A clue for the ruling class

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It's clear Bob Inglis has no clue how his constituents feel.

The Republican congressman from South Carolina saw people walk out and the remaining crowd boo and heckle him at a town hall recently when he - innocently enough, he must have thought - suggested they stop watching conservative television commentator Glenn Beck.

Inglis has no clue.

He doesn't seem to realize whom his constituents trust anymore, what their concerns are and how angry they are.

Here's a clue, congressman: They trust conservative commentators more than they trust you or the rest of Congress.

They believe your government is out of control, and that it long ago abandoned any notion of following the Constitution.

They are, as one audience member told you, talking more and more in terms of revolution. They're angry at what's going on. And they're even angrier when Democrats slander them by cynically suggesting they're nothing more than stooges for conservative causes.

Therein lies another problem.

Back in the day - oh, as recently as, um, last year - "community organizing" was a valiant endeavor. One that might make you vote for someone for president, for instance.

And if that candidate were coming to your town, there was nothing said, no second thoughts, about left-wing organizations such as labor unions organizing to support him. Another left-wing organization, ACORN, even paid people to register voters to vote for him - and, oh by the way, is now suspected of voter fraud in certain areas of the country.

But that was OK. That was community organizing.

Yet, when moderates and conservatives show up to town hall meetings and angrily challenge our elected representatives, that's somehow sinister - even sabotaging the democratic process, according to leading Democrats. Wow. The hypocrisy is just dripping like the sweat on our Congress member's fevered brow.

There are two things at work here.

First, the White House and Congress have been taken over by the most radical group to ever have power in this country - a group of Chicago expatriates who, when criticized by an Arizona senator, sent coordinated letters to Arizona state officials threatening to withhold federal funds.

Barack Obama talked like a centrist last year and fooled most of the people. He and his cronies are trying to refashion America in a socialist image overnight, with massive, unprecedented growth in government spending and power.

Yes, Rep. Inglis, people are frightened of this. And with good reason.

The second thing at work here is that the country is no longer truly a republic: We are now governed by a ruling class that views the great unwashed as "sheeple" to be led around by the nose. With entrenched, comfortable and increasingly out-of-touch incumbent politicians now running things, the people have been turned into serfs.

It remains to be seen how long Americans will tolerate it. The 2010 elections will be a huge test of that.

In the meantime, we need to be mobilizing to take our country back - meaning voting the incumbents out and putting constitutionalists in their place. We will also need constitutional amendments to clamp down on government spending - and term limits to eliminate the ruling class.

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southernguy08
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southernguy08 08/11/09 - 04:08 am
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I guess he'd rather we listen
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I guess he'd rather we listen to Joy Behar and Baba Wawa from The View. SC voters now have two incumbents to vote out...this clown and that idiot Lindsey Graham.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/11/09 - 04:09 am
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The Fox network's ratings

The Fox network's ratings have gone sky high the last couple of weeks as evidence of the conservative backlash engulfing the country. Fox has more viewers than the other networks combined. Checkout The Ministry of Information on MSNBC. Matthews, Olberman and Maddow impotently screaming at anything a Republican says. All they preach is adoration for The Leader and THE Party. Americans have woken up bigtime.

omnomnom
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omnomnom 08/11/09 - 04:23 am
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I've no love for MSNBC, but

I've no love for MSNBC, but Fox News is ridiculously slanted. And their anchorwomens look like college sorority girls.

carcraft
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carcraft 08/11/09 - 04:29 am
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One problem I have is that

One problem I have is that the media covered for Obumbler. Hannity talked about his radical associations, Ayers, Wright, Frank Marshall Davis,the corrupt Chicago machine. The "main stream" press was to busy running around in Alaska searching for dirt on Palin or dredging up old discredited rumors about McCain having an affair (reported in the New York Times) to report on Obumbler. I had to read Chicago papers and British news to find out about Rezko and his connections to Obama and rich Saudia's in England. I had to mine web sites to find out how radical his grand parents were and how wierd and strange Marshall Davis was (Obama wrote a poem called POPS about Marshall! Now ever body seems surprised we have a communist in power who thinks he can run America like Daley runs Chicago..It is going to be a long four years!

carcraft
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carcraft 08/11/09 - 04:32 am
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Did any one catch the report

Did any one catch the report in yesterdays paper about how Obumbler is way behind on the clean up of Super Fund contamination sites. The environmentalists are not protesting like they did Bush because Obumbler is a lefty!

wizzardx1
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wizzardx1 08/11/09 - 05:14 am
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I tried to tell y'al back in

I tried to tell y'al back in spt. and oct.but all y'all could do was call me a racist

omnomnom
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omnomnom 08/11/09 - 05:15 am
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"dont blame me i voted for

"dont blame me i voted for ron paul" stickers anyone?

HotFoot
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HotFoot 08/11/09 - 05:41 am
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The editorial staff are a

The editorial staff are a joke. Endorsing the views of Glenn Beck? Claiming that he is more trusted than our elected representatives? Let me tell you who trusts Glenn Beck--angry old white men (preferably retired so they have lots of time to sit in the recliner and watch, blood pressure meds close at hand) who still can't wrap their minds around the fact that an African-American man won the presidency. Everything Pres. Obama does is suspect and evil--far more sinister than any earlier Democrat, because, you know, he's a brown man. And then there's the frightened old white woman in the kitchen...women like the woman in front of me in the checkout line at Kroger yesterday who bought one of those tabloids with the headline: Obama Birth Certificate a Fake. These are not educated people. If they were, they'd be capable of thinking for themselves instead of believing the likes of ACES. Because let's face it: You no longer even give the semblance of journalistic integrity. What you purvey is yellow journalism at its most execrable.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/11/09 - 05:42 am
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Omnomnom, we are all entitled

Omnomnom, we are all entitled to our opinion and can vote by changing the channel, but I think Fox is fair. I'd be interested in a specific thing you feel is unfair. As far as their women anchors the two I'm familiar with, Megyn Kelly and Martha MacCallum, are extremely qualified. MacCallum is a two time winner of the Newswoman of the Year award. Megyn Kelly is a law school graduate. As far as them being good looking, you got me there. Kelly could be my lawyer any old time. I'd even hope for a mistrial so we could do it again.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/11/09 - 05:48 am
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HotFoot is surrounded in this

HotFoot is surrounded in this world by uneducated, racist white people. She even finds them in the checkout line. I bet that woman in Kroger was actually buying a Rolling Stone and using food stamps to pay.

HotFoot
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HotFoot 08/11/09 - 05:53 am
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Riverman, ??????????

Riverman, ??????????

slippery 25
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slippery 25 08/11/09 - 06:05 am
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Excellent article! Of course

Excellent article! Of course the people who understand what is going on are mad. Policies that spend,spend, spend, tax, tax tax will destroy our country . Term limits!!

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opiner 08/11/09 - 06:08 am
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hotfoot, take your meds. your

hotfoot, take your meds. your stupid ramblings sound like the wackyest pre-election hype that has proven to be pure hot air. Obama has developed a record of foolish decisions, reactions without the facts, apologies for America, and an open ended string of lies to America. We don't have a problem with a black man in the presidency, we have a problem with THIS black man in the presidency. I saw one of his supporters on O'Riley last night refer to him as a biracial black man. You people can't be taken seriously, hotfoot.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/11/09 - 06:13 am
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HotFoot, oh nothing. Don't

HotFoot, oh nothing. Don't let me upset you. Move along to another post if you don't get something.

TechLover
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TechLover 08/11/09 - 06:15 am
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river:Why does Faux have

river:Why does Faux have higher ratings? Because the vast majority of their viewers view Fuax, and only Faux (except when they're listening to Rush and crew on the radio, and then they still probably have the tv on Faux). Others view a variety of channels that include Faux.

TechLover
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TechLover 08/11/09 - 06:19 am
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river: I don't think you're

river: I don't think you're allowed conjugal visits with your lawyer.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/11/09 - 06:23 am
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Tech, ha to the conjugal

Tech, ha to the conjugal visits. Funny. But with her, I'd be happy just to sit beside her in the court room. Now your other post throws me a bit. Fox has higher ratings because their viewers view Fox? So you watch Fox one night, MSNBC the next, CNN, etc.? Heh, heh, heh. Okay.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/11/09 - 06:29 am
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Wait a minute, I don't only

Wait a minute, I don't only watch Fox. I watch "Dog the Bounty Hunter" when it's on. Fine, God loving Americans, with Beth's headlights sticking out and her pink nails growing in curves. The guys wearing crazy clothes and beating the heck out of a bailjumper before they all pray for him. Get um, Leland.

proud2bamerican
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proud2bamerican 08/11/09 - 06:34 am
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HotFoot is calling others

HotFoot is calling others racist when she is the one addressing race! Obama is no more "African-American" than he is Caucasian! Just because he must think it will benefit himself more, he has chosen the other 50% of his heritage to be representative of who he wants to identify with. "angry old white men"?? And you are calling someone else racist? If it weren't so discriminatory and sad I would be laughing. However, we have a president who has discriminated against the white/Caucasian side of his heritage, so that makes it okay...?

TechLover
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TechLover 08/11/09 - 06:38 am
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car: Are you freakin' nuts"

car: Are you freakin' nuts" After 7 months in office it's Obama's fault Superfund sites are behind. Do you know a D*mn thing about the superfund? It started out with in the 1980's. Reagan was Pres but appointed Rita Lavelle, who worked for the chemical industry to run it. She didn't do jack other than get arrested and sent to prison for misuse of the funds, wire fraud, and lying to the FBI. Originally it was "polluter pay" with a tax on the petroleum and chemical industries and placed in a trust fund. The tax was stopped by the Republicans in 1995 and the trust fund rapidly dried up. Yeah, blame it on Obama.

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concernednative 08/11/09 - 06:45 am
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First of all everyone knows

First of all everyone knows why Fox has good ratings. It is simply consolidation every right winger in America watches it all day. For example Beck left CNN and his ratings multiplied. Same guy basically same show (little more radical on Fox. But the right wingers wouldn't even turn to CNN to watch one of their own. Because god forbid they turn from Fox. Dems watch all networks and watch more non news programs. It just that simple consolidation.

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dashiel 08/11/09 - 06:46 am
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What you Depends-Heads fear

What you Depends-Heads fear most is that President Obama will reform helathcare (by establishing a more efficient and equitable single-payer plan) and that he will resurrect the economy that your crowd very nearly destroyed. Perhaps the reason no one wants to listen to you is that you have nothing to say. It's very clear that you have nothing positive to offer. (Denial is not a plan.)

concernednative
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concernednative 08/11/09 - 06:46 am
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I knew the AC was overboard

I knew the AC was overboard but presenting Glenn Beck as a reliable source just proved what type of source this paper is.

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 08/11/09 - 06:51 am
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Ask Canada and England about

Ask Canada and England about single payer plans! Why do you think they come here and pay full price for health care?

HotFoot
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HotFoot 08/11/09 - 06:51 am
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proud2banamerican, you think

proud2banamerican, you think Obama "chose" the AFrican-American side? You really believe it was a choice? What color is the man? Let me ask you something, if you're Obama before he was famous, do you think the cab is going to pick you up at the same rate as if your skin was white? Did he ever have the choice to be a white man? In a police lineup, he's a black man. Walking behind you on the sidewalk at night, he's a black man. Doesn't matter if he's got Ivy League degrees and a 140+ IQ. Doesn't matter what kind of car he drives. He's a black man.

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Riverman1 08/11/09 - 06:52 am
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Look, Barrack Obama plainly

Look, Barrack Obama plainly said on tape he would work towards nationalized health care one step at a time. He said he couldn't accomplish it in one move, but he would eventually reach that goal. What's there to debate? He said it. You guys don't believe him?

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 08/11/09 - 06:54 am
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That's funny, the really

That's funny, the really successful black people I know never mention race or color. They got off their behinds and took RESPONSIBILITY for their actions and future and made it on MERIT! They are successful and don't use the "Hotfoot" crutch!

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/11/09 - 06:54 am
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HotFoot says Obama is a black

HotFoot says Obama is a black man. Okay, now let's move onto something else.

HotFoot
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HotFoot 08/11/09 - 06:58 am
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You don't get it. I'm saying

You don't get it. I'm saying that it doesn't MATTER how he views himself. He could go around saying, "I'm white, I'm white, I'm white" all day, but the man is brown and most people (especially those on here) can only see him as brown. He has no choice once he steps outside his own front door. Sorry if the subtleties of my position elude you.

HotFoot
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HotFoot 08/11/09 - 06:59 am
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OK, I'm calling on any poster

OK, I'm calling on any poster on here who is African-American. Will you back me up?

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