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Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Thomas Veil, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

    Thomas Veil

    Feb 14, 2004
    OBJECTIVE reality
    Further and further down the rabbit hole...

    Meanwhile, back at the ranch...

    Not sure which is more stunning, Palin's total disconnect from reality, or Miller's hypocrisy.

    And I love Palin's unintended inference that Tea Partiers normally walk on all fours. :D
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004

    I'll tell you what's stunning. That the left, with historical majorities, including this incredibly centrist administration and the Democratic Party as a whole, tied down with Blue Dogs and an increasingly dysfunctional Senate, has failed to put together a coherent and condemning message excoriating the obvious failures of conservatism... and has left the playing field of populism wide open for people like Sarah Palin to drive a truck through.

    More of that, more often and more louder, might have caused people to sit up a little. Frankly, as an outside observer, I'm astonished that a mainstream political party, as part of a set of 'western liberal democracies' can field candidates such as:

    • A candidate who believes that the government has labs full of mice with human brains, dabbled in witchcraft and would like to ban masturbation.
    • A candidate who plays dress-up Nazi in the weekends.
    • A candidate who thinks that paying for cancer treatment with chickens constitutes a credible healthcare policy.
    • A candidate that emails bestiality pornography and racist emails to their circle.

    And that's just a handful at random. You get the government you deserve.
  3. leekohler macrumors G5


    Dec 22, 2004
    Chicago, Illinois
    To be fair, I think the left is simply letting the right dig their own graves. It seems to be working rather well. I mean, what is really to be said to these people? It's becoming more and more obvious to voters that they're insane. The ones who should be speaking up are "real" conservatives. They let this happen. I think most likely at the own peril. This was an election ripe for the taking, but the more I hear from people, the more I doubt that is going to happen at anywhere near the degree they hoped for. They may take a slight majority in one section of the government, but I don't think it will be huge at all.
  4. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
  5. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030


    May 18, 2004
    pretty stunning indeed
  6. Thomas Veil thread starter macrumors 68020

    Thomas Veil

    Feb 14, 2004
    OBJECTIVE reality
    Yes, but your thoughts and BV's together shows what's wrong: much of what the left has done has been weak and reactive, rather than strong and proactive.

    It's kind of idiotic that the left doesn't have its own "Tea Party". And by that I don't mean a bunch of extremist loons who don't have a clue. I mean an honest-to-God populist movement made up of middle class people who are sick of Wall Street (not the government) keeping their boot heel on their throats.

    As BV points out, when Obama goes after Wall Street, it plays very, very well. People are angry. No, scratch that. They're royally pissed off. And the right has used every propaganda tool at their disposal to misdirect that rage toward the Obama administration.

    Like BV, I wish we'd seen Obama make more statements like that "pitchfork" comment --in public -- throughout his administration, instead of playing "Kumbaya" and then trotting out the angry rhetoric at the 11th hour, like he's doing now.

    Stick around. If it gets long enough, we'll send out. :D
  7. eawmp1 macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008

    I'm with John Stewart in playing the game "How Will the Democrats Screw This Up." :(
  8. Counterfit macrumors G3


    Aug 20, 2003
    sitting on your shoulder
    She's going to protect me? Crap!
  9. skunk macrumors G4


    Jun 29, 2002
    Republic of Ukistan
    Didn't Palin make much of shooting "Mama Grizzlies" once? :confused:

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