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Top 5 Lessons learned by John Q. Republican in the 2012 election:

Sometimes Pollsters get it exactly right.   Maybe it was luck.  Maybe for all the wrong reasons.  Maybe the lure of free stuff was underestimated.  Regardless, many of the polls turned out to be pretty accurate.   The problem with a dishonest, inept press is that you can overlook the few times they are truthful.

Stop w/ Democrat-Lite.  It is not possible outbid Liberals.  We need to convince people that things earned are far better than things given by govt.   Both McCain & Romney were the most liberal Republicans and the choice of GOP elders.   Failures are a lesson the GOP seems to ignore.

Turnout is key.  You can't win if your party stays home.  Abandon the base at your peril.   If your candidate is on the opposite side of 2 major issues, Obamacare and Immigration, don't expect enthusiasm.  Then once Romney locked up the nomination only the precious Independents mattered.  His base was largely ignored and often belittled.

Most of the beltway GOP know little.  The best Rove, Krauthammer, et al can manage is squeakers and good efforts.  They are not bold.  Good showings and nice efforts do not get the W.   Style points count little.   Winning matters.  Winners steer the ship.  The GOP must learn lessons from Scot Walker and the Tea Party.  They are the ones taking scalps.

Do not listen to advice from Liberals.  What they claim would be helpful is exactly the opposite.  They keep saying we need to move to the left - and we keep losing.  In 2010 we went right and won.  Liberals are opponents not friends.  Will the GOP please, please recognize this!

-Conservatoons
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waypasthadenough Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Oh, and one more thing:

I wanted to see the Marxist mutt win the now red house again because it's sold more guns and ammo than the klintons ever thought about. It's woken lots of sheeple up and pissed many people off and kept lots of idiot republicrats off the golf course. Its arrogance may yet take us to the crucible we must face before another generation or two is indoctrinated by the govt. schools and universities in false mindless pacifism.
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waypasthadenough Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
The Second Amendment, as the rest of the Bill of Rights, is an acknowledgement of our natural born rights, not a granting. The entire Bill of Rights is about keeping the governments in their place. The Second Amendment is about the common person's right to own weapons of war so that we can keep the governments in their place by keeping the 'monopoly on force' in the hands of the people where it belongs, as in 'We the people.' Remember that? It will not be infringed any further and the 'gun laws' in existence will be repealed. End of discussion.
Guns don't kill, governments do. Gun free zones are the problem, they allow armed criminals to kill. Arm the teachers, the administrators and the parents. Don't allow the "Liberal"(commie) trash who control the so-called educational system to teach mindless pacifism that is ensconced in their arrogance of false civility.

If we have violent criminals in prison who have been convicted of a crime and can't be trusted with weapons why is the govt. turning them back out on the street? So they can point at them and say "See, the sheeple can't be trusted with guns." The 'crime' argument is a red herring.

Time to repeal all of the ‘gun laws’ including GCA ‘68 and the NFA; Shut down the evil BATF Nazis and try them for treason, and murder where appropriate and distribute their retirement funds among their victims; Then enforce the Bill of Rights on places such as Commiefornia and New Yawk and Chigawgo and if necessary bring the troops home and have them restore Liberty here and remove Amerika’s natural born traitors in the process.

Millions will dig the ditch they are told to dig then wet their pants when the machine gun bolts slam home and die stupidly wondering “How did this happen to me?” The tiny minority will have to do what will be required.
It’s time to stop arguing over the culture war. It’s time to stop hunkering down for the apocalypse. It’s time to stop waiting to get beamed up. It’s time to start thinking Normandy.
If you sit home waiting your turn you deserve to have your gun taken from your cold dead hands.
The Founders didn’t wait for the Brits to knock down their doors. They gathered at the green and stood up like men and they killed government employees all the way back to Boston.
What will you do when it’s time to hunt NWO hacks, republicrats and commies(“Liberals” and ‘progressives’)?
Don't understand? Go to willowtowndotcom and read the quotes page first.
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Then read my column "Prepping for Slavery."
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SherbertTCat Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You left out a lesson: American isn't a "Conservatives only!" club.
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Conservatoons Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Yes we are too tolerant.
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SherbertTCat Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I suggest if you want just "the right kind of people" in "your" country, you should group up some like-minded buddies, and go find a new island to start over on.
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Conservatoons Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Or you can pull your own weight or leave.
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PictishWarlord13 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
There is a place for them, it's about 10,000 feet up, and it's called Columbia...

Great conservative values in Columbia.
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Preach-it Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Turnout is key. You can't win if your party stays home." "...things earned are far better than things given by govt."
So you're saying that people with JOBS are less likely to VOTE. How messed up is that?!? I 7hank God for 2 things: 1 you can't serve 3 terms. 2 that I'll be an Expat (<--- look at def before judging) for at least 2 of those 3 more years. Love the post. 7xanx.
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Conservatoons Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Conservs w/ jobs felt Romney was a RINO and why bother. Let America fail w/ libs driving the bus over the cliff. Alas they did not count on a media who so vehemently defend & excuse bad policy. The low info voter is a product of a crony media.
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Preach-it Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"The low info voter is a product of a crony media." A low info voter in this day and age?!? I thought this was the information age. Some of what they experienced was information overload, what MY generation used to call propaganda. I love the video clip of Obama's first speech in front of Congress. You know, the one where he promises to CUT THE DEFICIT IN HALF DURING HIS FIRST TERM! Laughable. Where's Konan O'brian on that one? That's hilarious.
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PictishWarlord13 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
You make me laugh. By all means, go further right than you already are. 2016 will be easier than beating up a dead guy. The times, they are a-changing.


You can call me a hippy whenever. I'm already considered "the downfall of civilization" by a Canadian!
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SherbertTCat Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh at this rate, I doubt we'll see another Republican in the Oval Office in a blue moon or three. Not unless conservatives wise up, and stop treating America like it was only ever meant for them.
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Conservatoons Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Agreed. We need to. Obama went far, far to the left pandered to his base and won. Romney insulted his base at every opportunity.

Sound advice. Thanks.
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Starlow-FTW Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
I'm ashamed of the GOP right now. They don't have any kind of leadership and the democrats can do whatever they want to them now. Just look at Reagan- Reagan won by one of the largest landslides in American history- against an incumbent. The GOP needs to put up more Reagans instead of Obama-lites. They need a good communicator that can sell American conservative ideals to the American people.

I hate to say it, but I think maybe if Ron Paul were the GOP nominee, Obama would have lost. I know, I just expressed support for the same man that said Iran isn't a threat, but he would have whipped Obama. So would Gingrich, sure, but Gingrich just has such a disgusting past that people outright hate the man. People love Ron Paul.
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Conservatoons Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Wash DC GOP elites are want to be loved by media. The only way to do this is to be like Dems. It is the rare GOP who admits media/Dems/govt are the same creature and his job is to oppose them not be loved by them.
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Neetsfagging322297 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Obama did not just bet on his political left, he bet on the stupidity and fear of it. He didnīt need to say Romney was racist or some things like that, tumblr social justice crowd would do that for him.
Most anti-abortion individuals knew Romney would not end abortion but pro-abortion dims and leftards did.
Dims states Romney would cut welfare, conservatives are realist enough to know that he couldnīt even if he wanted to but most lefturds and welfare recipients arenīt, some of them even threatening to riot if he won.
Dims states that Romney would restore the Jim Crow laws, realists would just scoff at the idea but plenty of self-loathing white liberals took that seriously without a second thought. etc.

The RINO party lost the election, again, not the GOP.
The liberal and RINO reactions to those defeats? Thatīs right, they already demand more of the same for the next elections.
Clearly, the only solution to the problems of liberalism is more liberalism!

[link] Even this year, the RINOs felt they where loosing their grip on the GOP, I think the GOP base can beat them by next election.
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music-teacher Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
To be honest, I voted for the Vice President in this past election. Ron Paul was by far the best candidate. I did not care for his running mate.
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LilRedWagon Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
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Conservatoons Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Oddly inappropriate. Obama was the smear merchant and hate monger. Thanks again.

no hippies please.
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LilRedWagon Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
CONSERVATOONS: HELLO, again! ....

Q: Don't want to have a 'go' with "FOX NEWS CHANNEL" JUDGE NAPOLITANO's above remarks? .... SMILES ....

My BEST to you and yours! .... LRW.
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Conservatoons Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
no hippies please.
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LilRedWagon Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Conservatoons: HELLO, my FELLOW AMERICAN CITIZEN! ....

"Oddly Inappropriate" = what the voters in the recent 2012 election found in their 'choices' .... SMILES ....

Now, give old geezer LRW a BIG, ONLINE 'HUG' and SHOW the PUBLIC that YOU are NOT a HATER, too .... GRINS ....

My BEST to you and yours! .... LRW
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Conservatoons Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
no hippies please.
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Aya-Wavedancer Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
From what i read a lot of people stayed home.

Hopefully Obamacare will be stalled. I realize Romney wasn't a great choice, but it was damned better than what we have in office now.

Republicans need someone pushing conservative fiscal values and creating a business environment that generates JOBS instead of malaise (1 dollar to Jimmy Carter for that word). I do think that we do need to worry about that FIRST and worry about the vouchers, etc etc. later.
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Conservatoons Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Yep and yep.
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LilRedWagon Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
CONSERVATOONS: HELLO! ....

FACT: 72% or so of the current AMERICAN POPULATION is WHITE in skin color .... That leaves about 28% of OTHER skin types, etc ..... STILL a SUBSTANTIAL MAJORITY in NUMBERS ....


LRW's SIMPLE 'advice' to REPUBS is to, "GO FORTH AND MULTIPLY" .... Like RABBITS! .... SMILES ....


My BEST to you and yours, my FELLOW AMERICAN CITIZEN! .... SALUTE! ....

INDEPENDENT, thinking and voting CITIZEN FIRST, political parties be damned yours, LRW.
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LilRedWagon Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
CONSERVATOONS: HELLO, my FELLOW AMERICAN CITIZEN! ....

Thought I'd post what FOX NEWS CHANNEL's JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO said on one of his recent show on FOX NEWS CHANNEL (BTW: said JUDGE is HARDLY a LIBERALISM type guy) ... SMILES....

My BEST to you and yours! .... LRW.


----- Original Message -----


What if the government rejects the Constitution?

By Judge Andrew Napolitano

Published April 12, 2012

FoxNews.com


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What if the government never took the Constitution seriously?



What if the same generation -- in some cases the same human beings -- that wrote in the First Amendment, "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech," also enacted the Alien and Sedition Acts, which made it a crime to criticize the government?



What if the feds don't regard the Constitution as the Supreme Law of the Land?



What if the government regards the Constitution as merely a guideline to be referred to from time to time, or a myth to be foisted upon the voters, but not as a historic delegation of power that lawfully limits the federal government?



What if Congress knows that most of what it regulates puts it outside the confines of the Constitution, but it does whatever it can get away with?



What if the feds don't think that the Constitution was written to keep them off the people's backs?



What if there's no substantial difference between the two major political parties?



What if the same political mentality that gave us the Patriot Act, with its federal agent-written search warrants that permit unconstitutional spying on us, also gave us ObamaCare, with its mandate to buy health insurance, even if we don't want or need it?



What if both political parties love power more than freedom?



What if both parties have used the Commerce Clause in the Constitution to stretch the power of the federal government far beyond its constitutionally ordained boundaries and well beyond the plain meaning of words?



What if both parties love war because the public is more docile during war and permits higher taxes and more federal theft of freedom from individuals and power from the states? What if none of these recent wars has made us freer or safer, but just poorer?



What if Congress bribed the states with cash in return for their enacting legislation that Congress likes, but cannot lawfully enact?



What if Congress went to all states in the union and offered them cash to repave their interstate highways, if the states only lowered their speed limits? What if the states took that deal? What if the Supreme Court approved this bribery and then Congress did it again and again? What if this bribery were a way for Congress to get around the few constitutional limitations that Congress acknowledges?



What if Congress believes that it can spend tax dollars on anything it pleases and tie any strings it wants to that spending?



What if Congress uses its taxing and spending power to regulate anything it wants to control, whether authorized by the Constitution or not?



What if anyone other than members of Congress offered state legislatures cash in return for favorable legislation?



What if Congress wrote laws that let it break laws that ordinary people would be prosecuted for breaking?



What if the Declaration of Independence says that the government derives its powers from the consent of the governed?



What if the government claims to derive powers from some other source that it will not -- because it cannot -- name?



What if we never gave the government the power to spy on us, to print worthless cash, to kill in our names, to force us to buy health insurance or to waste our money by telling us that exercise is good and sugar is bad?



What if we never gave the government the power to bribe the poor with welfare or the middle class with tax breaks or the rich with bailouts or the states with cash?



What if we don't consent to what has become of the government?



What if the Constitution has been tacitly amended by the consent of both political parties, whereby instead of ratifying amendments, all three branches of government merely look the other way when the government violates the Constitution?



What if the president cannot constitutionally bomb whatever country he wants?



What if the Congress cannot constitutionally exempt its members from the laws that govern the rest of us?



What if the courts cannot constitutionally invent a right to kill babies in the womb?



What if the federal government is out of control, no matter which party controls it?



What if there is only harmony on Capitol Hill when government is growing and personal liberty is shrinking?



What if the presidential race this fall will not be between good and evil, between right and left, between free markets and central planning or even between constitutional government and Big Government; but only about how much bigger Big Government should get?



What if enough is enough? What do we do about it? What if it's too late?



Andrew P. Napolitano, a former judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, is the senior judicial analyst at Fox News Channel. Judge Napolitano has written six books on the U.S. Constitution. The most recent is "It Is Dangerous To Be Right When the Government Is Wrong: The Case for Personal Freedom." To find out more about Judge Napolitano and to read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit [link]



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LilRedWagon Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
BTW: The above commentary represent a SAD 'fact' of the current REPUBLICAN party and it's leaders .... WE DO AGREE on that! .... SMILES .... (On the BRIGHT side, the DEM party and IT'S CURRENT leaders are NOT much COMPETITION) .... SMILE ....

My BEST to you and yours, MY FELLOW AMERICAN CITIZEN .... LRW.
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LilRedWagon Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
CONSERVATOONS: HELLO, my FELLOW AMERICAN CITIZEN!

.... As I read ALL you posted above,( being a TRULY INDEPENDENT thinker and voting citizen who feels that BOTH parties do NOT REPRESENT WE THE PEEPS but are BOTH BOUGHT and PAID for by BIG MONEY interests and other SPECIAL interests and the peeps be damned), I couldn't help but notice that you left out ONE 'important' thought/idea:

MAYBE the PRODUCT one is attempting to SELL is NOT what the BUYING PUBLIC wants? .... SMILES .... SIMPLE as that? .... MORE SMILES ....

In old times WESTERN days terms .... When ALL the politcos (BOTH sides) have a SNAKE in ONE hand and SNAKE OIL in the OTHER hand they're ALL trying to SELL to WE THE PEEPS, MAYBE they need a NEW PRODUCT/idea(s)? .... SMILES ....

My BEST to you and yours! .... LRW
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, the trolls have really come out in force for this journal. I just learned from the comments that America has always been a socialist country, the two most liberal Republican candidates in history were actually right wing extremists, and there are no liberal political parties in America. Hm. Good luck with this one, 'Toons.
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Conservatoons Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Yeah, amazing what you learn from libs. They are full of little-known nuggets which they are only too happy to share. It is one of the many blessings when interacting w/ the great unwashed.
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DragoLord09 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
So what you're saying is that politicians should say the opposite of what they mean?

As for Tea Party? Sounds stupid and weak for a group name.
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Conservatoons Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
No.

Taxed Enough Already. also refers to Boston rebellion.
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DragoLord09 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
You're an idiot.

no yuppies please.
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
McCain and Romney, "liberal" republicans? The reason they lost is because they were far-right extremists in the eyes of any normal person, including moderate republicans. Nobody that right-leaning is EVER winning the presidency again. The rational majority have always hated such narrow, primitive values and will move more and more away from the GOP's draconian, barbaric ideals every year.
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Conservatoons Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Both were ultra lib GOP and the proof is that neither got the base out.
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No, the base has simply changed. If Romney had been any more socially conservative we would have seen an absolute landslide in Obama's favor, it was only as CLOSE as it was because, as you say, he wasn't too extreme to the right...but he was extreme enough to turn off more than half the voters.
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Conservatoons Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
No. Romney should have renounced Romneycare, came out firmly against amnesty, challenged the presidents lies, etc. You prove my pt. Silly, advice we would be sillier to follow.
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Gnoll-El Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
As long as the Republican party is will to give away the 55 electoral votes that California has (twice that of New York) the party is on the slide to irrelevance. Litmus tests on gay marriage and abortion will make that certain. Rape is not "God's Will".

As far as not getting "the base" those people wouldn't vote for a "non-Christian" anyways.

Mitt Romney, living up to his nickname "Mittens" let Obama pound on him with class warfare and paid for it.

Parties of purity don't win.
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ShirouZhiwu Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One nut job decides rape is God's will any you try to stick the argument to every one in the party. I pretty sure I can find a nut job in the Democratic party you wouldn't agree with.
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Gnoll-El Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
I can find plenty of nut cases in the Democratic party all by myself, thank you very much. XD
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ShirouZhiwu Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well there you go, we all have are crazy people we don't like to talk about, no point in trying to lump us all together under the banner of the crazy guy of our groups.
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Gnoll-El Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Why? Especially when they make such wonderful feathers to go with the tar? My point is Romney needed to distance himself from them and didn't.
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Scathing! :D I really do believe the Republican party will have zero power in the white house by this century's end, unless they can abandon their barbaric dark-age social views and return to just focusing on fiscal conservatism.
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cheese12 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Ha. That's funny considering who kept bringing social views up in the campaign. Romney lost because 2 idiot republicans said something about abortion and the press tarred the entire party with it.

So the message I get is there is no point running away from social issues because they will be tarred with that feather anyways. staying away only alienates a chunk of conservatives and independents will still be scared away. Because Romney is all about stealing ladyparts.

And for the record, I don't care about social issues as much as fiscal, so if that is the compromise I need to make, I will make it.
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Two? The PRESS tarred the party? If you really kept up you would have seen that *dozens* of Republicans said absolutely loathsomely insensitive things about rape victims, minorities, the poor and more...like they always have. This was a situation where more of America woke up to the asinine bullshit that has taken over the right-wing over the past fifty years. Their stances on EVERY social issue are factually wrong and pathetically inhumane. They don't need the press to "tar" them.

Fox News's reactions to every fiasco were hilariously babyish and they contradicted themselves at every turn. Like when Romney made the whole "half of America are lazy parasites" gaff, first Fox says it was all a "liberal smear" and then they say he "misspoke" and THEN they say he was "totally right anyway" and his statement was "just the hard truth." Conservatives regularly make a mockery of the country, the government and journalism.
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cheese12 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Ha.

First off, we are talking social issues, right? And what Republicans that are running for election - what they are running on, right?

"Like when Romney made the whole "half of America are lazy parasites" gaff, first Fox says it was all a "liberal smear" and then they say he "misspoke" and THEN they say he was "totally right anyway" and his statement was "just the hard truth."


Well, why don't we look at that quote -

“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it — that that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what. … These are people who pay no income tax. … [M]y job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”

Explain to me what was false. Take your time.
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you kidding? The percentile of America that doesn't pay income tax (all he was referring to) would include the retired elderly, veterans, children, traditional stay-at-home parents and everyone simply between jobs or laid off. Only a small fraction would be these lazy, selfish parasites he's characterizing half the country as.

The BIGGEST, most stupidest damn fallacy of the right is their constant presumption that the poor are poor by their own doing. For every person who might actually just be a lazy bum, there are easily a dozen who struggle and work hard and, yes, are still poor and may always be poor, because hard work does not inherently pay off. CIRCUMSTANCES pay off. You can sweat and bleed at the same job all your life and still not break even.

Anyone who doesn't understand this has probably never had to fight for anything a day in their life or gotten any dose of life in the real world. Tell me how you got wherever you are, right now?
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cheese12 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
"would include the retired elderly, veterans, children, traditional stay-at-home parents and everyone simply between jobs or laid off. Only a small fraction would be these lazy, selfish parasites he's characterizing half the country as."

Why don't you stop a second and think. First off, he didn't use the word lazy. Second off, do these people think they are entitled to govt services they are not paying for?

"The BIGGEST, most stupidest damn fallacy of the right is their constant presumption that the poor are poor by their own doing."

Wealth is created. People who are poor, real poor are poor because they did not create wealth. Now this might shock you, but people make many decisions in their life that effect them in the future.

"You can sweat and bleed at the same job all your life and still not break even."

That's true. For some reason, some people think that instead of having to look for another job if they aren't being paid well, they think the govt should either force their employer to give them more money or take more of my money and give it to them. They aren't responsible for earning it or saving it. Hell, if I would have stayed at my first job my entire life, I would be poor too. Even if I was the hardest working grocery bag person in the world. And yes, even when I was a grocery bad person and at the time the unemployment rate was 4% - there were a few people who were much older then me that were also grocery baggers. Why isn't that their fault? What was stopping them from learning another skill or trying to find another job?
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Food stamps, welfare, unemployment and other government handouts aren't a problem anyway. Combined, they equal less than a fifth of the defense budget alone, and we could HALVE our defense budget and still have the strongest military in the world - most countries have less than a tenth to spend on defense than what we do every year.

I don't think you have a very realistic or thoroughly experienced understanding of what finding work entails. Many capable people are simply passed over by employers for countless reasons, especially if they're older. Skills don't even make a big difference.
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