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Old March 26th, 2010, 09:42 AM   #1
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Barack Obama has awakened a sleeping nation
Gary Hubbell
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Barack Obama is the best thing that has happened to America in the last 100 years. Truly, he is the savior of America's future. He is the best thing ever.

Despite the fact that he has some of the lowest approval ratings among recent presidents, history will see Barack Obama as the source of America's resurrection. Barack Obama has plunged the country into levels of debt that we could not have previously imagined; his efforts to nationalize health care have been met with fierce resistance nationwide; TARP bailouts and stimulus spending have shown little positive effect on the national economy; unemployment is unacceptably high and looks to remain that way for most of a decade; legacy entitlement programs have ballooned to unsustainable levels, and there is a seething anger in the populace.

That's why Barack Obama is such a good thing for America.

Obama is the symbol of a creeping liberalism that has infected our society like a cancer for the last 100 years. Just as Hitler is the face of fascism, Obama will go down in history as the face of unchecked liberalism. The cancer metastasized to the point where it could no longer be ignored.

Average Americans who have quietly gone about their lives, earning a paycheck, contributing to their favorite charities, going to high school football games on Friday night, spending their weekends at the beach or on hunting trips — they've gotten off the fence. They've woken up. There is a level of political activism in this country that we haven't seen since the American Revolution, and Barack Obama has been the catalyst that has sparked a restructuring of the American political and social consciousness.

Think of the crap we've slowly learned to tolerate over the past 50 years as liberalism sought to re-structure the America that was the symbol of freedom and liberty to all the people of the world. Immigration laws were ignored on the basis of compassion. Welfare policies encouraged irresponsibility, the fracturing of families, and a cycle of generations of dependency. Debt was regarded as a tonic to lubricate the economy. Our children left school having been taught that they are exceptional and special, while great numbers of them cannot perform basic functions of mathematics and literacy. Legislators decided that people could not be trusted to defend their own homes, and stripped citizens of their rights to own firearms. Productive members of society have been penalized with a heavy burden of taxes in order to support legions of do-nothings who loll around, reveling in their addictions, obesity, indolence, ignorance and “disabilities.” Criminals have been arrested and re-arrested, coddled and set free to pillage the citizenry yet again. Lawyers routinely extort fortunes from doctors, contractors and business people with dubious torts.

We slowly learned to tolerate these outrages, shaking our heads in disbelief, and we went on with our lives.

But Barack Obama has ripped the lid off a seething cauldron of dissatisfaction and unrest.

In the time of Barack Obama, Black Panther members stand outside polling places in black commando uniforms, slapping truncheons into their palms. ACORN — a taxpayer-supported organization — is given a role in taking the census, even after its members were caught on tape offering advice to set up child prostitution rings. A former Communist is given a paid government position in the White House as an advisor to the president. Auto companies are taken over by the government, and the auto workers' union — whose contracts are completely insupportable in any economic sense — is rewarded with a stake in the company. Government bails out Wall Street investment bankers and insurance companies, who pay their executives outrageous bonuses as thanks for the public support. Terrorists are read their Miranda rights and given free lawyers. And, despite overwhelming public disapproval, Barack Obama has pushed forward with a health care plan that would re-structure one-sixth of the American economy.

I don't know about you, but the other day I was at the courthouse doing some business, and I stepped into the court clerk's office and changed my voter affiliation from “Independent” to “Republican.” I am under no illusion that the Republican party is perfect, but at least they're starting to awaken to the fact that we cannot sustain massive levels of debt; we cannot afford to hand out billions of dollars in corporate subsidies; we have to somehow trim our massive entitlement programs; we can no longer be the world's policeman and dole out billions in aid to countries whose citizens seek to harm us.

Literally millions of Americans have had enough. They're organizing, they're studying the Constitution and the Federalist Papers, they're reading history and case law, they're showing up at rallies and meetings, and a slew of conservative candidates are throwing their hats into the ring. Is there a revolution brewing? Yes, in the sense that there is a keen awareness that our priorities and sensibilities must be radically re-structured. Will it be a violent revolution? No. It will be done through the interpretation of the original document that has guided us for 220 years — the Constitution. Just as the pendulum swung to embrace political correctness and liberalism, there will be a backlash, a complete repudiation of a hundred years of nonsense. A hundred years from now, history will perceive the year 2010 as the time when America got back on the right track. And for that, we can thank Barack Hussein Obama.

Gary Hubbell is a hunter, rancher, and former hunting and fly-fishing guide. Gary works as a Colorado ranch real estate broker. He can be reached through his website, aspenranchrealestate.com.

http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20...EKLY/100229854

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here: http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20...EKLY/100229854
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Old March 26th, 2010, 11:46 AM   #3
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Obama is the symbol of a creeping liberalism that has infected our society like a cancer for the last 100 years.
"What did liberals do that was so offensive to the Republican Party? I’ll tell you what they did. Liberals got women the right to vote. Liberals got African-Americans the right to vote. Liberals created Social Security and lifted millions of elderly people out of poverty. Liberals ended segregation. Liberals passed the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act. Liberals created Medicare. Liberals passed the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act. What did Conservatives do? They opposed them on every one of those things, every one. So when you try to hurl that label at my feet, ‘Liberal,’ as if it were something to be ashamed of, something dirty, something to run away from, it won’t work, because I will pick up that label and I will wear it as a badge of honor."

-quote from character Matthew Santos (played by Jimmy Smits) on the West Wing
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Old March 26th, 2010, 11:58 AM   #4
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I read the first few sentences and was ready to stop, but I see what he did there...
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Old March 26th, 2010, 12:05 PM   #5
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Good article....I'm proud to be a republican and obviously dissappointed in our country's current state of decay. I usually try to stay out of these chats but I agree with the posters article and believe it's going to take quite alot to vote all these deranged members of the senate out and clean up what's left of this economy. After all that has happened I don't see Obama getting re-elected any time soon.
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"What did liberals do that was so offensive to the Republican Party? I’ll tell you what they did. Liberals got women the right to vote. Liberals got African-Americans the right to vote. Liberals created Social Security and lifted millions of elderly people out of poverty. Liberals ended segregation. Liberals passed the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act. Liberals created Medicare. Liberals passed the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act. What did Conservatives do? They opposed them on every one of those things, every one. So when you try to hurl that label at my feet, ‘Liberal,’ as if it were something to be ashamed of, something dirty, something to run away from, it won’t work, because I will pick up that label and I will wear it as a badge of honor."

-quote from character Matthew Santos (played by Jimmy Smits) on the West Wing
Excellent argument....from a TV show.
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Good article....I'm proud to be a republican and obviously dissappointed in our country's current state of decay. I usually try to stay out of these chats but I agree with the posters article and believe it's going to take quite alot to vote all these deranged members of the senate out and clean up what's left of this economy. After all that has happened I don't see Obama getting re-elected any time soon.
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Old March 26th, 2010, 12:08 PM   #8
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Excellent argument....from a TV show.
Does the fact that it came from a fictional character make it any less true?
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Does the fact that it came from a fictional character make it any less true?
The issue is not what liberals have done in the past, it's what it has morphed into now. It's continuous and never ending.

I'm not a Republican, I just hate them less then I do Democrats. I tend to agree more with Republicans, but I fall under Libertarianism more than anything else. I agree with the Civil Rights Act, Women's Suffrage, etc.

Not a fan of Social Security, I'd rather it be privatized and have MYSELF in control and not our government.

Democrats don't know when to stop. Once they've conquered one issue, they are on to the next way to fukc over the middle class. I'd rather have things stay the same than continuously change for the worse off.

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that's probably what the said when they passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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The issue is not what liberals have done in the past, it's what it has morphed into now. It's continuous and never ending.

I'm not a Republican, I just hate them less then I do Democrats. I tend to agree more with Republicans, but I fall under Libertarianism more than anything else. I agree with the Civil Rights Act, Women's Suffrage, etc.

Not a fan of Social Security, I'd rather it be privatized and have MYSELF in control and not our government.

Democrats don't know when to stop. Once they've conquered one issue, they are on to the next way to fukc over the middle class. I'd rather have things stay the same than continuously change for the worse off.
Agree.
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Old March 26th, 2010, 12:22 PM   #12
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that's probably what the said when they passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
That's fine and dandy...you missed the rest of my post.
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I guess I should rephrase and elaborate on my position. Government blows... Nough said there. And I agree with the statement of being privatized and no government. I do share some liberal views but most of my opinions lies within republican ideals. I'd much rather pay less taxes and make more of my own decisions instead of being "bullied" but it could be worse right? Ted nugent said it best "the world sucks, America just sucks less". Lol, it was something like that.
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that's probably what the said when they passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
yeah, like: On the morning of June 10, 1964, Senator
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Does the fact that it came from a fictional character make it any less true?
define "fighting" - the medicaid amendment to social security passed with a sizeable bi-partisan majority vote in both the House (307-116) and Senate (70-24)
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yeah, like: On the morning of June 10, 1964, Senator Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) completed an address that he had begun 14 hours and 13 minutes earlier opposing the legislation.
true, but while he was a democrat, I wouldn't say he was a liberal.
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define "fighting" - the medicaid amendment to social security passed with a sizeable bi-partisan majority vote in both the House (307-116) and Senate (70-24)
you mean "opposed"?
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you mean "opposed"?
literals are as annoying as liberals

going to correct grammar next teacherman?
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Oh, hey Mike - since you're quoting TV Shows, ever wonder why MrFictional didn't stand up and take his deserved beating for liberals also being at least implicated in the state of Union affairs in this Country?

Or are you now going to stand up and defend the various Unions too?
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that's probably what the said when they passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
There Mikey goes again saying what he thinks and not knowing, again.
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