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Republicans are Scared to Death of Obama Because He Wins by Demonizing Opponents
Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 22, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 01/22/2013 1:49:00 PM PST by Kaslin

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RUSH: This Tom Brokaw and Andrea Mitchell, NBC News, Washington, and this is yesterday on the Today show. They're on there with Matt Lauer and they are celebrating. They're celebrating because they think the Republicans have given up, and they're right. Everybody's giving up. My impression is that everybody is giving up and they're waiting for events that nobody can predict to maybe change the direction that we're headed; events that nobody can predict that will stop Obama in his tracks; events that'll happen that will wake people up.

The sense I get is that there's no point in opposing because we're only gonna be hated. There's no point in pointing out where Obama's making a mistake, transforming the country in a bad way, 'cause that's only gonna make us hated and disliked; people aren't gonna like it. We don't want to be hated and disliked. We lost. That's what happens when you lose. The winners get to do whatever they want, and we'll just wait for some unknown series of events, and we'll pray that something karma related will come along and save us, bail us out. That's what I sense is where much of what you would think would be opposition to this in Washington is. First off, Andrea Mitchell.

MITCHELL: It's been so toxic that I think the president is betting that the American people -- it's clear in our polls -- the people are ready fed up with this and that it will be in the Republican Party's advantage to play somewhat toward getting something done. You saw that in Williamsburg, Virginia, with the House caucus last week when Paul Ryan steered the party and the more radical elements of the Tea Party which supported him toward some sort of compromise short term, at least on the debt ceiling.

RUSH: Yeah, let's not oppose anything. Oh, my God, just let Obama have what he wants. You know, people are fed up with us. The Republicans are running around, I think they actually think everybody hates them. Voters, not just Republican supporters, donors, everybody. So the president's betting the American people are fed up with the Republicans. The best thing the Republicans can do is just be invisible and just let Obama have his way. And, of course why wouldn't the media do this? The media has succeeded in making the Republicans think that criticizing Obama is gonna irritate independents, while Romney was winning independents in double digits in five of the eight battleground states. The reason the Republicans lost the election is because they didn't turn out their base.

Let's grab Ivan, Virginia Beach. I'm glad you called, sir. Welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.

CALLER: Oh, thanks, Rush, for having me on.

RUSH: You bet.

CALLER: I just wanted to point out one line that really stuck out to me in this whole speech. I'm paraphrasing, but basically Obama said, "Now is not the time to solve the question, the centuries old question of the role of government, but to solve our current problems now." And to me it's a great sleight of hand because he's kind of pushing the conservatives off to the side while at the same time ignoring the fact that the role of the government is actually the central issue, whether you're talking about the debt, gun control, gay marriage, whatever, it's the role of the federal government that that's the real issue.

RUSH: The centuries old problem over the role of government is exactly the problem. It makes total sense that Obama would want to shove it aside. Look, let's shelve the debate over whether government should be big or not so that I can go ahead and transform this country while nobody's paying attention. And let's go ahead and argue about solving the problems the way I want to solve 'em, because everybody's agreed not to oppose me. So let's just get rid of the negatives that attach to me, and the Republicans are saying, "Okay, if you don't want to talk about the negatives attached to you, we won't." So he's basically asking for a clear road, and he's being given one.

CALLER: Exactly.

RUSH: I think, actually, that Obama believes that the role of government's already been solved. We've got Obamacare. We have the Julia commercial. I think he believes that he's now convinced a majority of Americans that the government should be the central focus of everybody's life in terms of their needs and their wants and their safety and security. You go to government for it. I think he's already succeeded at that. The role of government has been debated, voted on, and solved, and he won. And so Obama basically in his speech yesterday was calling for us to become a country of the government, by the government, and for the government. With him and his buddies in charge of it. Thanks, Ivan.

Mark in Chicago, glad you called, sir. Welcome to the EIB Network.

CALLER: Hey, Rush, thanks for taking my call. And fascinating subject today. I love it. Rush, real quick. I mean, if we were in charge and being a conservative, I mean, my heart's desire, I think all our hearts' desire is to take out the Democrats. And I think we would do it a little differently. We would do it through policy. And, you know, Rush, I'm 54, and in my lifetime, I don't think I've ever seen -- correct me if I'm wrong -- a Republican president that had had the control Obama has had from '08 to '10. And, you know, I think at the end, the people are gonna decide which party is gonna prevail --

RUSH: Well, some might say that George W. Bush had it for a while, but of course he's a different temperament. But, you know, your first point is really important, it's really valid. If the situation were reversed, the way we would be attempting to eliminate opposition is in the arena of ideas. We would not be smearing these people. We wouldn't be running campaign ads telling lies about people, accusing them of murder and all these other things. That's not how we would be doing it. But Obama is doing it that, and he's winning doing that. He is winning telling lies about his opposition. He's triumphing big time doing so. It's an important point. I'm glad you made it, and we will be right back.

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RUSH: I just played Andrea Mitchell in which she expressed satisfaction that the Republicans are scared, given up, exactly as they should. Here's Brokaw weighing in on that idea.

BROKAW: I think it's an indication. I think it's a telltale sign about where the Republicans are. Four years ago when the president was making that speech, Republicans were meeting at night --

MITCHELL: Exactly.

BROKAW: -- trying to decide how they were gonna defeat him when he runs for reelection. They lost that big time. He had a very robust electoral victory and a significant popular vote victory. Now the Republicans are in disarray trying to organize their party so they have a future.

RUSH: They're not even thinking about that yet. The Republican Party is trying to stay out of Obama's crosshairs right now. People who donated to the Republican Party are trying to stay out of Obama's crosshairs right now. There are all kinds of people who think of themselves in the opposition who are trying not to be noticed by Obama right now. There is a profound amount of fear for Obama and what his government could do and might be inclined to do to people to teach them a lesson. So it's low-profile city all the way, and let's just sit back. We can't stop it anyway, so let's hope something comes along outside of anybody's control, some event or series of events that wakes people up and rights the ship. I think that's where people are right now. Not everybody, but a vast majority.

Now, one other thing here about this business of Reagan and transformational and Obama. There's a big distinction here that needs to be made. You have all of these media types marveling here at Obama. I was warning everybody, but they're all sitting there marveling how Obama's replicating and emulating Reagan, changing the trajectory of the country, transforming America, blah, blah, blah. That's not what Reagan did. Reagan mighta changed the trajectory in the sense that he reoriented people's lives to themselves and away from government.

Reagan celebrated the Constitution, the founding, the uniqueness of this country. Reagan respected our democratic system. By transformational applied to Reagan, it means that Reagan was trying to rebuild the country. Reagan was trying to save it. Reagan was attempting to reorient the country toward its founding. That's not what Obama's doing. And yet by giving Obama the imprimatur of Reagan, it's a really dangerous thing to do, because here we have the Republican Party -- well, certain commentators basically awarding Obama with Reaganism and Reagan-type characteristics. And there isn't anything similar.

Reagan did not govern in defiance of the Constitution. Reagan did not govern in defiance of the founding. Reagan was not angry and fed up. Reagan was not about grievance politics. Reagan didn't think that a bunch of people had gotten away with murder in the past and they needed to be gotten even with now. Reagan wasn't about targeting the enemy other than the Soviet Union and other communists. He wasn't about targeting the enemy and wiping them out. You will not find, in eight years of Reagan, anything like what you're reading today about eliminating the Democrats, pulverizing the Democrats, going for the throat, wiping them out. That's not what Reagan was. That's not what Reagan did.

Reagan won in the arena of ideas. Reagan won people's hearts and minds. Obama's not doing that. Obama's not winning with his ideas. Obama's not garnering support for his ideas. This is what frustrates me. Obama is winning purely and simply by lying and demonizing his opposition. Brokaw couldn't be further from the truth here in explaining Obama's victory. (imitating Brokaw) "Oh, yeah, a popular election, he won it big time, very robust electoral victory, significant popular vote."

The Republican base stayed home because they were angry at the Republican Party and at Romney, but people voted against Romney. They were not voting for Obama. This is what everybody misses. Obama had demonized Romney for a full year, and people believed it. They believed that Romney didn't care when a guy's wife died. There has never been a candidate for the White House more charitable, more giving, and more decent. Forget political ideas and concepts, just in terms of humanity, there's never been a better person run for the office than Romney. Maybe some people are close. And to have the American people end up believing that this guy hated dogs, quickly allowed people's wives to die without caring about it and had secret money stashes all over the world, not paying his taxes and so forth. I mean, it was robust, to use Brokaw's language.

It was robust the way Romney was destroyed. That's how Obama wins. And that's what Obama's gonna continue to do, and that's what the media's urging him to do, is the point. Then they come along and say that, "Well, like Reagan, he's transforming America. He's gonna try to fundamentally change the trajectory and so forth." In his dreams Obama will be as successful as Reagan. But one thing Obama couldn't do, he couldn't get close to winning the way Reagan did. He can't get close to emulating Reagan in terms of transforming the country. That's not what Reagan did.

Reagan didn't win by telling lies about his opposition. Reagan didn't win by demonizing everybody. Reagan didn't win by convincing people that the Democrats were big reprobates, you know, human debris and all that. That's all Obama's got. He can't win on the strength of his ideas, and he doesn't run on them. His inaugural address was a bunch of pap and emptiness. It was just more of the same in terms of his lofty plans for a government that was never intended to be, by virtue of the founders of this country. And to attach Reagan to that the way some of these analysts are doing is quite offensive.

"Yeah, well, he seeks fundamental change." He does. But Reagan was a defender of the Constitution, not a destroyer of it. Huge difference. And it is kind of galling. This is why I've been mentioning it, folks. Maybe I haven't been communicating this well enough. Lord knows that's possible. It's just been galling to me to watch the Democrat Party co-opt Ronald Reagan, use him to advance themselves while in the process totally misrepresenting who and what Reagan was and did. And then to have analysts sit by and marvel at it has been a little bit much, tough to take. But it is what's been happening, and continues to.

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RUSH: Look, folks, here's another thing. Apparently Brokaw and Andrea Mitchell, NBC News, Washington, and all the rest of these media people appreciate sleazy campaigns, which is what Obama's campaign was. It was a campaign full of sleaze, and these guys are out there endorsing it and saying, "We need to up the sleaze! Yes, we need now to pulverize the Republicans. We need to strangle the Republicans. We need to take the Republicans out." They're encouraging Obama to do more of this.

Reagan won two landslides. Obama wins, what, 51% or 53%, by three points, whatever it was? Reagan never had a media in his pocket doing his bidding. Obama couldn't win without them running interference for him. I'm just telling you that it galls me a little bit to see all these Reagan comparisons and have them not be properly analyzed. In his dreams and only in his dreams is Obama Reagan, is the point. There aren't any similarities. And yet you wouldn't know that if you pay attention to the Drive-Bys.

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1 posted on 01/22/2013 1:49:07 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Gee....I wish even one of our House, or Senate, leadership had the ‘ball’ that Lance Armstrong has......


2 posted on 01/22/2013 1:53:20 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: Kaslin

I grow weary of cowards.
I grow exceedingly weary of cowardice in Christians.
I remind myself that only 17% of the populous was interested in the original revolution.


3 posted on 01/22/2013 1:56:38 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Kaslin

bttt


4 posted on 01/22/2013 1:57:48 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Kaslin

There will always be disagreement about Mitt. Mitt was about as classy as a non-Christian could get. But that’s neither here nor there.

Mitt would have won a theoretical universally compulsory plebiscite. The Rats ginned up a bigger proportion of their voters, enough to squeak Barack back over the top. The GOP can’t be chicken, fearing that they will brown off all the Democrats who voted for Obama. They need to be bold, to get interest revived among their friends.


5 posted on 01/22/2013 1:58:53 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Kaslin
Republicans are Scared to Death of Obama Because He Wins by Demonizing Opponents

Feed the bastard SOB some of his own medicine, there's certainly more than enough material to choose from without having to make up any!

6 posted on 01/22/2013 1:59:35 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "GUN CONTROL"! It's "PEOPLE CONTROL"!)
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To: Kaslin

So Obama makes them into demons, and they make themselves into sniveling, little cowards that accomplish nothing.

Looks like the GOP loses.


7 posted on 01/22/2013 2:00:53 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Kaslin

Changing tagline.


8 posted on 01/22/2013 2:01:02 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Of the government, by the government, and for the government.)
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To: Kaslin

9 posted on 01/22/2013 2:01:56 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Kaslin

Daily there’s less and less republicans to be scairdt..
Any republicans with two balls have left and those with one ball are inching toward the door..

Soon only the mind numbed and incoherent will be left..
You know...... the Romneyoids.. or McCainiacs and Shrub-trimmers..


10 posted on 01/22/2013 2:02:33 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Kaslin
The Republican base stayed home because they were angry at the Republican Party and at Romney, but people voted against Romney. They were not voting for Obama. This is what everybody misses. Obama had demonized Romney for a full year, and people believed it.

It's true. I've had more than one under-25-year-old tell me they thought Romney was the Anti-Christ. Straight from the White House campaign staff via the Comedy Channel.

Romney - no conservative, but a very decent and respectable JFK Democrat - was taken out by a scurrilous campaign of lies and slander, one that a functional news media would have easily countered with factual reporting.

11 posted on 01/22/2013 2:07:09 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: svcw

>> I remind myself that only 17% of the populous was interested in the original revolution.

Heck, I say it only takes 20% to cause change.


12 posted on 01/22/2013 2:10:09 PM PST by Gene Eric
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To: Kaslin
Obama demonizes his opponents...then in his inaugural speech cautions against "name calling" presented as genuine debate?

What Obama must learn is that 2 sides can play his game, and play way better than he does. So far Congress refuses to campaign against Obama. Thats the real problem.They should have been name calling from 2007 onwards.

Michelle's eye rolling re: Boehner in public when she was having Congressional lunch is an astute example.She should not be allowed to get away with such sophomoric manners.But the press gives that shrew a continuous pass. Very unprofessional and a diplomatic shipwreck is Michelle.

Boehner should indeed be history, we need someone like Tom DeLay. But the Obamas have exceedingly bad manners towards political opponents, the more effective the opponent, the worse manners they exhibit.Indeed they reserve their worst displays as reaction to "privileged white politicians."Their racism is self evident.

America will be much better off to see the last of them both IMHO.

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13 posted on 01/22/2013 2:10:47 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I don’t think it matters who our nominee was. The 0bama Media was there to help him regardless. Unfortunately some in here went right along without realizing what they did.


14 posted on 01/22/2013 2:13:11 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin
0bama has:


15 posted on 01/22/2013 2:13:47 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Of the government, by the government, and for the government.)
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To: Kaslin

Brokaw:”But I’m not worried cause I got mine.”


16 posted on 01/22/2013 2:17:20 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Kaslin

They are not scared of Obama or they could oppose him better. Never cave in. It is time for impeachment and to fight fight fight and keep attacking Obama. If not then it is up to us to do more because we are in a cold war to save America. If not America dies and we fall into fascism or communism.


17 posted on 01/22/2013 2:18:48 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Gene Eric; svcw
Heck, I say it only takes 20% to cause change.

Yep, just look at what 02% of the population that are queer have managed to change.

18 posted on 01/22/2013 2:22:04 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.)
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To: KeyLargo

When are you going to realize that you are helping the enemy


19 posted on 01/22/2013 2:22:33 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin
My impression is that everybody is giving up and they're waiting for events that nobody can predict to maybe change the direction that we're headed; events that nobody can predict that will stop Obama in his tracks; events that'll happen that will wake people up. The sense I get is that there's no point in opposing because we're only gonna be hated.

Rush is right about everything except the motivation. It's not because they're going to hate us it's because it has become obvious that there is nothing to say to a zombified Kool-Aid drinker that will make any difference. Until something shocks them out of their narcotic coma of Hope and Change reasoning with them is pointless.

20 posted on 01/22/2013 2:23:11 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Kaslin

How ?


21 posted on 01/22/2013 2:27:07 PM PST by sport
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To: svcw
I remind myself that only 17% of the populous was interested in the original revolution.

True. But seven of my direct ancestors fought in that one and helped make the America that we used to love.

22 posted on 01/22/2013 2:28:12 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: Kaslin; All

Republicans are scared to death of Obama because Obama guard dogs like Limbauh, Fx News and most other so-called conservative celebrities aren’t doing the following. They aren’t lifting a finger to help reconnect Constitution-ignorant voters with the Founding States’ division of federal and state government powers evidenced by the Constitution’s Section 8 of Article I, Article V and the 10th Amendment.


23 posted on 01/22/2013 2:28:27 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: Mr. Jeeves
I've had more than one under-25-year-old tell me they thought Romney was the Anti-Christ.

Now just WHERE would an idea like that come from???


The Doctrine and Covenants

Section 132

Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Nauvoo, Illinois, recorded 12 July 1843, relating to the new and everlasting covenant, including the eternity of the marriage covenant, and also the plurality of wives (see History of the Church, 5:501–7). Although the revelation was recorded in 1843, it is evident from the historical records that the doctrines and principles involved in this revelation had been known by the Prophet since 1831.

1–6, Exaltation is gained through the new and everlasting covenant; 7–14, The terms and conditions of that covenant are set forth; 15–20, Celestial marriage and a continuation of the family unit enable men to become gods; 21–25, The strait and narrow way leads to eternal lives; 26–27, The law is given relative to blasphemy against the Holy Ghost; 28–39, Promises of eternal increase and exaltation are made to prophets and Saints in all ages; 40–47, Joseph Smith is given the power to bind and seal on earth and in heaven; 48–50, The Lord seals upon him his exaltation; 51–57, Emma Smith is counseled to be faithful and true; 58–66, Laws governing the plurality of wives are set forth.

 


 

 16Therefore, when they are out of the world they neither marry nor are given in amarriage; but are appointed angels in bheaven, which angels are ministering cservants, to minister for those who are worthy of a far more, and an exceeding, and an eternal weight of glory.

 17For these angels did not abide my law; therefore, they cannot be enlarged, but remain separately and singly, without exaltation, in their saved condition, to all eternity; and from henceforth are not gods, but are aangels of God forever and ever.

 18And again, verily I say unto you, if a man marry a wife, and make a covenant with her for time and for all eternity, if that acovenant is not by me or by my word, which is my law, and is not sealed by the Holy Spirit of promise, through him whom I have anointed and appointed unto this power, then it is not valid neither of force when they are out of the world, because they are not joined by me, saith the Lord, neither by my word; when they are out of the world it cannot be received there, because the angels and the gods are appointed there, by whom they cannot pass; they cannot, therefore, inherit my glory; for my house is a house of order, saith the Lord God.

 19And again, verily I say unto you, if a man amarry a wife by my word, which is my law, and by the new and beverlasting covenant, and it is csealed unto them by the Holy Spirit of dpromise, by him who is anointed, unto whom I have appointed this power and the ekeys of this priesthood; and it shall be said unto them—Ye shall come forth in the first resurrection; and if it be after the first resurrection, in the next resurrection; and shall inherit fthrones, kingdoms, principalities, and powers, dominions, all heights and depths—then shall it be written in the Lamb’s gBook of Life, that he shall commit no hmurder whereby to shed innocent iblood, and if ye abide in my covenant, and commit no murder whereby to shed innocent blood, it shall be done unto them in all things whatsoever my servant hath put upon them, in time, and through all eternity; and shall be of full force when they are out of the world; and they shall pass by the angels, and the gods, which are set there, to their jexaltation and glory in all things, as hath been sealed upon their heads, which glory shall be a fulness and a continuation of the kseeds forever and ever.

 20 Then shall they be gods, because they have no end; therefore shall they be from aeverlasting to everlasting, because they continue; then shall they be above all, because all things are subject unto them. Then shall they be bgods, because they have call power, and the angels are subject unto them.

 21Verily, verily, I say unto you, except ye abide my alaw ye cannot attain to this glory.

 22For astrait is the gate, and narrow the bway that leadeth unto the exaltation and continuation of the clives, and few there be that find it, because ye receive me not in the world neither do ye know me.

 23But if ye receive me in the world, then shall ye know me, and shall receive your exaltation; that awhere I am ye shall be also.

 24This is aeternal lives—to bknow the only wise and true God, and Jesus Christ, whom he hath csent. I am he. Receive ye, therefore, my law.

 25aBroad is the gate, and wide the way that leadeth to the bdeaths; and many there are that go in thereat, because they creceive me not, neither do they abide in my law.


24 posted on 01/22/2013 2:32:55 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Kaslin

I’m sick of Rush and I’m sick of Hannity and I’m sick of Beck! The Republicans aren’t afraid of ANYTHING except the low information voter. And so should every conservative in the country be.


25 posted on 01/22/2013 2:37:35 PM PST by Deb (If you wanna laugh everyday, follow Deepak Chopra on Twitter)
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To: Mr. Jeeves
“....was taken out by a scurrilous campaign of lies and slander,...”

Romney never challenged any allegations against him and this is what McCain did also. They let the lies linger and never ever said they were LIES! Of course your enemy would win. Who would have told either of them to just let it slide? n/s

26 posted on 01/22/2013 2:40:30 PM PST by cameraeye (A happy kuffir!)
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To: Elsie
Elsie, we know you have an irrational hatred for Mormons.

How do you feel about, say, Baha'i?

27 posted on 01/22/2013 2:47:13 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: svcw

We easily have some 17% of the current population of the territory once known as the United States of America interested in revolution, or secession, or calling for a reaffirmation of the American ideals.

Offer, first, to divide the country amicibly. The counties/congressional districts that are colored in on the electoral maps as “red” areas, be allowed to separate from the pockets that are designated on these same maps as “blue” areas. The “blue” areas are given free rein to practice all the “social justice” and “fairness” they can stand, while the “red” area (which is nearly contiguous) is allowed to keep the customs and laws that have defined the ideal that is what the “United States of America” used to be. The words of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution apply and are enforced, as much on the central part of the government as on every state, province, county seat and township in the republic thus formed.

There will be an adjustment period. First of all, those who do not agree with the reversion to the previous standards of civility and conduct are forthwithly sent packing off to one of the “blue” areas, and for those trapped in the “blue” areas but find that brand of “liberty” not to be their choice, would be allowed to emigrate to the “red” area. Once the resettlement is essentially complete, a frontier shall be maintained separating all parts of the “red” area from the “blue” area, and only very extenuating circumstances will be considered for those who would attempt to penetrate the other side, such as asylum, or family considerations.

This, of course, means a goodly part of the persons charged with delivering the message of what our heritage is or should be, would have to be aligned to assure that some kind of subversion is not going on in schools and universities. Those activist teachers and instructors that are interested in implementing a “new way” may enter the “blue” zones, but would not be allowed to practice that same activism in the “red” area. Those teachers and instructors that have faith in the ideals that formed America in its first two centuries of existence are invited to enter and remain in the “red” area.

If this amicible division should prove to be too burdensome for the Washington, DC, wonks, then they should be properly reminded that there are some 300 million side arms out there, and the Second Amendment has not yet been rescinded.


28 posted on 01/22/2013 2:50:40 PM PST by alloysteel (Bronco Bama - the cowboy who whooped up and widened the stampede.)
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To: Kaslin

Demons tend to demonize.


29 posted on 01/22/2013 3:12:41 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Mitt’s campaign let him be destroyed by BO. They never once took the gloves off and had so many opportunities to do it. Obama was/is scandal ridden, corrupt and a liar. No one knows his background and he has driven the economy into the ground. Mitt should have destroyed him personally, like he did his fellow Republican candidates but he never did. Should have destroyed him and kept on no matter what the press said. It may have opened a few eyes.


30 posted on 01/22/2013 3:17:55 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: Gene Eric

17% of our current population is 6,120,000. That’s a pretty big militia.


31 posted on 01/22/2013 3:19:37 PM PST by DownInFlames
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To: okie01; Elsie

The Mormon church twisted Christianity.

And now what?

Mitt, in spite of his elevated post in the church, sometimes seemed to care very little about widely claimed Mormon standards. Why would he ever have been copacetic with the sick charade called “gay marriage?” That’s not what Salt Lake City wants to be known as its legacy.

Oh to have been a fly on Mitt’s wall.


32 posted on 01/22/2013 3:20:33 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Mozilla

We can’t impeach unless we win back the Senate. Even then, the spineless Repubs would be to scared to do it.


33 posted on 01/22/2013 3:21:02 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: dandiegirl

Yup, if anyone was in a place to have mercilessly flouted Barack, Mitt was, and he just let it fall on the floor.


34 posted on 01/22/2013 3:21:56 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
Feed the bastard SOB some of his own medicine, there's certainly more than enough material to choose from without having to make up any!

How do you get it through the TV media filter? If they don't like, they will not air it. It's still a TV news driven country. If it ain't on TV, it didn't happen.

If they cared about looking at both sides of a story, obama would never have won.

35 posted on 01/22/2013 3:24:13 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Good post........


36 posted on 01/22/2013 3:25:34 PM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I think the Obama campaign was shocked that they didn’t go after him. I remember Axlegrease saying something of that nature after the fact.


37 posted on 01/22/2013 3:26:44 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: Kaslin
bs

democrats have ALWAYS demonized their opponents.

The sad truth is... everything that gets done (or not done) in Washington is EXACTLY what both sides want to happen. It's just convenient to let to happen and then blame it on the other guy.

38 posted on 01/22/2013 3:29:31 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: dandiegirl

Its as simple as this—Conservatives think liberals have bad ideas, Liberals think conservatives are bad people.

All campaigns need to be run with that in mind. The libs and the media will always portray the GOP as mean while the GOP tries to sell ideas.


39 posted on 01/22/2013 3:52:00 PM PST by lone star annie
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To: Kaslin

Well we are well and truly screwed then. I wouldn’t care anout demonization if they were not cowards and deserving of even consertive scorn.


40 posted on 01/22/2013 3:59:55 PM PST by Afterguard (Liberals will let you do anything you want, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: Candor7

“They should have been name calling from 2007 onwards.”

I’ll go you one better than that, Candor7.

Conservatives should have been showing up back in the 1970s at school board meetings to kick commies out of the classrooms. They should’ve showed their faces at local village and county board meetings to stop sky-high property taxes.

Conservatives are lazy and self-centered and care only about worshipping Mammon and remodeling their stupid kitchens. And then they scratch their heads and wonder how leftists took over the country.


41 posted on 01/22/2013 4:09:21 PM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
The GOP can’t be chicken, fearing that they will brown off all the Democrats who voted for Obama. They need to be bold, to get interest revived among their friends.

You got it. The GOP played nice and "reached across the aisle" after Bush was President and they controlled Congress, instead of pushing their agenda. They seemed to be afraid of losing, and didn't want to provoke the leftists and their MSM into attacking them.

But the leftists and their MSM were going to attack them regardless, and they did lose, first Congress in 2006, then everything. The sad part is that the GOP has nothing to lose by making a stand since the lefties will continue to attack them regardless of what they do, and plenty to gain by standing up for Conservative principles, so they could at least give us a reason to support them. Too bad they can't see that far ahead.

42 posted on 01/22/2013 4:34:37 PM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (Ho, ho, hey, hey, I'm BUYcotting Chick-Fil-A)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

There’s also some bait and switch. The GOP establishment saw Romney as the genteel Republican that everyone would like, including the media. The media basically baits the GOP with favorable coverage of a moderate who then gets deemed electable and once he accepts the GOP nomination then becomes the antichrist. Might as well go for broke in 2016 and nominate an “unelectable” Republican candidate.


43 posted on 01/22/2013 4:40:23 PM PST by garbanzo (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine)
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homo defectus


44 posted on 01/22/2013 6:09:02 PM PST by devolve ( ---- ---- ---- -CHEESEBURGER_CHEESEBURGER_CHEESEBURGER- ---- ---- ---- ---- John Belushi ---- ----)
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To: Kaslin
The Republican base stayed home because they were angry at the Republican Party and at Romney, but people voted against Romney. They were not voting for Obama. This is what everybody misses. Obama had demonized Romney for a full year, and people believed it. They believed that Romney didn't care when a guy's wife died. There has never been a candidate for the White House more charitable, more giving, and more decent. Forget political ideas and concepts, just in terms of humanity, there's never been a better person run for the office than Romney.

ANd here, for all to see, is the hypocrasy of Rush Limbaugh on full display.

Rush knows full well that what he accuses Obama of, is exactly what Mitt did to the conservatives that were his opponents in the Primary.

This is an out and out lie, by ommission.
45 posted on 01/22/2013 6:57:22 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: okie01; Elsie
Elsie, we know you have an irrational hatred for Mormons.

Another false accusation.

If what you are saying is true, you should be able to find ample posts of Elsie that prove it true.

Please man up and provide the proof!
46 posted on 01/22/2013 6:59:45 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: Kaslin

Instead of playing along, the republicans should vote present on every bill. Let the dems own everything. Then when it all crashes they won’t have anyone to blame. As it is, the republicans will be blamed no matter what. I firmly believe you have to be evil to be a democrat but you have to be stupid to be a republican.


47 posted on 01/22/2013 7:12:35 PM PST by Terry Mross
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To: okie01
Elsie, we know you have an irrational hatred for Mormons.

I DO?

Damn!

I thought I had a RATIONAL hatred for HERESY!

Who knew!!!

48 posted on 01/22/2013 7:25:23 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: okie01
How do you feel about, say, Baha'i?

A lot better than ISLAM 'feels' toward them!

At least they ain't claiming to be Christian; and the only TRUE christians at that!!!



Questions put to Joseph Smith: "'Do you believe the Bible?' [Smith:]'If we do, we are the only people under heaven that does, for there are none of the religious sects of the day that do'. When asked 'Will everybody be damned, but Mormons'? [Smith replied] 'Yes, and a great portion of them, unless they repent, and work righteousness." (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 119).
Joseph Smith: "for the teachers of religion of the different sects understood the same passages of scripture so differently as to destroy all confidence in settling the question by an appeal to the Bible" (from Pearl of Great Price 1:12). "What is it that inspires professors of Christianity generally with a hope of salvation? It is that smooth, sophisticated influence of the devil, by which he deceives the whole world" (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p.270).
 
 
 
Brigham Young stated this repeatedly: "When the light came to me I saw that all the so-called Christian world was grovelling in darkness" (Journal of Discourses 5:73); "The Christian world, so-called, are heathens as to the knowledge of the salvation of God" (Journal of Discourses 8:171); "With a regard to true theology, a more ignorant people never lived than the present so-called Christian world" (Journal of Discourses 8:199); "And who is there that acknowledges [God's] hand? ...You may wander east, west, north, and south, and you cannot find it in any church or government on the earth, except the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" (Journal of Discourses , vol. 6, p.24); "Should you ask why we differ from other Christians, as they are called, it is simply because they are not Christians as the New Testament defines Christianity" (Journal of Discourses 10:230).
 
 
 
Orson Pratt proclaimed: "Both Catholics and Protestants are nothing less than the 'whore of Babylon' whom the Lord denounces by the mouth of John the Revelator as having corrupted all the earth by their fornications and wickedness. Any person who shall be so corrupt as to receive a holy ordinance of the Gospel from the ministers of any of these apostate churches will be sent down to hell with them, unless they repent" (The Seer, p. 255).
 
 
 
Orson Pratt also said: "This great apostasy commenced about the close of the first century of the Christian era, and it has been waxing worse and worse from then until now" (Journal of Discourses
, vol.18, p.44) and: "But as there has been no Christian Church on the earth for a great many centuries past, until the present century, the people have lost sight of the pattern that God has given according to which the Christian Church should be established, and they have denominated a great variety of people Christian Churches, because they profess to be ...But there has been a long apostasy, during which the nations have been cursed with apostate churches in great abundance" (Journal of Discourses , 18:172).
 
 
President John Taylor stated: "Christianity...is a perfect pack of nonsense...the devil could not invent a better engine to spread his work than the Christianity of the nineteenth century." (Journal of Discourses , vol. 6, p.167); "Where shall we look for the true order or authority of God? It cannot be found in any nation of Christendom." (Journal of Discourses , 10:127).
 
 
 
James Talmage said: "A self-suggesting interpretation of history indicates that there has been a great departure from the way of salvation as laid down by the Savior, a universal apostasy from the Church of Christ". (A Study of the Articles of Faith, p.182).
 
 
 
President Joseph Fielding Smith said: "Doctrines were corrupted, authority lost, and a false order of religion took the place of the gospel of Jesus Christ, just as it had been the case in former dispensations, and the people were left in spiritual darkness." (Doctrines of Salvation, p.266). "For hundreds of years the world was wrapped in a veil of spiritual darkness, until there was not one fundamental truth belonging to the place of salvation ...Joseph Smith declared that in the year 1820 the Lord revealed to him that all the 'Christian' churches were in error, teaching for commandments the doctrines of men" (Doctrines of Salvation, vol. 3, p.282).
 
 
 
More recent statements by apostle Bruce McConkie are also very clear: "Apostasy was universal...And this darkness still prevails except among those who have come to a knowledge of the restored gospel" (Doctrines of Salvation, vol 3, p.265); "Thus the signs of the times include the prevailing apostate darkness in the sects of Christendom and in the religious world in general" (The Millennial Messiah, p.403); "a perverted Christianity holds sway among the so-called Christians of apostate Christendom" (Mormon Doctrine, p.132); "virtually all the millions of apostate Christendom have abased themselves before the mythical throne of a mythical Christ whom they vainly suppose to be a spirit essence who is incorporeal uncreated, immaterial and three-in-one with the Father and Holy Spirit" (Mormon Doctrine, p.269); "Gnosticism is one of the great pagan philosophies which antedated Christ and the Christian Era and which was later commingled with pure Christianity to form the apostate religion that has prevailed in the world since the early days of that era." (Mormon Doctrine, p.316).
 
 
 
President George Q. Cannon said: "After the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized, there were only two churches upon the earth. They were known respectively as the Church of the Lamb of God and Babylon. The various organizations which are called churches throughout Christendom, though differing in their creeds and organizations, have one common origin. They all belong to Babylon" (Gospel Truth, p.324).
 
 
President Wilford Woodruff stated: "the Gospel of modern Christendom shuts up the Lord, and stops all communication with Him. I want nothing to do with such a Gospel, I would rather prefer the Gospel of the dark ages, so called" (Journal of Discourses , vol. 2, p.196).

49 posted on 01/22/2013 7:27:11 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Kaslin

!


50 posted on 01/22/2013 8:25:17 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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