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It's Hard to Be a Republican

Nick705 Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 2:16 PM
A few aphorisms spring to mind. H L Mencken said: "Nobody ever went broke UNDERestimating the intelligence of the American public." The man-in-the-street interviews by Fox Bews, Jay Leno and others proved that the majority of American voters know nothing and care less about domestic or, especially, foreign policy. Mention the onrushing economic disaster, and the interviewers got blank stares. Joblessness? Half of them said it was - after nearly four years - Bush's fault. The blacks voted for Obama (94%) because of the color of his skin. Latinos because they believe he will lift all restrictions on illegal aliens (probably right, amnesty here we come.) The young because he's - like, you know - cool.
Nick705 Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 2:28 PM
Single women? He'll give them the "pill" free, & don't forget, Obozo was the only Senator not to vote for a law banning late term abortions - trans: infanticide.) All of them bought the $500 million Dem. vilification campaign to paint a good man, Mitt Romney, as a heartless capitalist who fires people for fun, paid no taxes for 10 years, will destroy Social Security, caused a woman's death from cancer, and more. Obozo's message was what 51% of Americans wanted to hear: You don't need to do anything; the state will take care of you, cradle to grave. We will squeeze the rich [who already pay 50% of federal taxes] harder. George Bernard Shaw wrote: "A government that promises to rob Peter to pay Paul can always count on the support of Paul."
Wayne from the Hoosier state Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 2:46 PM
Very well said, Nick.

The America I knew may be ebbing away.
Even when the economy is terrible, when the incumbent Democratic president has not been able to demonstrate success on job creation or growth, and even when the standard of living for Americans is declining on his watch, the country will choose a Democrat "who cares about the problems of people like me" over the Republican. That alone is enough to make Republican heads spin for some time.

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