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  1. #1 Hating the government finally goes mainstream 
    Hating the government finally goes mainstream

    By: Chris Stirewalt
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    April 15, 2010

    Three years ago, the Republican establishment piled scorn on the presidential candidacy of Ron Paul.

    Today, he is in a statistical tie with President Obama in 2012 polling. His son, an ophthalmologist who has never run for elective office, is well ahead of not only the GOP's handpicked candidate for Senate in Kentucky but also both Democratic contenders -- all statewide officeholders.

    What happened? Did America sudden develop an insatiable appetite for 74-year-old, cranky congressmen from Texas? Is the gold standard catching on?

    Paul will not likely be the next president. And his son still faces the most arduous part of his journey as Democrats spend millions to paint him as soft on defense, lax on drug enforcement and too radical on welfare programs.

    But there's no doubt that hating the government and the powerful interests that pull Washington's strings has gone from the radical precincts of the Right and Left to the mainstream.

    It turns out that watching Goldman Sachs, the United Auto Workers, public employee unions and a raft of other vampires drain the treasury at America's weakest moment in a generation will make a person pretty hacked off.

    After Barack Obama's election, Democrats assumed that the American people were battered, bruised and ready for a morphine drip of European-style socialism. Republicans, shocked by their stunning reversals, figured the Democrats were right and started looking for technocrats of their own.

    And in a political system fueled by special-interest money, it was hard for the leaders of major parties to imagine anything other than an activist government. After all, if you pay for someone to get elected, you don't expect him to just sit there.

    Just 18 months ago the leaders of both parties were quite sure that Obama would be the popular, transformative president he aspires to be. The Republicans who emerged from the wreckage of November were certain to look a lot more like Charlie Crist and Mitt Romney than Marco Rubio and Ron Paul.

    But Crist's embrace of Obamanomics seems to have utterly destroyed his chances at a Senate seat that was once his for the taking. Romney, considered a near lock for the 2012 Republican nomination, has seen his candidacy badly damaged by a populist revolt against the passage of a national health care plan that looks like the one he designed for Massachusetts.

    Obama, who said that passage of his health plan proved that Washington could still do big things, finds himself deeply at odds with an electorate that is not confident of government's ability to do anything at all.

    His election has turned out to be not the result of a national lurch toward government intervention but his own skill at disguising his policies, the failures of the Republican Party and the bursting of the lending bubble.
    Interesting - read the whole thing.

    Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/po...#ixzz0lBO7Gbas
     

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    Obama ran on change, and when he did not deliver . . . We The People are starting to think - - "We're gonna have to do this shit ourselves."

    We did it before, 200-someodd years ago - - so . . . we're just doing this again.

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    Just 18 months ago the leaders of both parties were quite sure that Obama would be the popular, transformative president he aspires to be.
    WTF???
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    OBlah Blah popular? Not in my world. He never made me moist and never sent a tingle up my leg. He generates derision and disgust in me. I can't stand to hear his patronizing speeches full of lies. When he steps off of Airforce One, he be-bops linstead of walking like a dignified person. I can almost see him in sagging pants bouncing a basketball across the tarmac.:mad:
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    It was certainly fashionable at my Tea Party rally today. Huge crowds, lots of positive energy, minor punk disruption. :D
     

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    Guys, I'm a little dissatisfied too with the current outlook but hatred should not be mainstream.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by KhrushchevsShoe View Post
    Guys, I'm a little dissatisfied too with the current outlook but hatred should not be mainstream.
    If you are just a little dissatisfied with the Magic Negro, you must be a liberal. BTW, the majority of conservatives do not hate him. So, I don't where you are coming off with that made up crap.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by KhrushchevsShoe View Post
    Guys, I'm a little dissatisfied too with the current outlook but hatred should not be mainstream.
    yeah...the difference between NOW and when Bush was in office, the Hate was aimed at BUSH during his years and now it's aimed at Obama's policies. if you can't figure out the difference, IDK what to tell you
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by lacarnut View Post
    If you are just a little dissatisfied with the Magic Negro, you must be a liberal. BTW, the majority of conservatives do not hate him. So, I don't where you are coming off with that made up crap.
    I think he is referring to the title of the article that ginger posted, so I don't think he's 'made up crap'

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    I think he is referring to the title of the article that ginger posted, so I don't think he's 'made up crap'
    Pray tell, where is there any HATRED in this article? Anyone that thinks so is a little goofy!
     

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