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The Democrats' Rough Re-entry Into Reality
The American Spectator ^ | October 19, 2012 | Ron Ross

Posted on 10/19/2012 4:10:15 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Is there a limit to self-delusion? And if there is, what happens when the limit is exceeded?

New York Times columnist Gail Collins began her column last week as follows, "When Democrats run into each other on elevators, they exchange glances and sigh. Or make little whimpering sounds." She went on to observe that "Democrats are going bipolar. Democrats spend all their waking hours thinking about the swing states. If Wisconsin starts looking wobbly, their day is ruined." It makes you wonder what their days are going to be like if Obama loses the actual election.

Liberals are angry and frustrated with Obama. He, however, is not the real object of their anger. Someone once observed, "Our strongest anger is reserved for ourselves." (If you doubt that, just ask any golfer.) Liberals are angry and frustrated with themselves because they bought into the fantasy of Barack Obama.

For the past four years conservatives have been asking themselves, "Why can't more people see what a fraud this guy is?" That may be an impossible question to answer, but the population of those who see him for who and what he is seems to be growing.

One of the things that makes Hans Christian Andersen's "The Emperor's New Clothes" such an enduring parable is how it is both absurd and painfully true. The emperor was naked, but no one wanted to be the first to admit it. A kind of mass hysteria affected the citizens. Once a child spoke the obvious truth, the delusion was shattered. If there were not a lot of truth about human nature reflected in the story, it wouldn't be such a classic......

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: koolaid; leftuniverse; liberalism; obamaism; obamasnewclothes; obamunism; romneyryan2012; socialism

1 posted on 10/19/2012 4:10:17 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

In the depths of the Great Depression, the Communists tried to take over the government of the USA. American who were really suffering rebuffed them and went on to fight and win WWII for their country....both singular victories.

Unfortunately, our electorate has changed drastically, thanks to the Left capturing our government schools, but hopefully, there are still enough patriots left who yearn for liberty who will save America once again.


2 posted on 10/19/2012 4:15:34 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: txrefugee

May be the hard left Liberals will get so dispondent, they get a rope and hang themselves.


3 posted on 10/19/2012 4:21:02 AM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
“the fantasy of Barack Obama”

No truer words may have ever been spoken.

If john mccain would've sacked up we may not be in this situation.

4 posted on 10/19/2012 4:24:03 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I don’t think anyone is more surprised than obammy. He thought no matter what he said or did he would be carried into another 4 yrs. That’s why he thought he could skate thru the first debate.


5 posted on 10/19/2012 4:25:41 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: wetgundog; txrefugee

A very telling exchange in the “Comments” section:

http://spectator.org/archives/2012/10/19/the-democrats-rough-re-entry-i#commentcontainer


6 posted on 10/19/2012 4:26:10 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: TangoLimaSierra

Aloha Obama.


7 posted on 10/19/2012 4:27:35 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: V_TWIN

Bump!


8 posted on 10/19/2012 4:29:02 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The left clings to the image of Che, a psychopathic murderer so evil, he made his comrade in revolution, Castro, look humane.


9 posted on 10/19/2012 4:29:28 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: wetgundog

Any true commie knows how to do the “dialectic march”.
Of course, these aren’t the utopians, but the hardcore tyrants.


10 posted on 10/19/2012 4:29:44 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

11 posted on 10/19/2012 4:30:27 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

:)


12 posted on 10/19/2012 4:31:01 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

One need only go back and view the TV segment from Jimmy Kimmel asking LA-ites on the afternoon of the last debate “who won the debate last night?”

Virtually all Democrats, disconnected from reality and current events, addicted to Democrat pablum and talking points, and unapologetic, unaware duplicitous liars - all.


13 posted on 10/19/2012 4:31:35 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Being President of the United States is a great thing if you know how.


14 posted on 10/19/2012 4:35:37 AM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (Candy Crowley: The MSMs' very own Agatha Trunchbull.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

You mean, Kwa Heri! Salamat Jalan! Ma’a Salam’a!! ;)


15 posted on 10/19/2012 4:38:27 AM PDT by epluribus_2
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To: txrefugee

“the Communists tried to take over the government of the USA. American who were really suffering rebuffed them and went on to fight and win WWII for their country...”

The Greatest Generation rejected Barry Goldwater, a staunch anti-communist, and voted overwhelmingly for a communist named LBJ.

Let’s not create legends where none exist.


16 posted on 10/19/2012 4:39:02 AM PDT by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hawaii is still the USA. I would think Kenya or Indonesia would be better for everyone.


17 posted on 10/19/2012 4:39:43 AM PDT by monocle
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sfl


18 posted on 10/19/2012 4:43:20 AM PDT by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Wow! That guy is well spoken. I would have never come up with a Dennis the Menace anology.


19 posted on 10/19/2012 4:44:56 AM PDT by Roses0508
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Even if some Democrats are seeing the hollow reality of Barack Obama for the first time, it's unlikely to affect their overall mind-set. When a liberal has a choice between fantasy and reality, he will choose fantasy every time. There's no reason to think that will change anytime soon.

Just like the die-hard Communists who say that Communism hasn't failed, it just hasn't been tried with the right people yet.

20 posted on 10/19/2012 4:45:12 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: Gaffer
“...asking LA-ites on the afternoon of the last debate “who won the debate last night?”

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What does this mean. How can you ask someone who won a debate “last night” if you ask them “on the afternoon (before?) of the (last) debate?

21 posted on 10/19/2012 4:51:09 AM PDT by Lacey2
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

NYT’s Gail Collins is still delusional, don’t buy into her lament.

It is not JUST Democrats, plenty ‘independents’ and even people who call themselves ‘conservatives’ bought into the Obama Fantasy.

And now are trying to justify themselves for their own stupidity. For example, Noonan had a piece on WSJ Opinion page talking about Obama’s Crass Personality and Style.

I despise these more than staunch communists like Pelosi. She has/had no regrets, she’s ruthless, and you know her as your enemy as day and night.


22 posted on 10/19/2012 4:56:02 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I disagree with the author: Joe Biden was an excellent choice.

Two words: assassination insurance.


23 posted on 10/19/2012 5:04:12 AM PDT by TheRobb7 (Driving off a cliff isn't progress.....)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The Dems plan now is to do whatever it takes to win the Electoral College, irregardless of the popular vote. If they can steal Ohio and Florida with enough illegal, dead, and multiple votes, Zero has a shot at another four years of mayhem and destruction for us.


24 posted on 10/19/2012 5:08:20 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: wetgundog

“May be the hard left Liberals will get so dispondent, they get a rope and hang themselves.”

Not a chance. Those people never, never quit. Never. They will regroup and lick their wounds and bide their time. They will never admit any election loss was their fault — it was all due to the stupid people being taken in by Romney’s lies.

They will wait for us conservatives to get complacent, and they will be back. Count on it. Lets hope we will be prepared for it next time.


25 posted on 10/19/2012 5:15:44 AM PDT by ShovelThemOut
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To: TheRobb7
Yep. Biden was picked to assure no assassin would target Obama.
26 posted on 10/19/2012 5:17:01 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

My liberal FB friends crowed about the great economic and unemployment numbers a few weeks ago until the latest numbers came out. Then they accused of everyone who mentioned it of “pessimism”


27 posted on 10/19/2012 5:19:21 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Lacey2
What does this mean. How can you ask someone who won a debate “last night” if you ask them “on the afternoon (before?) of the (last) debate?

That's the point -- these people were saying Obama won the debate that hadn't even happened yet, because they were so pre-programmed by the media that they just assumed the debate had already happened and Obama won.

28 posted on 10/19/2012 5:19:29 AM PDT by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

-——I predict people are gonna regret it, right quick. Obama’s rep is going to be much better than his polling, now.-——

Obama/Hillary redux in 2016


29 posted on 10/19/2012 5:22:13 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: kevkrom

The election hasn’t happened yet and they are already attacking the ignorant swing state voters.

Offer your favorite liberal some cheese to eat with their whine after election day.


30 posted on 10/19/2012 5:24:01 AM PDT by cgbg (No bailouts for New York and California. Let them eat debt.)
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To: kevkrom

The election hasn’t happened yet and they are already attacking the ignorant swing state voters.

Offer your favorite liberal some cheese to eat with their whine after election day.


31 posted on 10/19/2012 5:24:24 AM PDT by cgbg (No bailouts for New York and California. Let them eat debt.)
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To: sergeantdave

“The Greatest Generation rejected Barry Goldwater, a staunch anti-communist...”

Well.... in 1964 LBJ had just rammed the Gulf of Tonkin resolution through Congress & vowed to resist communism in SE Asia, voters were not ready for “three presidents in one year”, and Goldwater was the victim of the most vicious media-driven smear campaign ever, up to that point.

LBJ was still riding on memories of JFK, the economy was booming, and Goldwater was depicted as a mad nuclear cowboy (”Dr. Strangelove” had been released that year). Heavy odds indeed.

Study the CPUSA’s Popular Front in the 1930’s with its slogans of “Communism is twentieth century Americanism” and “Communists are liberals in a hurry”. Look into communist infiltration of the FDR and later the Truman administration. Now that was scary. And during the bloody reign of Stalin, too.

Look what the media’s trying to do to Romney. History repeats.


32 posted on 10/19/2012 5:26:50 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("Free speech is more important than Islam.")
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To: cgbg

“Offer your favorite liberal some cheese to eat with their whine after election day.”

And call the WAAAmbulance for them!


33 posted on 10/19/2012 5:27:09 AM PDT by ShovelThemOut
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Does he mean that he may not be a brilliant, intellectual, really-really smart, genetically advanced, superior
Progressive genius?

Just asking.

/s/


34 posted on 10/19/2012 5:30:00 AM PDT by ripley
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To: jeffc

The polls be damned. The Democrats are banking on voter fraud. I bet they are stockpiling cash like crazy to pay the poll workers. This election won’t be cheap but neither was the previous election. ACORN had to be paid off. Obama has to win somewhere in the South.

My guess is that nothing will stop him from losing because of the economy.


35 posted on 10/19/2012 5:37:14 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: elcid1970

The liberal media continually berates and demonizes Joe McCarthy; but fundamentally, he was right!


36 posted on 10/19/2012 5:37:38 AM PDT by catman67
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To: AppyPappy

Well Obama did work as a trainer activist for ACORN for 10 years so he probably IS an expert at committing voter fraud.


37 posted on 10/19/2012 5:43:46 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: txrefugee

Unfortunately, our electorate has changed drastically, thanks to the Left capturing our government schools, but hopefully, there are still enough patriots left who yearn for liberty who will save America once again.

There are thousands of patriot groups that have formed as a result of the Muslim-Communist dictator in power. I’m a member of one and they were formed in response to the Muslim assault on our country and our Constitution. The blood of our ancestor patriots still flows through our veins today!


38 posted on 10/19/2012 5:51:17 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: txrefugee

Unfortunately, our electorate has changed drastically, thanks to the Left capturing our government schools, but hopefully, there are still enough patriots left who yearn for liberty who will save America once again.

There are thousands of patriot groups that have formed as a result of the Muslim-Communist dictator in power. I’m a member of one and they were formed in response to the Muslim assault on our country and our Constitution. The blood of our ancestor patriots still flows through our veins today!


39 posted on 10/19/2012 5:51:21 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Sir Napsalot

We have the internet and don’t need establishment types like Nooner, Georgie Will and Kraut defining Conservatism. We can tell them it is communism against freedom.

Pray for America


40 posted on 10/19/2012 5:51:46 AM PDT by bray (Islam- A billion medieval savages can't be wrong!)
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To: kevkrom

Seriously? I knew the left was living in la la land but I really had no idea it was this bad.


41 posted on 10/19/2012 6:03:39 AM PDT by Lacey2
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To: Fester Chugabrew

True dat!


42 posted on 10/19/2012 6:04:41 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: ShovelThemOut

“Those people never, never quit. Never.”

Yep, if Mitt is elected be prepared for an all out assault on his admin. by the media, it will be relentless. If you thought this barrel of snakes was hard on W you ain’t seen nothng yet.


43 posted on 10/19/2012 6:17:43 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: AppyPappy

The HillBuzz blog quoted Chicago blacks as saying that the zer0 campaign did NOT hand out *walking around money* to their machine for distribution this year.

Our side is geared up to watch for and confront voter fraud this year.

It is over for them.


44 posted on 10/19/2012 6:21:05 AM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: originalbuckeye

Yep. Biden was picked to assure no assassin would target Obama.


There is an old joke probably told about every president elected:

0bama tells the secret service “If anything happens to me, whatever you do, shoot Biden first!”

Of course that doesn’t work so well with John “Flacid” Boener next in line...


45 posted on 10/19/2012 7:02:25 AM PDT by Peet (Everything has an end -- only the sausage has two.)
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To: kevkrom
A further thing that I'd like to add is that this proves most Democrats (at least those not in office) are no/low-information voters - essentially functional idiots - who, with the aid of a complicit media in providing sound bites, catch phrases and talking points are able to monkeyshine their way into answering questions as if they actually knew what they were talking about and telling the truth.

They are accomplished liars ready to blame the world on their troubles and then laugh it off when their President gets up in front of Jon Stuart and says "four Americans dying is not optimal."

46 posted on 10/19/2012 8:41:31 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: sergeantdave

Yeah, I remember a line that was popular during the LBJ times. The speaker would say that he was warned about a whole long list of tragedies that would befall the nation, “If I voted for Goldwater”. This was followed by, “You know, they were right, I voted for Goldwater and all those things happened just like they warned me.”


47 posted on 10/19/2012 9:39:33 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Free healthcare is worth FAR LESS than it costs.)
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To: reformedliberal

It’s cheaper to pay off the poll captains to stuff the ballot boxes.


48 posted on 10/19/2012 10:12:22 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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