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Apparently It's 'Just' The Economy Stupid
« on: October 16, 2011, 11:21:18 AM »
The progressives (in the democrat party particularly) appear to be against the ropes and reeling from all the sucker punches they're getting lately. Even their own high profile supporters are turning on them as illustrated below. Bear in mind that this example is just the most recent, there are many other similar examples to pick from. Hardly a day goes by that you don't hear or read some high-ranking democrat aghast at the state of their party - and if you add in the stories that attribute the information to 'unnamed democrat officials' the evidence really begins to pile up.

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"When I visit Mr. Zuckerman this week in his midtown Manhattan office, he reports that three people approached him at dinner the previous evening to discuss his August op-ed. Among business executives who supported Barack Obama in 2008, he says, "there is enormously widespread anxiety over the political leadership of the country." Mr. Zuckerman reports that among Democrats, "The sense is that the policies of this government have failed. . . . What they say about [Mr. Obama] when he's not in the room, so to speak, is astonishing."
The sad thing to me though - the thing that just completely baffles me is that it's just because of the economy.

Nothing bad about losing your freedoms...nothing bad about being slowly enslaved...nothing bad concerning the history of leftism and how it inevitably ends in the deaths of millions, indeed leftism is responsible for the deaths of more people in the last 100 years than have been killed in all the wars in the planet's history combined.

If the economy was even just so-so right now we'd likely be looking forward to another progressive-controlled government in 2012 and the death of our nation. Sadly, there's still a chance that the progressives are going to come out on top, even if the economy stays as it is. Though to be sure that chance seems pretty small - but that is some small comfort to me really.

Just the notion that someone could willingly allow themselves to be enslaved is mind boggling in the extreme - but when that mind-set seems to be harbored by a large percentage of the people in this country, well that's just downright depressing frankly. Unless attitudes change in the next year, even if the progressives are soundly thumped in the 2012 elections (as everyone seems to be predicting currently), the elections after that have me really concerned.

Granted, if things continue to go sour for progressives as they are now, they may be completely done as a political force if not indefinitely, at least for a generation or so. Still, it's an awful lot to gamble on an 'if' or a 'maybe' if you ask me.

« Last Edit: October 16, 2011, 11:48:30 AM by BMG »
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Re: Apparently It's 'Just' The Economy Stupid
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2011, 11:48:32 AM »
If we don't wrest the kids' education from their grip, we ARE doomed.  Word is a woman on Fox News hit the nail on the head by opining that we've got a generation, at least, of socialist-leaning kids.

In which direction do you suspect the 8 year-old daughter of that "Grim" lunatic at the OWS in NYC will lean?  Not just because of her mother, but because it will all be reinforced by the schools.

The enslavement is insidious because it's incremental; pretty soon they're telling themselves that it's for the best because there's always the favored "public good" at stake that sucks 'em in.

I personally believe people who move into HOA-heavy neighborhoods are nuts, willingly enslaved, but they don't see it that way most times.  What they see as a rilly good thing is that the other people are prevented from ruining the neighborhood and dragging down property values with poor flower/house - color choices.  That their choices are restricted too matters none -- it's the other guy from which they need protection.
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Re: Apparently It's 'Just' The Economy Stupid
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2011, 12:13:33 PM »

Statist, they surrender their property rights and subordinate others in order to maintain equanimity.

Officials of HOA's belong in a condo.




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Re: Apparently It's 'Just' The Economy Stupid
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2011, 12:23:19 PM »

Statist, they surrender their property rights and subordinate others in order to maintain equanimity.

Officials of HOA's belong in a condo prison.


FTFY.
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