15:37 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: SeekAndFind; Bob Buchholz; RedStateRocker

Barnum.

H. L. Mencken is better known for “Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats.”


22 posted on 08/21/2012 7:16:03 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: SeekAndFind
How stupid does the Obama campaign think Americans are?

Is this a trick question, or akin to "does a bear poop in the woods?"

23 posted on 08/21/2012 7:24:55 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: All

Anyone read the column?


24 posted on 08/21/2012 7:31:01 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: ctdonath2

Mencken in a column that he wrote.

His actual words were:

“No one in this world, so far as I know — and I have searched the records for years, and employed agents to help me — has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.”

Over time, this longer quote came to be paraphrased and misquoted, most commonly in the form “No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.”


25 posted on 08/21/2012 7:35:25 AM PDT by Bob Buchholz
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To: Doctor 2Brains
AMERICANS ELECTED HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s all you need to know about how stupid Americans are.

You took the words right out of my mouth.

26 posted on 08/21/2012 7:43:19 AM PDT by Marathoner (GTFO: January 21, 2013)
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To: SeekAndFind

Americans largely believe whatever the media TELLS them they should believe.

Communist Goal #20 (from “The Naked Communist”): Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions.

Communist Goal #21 (ibid): Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.


27 posted on 08/21/2012 7:45:57 AM PDT by Walrus (Restoring America starts today! Let's roll!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The majority of Obama’s base are “Useful Idiots”. Of course he thinks they are stupid, and they are.


28 posted on 08/21/2012 7:50:38 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Stupid enough to elect his sorry ass the first time around.


29 posted on 08/21/2012 7:58:22 AM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: SeekAndFind

How stupid ?......extremely!....they put him there!


30 posted on 08/21/2012 8:00:34 AM PDT by Reily
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To: SeekAndFind
It doesn't take a hell of a lot of research.

All he has to do is look around to get his answer.


31 posted on 08/21/2012 8:10:19 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obummer: “Three`s a crowd.”


32 posted on 08/21/2012 8:10:25 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (Yup- where?? who knew?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Pretty stupid. And for his demographic he’s right


33 posted on 08/21/2012 8:16:51 AM PDT by clamper1797 (I mourn for the America I grew up in ..fought for ..and loved ..July 4 1776- June 28 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind
They were enough stupid enpough to elect him in 2008.

And many tens of millions of stupid people will vote for him again in 2012.


34 posted on 08/21/2012 8:18:15 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Iron Munro
TRY AGAIN:

They were enough stupid enpough to elect him in 2008.

"There were enoough stupid people to elect him in 2008."


35 posted on 08/21/2012 8:29:48 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

I think you’ve said it all. What more proof do they need? lol


36 posted on 08/21/2012 8:39:57 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Jake8898

“In 2008 52% were pretty stupid.”

In 2008 56.8% of the voting age population went to the polls and 52.9% of those who voted selected Barack Obama/Joe Biden. Obama was therefore elected by 30% of the voting age population. 63.6% of eligible voters turned out, with 33.6% of eligible voters voting for Obama. It is noteworthy that 2/3 of the voting age population and eligible voters either voted against Obama or didn’t care enough to cast a vote. High voter apathy results in modern presidents being elected by a minority of citizens who can vote.

95% of the black voters cast ballots for Obama. 55% of the white voters cast votes for McCain. 67% of Hispanics voted for Obama. 62% of Asian voters went for Obama.

66% of the under age 30 vote went for Obama. 54% of under 30 white voters went for Obama. 71% of first time voters went for Obama. The voter turnout % for young black voters was greater than the turnout for any other racial group for the first time in history.

The voter turnout rate for white voters dropped from 67.2% in 2004 to 66.1% in 2008.

Unless there is an unprecedented increase in voter turnout, (i.e. the apathetic citizens actually go to the polls) whoever wins in 2012 will be elected by about 33% of those eligible to vote. Based on demographics, more of the apathetic voters belong to minority groups that tend to vote Democrat, explaining why Democrats do not want voter ID requirements at polling places. Their strategy on election day is to bring bus loads of apathetic citizens to the polls, some of whom are not registered.

With respect to 52% of the voters being “stupid” I’d prefer to say they voted in their self interest. For a voter who is dependent on government checks to maintain his/her lifestyle it would be stupid not to vote for the candidate promising to spread the wealth around. One might say the members of the taxpaying class who failed to turn out to vote were the stupid citizens.

For Obama to win in 2012, all he needs is lower white turnout and a slight improvement in minority turnout. Expect to see busloads of voters at the polls in November, brought in by Democrat, union, and community organizations. Will Romney and Ryan be able to excite enough apathetic taxpayers to vote in 2012 to counter the Obama’s powerful ground game? If Republicans cannot find a way to increase turnout, or find a compelling story to attract minorities and young voters, demographics and apathy will ensure Democrat victories in future national races.


37 posted on 08/21/2012 8:45:25 AM PDT by Soul of the South
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To: ctdonath2; SeekAndFind; Bob Buchholz; RedStateRocker
P.T. Barnum and H.L. Mencken certainly had a way with words but there was another great American who put it in a way that everyone can understand. Even Democrats.

Gene Wilder

38 posted on 08/21/2012 8:55:55 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Walrus

bump


39 posted on 08/21/2012 9:55:37 AM PDT by ropin71 (God Bless our Troops!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think Americans for the most part and stupid AND apathetic.


40 posted on 08/21/2012 12:21:35 PM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Not only did idiot Americans elect Obama, but they gave Clinton TWO TERMS.
All in all, I’d say he has a pretty good bet going.


41 posted on 08/21/2012 12:24:03 PM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Little Ray
but they gave Clinton TWO TERMS.

True but they were both plurality wins, and the majority was NOT voting for BJ.

42 posted on 08/21/2012 12:26:38 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation

I know - so it is getting worse...


43 posted on 08/21/2012 12:56:45 PM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Little Ray

Yes, as the numbers on govt dependency increase, the electorate moves Dem.


44 posted on 08/21/2012 12:58:24 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: crosshairs
I think Americans for the most part and stupid AND apathetic.

Yep. And the Day of Reckoning is coming, and it won't be pretty.

45 posted on 08/21/2012 12:59:07 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t doubt they’re screening the crowds and making sure there’ll only be obama worshippers.

As for those who elected him, they and their children and their grandchildren and every generation to follow will get what they deserve. Sadly, so will those who didn’t vote for him.


46 posted on 08/21/2012 3:04:37 PM PDT by Terry Mross (To all my relatives and former friends: Do not contact me if you still love obama.)
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