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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:32 PM

Why Does The GOP Think President Obama Is More "Radical" Than Other Democrats?

I would like to get some input from my DU friends on this one because it is something that I have wondered for a while. I find it funny that a VAST MAJORITY of Republicans hate everything about President Obama and think he is most liberal man ever to walk the face of the earth when there are quite a few liberals on this site that criticize him for not being liberal enough (i.e. the stimulus, health care, Bush tax cuts, etc). There is also a huge amount of downright fear when it comes to this president. Never have I seen so many people in America be afraid of the current President.

I often have to remind people who think President Obama is some bleeding heart liberal, wild-eyed socialist that everything he has done is probably LESS radical than what any other Democrat would have done if elected.

MEMO TO THE GOP: President Obama is not a "Socialist", he is a "Democrat". The political positions of the modern Democratic Party have been the same for about 100 years, so why do they think everything he is doing is new and "radical"?

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Reply Why Does The GOP Think President Obama Is More "Radical" Than Other Democrats? (Original post)
PennsylvaniaMatt Dec 2012 OP
MrDiaz Dec 2012 #1
arcane1 Dec 2012 #2
Agnosticsherbet Dec 2012 #3
unblock Dec 2012 #4
Scootaloo Dec 2012 #5
PennsylvaniaMatt Dec 2012 #7
johnsolaris Dec 2012 #6
TheKentuckian Dec 2012 #8
dembotoz Dec 2012 #9
0rganism Dec 2012 #10
Demoiselle Dec 2012 #11
Vincardog Dec 2012 #12
WhoIsNumberNone Dec 2012 #13
gollygee Dec 2012 #14

Response to PennsylvaniaMatt (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:33 PM

1. if you remember back in the clinton days

 

they were pretty much the same.

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Response to PennsylvaniaMatt (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:37 PM

2. Because he won the presidency and isn't a republican

Even the bluest of blue dogs would be called a radical marxist by those fools.

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Response to PennsylvaniaMatt (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:37 PM

3. He is the President right now.

If there were another Democrat in the White House, that would be the most radical.

It is a convenient lie used to justify other lies, like the Democratic Party being Socialist.

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Response to PennsylvaniaMatt (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:44 PM

4. partly is just increasing hysteria, a 30+ year trend among republicans. oh, and he's black.

in all seriousness, there are quite a few republicans who believe that "liberal" and "socialist" and "black" and "democrat" all mean pretty much the same thing -- the only difference being that "blacks" are actually blacks, whereas the rest are merely black sympathizers.

in this light, "more radical" means "actually has dark skin and everything!"

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Response to PennsylvaniaMatt (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:44 PM

5. I'll show you why



On the left is a sample from Barack Obama's right cheek. On hte right is a sample from Bill Clinton's left cheek.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:49 PM

7. That made me think of this

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Response to PennsylvaniaMatt (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:46 PM

6. republicans are (fill in the Blank)

Hi,

Republicans believe that anyone that does not wrap themselves in the flag is Socialist, communist, Traitor to their version of Democracy.
We all know that their version of Democracy is not Democracy but Dictatorship & you better do what & when they say or you are a Traitor.

I will say it again, The Republicans hate Obama because he is not White & bow down to them. During the Clinton years, they were reprehensible in their attacks against the Clinton family. I remember the attacks on Chelsea Clinton. What did a teenager ever do to them. Oh Yeah, her parents were Democrats & were teaching her to be an independent person & not subservient to Men.

The Republicans smile when you shake their hand, but we all know it is a Devil's handshake.

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Response to PennsylvaniaMatt (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:53 PM

8. Three legged stool

He is a Democrat presently in the position, I don't know who the last Democratic nominee that was painted as the most liberal whatever EVAH!

He is a black man. Don't even pretend that is a part of the puzzle.

They are dedicated to pushing the frame. If they can have any success with their bullshit, positions like Obama's can be safely made the absolute extreme left of the accepted political spectrum, which places Reagan around center (maybe even center-left) and gives them more room to run right.

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Response to PennsylvaniaMatt (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:54 PM

9. yes racist for sure but i think there is more

we have allowed the republicans and tea party folks to demonize the lanquage.

being called a liberal or a socialist is like calling someone a commie during the cold war.

it is like throwing a rock and then see if somone got hurt.

with conversations that obama is a socialist i generally say--

OBAMA AIN'T A SOCIALIST---I AM A SOCIALIST---OBAMA IS BARLEY A DEMOCRAT.

usually shuts them up for a moment.

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Response to PennsylvaniaMatt (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:03 PM

10. it's a default label applied to any Democratic president by the right-wing media

regardless of actual political beliefs, any Democrat who holds the office is unquestionably the most radical Democrat, probably a Marxist, and definitely the most Un-American bastard to ever land the job.

That President Obama is black and has a funny name definitely doesn't help sooth the irrational fears promulgated by the right-wing lunatic media.

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Response to PennsylvaniaMatt (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:05 PM

11. Do you really think the GOP actually believes anything it says?

The Grand Old Party will try to push anything it thinks will sell to the mouth-breathers.
And, of course, the mouth-breathers will believe any kind of crap they hear about persons of color.
And ...well...I've spewed enough...

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Response to PennsylvaniaMatt (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:08 PM

12. The GOP does not "think" anything. They call PBO a liberal socialist so he can give them everything

they want and hope we don't notice.
Have you seen any Banksters prosecuted under his watch?

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Response to PennsylvaniaMatt (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:41 PM

14. This comes from an economic theory that calls anything other than

the most radical version of free market capitalism "socialism" and "marxism."

It is propaganda from fans of that economic school of thought.

Google "Chicago School of Economics", "Milton Friedman", and "Shock Doctrine" for more information.

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