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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 09:55 PM

"Archconservatives: anger, denial but no acceptance of Obama's victory"

Archconservatives: anger, denial but no acceptance of Obama's victory

By Tom Cohen, CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/20/politics/tea-party-grief/index.html?hpt=hp_t

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So far this week, prolific blogger Judson Phillips on Tea Party Nation has called for boycotting the Electoral College to prevent validating the election result and lamented the triumph of liberalism in destroying national unity and therefore America's greatness.

Over at RedState.com, a more sophisticated political analysis echoes calls by Republican leaders to better communicate conservative principles instead of softening or dropping them.

Founder and CNN contributor Erick Erickson, who rejected any talk of electoral fraud or an unfair Obama victory, wrote Tuesday that "there'll be no hand-wringing here and there sure as hell won't be any apologies for fighting for what we believe in."

"Republicans are not successful when they run campaigns as the rich patrician out to make government more efficient so it can be more helpful," said another Erickson post Tuesday. "Republicans win with conservative populists who run as men who pulled themselves up in life fighting big government and its cronies."

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Reply "Archconservatives: anger, denial but no acceptance of Obama's victory" (Original post)
applegrove Nov 2012 OP
DJ13 Nov 2012 #1
butterfly77 Nov 2012 #2
JDPriestly Nov 2012 #3
AAO Nov 2012 #5
Kennah Nov 2012 #6
davidn3600 Nov 2012 #7
Proud Liberal Dem Nov 2012 #9
lunatica Nov 2012 #11
neverforget Nov 2012 #4
Proud Liberal Dem Nov 2012 #10
lunatica Nov 2012 #12
NYC Liberal Nov 2012 #8
Third Doctor Nov 2012 #13

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:20 PM

1. They really thought they had another stolen election, didnt they

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:24 PM

2. K&R..

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 12:17 AM

3. One Teabagger is quoted as saying:

""The politicians keep offering free stuff with other people's money, playing us all for fools."

http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/20/politics/tea-party-grief/index.html?hpt=hp_t

What "free stuff" are they talking about?

I'm not getting free stuff, and I don't know anyone who is. What in the world do they mean?

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 01:30 AM

5. They're not completely sure, but it's true. They heard it on Fox News!


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Response to AAO (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 01:43 AM

6. Fox tells them what to think, not why to think it.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 02:41 AM

7. They are bothered by food stamps and unemployment benefits more than anything

A coworker was pissed off one day (several months ago) telling me this story how he saw this family of people in the grocery store paid with food stamps, and then got into a car that was better than what he owned. He said when he saw that, he felt angry.

They also think people on unemployment are "lazy." That's all over the right-wing sites.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 09:36 AM

9. I dunno

I haven't gotten any of this so-called "free stuff" and, unless I'm mistaken, whatever the government is paying for us to have, we are all actually paying for through our taxes (which, for the most part, I will gladly do).

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 09:44 AM

11. O'Reilly told them it was 'stuff'

which makes me wonder if O'Reilly has ever wanted or owned 'stuff'. Oh! Who am I kidding?! O'Reilly is a paragon of virtue! My bad.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 12:22 AM

4. They love democracy as long as they win all the time. n/t

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Response to neverforget (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 09:38 AM

10. +1

They love democracy and "freedom"- as long as people "make the right choices" (i.e. the ones that support whatever they and their corporate benefactors support). Remember, as one of their "guiding lights" once said, they don't want *everyone* to vote- because if everyone did, they'd be severely marginalized.

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Response to neverforget (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 09:45 AM

12. And it's OK to steal votes because it's for the right reasons

Leaving it all to the vagaries of chance is so undemocratic! It's just not a good way to rule ya know.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 07:24 AM

8. The real problem is that conservatives don't ACTUALLY believe in "small government".

They are furious when government does anything to *help* ... even if it's something like disaster relief. I mean, who the fuck in 2012 thinks government shouldn't help in disaster relief?

They don't want government to help, but they have no problem with government making health care decisions for women, or telling people who they can marry, or refusing to let government protect people's rights. They have no problem with government torturing people, bombing and occupying other countries, or wiretapping your phones.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 09:47 AM

13. Any program the Govt offers is not free.

The repubs are stuck on the notion that certain groups of people are lazy and don't work so they don't won't tax payers money benefitting them. I hate that way of racist/ selfish thinking.

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