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They Had A Dream
Weekly Standard ^ | 5/25/2014 | Noemie Emery

Posted on 05/25/2014 11:53:11 AM PDT by Aria

They had a dream. For almost a hundred years now, the famed academic-artistic-and-punditry industrial complex has dreamed of a government run by their kind of people (i.e., nature’s noblemen), whose intelligence, wit, and refined sensibilities would bring us a heaven on earth. Their keen intellects would cut through the clutter as mere mortals’ couldn’t. They would lift up the wretched, oppressed by cruel forces. Above all, they would counter the greed of the merchants, the limited views of the business community, and the ignorance of the conformist and dim middle class.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: academia; liberals; obama; obamacare; obamalies; progressives
A knockout punch to those arrogant snobs who think they're so smart but can't do a damn thing except talk.

Last paragraph:

“It is actually harder to do some of these things in reality than we thought when we put it down on paper,” a book review in the Washington Post quoted a former Obama health care adviser as saying. This can stand as the last word for the great aspiration, and the people who held it. They wanted their chance, and they got it. They had it. They blew it. They’re done.

1 posted on 05/25/2014 11:53:11 AM PDT by Aria
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To: Aria

The ruling class is running country completely unopposed.

Why should they be sad?


2 posted on 05/25/2014 11:59:51 AM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: Tzimisce

Like the dog that chases the car. What does it want. After it pees on the car, it doesn’t care any more.


3 posted on 05/25/2014 12:06:50 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Tzimisce

Our tyrants should be forced to eat their own dog food.


4 posted on 05/25/2014 12:09:33 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Just doing laps around the sun and shaking my head that progressives can believe what they do!)
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To: Tzimisce

I believe them to be badly frightened. They have enough foresight to know what is coming. It is the administration that receives and hides the hate mail. There is nothing wrong with a proper hate. Why do you think this administration is loading up with arms and ammunition? They know they are bungled, inept incompetents. The initial warning came with the Nevada incident. There will be other incidents like Nevada. Eventually one such incident shall release Hell. It only takes a few, the French Revolution was effectuated by about 250,000 out of 35,000,000. The Bolshevik Revolution about 200,000 out of 100,000,000. The American Revolution about 150,000 out of 4,000,000. Basically about 5% of the population will fight that would be about 6,000,000 Anglo Americans.


5 posted on 05/25/2014 12:10:57 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Tzimisce

They should be sad because we aren’t sufficiently grateful that they screwed up our lives.

I’d like to drop Ezekiel Emmanuel in the middle of Alaska and see if he can figure out - with his own life on the line - how to survive when not surrounded by simpering idiots. Heck, I’d even throw Obama in with him for company. These people are parasites who live off the work of the real people they malign who are the same types of people who built the country the arrogant idiots want to transform.


6 posted on 05/25/2014 12:11:25 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Yes, their gun, ammo and armored vehicle purchases show that they are planning war against the US citizens.


7 posted on 05/25/2014 12:28:45 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Just doing laps around the sun and shaking my head that progressives can believe what they do!)
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To: MtnClimber

Haven’t they just shut down the last Lead smelter in the country? Bullets will become hard to come by for the average American. Looks like a plan...


8 posted on 05/25/2014 12:42:45 PM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: TalBlack

Anyone who did not see this coming has not been paying attention.


9 posted on 05/25/2014 12:47:58 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Just doing laps around the sun and shaking my head that progressives can believe what they do!)
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To: Aria

And it became an evil nightmare.


10 posted on 05/25/2014 12:48:45 PM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: Aria
Superb post.

Should the pubbies take the senate and retain the house, my litmus test for 2016 will be what they do about Obamacare.

They must immediately send Hisself a clean repeal. Let him veto it.

If they cannot muster a two thirds override, then defund it.

If they cannot muster the so-called courage to disembowel the most destructive statute in modern history, they will prove they are mere tools of the DC Uniparty and unworthy of any support in 2016.

11 posted on 05/25/2014 12:49:16 PM PDT by Jacquerie (To restore the 10th Amendment, repeal the 17th. Article V.)
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To: Jacquerie

We are probably about to find out who is a rat in GOP clothing and who actually wants what is good for the people.

We should have had tort reform and insurance across state lines. I don’t oppose some sort of voucher or something for the disabled, and dreadfully legit poor CITIZENS. They sure didn’t have to take over our whole system to help whoever really deserves some help.

As someone said, the best way to get rid of Obamacare is to make those who wrote and supported it make them eat it themselves. No more exemptions for government employees from government mandates. They’re such unashamed hypocrites.


12 posted on 05/25/2014 12:59:36 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: MtnClimber
they are planning war against the US citizens...

And they will lose. Think Iraq was bad with an uncooperative armed populace that knows the country inside and out? Wait till they declare war on Americans. You ain't seen nothin' yet, especially when the aggressors can't leave.
13 posted on 05/25/2014 1:10:04 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: SpaceBar

And it won’t be neatly delineated by the Mason-Dixon line.


14 posted on 05/25/2014 1:13:34 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Aria

Bump for later


15 posted on 05/25/2014 1:20:42 PM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: SpaceBar

And they will all have patriot neighbors who know where they live.


16 posted on 05/25/2014 1:38:39 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Just doing laps around the sun and shaking my head that progressives can believe what they do!)
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To: Aria
They planned to move millions upon millions of people from one set of doctors and networks to new ones heedless of the fact that people form relations of trust with their doctors and would resist losing them. They imposed health-insurance mandates on companies that employed 50 or more people with little consideration that this might apply a strong brake to the expansion of businesses and move millions of people into part-time employment. They levied taxes on companies that manufactured the medical devices that improved and saved lives, with no idea this would lead to fewer inventions. They heaped new levels of regulation and paperwork onto the shoulders of doctors and hospitals, with no idea that this would lead many to think about early retirement.

Liberal elites need to stay with what they know best: how to find the best wines, how to get special service at 'the club', how to dress so other liberal elites will know they're cool, and what kind of trips to take... Sherpas anyone? Liberal elites need to stay out of everything and anything that comes even close to real...

17 posted on 05/25/2014 1:43:03 PM PDT by GOPJ (Someone explain why {the MSM} uses the term liberal to describe totalitarian sociopaths? BruceinOz)
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To: GOPJ

I agree. They should only be comedy relief for those of us who know what’s real - what it actually takes to make something happen. They’re just parasites who have convinced their little egos that they’re better when I imagine that most of them might dimly recognize the lie in this at some point.


18 posted on 05/25/2014 2:03:05 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Aria
They had too much belief in the brilliance of experts, they were completely dismissive of public opinion, and they had a contempt for the great middle class.

They have been all of this, to be sure. But they have not yet suffered an irreversible political setback as a result. They have lot the House, but have entrenched their hold on the Executive branch and may yet retain control of the Senate. The Judiciary hangs in the balance.

They will engage in a desperate fight to retain power through a scheme of more free stuff to lure voters, political intimidation of their enemies through a corrupt federal bureaucracy, and election fraud on a massive scale. They have a good chance of pulling it off.

19 posted on 05/25/2014 2:10:11 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: centurion316

The judiciary is decidedly leftist, these guys are activists too. If the good judges remain silent, the activists are in charge


20 posted on 05/25/2014 2:16:55 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

The judiciary is decidedly intellectual elitist. Amongst older jurists who tend to be at the Federal Appellate level, conservative jurists are able to hold their own. SCOTUS is hanging by a 5-4 thread. The conservative faction of federal courts could all collapse very quickly.


21 posted on 05/25/2014 2:23:04 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: Aria

Quoting an important paragraph from the article right here on Free Republic.

Now THAT’s the sign of a truly great poster. Thanks, we could use a lot more like you.


22 posted on 05/25/2014 5:23:43 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

I don’t think they’re frightened, I think they’re pissed.

At us.

As another poster has pointed out, they’re arming up, and I think to punish us for rejecting them.

If THEY can’t have us, then, by God, NO one can have us, not even we ourselves.


23 posted on 05/25/2014 5:26:36 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Gee....thanks!

(you weren’t being sarcastic?)

I don’t post often...but some things just need to be posted.


24 posted on 05/25/2014 5:50:43 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Aria

No sarcasm here, just sincere thanks!


25 posted on 05/25/2014 7:58:06 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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