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Chait's argument is typically dishonest when it comes to characterizing conservatives or the tea party, but remarkably frank in its admission of what the left wants (your money, your freedom) and why they they are going after it.

Read the whole thing for a candid description of the left's thinking after Zero's victory.

1 posted on 11/12/2012 11:44:41 AM PST by mojito
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To: mojito

The state of New York has petitioned to leave the Union.

Think about that while you’re reading this New York Magazine article.


2 posted on 11/12/2012 11:51:47 AM PST by Tzimisce (Will there be anything to fight for in 2016?)
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The people who take won.
The people who produce and work their ^%$##@( a$$es off lost. Get up in the morning, brush your teeth, get dressed and go to work and they take your money.
Lay around like a lazy slob and pick up your obamaphone and watch the View and collect money from the fools who work.


3 posted on 11/12/2012 11:53:55 AM PST by I want the USA back
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It was a difficult read for me. The blatant “progressive” thinking nauseates me. Obama’s “mandate” is going to help him use power and leverage. It all just sounds ominous.


4 posted on 11/12/2012 11:55:36 AM PST by BipolarBob (As long as Bronco is in office I'm on strike.)
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CHURCHILL:

“In War: Resolution,
In Defeat: Defiance,
In Victory: Magnaminity
In Peace: Good Will.”

DEFY THEM!


5 posted on 11/12/2012 11:59:22 AM PST by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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Basically, Obama won with his ‘tax the rich’ theme.

Money quote:

“The harsh truth that fend-for-yourself economic libertarianism is a worldview mainly confined to the shrinking, aging white electorate is a reality Republicans prefer not to acknowledge.”

He also says that latinos were not voting for Obama over immigration, but because they support big government.


6 posted on 11/12/2012 12:00:00 PM PST by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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If Obama's vision for America is what the country is all about, how come the Founding Fathers forgot to include 99 weeks of unemployment benefits, affirmative action, universal health care, special rights for unions, and gay marriage in the Bill of Rights?

Obama had a few words which were vaguely conciliatory right after the election, but he's likely to be as uncompromising and hyperpartisan in his second term as he was in his first. He can't run again, and other ambitious Democrats won't like it if Michelle Obama pulls a Lurleen Wallace in 2016.

7 posted on 11/12/2012 12:00:15 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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I did not leave America. America left me.


8 posted on 11/12/2012 12:02:09 PM PST by llevrok (In comparison to Obama, at least Nero could play the fiddle.)
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From the article: “The outcome was plain. The 47 percent turned out to be the 51 percent.”

Even a broken clock is right twice a day.


13 posted on 11/12/2012 12:11:15 PM PST by RKBA Democrat
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Let’s just sit back and watch the Smart People fix everything...


17 posted on 11/12/2012 12:37:09 PM PST by bigbob
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Hardly. The war just started 6 days ago.
22 posted on 11/12/2012 12:49:36 PM PST 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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The day that VOTING died in America..
And many became political adults..
Nov. 2012... A political right of passage..


29 posted on 11/12/2012 1:26:09 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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Many people like myself will look to reduce their exposure to taxes. My overall goal is to to stop the feeding of the beast. Producing just enough to satisfy our new smaller limited lifestyle. And don’t come to me for a job, I am not hiring.


31 posted on 11/12/2012 1:27:41 PM PST by D Rider
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC_DRzZyCcM&list=UUBABsFdW6BWDykitKZAt8vg&index=2&feature=plcp


32 posted on 11/12/2012 2:34:18 PM PST by IslamE (epiphany)
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It’s amazing that Chait managed to remove the super-suction type hold his lips had on Obama’s posterior to write this article. Truly incredible.


33 posted on 11/12/2012 2:36:13 PM PST by driftless2
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The youth and everyone else faces pay cuts, cuts in scheduled hours and increasing unavailability of good jobs. How did the Left win, really? Maybe the guys at the top won but no one else.


34 posted on 11/12/2012 3:15:51 PM PST by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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A pity, really. Chait had a few good points but is so trapped in stereotype that he can't really think. This, for instance:

Obama’s goal was to prove to the GOP that their rigid defense of the richest one percent was political poison and to force them to bend.

I challenge him to produce a single shred of evidence that this ridiculous propaganda point had any basis in reality. It didn't, and it wasn't the basis of any political traction other than within the ranks of the already true believers.

But yes, a culture war was and is still being conducted against everything the conservatives can be accused of holding dear. Some of it will be broadly regretted when lost - freedom of speech, for example. This is not a cultural war between makers and takers so much as a war between controllers and their slaves, between statist progressives and everyone else they think ought to live according to their dictates. Here I celebrate Chait for his candor if not for his sound thinking:

Of course, what the people want is all fairly beside the point now. What matters in Washington is power and leverage—two things that accrued dramatically in Obama’s favor last week. But it’s not irrelevant that American voters had a chance to lay down their marker on the major social divide of our time: whether government can mitigate the skyrocketing inequality generated by the marketplace.

In short, in Chait's view the people have voted for government redistribution of wealth, or at least can be portrayed as having done so, and after that it really doesn't matter what they want anymore. Yes, this is undisguised state socialism. And Mr. Chait intends to effect it through coercion.

We need to start remembering names. Because the class war hasn't been won because the loudmouthed Left has declared it so.

36 posted on 11/12/2012 7:56:03 PM PST by Billthedrill
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