Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Dems Declare War…on American Voters!

 

In a shrill and ill-advised spasm of audaciousness born of desperation, Democratic politicians and their enablers in the press have apparently decided to try to demonize untold millions of voters as they attempt to invigorate their demoralized base. You see the stories: those scary, extremist tea partiers are taking over the GOP! And that strategy could become a central part of the remaining campaign.

Politics has always been a tough game, and it’s nothing more than business as usual when candidates call each other names and engage in over-the-top character assassination. However, I can’t remember a time when there’s been such a coordinated effort to marginalize and impugn the motives of so many of this nation’s citizens.

I’m not sure how they plan to balance their oft-heralded concerns for the middle class with their attempts to paint so many of its members as ignorant racists, but it’ll be fun to see them try. Then, in a breathtaking display of obtuseness, they can express their post-election puzzlement over why these same voters have deserted them.

The Left seems to be doing its best to turn the upcoming wave into a tsunami.

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  1. Kennedy Smith Inactive

    Oh, that’s easy, Blue Ant. It’s already begun. Premortems are the exciting new genre among lib columnists. The voters are “throwing a temper tantrum” because “the system is broken” and they “aren’t getting the change they were promised.” If only Obama had ticked voters off more, they’d realize how awesome he is.

    Speaking of exctiting new genres, my next book will be titled “Tantrums, Tea Parties and Zombies (Who Solve Crimes!)”

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    • September 25, 2010, at 2:56 AM PDT
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  2. Standfast Inactive

    I hope the Republicans will use this tidal wave to make real changes. If not, then the next coast to be ravaged by a tsunami will be the RNC and the Ivy League establishment. And if 2012 has to be sacrificed to make the point, so be it.

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    • September 25, 2010, at 7:59 AM PDT
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  3. AnnaS Inactive

    I am concerned about “tightening” polls. Now Fiorina is behind Boxer and Texas has moved (governor) from Solid GOP to Leans GOP! What is happening?? I believe this is the most important election of my lifetime and it looks like the Dems are getting closer?? What is happening?

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    • September 25, 2010, at 8:58 AM PDT
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  4. Profile Photo Member
    Pat Sajak:

    The Left seems to be doing its best to turn the upcoming wave into a tsunami. ·

    In the mean time, the Establishment Republicans are doing their level best to turn the tsnnami into a ripple.

    But this time around I don’t think they are going to deflate the voters, rather they are going to enrage them. And there will be an even bigger tsunami of a NEW party to actually represent them, not rule them.

    .

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    • September 25, 2010, at 10:19 AM PDT
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  5. River Inactive

    Nature, and Americans, love a cliffhanger. Whether it’s a hurricane, earthquake, war, election, or depression; when the stakes are high tensions become unbearable and it always seems that the world is in the balance and things could tip either way.

    McGovern and his people thought their chances of knocking off Nixon in ’72 were good, right up to the miserable end. They weren’t, and he lost by the biggest landslide in U.S. history.

    Carter appeared to be closing the gap with Reagan in ’80, and at the time everyone said, “Another week and we would have had him!”.

    Reagan annihilated Mondale in ’84 but nobody saw that coming.

    It almost seems that somebody’s pulling strings to maximize tension, sell their blogs, books, newspapers, magazines, and television time.

    Or perhaps a lot of people pretend not to know who they’re going to vote for, and they string pollsters along, making a game out of it; all the while just savoring the excitement and glitter of competing forces.

    Makes quite a show, doesn’t it?

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    • September 25, 2010, at 10:38 AM PDT
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  6. Profile Photo Member

    Pat:

    Do you have your own 757 to ferry you and your family at no cost from coast to coast?

    Have you accumulated millions in real estate without ever holding a real job?

    Have you been elected, time and time again, without any real competition, to a position of power and privilege?

    No? I thought not.

    They’re smarter than you, Pat.

    Now shut up and pay your taxes.

    • #6
    • September 25, 2010, at 10:40 AM PDT
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  7. Mel Foil Inactive

    Glenn Beck has some great photos of the “crazy people” (see People: Page 1 to 8):

    http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/198/44940/

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    • September 25, 2010, at 10:41 AM PDT
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  8. Mark Lewis Inactive

    God I hope so Pat! The Tea Party has been underestimated by the MSM and the Democrats from the beginning. They have tried to dismiss it, malign it, demonize it, and now marginalize it. What they don’t understand is that it is the only consistent principled political movement that speaks to the American heart.

    Self-reliance, self-responsibility, freedom, individual rights, the American Dream.

    The Tea Party will continue to gain momentum, and my hope is that everyone who is threatened by the principles of the movement defines themselves as against it.

    Denounce the Tea Party if you want Big Government. Please.Denounce the Tea Party if you build your political base through organizing victims. Please.

    Pretty Please?

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    • September 25, 2010, at 11:17 AM PDT
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  9. BlueAnt Member
    BlueAnt Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I’ll save everyone some time, and write the post-election narrative now:

    • The Democrats lost because they just weren’t nasty enough, like the Republicans were.
    • They need to get better at getting their message out–strict message coordination–just like the Republicans and their super duper talk radio cohorts.
    • The electorate voted against their own economic interests because of wedge social issues. (You’d think that the Democrats would come up with an antidote after complaining about this strategy for 30 years…)
    • Recycled from 2006: This election was all about the current President, with whom the nation is fed up. (Except this time it’s because he’s black, not because he hates black people in New Orleans, or whatever.)

    I suppose the usual “Americans are dummies who don’t know about the world” card will come into play too. I just haven’t figured out the new phrasing for this year.

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    • September 25, 2010, at 12:35 PM PDT
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  10. Pat Sajak Contributor
    Pat Sajak
    Dave Carter: Pat, the phrase, “…a shrill and ill-advised spasm of audaciousness born of desperation…” so accurately captures what is at work on the left. Wonderfully put. · Sep 25 at 12:06pm

    Dave, I read it in a fortune cookie years ago and was just waiting for a perfect opportunity to use it.

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    • September 26, 2010, at 1:06 AM PDT
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  11. Kennedy Smith Inactive

    You left out part of the fortune cookie. It should read “a shrill and ill-advised spasm of audaciousness born of desperation — in bed.”

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    • September 26, 2010, at 1:17 AM PDT
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  12. Dave Carter Podcaster

    Pat, the phrase, “…a shrill and ill-advised spasm of audaciousness born of desperation…” so accurately captures what is at work on the left. Wonderfully put. Then again, we could just call it an Obasm, no?

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    • September 26, 2010, at 12:06 PM PDT
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