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Mike56 2012/04/14 02:57:07
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COMMENTARY | In the aftermath of Rick Santorum's decision
to drop out of the GOP race a curiously fact-less post appeared on President Barack Obama's
2012 campaign website.



"We now know who our opponent is," reads Wednesday's new
message. "But what we're really fighting against is what our opponent has
pledged to do if elected."



Mitt Romney scares the hell out of
Obama.



So, with little in the way of his own
successes to speak of since his election in 2008, let alone his
inability to even come up with a convincing campaign slogan
for 2012
, let the battle of Obama's obfuscation -- and the retaliation
of truth -- begin.





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  • GINGERBREAD 2012/04/14 13:33:15
    Yeah, he is scared
    GINGERBREAD
    +17
    I can tell you why these liberals, socialists and communists are afraid. Because OBAMA cannot run on his record and his failures. So, every week they come up with another "RED HERRING" to take people's minds away from what is really important. IT'S THE ECONOMY, STUPID

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  • Ferηαηdo 夢 2012/04/23 12:40:46
    Nah, Obama is so brave
    Ferηαηdo 夢
    How would Romney "scare" Obama? The GOP had 8 years to come up with a credible contender and the best they could come up with is a man that has been a liberal, moderate, and conservative in the span of 8 years. Romney's attempts to make himself look more conservative in the primaries are going to harm him in the general election when it comes to women, hispanics, and independents. So no, considering inability to fire up the base of his own party and take away some of Obama's independent support, I wouldn't consider him a threat in the least.
  • Mike56 Ferηαηdo 夢 2012/04/24 02:44:03
    Mike56
    that is you, listening to lullabies of the Obama PR. Romney as a politician has never been a "liberal" - that is outright lie. He has great appeal to anybody with brains, especially "independents". The "own base" problems are blown out of proportions by the Obama's slaves - MSM. Last election, Demparty was even more divided when Hillary and Obama fought for the nomination. Unlike you, Obama every day reads Rasmussen Reports - and he is scared.
  • Barbara Hasler 2012/04/22 20:47:19
    Yeah, he is scared
    Barbara Hasler
    +1
    Of course he is scared! He should be. He has been playing fast and furious wasting the taxpayers' money on green jobs, employed 147,000 new public sector jobs, wrote thousands of regulations to curtail private enterprises, etc. All he has to show for it is a massive debt. Romney is a business man and has a proven record of success. Balmy, as much as the propaganda tries to pump him up, has no successes.
  • Mike56 2012/04/18 12:24:34 (edited)
    Yeah, he is scared
    Mike56
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  • jeane 2012/04/18 05:51:23
    Yeah, he is scared
    jeane
    +1
    Obama cannot run on his record:

    Bernd Harzog · (Quote)
    The road we are on is the road that was dictated to us by what the Obama administration did and did not do during the first two years of the current term, while the Democrats had the Presidency, the House, and a 60 vote majority in the Senate. No political party has ever had that much unilateral ability to do what they want, so we have to assume that since they had all of the power, they did exactly what they wanted to do.

    So what did they do?

    1) They borrowed $860B (mostly from the Fed, who printed the money (wondering why food and energy prices are up?)), and then wasted it handing it out to State a local governments who used it to save government jobs, instead of stimulating the private economy.

    2) They passed a health care bill that stole money from Medicare, implemented numerous tax increases (on everyone), and that implemented a mandate that we citizens buy a product from a private insurance company or pay a fine.

    3) Obama refused to take our fiscal crisis seriously. The last budget he submitted was voted down 435-0 in the House and 100-0 in the Senate. Even the big spenders in his own party did not want to be on record supporting his government largess.

    4) He implemented a centrally planned approach to energ...





    Obama cannot run on his record:

    Bernd Harzog · (Quote)
    The road we are on is the road that was dictated to us by what the Obama administration did and did not do during the first two years of the current term, while the Democrats had the Presidency, the House, and a 60 vote majority in the Senate. No political party has ever had that much unilateral ability to do what they want, so we have to assume that since they had all of the power, they did exactly what they wanted to do.

    So what did they do?

    1) They borrowed $860B (mostly from the Fed, who printed the money (wondering why food and energy prices are up?)), and then wasted it handing it out to State a local governments who used it to save government jobs, instead of stimulating the private economy.

    2) They passed a health care bill that stole money from Medicare, implemented numerous tax increases (on everyone), and that implemented a mandate that we citizens buy a product from a private insurance company or pay a fine.

    3) Obama refused to take our fiscal crisis seriously. The last budget he submitted was voted down 435-0 in the House and 100-0 in the Senate. Even the big spenders in his own party did not want to be on record supporting his government largess.

    4) He implemented a centrally planned approach to energy policy which punished the exploration for and the production of cheap (carbon based energy) and wasted taxpayer dollars subsidizing expensive ("green") energy. He foolishly thought propping up companies that produced a product that most people do not want to buy would create jobs.

    5) He threatened increased taxes on small businesses (who create most of the jobs in this country) at every turn - creating the expectation that higher taxes were always just around the corner. Wonder why businesses are sitting on $4T of cash and not investing it? Because the idiot in the White House keeps threatening to increase the cost and risk of investing in America.

    The latest gimmick, the "Buffet Rule" just went down to defeat in the Senate. This was the worst possible example of something that is a political pander (fairness), but that would actually be quite harmful to the economy. The fact that Obama believes that taking $48B out of the hands of people who earned it and have the government spend it would promote growth means that he is either a complete economic idiot, or such a committed socialist that he does not care about the economic consequences of his actions.

    We cannot afford to have either an economic idiot or a committed socialist in the White House for four more years. Obama has to go in November
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  • Jeremiah 2012/04/17 23:23:34
    Yeah, he is scared
    Jeremiah
    +2
    You only offered two choices, and both were lame, but I had to pick one.

    We should all be afraid of what Romney might do if he is elected. The most obvious is the implementation of the Ryan budget, which calls for dismantling Medicare so we can give another juicy tax cut to the rich. He says he will get rid of Planned Parenthood, the only place many women can go for their health concerns. He wants to eliminate HUD and the Department of Education, which means no more help for the less fortunate in finding housing, and for young people trying to get to college on the Pell grants. He talks about his concern for women's issues, but he didn't know what the Lilly Ledbetter Act was. The list goes on and on.

    Republicans should also be afraid. With Romney's reputation for flip-flopping and changing his positions by the day, they won't know what they are getting if he somehow gets elected.

    Everything Romney has talked about would lighten the load of the wealthy and place a crushing burden on the backs of the middle class and the poor. That is what we have to fear if he is elected. Fortunately, his chances look slim.
  • Mike56 Jeremiah 2012/04/18 05:45:38
    Mike56
    +1
    Why do I always expect from you something more creative than the media loitering 0's campaign talking points? Is it unfair to you to ask you for some independent thinking?

    "Planned Parenthood, the only place many women can go for their health concerns" ------- don't be rediculous, even PP never afvertized itself in such a nonsensical way

    As for Romney's "flip-flopping", it is onether manufactired point the 0's camp is hoing to try - and it is goinf to backfire the same way their "War on women" did. The liar in chief flip-flopped so often (religion, abortion, market, foreign policies - the is no spot where he didn't contrafict himself) that
  • Jeremiah Mike56 2012/04/18 09:42:48
    Jeremiah
    +5
    Why do I always expect little more than personal insults from you, with nothing of substance, and why do you never let me down?

    Planned Parenthood has long been a place poor women can go for health concerns. They do not have health insurance and they certainly cannot afford to pay an ob-gyn's fees out of their pockets. What did you think PP was there for?

    A central theme of the Republican primary season was Romney's flip-flopping. He has reversed or altered almost every position he previously held in his only elective office, as Massachusetts governor. Obama, on the other hand, has remained consistent in his positions, including religion, abortion, the markets and foreign policy, where he has had great success.

    As for women, check the latest poll numbers. Obama holds a 20-point lead in this vitally important demographic. Even Republicans admit Romney cannot win without 51% of the electorate. He has already lost the Latino and African American vote, and losing women should just about send him back to one of his fancy homes.
  • Mike56 Jeremiah 2012/04/18 12:25:15
    Mike56
    +1
    Because every time I catch you on wrong attribution and twisting the facts you consider it personal insults. PP did help women in exchange for them using PP as abortion mega-factory - that is what it was created for. But health care by no means is is "the only place".

    "Central theme" doesn't mean it is that important. To compare with the irresponsible liar Obama - Romney is veeery consistent.

    Traditionally, women are more emotional than analytical in their choice of vote, but even they start seeing Obama for what he is and the trend is not in favor of your arrogant ignoramus. And how Romney "lost" what Republicans didn't have? .
  • Jeremiah Mike56 2012/04/18 15:49:35
    Jeremiah
    +4
    Abortions represent about 3% of PP's activities, at most. They prevent many abortions by disseminating birth control devices and counseling. One thing they do not do is force women to undergo invasive sonogram procedures, another term for institutionalized rape.

    Romney's flip-flopping is a very important issue among Republicans. They simply don't know if they can trust him. As his campaign aide said, he intends to do an etch-a-sketch after the primaries are over, and start over. But he will have trouble doing that. The right wingers won't let him tack to the center, and the Democrats will hold him to everything he has said.

    Here's another one. What did you think of Ted Nugent's remarks at the NRA?

    That is a typical ignorant male thing to say. They are very analytical in voting, much to the rights disappointment. They are used to referring to women as "honey" and "the little woman," but today's woman will not put up with condescension anymore.

    You haven't caught me on anything yet, my friend. Don't flatter yourself.
  • Mike56 Jeremiah 2012/04/18 16:14:58
    Mike56
    +1
    You might repeat the PP propaganda, well, you do nothing here but repeating propaganda - and get caught on the regular basis.

    The army of PR hirelings and freelance kamikazes are going to make any Alobama opponent's life living hell - so what?



    No analytical voter would be voting for the dangerous ignoramus merely because he is "cuter". And those women who are looking for something more meaningful in a president vote against Obama. I know, you are going to unleash your demagoguery arsenal that makes you a "liberal".



    As for the Nugent's comments - nobody knew he would say that, But Obama's regularly schmoozing and demonstrating with the "reputable" Black fascists is a well documented fact - and apparently it doesn't bother you. I guess even if gets proven Obama committed countless felonies- you would not care - that is how they are zombifying you in your lala land.
  • Jeremiah Mike56 2012/04/18 16:19:05
    Jeremiah
    +5
    I keep looking for something of substance in your posts, but they are bereft as usual.

    Black fascists? Who might those be? Here is your opportunity to prove Obama has committed "countless felonies." Which ones did he commit? We eagerly await your information.
  • Mike56 Jeremiah 2012/04/18 16:27:15 (edited)
    Mike56
    If you consider "substance" the leftist entities' self-praising ads you are quoting - I do not post that stuff.

    Black Panthers are fascists - give me at least one 'reason" they are not.

    As for felonies,, I don't have to tell what some people are accusing him, including rape and murder. Most of that could be made up, but even IF PROVEN, you, as a zealous fanatic, will still kiss his feet - that is what I said and don't prtetend you didn't get it.
  • Jeremiah Mike56 2012/04/18 16:31:46
    Jeremiah
    +3
    Are you talking about the New Black Panthers, the gang of four? They are too few to be much of a threat to anyone. They have no connection with the original Black Panther Party, which disbanded years ago.

    Rape and murder, you say. Anything else? When was he supposed to have done these awful things? You think most of that COULD be made up? I think you could be right.
  • Mike56 Jeremiah 2012/04/18 16:41:37 (edited)
    Mike56
    Are you quoting Eric Holder now? Should I trust your "calculations" (I know how poorly the left know math and logic)? And even if they were "too few", how does that justify Obama's proximity to them? How does that explain the soft spot Obama's "DOJ" has for them? How many thugs is a threat to "anyone"? And what prevents violent thugs from joining the "New", especially when everybody observes their impunity they are granted by you and your deity?

    And again you are demonstrating your leftist nature. The point is: IF proven, you are still going to worship the miserable "politician". You cannot deny that.
  • Jeremiah Mike56 2012/04/18 20:20:01
    Jeremiah
    +3
    Obama has no "proximity" to the NBP. There is no soft spot in the DOJ for them. They were investigated for voter intimidation at the behest of Matthew Drudge, but there was no evidence and no one had complained of being intimidated at that Philadelphia precinct in an African American neighborhood, despite Drudge's efforts to stir up trouble. So the case was dismissed by Bush's DOJ and by Obama's DOJ.

    I don't have a religion, so I don't have a deity. Why do you answer every reply with insults?

    Here are a couple of questions for you. What do you think of Allen West's comments about 78-81 members of Congress being members of the Communist party? Or what do you think of Ted Nugent's remarks at the NRA annual meeting?
  • Mike56 Jeremiah 2012/04/18 22:34:06
    Mike56
    Sure, and the pictures of Obama next to the NBP stormtroopers are forgeries, right? And the DOJ attorney Chris Adams didn't quit in protest against the voter intimidation cover up, did he? "All that was left to do was to enter a judgment and proceed to sentencing — except that, at the last minute, Adams’s supervisors told him to dismiss the case (which, I emphasize, he’d already won)."

    http://hotair.com/archives/20...



    Are you going with straight face to tell me that KKK thugs with their robes on, holding nightstands and hanging around a polling station would be under the DOJ (and your) protection? Why cannot you be sincere?
  • Jeremiah Mike56 2012/04/19 00:08:13
    Jeremiah
    +3
    You give us J. Christian Adams again? He was one of the holdover right wingers in the DOJ, and his departure was welcomed by the real attorneys. He had won nothing because there was no case in the first place, except the one Adams tried to invent after the urging by Drudge. Where do you find these blog sites?

    If those Klan members were in an African American precinct in Philadelphia they would definitely be noticed, although I don't know how long they would have survived. The Klan has a different history than the NBP, which has no history at all.

    In case you didn't notice, the two men were African Americans standing outside a polling place in an African American precinct. While they were standing there, voters were streaming in and out of the building, and none of them looked intimidated. The Philadelphia police said they received no complaints from anyone at that polling place who felt intimidated or threatened. Why should they be? It was just a couple of guys from the 'hood.

    One of the men had a nightstick with him, and he was fired by Malik Zulu Shabazz, the head of the NBP. No one would have known except for Drudge's man with the video camera and microphone. He never used the nightstick in any way.

    This case is so old it is in mothballs. Is it all you have? If it is, you don't have much to complain about.
  • Mike56 Jeremiah 2012/04/19 02:16:11
    Mike56
    Well, I underestimated the degree of your moral degradation. So, if the intimidated inhabitants of the hood were afraid to report on the thugs - you are OK with the crime. FYI, the black criminals commit their most vicious crimes within their hoods against fellow blacks. And correspondingly, you would as agreeing if KKK did a similar demonstration in white neighborhood, right?

    It is also pleasant to find out that you believe there is no place for "right wingers" in the Obama appropriated DOJ and only his leftist goons are "real attorneys".

    One of the men had a nightstick with him, and he was fired by Malik Zulu Shabazz, the head of the NBP. No one would have known except for Drudge's man with the video camera and microphone. "He never used the nightstick in any way" ------ how about intimidation? That was the same criminal who publicly urged blacks to murder "crackers and all their babies". And his name is also Shabazz. Your lovely Malik Shabaz also routinely uses racial slurs and instigates racial hatred. In the interview with Heraldo Rivera, he insisted that the punk is "a friend and brother" and he was not "fired" neither for the nightstick nor for the calls for babies massacre. At least before the public scandal became harmful to Obama and his gang.

    Thus, you are sup...
    Well, I underestimated the degree of your moral degradation. So, if the intimidated inhabitants of the hood were afraid to report on the thugs - you are OK with the crime. FYI, the black criminals commit their most vicious crimes within their hoods against fellow blacks. And correspondingly, you would as agreeing if KKK did a similar demonstration in white neighborhood, right?

    It is also pleasant to find out that you believe there is no place for "right wingers" in the Obama appropriated DOJ and only his leftist goons are "real attorneys".

    One of the men had a nightstick with him, and he was fired by Malik Zulu Shabazz, the head of the NBP. No one would have known except for Drudge's man with the video camera and microphone. "He never used the nightstick in any way" ------ how about intimidation? That was the same criminal who publicly urged blacks to murder "crackers and all their babies". And his name is also Shabazz. Your lovely Malik Shabaz also routinely uses racial slurs and instigates racial hatred. In the interview with Heraldo Rivera, he insisted that the punk is "a friend and brother" and he was not "fired" neither for the nightstick nor for the calls for babies massacre. At least before the public scandal became harmful to Obama and his gang.

    Thus, you are supportive of anything and anybody who is backing Obama's grip on power, whatever dirty and inhumane those thugs are. My congrats, very soon you seem to "achieve" the low your deity is.
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  • Jeremiah Mike56 2012/04/19 03:32:56
    Jeremiah
    +3
    Try to pay attention. No one was intimidated by the two men standing outside the polling place. They were just a couple of guys from the neighborhood, and no one considered them a threat. No one called to complain, and the phones are inside the building where they would be safe in making their calls. But none were made.

    There was no crime. Therefore the men were not criminals. Shabazz is the spokesman for NBP, and he is one of about a half dozen members of the group.

    You are going to have to document those remarks for us. You wouldn't be making it up, would you?

    Strange how you hate Obama so much, and how you are so upset by two black men in Philadelphia. Very strange indeed.
  • Mike56 Jeremiah 2012/04/19 21:08:06
    Mike56
    +1
    OK, let's explore further the limits of your blind loyalty to the Obama regime and its ugly alliances.



    "They were just a couple of guys from the neighborhood and no one considered them a threat" ------ "no one" is your opinion, based on Obama's opinon, anything else to support it? You dogged my question but I repeat: if it was predominantly white neighborhood and "two men" were wearing the Nazi or KKK uniform, would you be OK with that, Yes or no?

    Another repeated question: how about the "kill the crackers and their babies", are you also going to downplay that? Are you still saying the nightstick guy (it is him urgig the baby massacre) is not dangerous?



    the phones are inside the building where they would be safe in making their calls ------- let's not play idiots, there were plenty of the thugs' potential followers and operatives inside, even DOJ is infested with them.



    "There was no crime" ------- sure, voter intimidation is "not a crime" in your ugly world, but a state law requiring the voter ID is - right? Also, insiting bloodshed is OK and DOJ doesn't need to intefere, I guess you agree. I have no doubt you (along with Obama's DOJ) support them offering bounty for Zimmerman's body as well.



    "Shabazz is the spokesman for NBP, and he is one of about a half do...












    OK, let's explore further the limits of your blind loyalty to the Obama regime and its ugly alliances.



    "They were just a couple of guys from the neighborhood and no one considered them a threat" ------ "no one" is your opinion, based on Obama's opinon, anything else to support it? You dogged my question but I repeat: if it was predominantly white neighborhood and "two men" were wearing the Nazi or KKK uniform, would you be OK with that, Yes or no?

    Another repeated question: how about the "kill the crackers and their babies", are you also going to downplay that? Are you still saying the nightstick guy (it is him urgig the baby massacre) is not dangerous?



    the phones are inside the building where they would be safe in making their calls ------- let's not play idiots, there were plenty of the thugs' potential followers and operatives inside, even DOJ is infested with them.



    "There was no crime" ------- sure, voter intimidation is "not a crime" in your ugly world, but a state law requiring the voter ID is - right? Also, insiting bloodshed is OK and DOJ doesn't need to intefere, I guess you agree. I have no doubt you (along with Obama's DOJ) support them offering bounty for Zimmerman's body as well.



    "Shabazz is the spokesman for NBP, and he is one of about a half dozen members of the group" - really, where these lies are from? From Obama's Lie Center? How about 45 chapters in most US states? How are those 6 (previously you counted 4) are able to bring


    Wiki: "According to an April 23, 2010 press release from the New Black Panther Party, the Philadelphia member involved in the nightstick incident was suspended until January 2010" -------- these is another piece of the "info" you were basing your statement: the alleged "expulsion" expired before it was announced!



    Since you love to play ignorant, some educational info for you:

    Contrary to you and shameful Holder would say,

    Wiki: "The Anti-Defamation League, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights consider the New Black Panthers to be a hate group", As of 2009, the NBPP claimed a few thousand members organized in 45 chapters.

    ADL: "The New Black Panther Party for Self Defense (NBPP) is the LARGEST organized anti-Semitic and racist black militant group in America.
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  • Jeremiah Mike56 2012/04/20 16:04:01 (edited)
    Jeremiah
    +3
    The case has been closed for almost four years. No one reported feeling threatened by a couple of men most of them knew from the neighborhood, and the entire thing would have gone unnoticed if not for Drudge's little troublemaker and his camera.

    As for your entirely unrelated hypothetical case of Nazis or Klan members standing outside a polling place, it would largely depend on the location. In some precincts in Mississippi a Klan member probably would go unnoticed. In some predominantly Jewish communities in Chicago or New York a man wearing a swastika would be most unwelcome. I don't anticipate seeing either at my polling place.

    NBP always claims to have a membership in the thousands, but they never seem to have a turnout of more than a half-dozen at any event. The ADL seems to be relying on the claims by the NBP. Are they a hate group? Yes, but they are too few to matter, and they will not last very long. They are in no way related to the original Black Panther Party, which provided public services to the inner-city poor in Oakland during the 1960's.

    Next topic? Your blog was about Romney frightening Obama. He does not. Why should he?
  • Mike56 Jeremiah 2012/04/20 19:47:33
    Mike56
    +1
    Well, you turned to be a typical PR person, refusing to apply logic, and probably losing last vestiges of shame. So familiar type from the communist "media". When you are trying to protect the scum, 2010 becomes "4 years ago", The ideologues who were "closing" (aka covering up) based on their leftist agenda - "god lawyers", and any intimidation of voters is good in your eyes if the perpetrators are black or/and support your twisted agenda.

    You consistently fail to address multiple questions, as to how many of violent (but pro-Obama) thugs is not "few", why honest DOJ would have waited until they grow, and how you know that "nobody was intimidated". Now you are going to pretend that "to protect voters against intimidation by white supremacists" uniformed fascists need in "black hood" and most importantly, ADL are lazy as your Obama is. Unlike you, they follow the situation, not the last Obama's assignments.

    Obama is (as he should be) afraid, because even some zombified members you your party waking up and seeng him for what he is: a naked helpless king.
  • Jeremiah Mike56 2012/04/20 20:35:33
    Jeremiah
    +2
    The "incident" in Philadelphia occurred in 2008, not in 2010. It was investigated by the Bush DOJ, which dismissed any criminal charges. It was later investigated by the Obama DOJ, which came to the same conclusion.

    The rest of your post leaves me wondering about you. Are you as racist as you sound?
  • Mike56 Jeremiah 2012/04/22 03:45:12
    Mike56
    +1
    Are you as fascist as you sound? The crime the racists and bigots committed occured in 2008, but Obam's DOJ killed the case in 2010. "The case has been closed for almost four years" ------ aren't these your words?
  • Jeremiah Mike56 2012/04/22 03:52:07
    Jeremiah
    +2
    Bush's DOJ closed the criminal case early in 2009. OK, three years to be exact. The Obama DOJ only looked at a civil case.

    You have said I am a communist. Now I am a fascist? Make up your mind; I can't be both.
  • Mike56 Jeremiah 2012/04/22 04:20:21
    Mike56
    It can - Communism of Stalin type was exactly like that - fascism. Stalin learned a lot from his counterpart and only the death of dictator stopped his hateful planes. As for the "poor victims of mean McCarthyism", some of them were worshiping the bustard till the 70Th.
  • Jeremiah Mike56 2012/04/22 05:35:26
    Jeremiah
    +2
    What are you talking about? The bustard? The 70th?
  • Mike56 Jeremiah 2012/04/22 13:45:05 (edited)
    Mike56
    yeah, some of them were still keeping Stalin's portraits
  • Jeremiah Mike56 2012/04/22 19:40:27 (edited)
    Jeremiah
    +3
    Portrets? Are you inventing a new language?

    Stalin used the Soviet Communist party to climb to power, and then installed a system all his own, which came to be known as Stalinism. It is currently practiced in North Korea and, to a lesser extent, in Cuba. It is based on a cult of personality and it bears less similarity than usually seen to a communist regime.

    Stalin would have taken exception to anyone calling him a fascist, and most of the features of his government did not resemble a fascist state. He still used collectivism, which has never been present in any fascist regime that I am aware of.

    He also would have objected the comparison because more than 20 million of his countrymen had been killed in the war against fascism.
  • Mike56 Jeremiah 2012/04/22 20:04:37 (edited)
    Mike56
    You are making mistakes many soviet people made before the end of the Soviet era, when so much info became available. Unfortunately, the western left are still as brainwashed as the soviets were. Why aren't you using the opportunities capitalism gives you and learn something, before making funny statements?
    1. Stalin's dictatorship existed in the only form that the most unnatural regime - socialist - can exist. Contrary to what you believe, Stalin didn't change the system too much after Lenin.
    2. Stalinism (with tiny ethnic variations) was "installed" in all socialist aka totalitarian countries.
    3. Obviously, you "know" more about the country I lived in than I. Hitler used collectivism as any other socialist would. On the occupied Soviet territories, the Nazis used kolkhozes widely: they just put their people in charge.
    Have you heard about the German Labor front? I guess not.
    4. During WWI, capitalist countries fought each other. Does it mean their political systems were much different from each other? I don't think so.
    5. After WWII, Stalin borrowed much from Hitler. Indeed, the relatively small country with very limited resources almost succeeded in capturing the world! Thus, Stalin radically drifted towards national-socialism after WWII and his genocidal plans are maybe unknown only to you. Fair to mention, before WWII, Hitler borrowed from the Stalin's state model.
  • Jeremiah Mike56 2012/04/22 22:22:36
    Jeremiah
    You forgot the source for your C&P.
  • Mike56 Jeremiah 2012/04/22 22:35:13 (edited)
    Mike56
    Do you mean in one post I have to thoroughly lay out all the historic facts they wouldn't let you know? Either work on your erudition gaps or at least ask specific questions.

    BTW, if by C&P; you mean cut and paste, I have to disappoint you, Mr. ideologue, every word in that post is mine.
  • Jeremiah Mike56 2012/04/23 15:36:49
    Jeremiah
    Sure they are. I can tell from your other posts. I am always suspicious of long passages lifted from other works, since it is too easy to delete or add a word here and there. That's why I prefer a source or a link, so I can read it for myself.

    By the way, I teach a college-level writing course, and I can easily spot differences in writing styles. That is why it was so humorous when people claimed that Obama's books were written by Dr. William Ayers. Their writing styles are not at all similar.
  • Mike56 Jeremiah 2012/04/24 02:48:02
    Mike56
    When you live through certain events - you don't need somebody's words to borrow from. I write what I know. And it is not my fault you isolated yourself from huge layers of info.
  • Jeremiah Mike56 2012/04/24 16:31:59
    Jeremiah
    From what I have seen, you must be at least 150 years old.

    In my reporting days, I saw a few things too, both here and abroad, in the south during the civil rights era, in cities that went up in flames following the shooting death of MLK, in LA during the Watts riots, in Baghdad during one war, and in Vietnam during another. I saw the beginning and the end of the Berlin wall, and a few other things along the way.

    Other than that, not much going on.
  • Mike56 Jeremiah 2012/04/24 18:42:08
    Mike56
    OK, you sincerely believe that stalinism existed 150 years ago and American stalinists disappeared approximately same time. Well, that kind of attitude is very consistent with your religious system - leftism. What you "reported" was at best what the perpetrators (leftists like you) would allow you to see. Have you ever reported the brutal side of the Hanoi government and the treasonous aspects of Jane Fonda's behavior? What did you see behind the Wall, did you care at all? Apparently not. Like the rest of the leftist "journalists" army you cared about pictures that would appease your likeminded bosses - that is it.



    You might repeat like a mantra "not much going on" - but we both know that most of what was going on was conveniently put aside by you and likes. While millions were deprived of any basic rights, including the very right to live - that was "not a story" for you - and still is not, as far as it is caused by the ideology you are in favor.
  • Jeremiah Mike56 2012/04/24 19:22:05 (edited)
    Jeremiah
    Stalin died in 1953, and the Politburo decided not to invest anyone else with that kind of absolute power. They devised a two-headed monster, with a party boss and a premier, the party boss holding most of the power. I am guessing you were very young when he died.

    You have no idea what I reported. Who are you to judge?

    I was not in Vietnam as a reporter. I was busy trying not to get shot at. I did my year and then was sent elsewhere. I never met Jane Fonda, but I know she has always regretted that photograph. Were you ever in combat?

    I was stationed in Berlin when the wall was started, and we were sent to watch. All it was at the beginning was barbed wire. The actual wall came later. I was there for the end of the wall as a reporter. I really don't care if you don't like it.

    I was being ironic with the "not much going on" line. In truth, I saw a lot of history up close, as it was a very eventful period in our history. Is that good enough for you?

    You really are becoming tiresome with your ideological attacks and accusations. It is time for me to move on.
  • Mike56 Jeremiah 2012/04/24 19:49:25
    Mike56
    How do I know what you were reporting? By reading your posts. I post my opinion - why are you to prohibit?

    Do you want not to sound shallow? Don't pretend that the issue with Fonda was solely about "that photo". And "regret" doesn't mean she had any moral remorse.
    "Two-headed monster" was not devised in the post-Stalin era.- both post existed before, just Stalin held either. If you know that premier never was equal or even close in power to the party boss, than you have to understand that the leftist tradition of dictatorship was intact.
  • Sissy Jeremiah 2012/04/22 19:44:26
    Sissy
    +2
    Pssst Jeremiah, do you think mayhap that a tad bit of hysteria and frustration are finding its way from the cons evem more than usual? I never cease to be amused that when they are losing an argument on all fronts, the personal insults begin to roll in.

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