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Dick Morris: My advice is learn to live with it (Vanity)

Posted on 05/07/2009 7:06:08 AM PDT by wingsof liberty

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To: Las Vegas Ron
Yesterday, my husband was trying to set up phone service in another state.He was speaking with someone in California.She asked him how he liked Obama.He was astounded .Then she said that he was the best pres.,had done so many good things already.
If I had been on the line, I would have asked her to name one.He told her that the alien should leave now.I wonder if we will get service as promised?
There are idiots out there and they vote.
51 posted on 05/07/2009 8:36:54 AM PDT by georgia peach (georgia peach)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Yesterday, my husband was trying to set up phone service in another state.He was speaking with someone in California.She asked him how he liked Obama.He was astounded .Then she said that he was the best pres.,had done so many good things already.
If I had been on the line, I would have asked her to name one.He told her that the alien should leave now.I wonder if we will get service as promised?
There are idiots out there and they vote.


52 posted on 05/07/2009 8:37:11 AM PDT by georgia peach (georgia peach)
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To: All

Ok, I have been slammed for saying Dick Morris knows his stuff. Who should I listen to? I think Michelle Malkin is great - should I not be listening to her?


53 posted on 05/07/2009 8:37:27 AM PDT by wingsof liberty
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To: wingsof liberty
Anyone familiar with him knows that Dick knows his stuff

It's obvious you don't know Dick.
54 posted on 05/07/2009 8:40:31 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (We've gone from Jefferson to the Jeffersons)
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To: wingsof liberty

Dims have virtual control of both houses take cover grab ammo it’s about as good as it gets with obama&Co.around.


55 posted on 05/07/2009 8:41:30 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: MuttTheHoople; All

If Obama’s 3rd World Marxism truly worked, I would cheer him on. However, everywhere it’s been tried it’s proved a total, complete, utter disaster.
And thats what really scares me. The definition of Insanity is trying the same thing over and over, but expecting a different result. By that definition, Obama is off his rocker. How comforting.


56 posted on 05/07/2009 8:41:32 AM PDT by wingsof liberty
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To: wingsof liberty

“Ok, I have been slammed for saying Dick Morris knows his stuff.”

Not from me. I agree with you about Dick Morris.


57 posted on 05/07/2009 8:45:20 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: martin_fierro
Hi, Dick.

*snicker*

58 posted on 05/07/2009 8:47:58 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Ev Reeman
McCain (RINOS) are the only ones given good press and attention.

Rightwing primary voters are just as susceptible to MSM propaganda as the rest of America.

We on FR are in a clear minority of people who know the issues.

59 posted on 05/07/2009 8:48:12 AM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: wingsof liberty
i LOVE watching morris interviews. he is a doom and gloom kinda guy and i like it.

although i stopped putting any stock into what he said when he assured everyone that hillary would undoubtedly get the nomination and win the white house.

60 posted on 05/07/2009 8:52:48 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: wingsof liberty

If it “works”/doesn’t “work”? What does “work” mean?


61 posted on 05/07/2009 8:52:59 AM PDT by uscabjd ( a)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Ok, so per my previous response, who should I be listening to? Its easy to say “You listen to him so you have no clue.” How about being a little proactive and steering me to the true know-it-all? Rush? Hannity?


62 posted on 05/07/2009 9:05:05 AM PDT by wingsof liberty
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Well, we saw this during the Bush administration where we had pretty low unemployment (4.5%), a surging stock market (up to 14,000), yet all the media and Dems said was that things were horrible, that there were "uninsured," blah, blah. This helped produce 2006. Our idiots never made the arguments for low taxes and low spending because they were too busy spending money. Therefore, they HAD NO argument at all! Funny how that works.

I do think you're right that even as unemployment mounts, we're going to hear about the Obama recovery. It's almost like one of those sitcoms, where two brothers or sisters compete for the parent's love, and the one is a screw up who is constantly praised and protected, while the responsible one is always viewed as unsympathetic and negative, and even when it turns out that the "good" sibling is right, the parent STILL sides with the screwup.

63 posted on 05/07/2009 9:33:35 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: mono; y6162
There is only one area where Dick Morris is expert, and where I will listen to him: what kind of people the Clintons are. That's it.

Other than that, I pretty much ignore everything he says, or I do the opposite.

64 posted on 05/07/2009 9:43:43 AM PDT by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: beejaa
> We seem
> We also need
> We need

This is the problem. Too many conservatives have become complacement and think that "we" is going to be composed of "some other people" doing the heavy lifting. Until conservatives become willing to take to the streets in numbers, marching on state capitals and corrupt politicians' offices, the downward slide will continue.

The Tea Parties were the first indication that the ship's course can still be corrected. Time will show if that momentum can be maintained and grown.

65 posted on 05/07/2009 9:49:33 AM PDT by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: LS
It is indeed amazing. What's up is down and visa versa

I wonder how bad it is going to have to get or what disaster must befall this country before people actually wake up, if they ever do.

I know you recognize as well as I do we are in a free fall to unprecedented times like never seen before. We have an openly Marxist/Fascist POTUS and yet he is popular, or so the media tells us.

I have to admit, I'm at a loss for a cure and for the first time in my life am pessimistic about my future and the future of the whole country.

Sorry to be a downer

66 posted on 05/07/2009 9:53:32 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (I'd rather the world hate us then laugh at us)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Don’t think it’s a downer, it’s realism. Mussolini was in power for 20 years, and probably would have stayed in power if not for WW II and stupidly siding with Hitler. Course, had he not done that, he probably would have been taken over earlier.


67 posted on 05/07/2009 9:56:19 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: pepsi_junkie

Maybe that would be a good thing.

I think both parties contain their share of odd bedfellows right now.

Believe it or not, a lot of Dems aren’t really that far away from the conservative camp on a lot of issues. Plenty of them are anti-abortion, against taxes and fvt spending, etc..

They just can’t see past the “our team vs your team” aspect of it.

Conversely, there are many Republicans who don’t realize they aren’t really conservatives too.

I wish I had a flame suit here, but I’ll go ahead and say this without it...

It occurs to me that the religious element within our ranks is here not just because of abortion, but also a variety of moral issues. But I see little conservative about the desire to legislate morals. In that sense, it isn’t really govt control per-se that they despise as much as the direction to which that control leans.

If nothing else, it would be interesting to see along what lines the oil and water would separate again if the jar were shaken.


68 posted on 05/07/2009 9:58:04 AM PDT by Pessimist
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To: NewJerseyJoe

Good post!
Hopefully we can spread the word that the Government Motors bailouts are really union payoffs.


69 posted on 05/07/2009 9:59:47 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: wingsof liberty

The demographics are working against us in America as the core American population gets diluted by 3rd world immigration and their US born children. These immigrants are natural born Democrats and at most only 20% will vote Republican

If it weren’t for the demographics I would be confident we could reverse anything the Democrats do. Our native born are much more capitalist and leery of government than the immigrants (legal and illegal) we are getting who will try to wheedle whatever they can get out of our various levels of government. And who will vote for demagogue Democrat scum like 0-Kenyan who will promise them anything at the expense of “the rich” which roughly translates to native born white men


70 posted on 05/07/2009 10:04:00 AM PDT by dennisw (Your action becomes your habit. Your habit becomes your character, that becomes your destiny)
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To: wingsof liberty

Rush gets a lot of crap on here, but he has been one of the few Conservatives willing to stick it out and bring the fight to the democrats over the last two decades, even in the face of overwhelming odds. No, he is not right on everything, but he is an intelligent man who has a good grasp on what this nation needs to pull itself out of the mess it is in.


71 posted on 05/07/2009 10:21:06 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (We've gone from Jefferson to the Jeffersons)
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To: LS
Yes, you're right. It will probably take another war of that magnitude to fix the situation we are in too. This time though it might be within our own borders.

Interesting times indeed. The list of possible scenarios panning out is long and I wonder which event will unfold first.

Then again it may be something that catches us all by surprise and had no idea it could happen or could see it coming...God does work in mysterious ways. Of course that is supposing he thinks we are still worthy of his Divine help.

72 posted on 05/07/2009 10:28:58 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (I'd rather the world hate us then laugh at us)
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To: Pessimist
It occurs to me that the religious element within our ranks is here not just because of abortion, but also a variety of moral issues. But I see little conservative about the desire to legislate morals.

I tend to agree. I am pro-freedom and that extends to freedom to worship in the manner of your choice and living in the way you choose so long as it doesn't harm or impact others. I break with the evangelical community when it comes to the idea of legislating morality. That is, to limit freedoms of others based on your moral code. I wouldnt want sharia law imposed on me and I wouldn't want to impose even a benign and reasonable equivalent on anyone else. There are exceptions, such as, for example, abortion. In that case, if you truly believe that life begins at conception then you have a horrible crime being imposed on a human being and that is not about legislating morality but rather protecting the weak from others. Perfectly legitimate. Stopping consenting adults from engaging in same-sex relationships behind closed doors because it offends you? Sounds like the flip side of political correctness to me, frankly.

But then I guess I sound almost libertarian and that can be controversial here at times.

73 posted on 05/07/2009 11:03:49 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: randog

If I were a mole
slithering outa Obama’s hole
I wouldn’t like it much either
Insults a day
from Trolls come what may
just make my day.


74 posted on 05/07/2009 11:08:09 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (We don't need no stinkin video clips unrelated to the subject)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Well, in my theology, 99% of the time God cannot, by the limits He has imposed on Himself, override our free will. He didn't with the Jews, time and again: they got what they "wanted," and He had to let them have it. That didn't mean it didn't come without punishment (usually in the form of natural, worldly reaction, such as a foreign power taking them over).

So I don't expect divine intervention unless I see somewhere that we are specifically promised such a result. Right now, we're reaping what we've sown for half a century.

75 posted on 05/07/2009 11:36:34 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: LS

You are pointing out what I have been saying is the single most important force weakening America and blocking progress—the media. You only know what information you are provided and the media provides only positive interpretations of socialist actions and negative, belittling interpretations of conservative actions. How else can one explain the election of an unaccomplished socialist over an accomplished war hero? How else can people come to believe that only “the rich” (other people) will pay taxes when every working person’s taxes have grown greatly since WW2. The media is a propaganda engine that must be countered. Today, I heard a radio news report (CBS) that proclaimed in the lead story that Obama was cutting spending. This was followed with a clip of Obama stating that spending needed to be more conservative. This is indistinguishable from Soviet-era news reports from Soviet sources about the wonderful accomplishments of the Soviet government. In truth, Obama has increased government spending in record amounts and has even spent money to fund his party’s campaign and support organizations. If CBS can feel no qualms or risks in releasing such propaganda, then CBS’s managers must know they control the information people will hear and know that no one will know it is a lie.


76 posted on 05/07/2009 12:34:46 PM PDT by iacovatx (If you must lie to recruit to your cause, you are fighting for the wrong side.)
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To: iacovatx; abb
And yet, this is coming at a time when the media is losing more viewers, and more readers, than ever. I think (possibly) what this might mean is that with the proliferation of thousands and thousands of media "outlets," only the most consistently repeated messages get through: the Republicans are rich guys who hate blacks; Obama is wonderful; and so on.

abb, you might weigh in, but wouldn't this explain it in part? For ex., collectively, Time, Newsweak, People, all the rest may be losing readers . . . but when every single one puts Obama on the cover, not once, but a dozen times, that message ultimately must get through.

77 posted on 05/07/2009 1:02:44 PM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: LS

No doubt the Drive-By Media is immensely powerful and has been all our lifetime. They are collectively more powerful than government and it took them years to accumulate it and it will take years to strip them of that power.

Yet I’m optimistic. We bloggers and posters are the mammals to the dinosaurs. We can and will survive. We put together the tea parties IN SPITE OF THE DRIVE-BY MEDIA.

Back in the 20s, the newspaper business threw a hissy fit when radio dared to intrude into what they thought was their bailiwick of news reporting. They managed to short-circuit radio news gathering operations for several years until the industry built up enough political clout to compete. See ‘Biltmore Agreement.’

And it will be the same with us. Even now I can detect a waning of political clout. Used to here in Louisiana a flurry of local newspaper editorials could stampede Baton Rouge into action. Now no one reads them much.

We will triumph. Freedom will win out. Always has and always will.


78 posted on 05/07/2009 1:27:49 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: mosesdapoet
You keep posting this site.

It is the biggest mess I have ever seen.

I have no idea what it is supposed to be.

79 posted on 05/07/2009 8:53:26 PM PDT by happygrl (Hope and Change or Rope and Chains?)
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To: LS

“... but when every single one puts Obama on the cover, not once, but a dozen times, that message ultimately must get through.”

Yes, and when there is NO other accessible message being presented, what else can the general population know?

Some other factors include the complexity of the issues involved—complex issues are difficult and take time to understand. This includes economic issues and most people can’t understand numbers over $1000 other than that they are bigger numbers. The distance, in both time and personal connection of the issues, plays a role. If something is going to happen far into the future or doesn’t seem to be affecting the person in their day-to-day life so far-—then the issue is of no concern. Then there is the perceived veracity of talking heads on TV. If a person watches someone on TV say something, the message takes on an air of truth, simply because the person is on TV (they look so dignified — how could they possibly be lying to everyone in TV-land?).


80 posted on 05/08/2009 6:29:49 AM PDT by iacovatx (If you must lie to recruit to your cause, you are fighting for the wrong side.)
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To: happygrl

00Oh... Your sooo silly...
http://www.theusmat.com/home.htm


81 posted on 05/08/2009 8:25:44 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (We don't need no stinkin video clips unrelated to the subject)
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To: abb

Amen!


82 posted on 06/03/2009 11:43:05 AM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: wingsof liberty

If anyone has some rays of sunshine to share, I could sure use them.

Ammunition is still available.
You are still free to buy it.


83 posted on 06/03/2009 11:45:33 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

http://etd.lsu.edu/docs/available/etd-0711102-133745/unrestricted/Collins_thesis.pdf

THE NEW ORLEANS PRESS-RADIO WAR AND HUEY P. LONG, 1922-1936.


84 posted on 06/03/2009 11:58:22 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: tet68

Yes in fact I just bought a case of trap ammo today, thank u :) But I am looking over my shoulder too. According to that DHS memo, since I own a gun and oppose the administrations agenda, I am a “threat to national security.” Maybe I should head down to the police station and ask where I go to turn myself in /SARC


85 posted on 06/07/2009 3:13:22 PM PDT by wingsof liberty
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