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Blaming the Voters

Democrats embrace the Chris Farley school of political motivation.

Democrats seeking to boost voter turnout this fall are beginning to sound like the late comedian Chris Farley's portrayal of a "motivational speaker" on Saturday Night Live. Farley's character sought to inspire young people by announcing that they wouldn't amount to "jack squat" and would someday be "living in a van down by the river."

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Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, who prefers sailing vessels to vans by the river, recently tried out the Farley method. Said Mr. Kerry, "We have an electorate that doesn't always pay that much attention to what's going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what's happening." Bay State voters are surely thrilled to be represented by a man so respectful of their concerns.

This week President Obama chimed in with another uplifting message about the American electorate. Mr. Obama told Rolling Stone that the tea party movement is financed and directed by "powerful, special-interest lobbies." But this doesn't mean that tea party groups are composed entirely of corporate puppets. Mr. Obama graciously implied that a small subset of the movement is simply motivated by bigotry.

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President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden

The President said "there are probably some aspects of the Tea Party that are a little darker, that have to do with anti-immigrant sentiment or are troubled by what I represent as the President." The tea party is now supported by a third of the country in some polls.

Perhaps advocates for smaller government shouldn't take Mr. Obama's comments personally. In the new Democratic attacks on the voting public, not even Democrats are spared. Vice President Joe Biden recently urged the party's base to "stop whining" and "buck up," a message echoed by Mr. Obama in his Rolling Stone interview. The President demanded that his supporters "shake off this lethargy," warning that it would be "inexcusable" for liberals to stay home on Election Day.

Mr. Obama added that "if people now want to take their ball and go home, that tells me folks weren't serious in the first place." Making the case for left-wing voters to show up in November, Mr. Obama told Rolling Stone that he is presiding over "the most successful administration in a generation in moving progressive agendas forward."

We'd agree, but his problem is that most Americans don't like that agenda and millions of voters in both parties wanted him to oversee an economic expansion instead. Blaming the voters is not unheard of among politicians, but usually they wait until after an election.

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Democrats seeking to boost voter turnout this fall are beginning to sound like the late comedian Chris Farley's portrayal of a "motivational speaker" on Saturday Night Live. Farley's character sought to inspire young people by announcing that they wouldn't amount to "jack squat" and would someday be "living in a van down by the river."
LOL!  Exactly.  Or the therapist who calls the patient a loser who needs to stop whining... wasn't that a Geico commercial recently?
The tea party movement was bought and paid for by wealthy special interest groups, like the Koch brothers.  It is a totally bogus, b.s., fake, movement to start with that has paid many people a great deal of money to herd together America's most racist old, unemployed, and probably didn't vote in the first place until there was or was a possibility of America having a Black president.  The so called tea party is only an elaborate propaganda too created to fake descent on other issues while the real descent in the people claiming to be members is against having a Black president, and while the real descent of the people bank rolling this fake movement is against having an administration in power that will regulate or enforce regulation on their many multi-billion dollar industries, namely the oil industry for one.

As far as GWB getting elected because dems sat out the election(s); democrats did not sit out the election, especially the first one, democrats came out in droves, but good was it considering that the election was stolen inf the first place?  American soon forget;  boxes of votes found in a hotel room, boxes of votes found dumped in garbage dumpsters, polls illegally closing early, polls turning away voters saying that they came to the wrong polling place, etc.  And in the second election, um, I would say that GWB owning interest in the company that manufactures the voting machines may have had something to do with that.
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As far as GWB getting elected because dems sat out the election(s); democrats did not sit out the election, especially the first one, democrats came out in droves, but good was it considering that the election was stolen inf the first place? American soon forget; boxes of votes found in a hotel room, boxes of votes found dumped in garbage dumpsters, polls illegally closing early, polls turning away voters saying that they came to the wrong polling place, etc. And in the second election, um, I would say that GWB owning interest in the company that manufactures the voting machines may have had something to do with that.


AMEN to alladat!!!!!! 

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