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Tax-and-‘Patriotism’ prez
Boston Herald ^ | October 24, 2012 | Michael Graham

Posted on 10/24/2012 5:43:54 AM PDT by suspects

“Economic Patriots [team stats]” — arise! You’ve got nothing to lose but your money!

The Obama campaign is printing up millions of copies of his “new” 20-page plan entitled “Economic Patriotism.” It’s been a theme of the president’s campaign since Joe Biden said in 2008 that paying higher taxes is “patriotic.”

Now Barack Obama has adopted it as his closing argument in a close presidential race.

“We should ask the wealthiest Americans to pay a little more, a modest amount,” Obama said recently. “There are a lot of well-to-do Americans, patriotic Americans, who understand this and are willing to do the right thing.”

(Let’s not quibble as to whether raising income tax rates by more than 10 percent — not to mention capital gains taxes jumping from 15 percent to around 23 percent — is “a little.”)

In Obama’s America there are two groups: The “patriotic” folks who support higher taxes. And those who don’t. That’s the unpatriotic group. They don’t love their country as much as people who support tax hikes.

If that sounds uncomfortably divisive for a “uniter” like Obama, you haven’t been paying attention. Right now he’s running ads in Ohio that conclude like this: “Mitt Romney: He’s Not One Of Us.” As the Washington Post’s Karen Tumulty notes, the phrase “echoes a slogan that has been used as a racial code over at least the past half-century.”

Which is weird, because Obama supporters are simultaneously insisting that the real bigots are Americans voting against Barack.

“On the right, it’s their hatred, hatred of Obama,” Chris Matthews said on MSNBC after the second debate.

Why, what other possible...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: liberal; obama; patriotism; taxes

1 posted on 10/24/2012 5:44:04 AM PDT by suspects
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To: suspects
Obama Says Your Not A "Patriot"

LOL! from the pResident that's not a citizen.

2 posted on 10/24/2012 5:50:39 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as Created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: suspects

And we’re just learning of this “plan” now?

Garbage in, garbage out.


3 posted on 10/24/2012 5:51:34 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Loves To Spend My $$$$$$$$$$$$)
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To: suspects

Write YOUR check, 0bummer! Show it to us first, liar!


4 posted on 10/24/2012 5:52:47 AM PDT by carriage_hill ("0bummer's a towering figure" - even a Garden Gnome casts a long shadow at sunset.)
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To: suspects
Don't Support Tax Hikes? Obama Says Your Not A "Patriot"

Does Barry need more spending money for a big blowout vacation he's planning?

5 posted on 10/24/2012 5:53:16 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ( For AMERICA's sake: Vote for the Mormon, NOT the muslim; The Capitalist, NOT the Communist!)
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To: suspects
“There are a lot of well-to-do Americans, patriotic Americans, who understand this and are willing to do the right thing.”

And they are free to do so voluntarily - however most spend as much on tax lawyers to ensure they pay as little as legally possible.

6 posted on 10/24/2012 5:54:53 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of No! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: suspects

Boy you said it Hilary. I think we shouldn't have the Income Tax. So that means I must be the highest form of Patriot!

7 posted on 10/24/2012 5:54:53 AM PDT by KC_Lion ( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
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To: suspects
He wouldn't know what patriotism is if it bit him in the ass.

GOD he's got to go.

9 posted on 10/24/2012 5:57:01 AM PDT by Marathoner (If the bastard were to win reelection, let America burn. IDGAF anymore.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

I was wondering if a major publication made a “13 yr old girl texting” mistake.


10 posted on 10/24/2012 5:58:00 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: suspects

By that logic if you don’t pay any taxes, you are no patriot either.


11 posted on 10/24/2012 5:59:20 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: suspects

12 posted on 10/24/2012 6:00:27 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: MrB

The only thing missing is an “OMG!”.


13 posted on 10/24/2012 6:00:45 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: suspects

The Serial Liar and Traitor says I’m not a patriot???? F’ him . . . he wouldn’t know what a patriot was if it bit him on the a$$.


14 posted on 10/24/2012 6:01:13 AM PDT by RatRipper (RE Obama: Romney just can't beat the lying, commie SOB bad enough to suit me. . . .)
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To: MamaTexan

What does Obama know about being a Patriot?

Did he serve in the military?
Does he love America?
Has he stood up to anyone who brought slight against America?
During his lifetime has he been surrounded by others who love America?

His Wife who isn’t proud to be Americam
Bill Ayres and his wife.
Frank Marshall davis
Tony Rezco
Jeremiah Wright

A Patriot? Obama doesn’t know the meaning of the word.


15 posted on 10/24/2012 6:03:16 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: VRWC For Truth

Pretty funny that 0bama’s support is hovering right at 47%...


16 posted on 10/24/2012 6:04:47 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: Venturer

I imagined Romney responding to 0bama in the debate:

“Paw kee stawn”? What is up with that? Where does that come from? No American says it that way, Mr President.


17 posted on 10/24/2012 6:08:12 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: suspects

It wasn’t too long ago that Zero was claiming the deficits of GW Bush were un-patriotic.


18 posted on 10/24/2012 6:10:26 AM PDT by O6ret
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To: suspects

To prevent duplication, please don’t alter the published headline. Thanks.


19 posted on 10/24/2012 6:11:21 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator
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To: Venturer

“A Patriot? Obama doesn’t know the meaning of the word”.

To him it means “Marxist”.


20 posted on 10/24/2012 6:12:03 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: O6ret

Can someone verify for me

that 0bama has never signed a budget during his term?


21 posted on 10/24/2012 6:12:42 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: MrB

One has never been presented by the senate to vote on.


22 posted on 10/24/2012 6:14:03 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: Venturer

The enemy is trying to redefine our language to suit their agendas so welcome to 1984 and beyond.


23 posted on 10/24/2012 6:20:58 AM PDT by Gasshog
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To: MrB

Obama budget defeated 99-0 in Senate
5/16/12
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2884544/posts


24 posted on 10/24/2012 7:56:29 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: suspects

It all depends on the meaning of “patriotic”. When Bush was Prez, Zero called a 9 Trillion debt unpatriotic. Now that he is on the way to doubling that number, he calls those who don’t wish to turn everything over to the government so it can continue to pi$$ it away on all things anti-American, unpatriotic. And he claims that Romney is all over the spectrum...


25 posted on 10/24/2012 8:33:07 AM PDT by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: suspects

Less then two weeks to go!
Then we have to put up with him for two more month..yipes!


26 posted on 10/24/2012 8:40:19 AM PDT by Leep (Billybob 0bama:I sure would like to remain dic-tater..mmm hmmm)
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