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Voters, are you bluffing? (George F. Will)
Washington POst ^ | August 29, 2012 | George F. Will

Posted on 08/31/2012 8:40:06 PM PDT by neverdem

Edited on 08/31/2012 8:43:34 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

Now begins the final phase of this cognitive dissonance campaign. America’s 57th presidential election is the first devoted to calling the nation’s bluff. When Mitt Romney selected Paul Ryan, Republicans undertook the perilous but commendable project of forcing voters to face the fact that they fervently hold flatly incompatible beliefs.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: georgewill

1 posted on 08/31/2012 8:40:12 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Bump


2 posted on 08/31/2012 8:41:44 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: neverdem

Last paragraph is great.


3 posted on 08/31/2012 8:42:30 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: neverdem

“The Hope and The Change” documentary that will not help Barry and his Regime. Hannity previewed it tonight.

http://thehopeandthechange.com/index.html


4 posted on 08/31/2012 8:48:01 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: neverdem
What George??..U think they are gonna question 57 States in the 57th election???

Cognitive dissonance...LMAO............George get off your ass and back on the bar...I'm buying!

5 posted on 08/31/2012 8:53:36 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: neverdem
Before Franklin Roosevelt, “liberal” described policies emphasizing liberty and individual rights

As I've been saying for eons, but not getting any traction. The Left had/has no right to appropriate misleading terms to further their purposes. Leftists are not Liberals period

6 posted on 08/31/2012 8:55:18 PM PDT by Dysart (The true danger is when Liberty is nibbled away, for expedients. – Edmund Burke)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

FReepers undertook the perilous but commendable project of forcing George Will to face the fact that he fervently holds beliefs flatly incompatible with conservatism.

Thanks neverdem. Partisan Media Shills ping.


8 posted on 08/31/2012 8:59:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: GBT1945

Well tell me, genius....just why would you call Will your newfound term, one that all of us have known since childhood, “dumbass”?

Inquiring minds want to know.


9 posted on 08/31/2012 9:09:45 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: neverdem

What’s the prissy Cubs fan have to say now?


10 posted on 08/31/2012 9:14:20 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: neverdem
Actually, all those who vote to continue Barack Obama’s distinctive brand of clientelism — crony capitalism — must, if he wins, become political Trappists, taking a vow to keep quiet.

Yeah...like that's going to happen.

11 posted on 08/31/2012 9:14:34 PM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: GBT1945

Interesting you’ve been here less than a month and most of your posts contain the word dumb@ss. Lovely, just lovely.


13 posted on 08/31/2012 9:15:42 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: GBT1945

What’s a DUM BASS?


14 posted on 08/31/2012 9:19:23 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: neverdem

mark


15 posted on 08/31/2012 9:25:07 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: RightOnline
Maybe he likes That 70's Show...
17 posted on 08/31/2012 9:25:41 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: mplsconservative

I’ve been here since 05 and many of my posts have included the phrase “dumbass” especially when Obama and his cohorts are involved ... so what it your point?


18 posted on 08/31/2012 9:29:17 PM PDT by doc1019 (Given my choices, I will not be voting this time around.)
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To: Dysart

“The Left had/has no right to appropriate misleading terms to further their purposes. Leftists are not Liberals period”

Agreed. The word ‘liberal’ is a good and valid one which I wish we could recover from the enemy, along with ‘gay’ and ‘comrade’.

Some day. Maybe.


19 posted on 08/31/2012 9:32:10 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ( "I didn't leave the Democratic Party. The party left me." Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: doc1019

The level of discourse is my point. Your choice of words is your choice. It’s a reflection of the intellect of the person posting. Breitbart used his mind and words like a mighty sword without resorting to dumb@ss.

Challenge me, if you must, but this poster’s short history reflects badly on FR. The level of drive-by newb posting has sunk to sewer level.


20 posted on 08/31/2012 9:42:42 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: GBT1945

As my dad would often say of men like George..”now there goes a man educate well above his intelligence”


21 posted on 08/31/2012 9:47:26 PM PDT by ebersole
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To: mplsconservative

Just because he is short lived on FR, this makes him a drive by newb? We were all newbs at some point, an yet here we are.


22 posted on 08/31/2012 9:48:30 PM PDT by doc1019 (Given my choices, I will not be voting this time around.)
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To: GBT1945

Will is spot on, here. Hammer met nail. Brilliant piece and obvious — truth in a nut shell.


23 posted on 08/31/2012 9:56:43 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: doc1019; GBT1945
Okay doc1019, Just got this in my FR mail:

Re: Voters, are you bluffing? (George F. Will) From GBT1945 | 08/31/2012 9:23:16 PM PDT new

Actually, I have been on this site for since it’s inception, just been booted off repeatedly. There are certain people here you don’t criticize and certain politicians.....but as long as email accounts are free and I can change my ip address, i’ll be back....LOL.. FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794

So what do you think now?

24 posted on 08/31/2012 9:57:33 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: neverdem

What is that rambling mess of a last paragraph about?

Nevada was not silent. We primaried out a Republican governor (Gibbons), replaced him with another Republican governor (Sandoval), who then replaced a scandal-ridden Senator who managed to vote the right way on most issues (Ensign), with one of the most conservative House members (Heller), and learned from previous mistakes to not put in a loser (Angle) in that seat (Amodei).

That’s being silent? We have a whole train of conservatives we’re pruning in Nevada.


25 posted on 08/31/2012 9:59:04 PM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative)
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To: GBT1945

Very good.


26 posted on 08/31/2012 9:59:08 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: neverdem
When good people learn the truth they always make the right decisions.

Those who lie to good people bear a tremendous responsibility.

Barack Obama has no idea what will happen when good people learn the truth about him.

27 posted on 08/31/2012 9:59:58 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: mplsconservative; GBT1945

“Actually, I have been on this site for since it’s inception, just been booted off repeatedly. There are certain people here you don’t criticize and certain politicians.....but as long as email accounts are free and I can change my ip address, i’ll be back....LOL.. FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794”

Ruh roh...
Sort of gives the word DUMBASS a whole new meaning, don’t it?


28 posted on 08/31/2012 10:07:01 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: GBT1945

Btw, when I replied to you, I didn’t know you were getting whacked already. I replied because you missed the target by a mile, because you didn’t like the guy who errected the target.. Didn’t mean to pile on.


29 posted on 08/31/2012 10:08:03 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: MestaMachine

That was pretty stupid on the poster’s part. Who knows on the internet?

I just don’t appreciate the level of conversation being dumbed down on FR and the tolerance of trolls now.


30 posted on 08/31/2012 10:14:51 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: mplsconservative

I would say you have excellent instincts, a great sense of smell and are very astute at summing up character, and you don’t take long doing any of it. Like lightening. Neat. ;D


31 posted on 08/31/2012 10:16:52 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: RitaOK

Thanks for the kudos. I’ve been around nine years and can sniff out a troll pretty well. Seems pretty easy around election season.

I’ve been taking a break from FR, but checked in and spotted that one in one post. Like fish in a barrel. LOL

Best to you!


32 posted on 08/31/2012 10:26:47 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: sf4dubya

California. Detroit.

Not meant to knock Nevada but I’m sick of cities and states that keep voting in Rats then complaining about the mess.

Obviously the good minority’s of conservative voters suffer along with them.

Perhaps the Obsma young voter who has no job would be a better example.


33 posted on 08/31/2012 10:50:21 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

We’re voting in conservatives here in Nevada. I don’t understand your post.


34 posted on 08/31/2012 10:55:41 PM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative)
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To: M-cubed
U think they are gonna question 57 States in the 57th election???

What's an "U think"?

35 posted on 08/31/2012 11:08:44 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: Dysart

For that matter calling them “leftists” isn’t accurate either.


36 posted on 09/01/2012 4:30:36 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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