Breitbart tells CPAC: I have videos of Obama in college and they’ll come out during the election

posted at 7:53 pm on February 10, 2012 by Allahpundit

Via Mediaite, the key bit comes at 5:15 but don’t skip. Watch the whole thing, as this is easily the most entertaining speech you’ll see at CPAC. Naturally he’s coy about what he’s got, but it sounds like it has to do with O as a student radical. I wonder if big media, having heard this, will scramble to try to uncover the footage and put it out ASAP so that it’s old news by the time of the general election. Can’t wait to hear their explanations for why they couldn’t be bothered to do that last cycle.

Note well what he says at 10:30 about Bernadine Dohrn’s take on the anti-war movement. It’s a comfort to know that some of its leaders are now willing to admit what a fraud it was.


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Glad I missed this thread last night-lots of fun watching the Leftists here bouncing off the walls all night trying to spin this. Fascinating reading!

Del Dolemonte on February 11, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Oh, what a shocker here! College kids can be political radicals!? MY GOD I just might faint.

ernesto on February 11, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Some say that he was drunk but I am not sure that is totally true. I have seen a lot of his videos and he always seems to have that same problem when he get excited or angry. Besides who cares if he had a few he was speaking the truth. In Vino Veritas.

jistincase on February 11, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Obama can be beaten with the stagnant economy, bloated unemployment levels, doubled oil prices, wasted bail out billions, the continuing foreclosure disaster, the Solyndra fraud and other pricey “green” hoaxes, Fast and Furious’ death and corruption, blocking the Keystone Pipeline and thereby preventing thousands of jobs to spur the recovery, and other direct damage down by this incompetent imbecile to the nation.

His past is meaningless.

His present is THE catastrophe.

Beat him with his broken record.

profitsbeard on February 10, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Spot on.

ghostwriter on February 11, 2012 at 10:38 AM

The most important thing he said was at the 14:00 mark (or so), if you are not in that foxhole with others who are fighting the progressive movement, you are the enemy. Support the candidate, whoever it is, that is runing against Obama.

Those of you who say, “If my candidate doesn’t win the primary, I’m not voting for ________ (insert name here),” then he was talking about you. There have been a number of people on this blog who have said they would never vote, for example, for Romney. If you make the perfect the enemy of the good, and 0 is re-elected, then you will not have what you want, but you will have what you have chosen.

iurockhead on February 11, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Hogwash.

Let’s let Karl Rove tell the story of 2000 in his book, where the last-minute revelation of Chimpy Bush’s “youth indiscretion” by a Gore Operative in Maine nearly cost him the national election:

Del Dolemonte on February 11, 2012 at 10:17 AM

The DUI story isn’t the applicable example here. The Rathergate story is the appropriate example. The DUI story hurt Bush, because people didn’t really know him, and that kind of story can hurt when you are forming impressions about a stranger. The Rathergate didn’t really hurt Bush, because he already had been president for a term, and people already knew him. (The irony is that Rather wrecked his career on a non-story.) Anything form Obama’s youth that came out now wouldn’t have much effect. Those videos might have helped in 2008, but the ship has sailed on that kind of thing at this point.

ghostwriter on February 11, 2012 at 10:46 AM

I say Fire all our bullets, er…rhetorically speaking, of course. Beat this clown on two fronts: past and present record. Remember, Obama may be the least vetted candidate in modern political history. Tying these past radicalisms to his present record would be, in this voter’s view, devastating. Remember is going to run on two things: Hope & Change redux and republicans are obstructionist radiate. That’s it. Check out his recent campaign ad – the five years ago crap. You wanna make your past part of it, Champ, fine by us.

Huckabye-Romney on February 11, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Those videos may not make any difference to Obama’s brain dead supporters but I know I will certainly enjoy watching them, hopefully there are some of Michelle too.

oregano on February 11, 2012 at 11:32 AM

The Rathergate didn’t really hurt Bush, because he already had been president for a term, and people already knew him. (The irony is that Rather wrecked his career on a non-story.) Anything form Obama’s youth that came out now wouldn’t have much effect. Those videos might have helped in 2008, but the ship has sailed on that kind of thing at this point.

ghostwriter on February 11, 2012 at 10:46 AM

You seem to forget that Bush almost lost in 2004 too.

And remember, 4 days before the 2000 election (not the 2004 election) many members of Congress made an issue about Bush’s military service. So the 2004 story was the second go-round.

By Susan Milligan, Globe Staff, 11/3/00

WASHINGTON — Democratic military veterans in the US Senate lashed out yesterday at Governor George W. Bush of Texas for failing to explain his apparent extended absence during his tenure in the Texas Air National Guard.

“The question is, where were you, Governor Bush?” said Senator Daniel Inouye, Democrat of Hawaii and a World War II veteran.

“What would you do as commander-in-chief if someone in the National Guard did the same thing?” Inouye asked during a telephone address to supporters of Vice President Al Gore in Nashville yesterday.

Inouye joined several colleagues, Senators Bob Kerrey, Democrat of Nebraska, and Max Cleland, Democrat of Georgia, in raising harsh questions about Bush’s role during the Vietnam War.

The remarks were in response to a Globe article this week showing that Bush stopped flying after 22 months within his unit of the Texas Air National Guard. Further, the article reported, Bush failed to show up for required Guard drills during a six-month stay in Alabama, and he was lax even after returning to Houston.

“At the least, I would have been court-martialed. At the least, I would have been placed in prison,” Inouye said.

So in fact, the 2004 Rathergate story had already been preceded 4 years earlier. The only reason it was kept alive was because the Democrat Media refused to let it die. al-AP actually sued the White House and the Pentagon to get Chimpy’s records released. They were never this curious about the Democrat who ran in 2008.

Del Dolemonte on February 11, 2012 at 11:33 AM

The 1983 Cooper Union Conference, billed as a tribute to Marx, was precisely when Obama discovered his vocation for community organizing. Obama’s account of his turn to community organizing doesn’t add up. He portrays it as a mere impulse based on little actual knowledge. But that impulse saw Obama through two years of failed job searches. Clearly he had a deeper motivation. The evidence suggests he found it at the Socialist Scholars conferences, where he encountered the entrancing double idea that America could be transformed by a kind of undercover socialism, and that African Americans would be the key figures in advancing community organizing.

So tell me, you vaunted “independent voters” why is it any surprise the Jugeared Jesus governs the way he does. Government mandated health insurance, controlling private industry CEO pay and behavior, usurping constitutional authority, and government dictating terms to religious groups, letting guns walk across the border to kill americans all in the name of gun control. Yeah, what possible value could we get from publicizing his past radicalism. Fight to win, people. Stop bringing knives to gunfights.

Huckabye-Romney on February 11, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Obstructionist radiate = obstructionist racists. Damn you, iPad autocorrect!

Huckabye-Romney on February 11, 2012 at 11:43 AM

There are two paths: One is America, and the other one is Occupy.

Nailed it.

Kenosha Kid on February 11, 2012 at 11:51 AM

You seem to forget that Bush almost lost in 2004 too.

Nope. Bush didn’t almost lose because of that story. There were plenty of other things going beside that, namely, the 24-7 pounding Bush took in the MSM over any number of issues (the war, Gitmo, Abu Ghraib, the so-called jobless recovery, not getting bin Laden, etc., etc.)

The libs may have thought/hoped that the story about the National Guard service would undo Bush, but it didn’t work out that way at all. And that is the point here. It might feel good to expose this leftist creep for what he is, but it’s far more important to beat him in the election. And I just don’t see how those images will help. There could be video of Obama burning a flag or robbing a convenience store (or anything else short or murder or rape), and the left/MSM would explain it away, the right would getoutraged, and the middle would probably just chalk it up to youthful indiscretions.

If Breitbart wants to tweak the libs’ noses in a speech, then fine, but we really need to keep our eye on the ball. I’m starting to think that we are going to blow this election because of our anger. It’s funny that you mention 2004, because it is starting to look a lot like we may get replay of that election, but with the roles reversed.

ghostwriter on February 11, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Oh, what a shocker here! College kids can be political radicals!? MY GOD I just might faint.

ernesto on February 11, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Obama has been since before college and continues to be a radical today.

Dasher on February 11, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Who needs a college video of Barry to confirm that he’s a radical?

AZCoyote on February 11, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Probably about half the people that voted for him last time.

Count to 10 on February 11, 2012 at 9:51 AM

This pretty much sums it all:

“If you voted for Obama in 2008 to prove you’re not racist, then you have to vote against him in 2012 to prove you’re not stupid”

~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on February 11, 2012 at 12:36 PM

I don’t think the videos will make any difference to the Koolaid drinkers. His book, (and in his own words if you have the audio version) has many radical issues in it and he still got elected and has a 40+ approval rating. Its as simple as this:

For the first time in history the average welfare recipient has higher effective annual income than the average wage earner. People vote with their pocketbooks.

But we can hope… Oh wait — look where that got us.

JeffVader on February 11, 2012 at 12:42 PM

OldSchool, you seem to be a rational sort. Can you tell me what the heck is the appeal of the Libertarian party?

If they’re ideas and opinions are so right (no pun intended) because the GOP, let along Dems have got it wrong, can you explain why they’ve held no serious policy changing office (outside maybe Rep. Paul) in my lifetime?

I mean, I do remember Lyndon LaRouche bumper stickers, but….

BlaxPac on February 11, 2012 at 7:26 AM

The appeal: to rely on ones own wit for success (yes for failure as well). To keep the fruit of your labor, to conduct your life as needed for the benefit of you and yours without constant manipulation by gov’t tweakers. Can you honestly tell me the folks in DC or your state capital are truly any smarter than you?

In my state if you own 79 acres of farmland it’s not large enough for you to build a house and tend your farm. But if you own 80 it is. Who, I ask business is it whether your ownership is 5 acres or 500? Where does the gov’t find the right to tell a free people no?

Here’s another, the Patriot Act, fully supported by both parties in DC. Ridiculous!

Why does it have little traction, simple – fear. To rely on ones own wit for success is frightening to a large portion of the US population. In the boonies where I live lots of Ron Paul signs, in town, none. That my friend is the underlying battle in this nation, producers vs dependents. And there are more dependents than producers, hence the fear of relying on ones own wit.

“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.”

Benjamin Franklin

old school on February 11, 2012 at 12:50 PM

You can’t win if you relegate yourself to the margins. It’s better to gradually fix the Republican party. Against Obama, I don’t think that it’s wise to cast a protest vote on a libertarian.

ghostwriter on February 11, 2012 at 3:45 AM

Perfect.

Tim_CA on February 11, 2012 at 1:00 PM

“If you voted for Obama in 2008 to prove you’re not racist, then you have to vote against him in 2012 to prove you’re not stupid”

BILLBOARD!!!

OccamsRazor on February 11, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Glad I missed this thread last night-lots of fun watching the Leftists here bouncing off the walls all night trying to spin this. Fascinating reading!

Del Dolemonte on February 11, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Bingo!

Roy Rogers on February 11, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Oh, what a shocker here! College kids can be political radicals!? MY GOD I just might faint.

ernesto on February 11, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Obama has been since before college and continues to be a radical today.

Dasher on February 11, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Ernesto, perhaps you can explain to us all how El Presidente Downgrade has changed from being a Socialist to how he is now as our National Dear Leader?

Chip on February 11, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Anyone catch the video of drunk Breitbart going ballistic outside CPAC? Dude needs to lay off the sauce.

ernesto on February 11, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Anyone catch the video of a bunch of nasty raping murdering crapping on each other fleabaggers getting smacked down by an old white man?

ernesto on February 11, 2012 at 1:31 PM

FIFY

Roy Rogers on February 11, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Roy Rogers on February 11, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Yelling the same 10 words at the top of his lungs doesn’t really count as a smack down, but if that’s how your brain has to process it to keep you from offing yourself, so be it.

ernesto on February 11, 2012 at 1:38 PM

You can’t win if you relegate yourself to the margins. It’s better to gradually fix the Republican party. Against Obama, I don’t think that it’s wise to cast a protest vote on a libertarian.

ghostwriter on February 11, 2012 at 3:45 AM

Perfect.

Tim_CA on February 11, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Right on one count. To gradually fix the Repubs. However I doubt that can be done any time soon. Here’s why, evangelicals are the driving force in the Rep party, I suspect they are a larger class nation wide than any other constituent of the Rep party.

Wrong on the other. I live in an all or nothing solid blue state. Why would I vote for the loser I don’t like when I can vote for the loser I like? How do ya like that!

old school on February 11, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Anyone catch the video of drunk Breitbart going ballistic outside CPAC? Dude needs to lay off the sauce.

ernesto on February 11, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Weak. Even if Breitbart was drunk, he was more coherent than most leftists.

ghostwriter on February 11, 2012 at 1:43 PM

ghostwriter on February 11, 2012 at 1:43 PM

He was yelling BEHAVE YOURSELVES!!!!! BEHAVE YOURSELVES!!!!!!! BEHAVE YOURSELVES!!!!!! at the very top of his lungs like a child throwing a tantrum. No better than the average Occupy protester you all loathe so much.

ernesto on February 11, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Wrong on the other. I live in an all or nothing solid blue state. Why would I vote for the loser I don’t like when I can vote for the loser I like? How do ya like that!

old school on February 11, 2012 at 1:43 PM

It seems to me that protest votes should be cast during primaries. Once the primaries are over, folks need to coalesce behind their party’s candidate. Being right isn’t enough; winning matters.

ghostwriter on February 11, 2012 at 1:47 PM

ernesto on February 11, 2012 at 10:26 AM
ernesto on February 11, 2012 at 1:31 PM
ernesto on February 11, 2012 at 1:31 PM
ernesto on February 11, 2012 at 1:38 PM
ernesto on February 11, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Throw a rock into a pack of dogs, the one that yelps the loudest is the one that got hit.

LMFAO! Keep shaking that tiny fist Che!

tom daschle concerned on February 11, 2012 at 1:50 PM

He was yelling BEHAVE YOURSELVES!!!!! BEHAVE YOURSELVES!!!!!!! BEHAVE YOURSELVES!!!!!! at the very top of his lungs like a child throwing a tantrum. No better than the average Occupy protester you all loathe so much.

ernesto on February 11, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Really? No better? Was he squatting on land that didn’t belong to him? Was he raping anybody? Was he flinging feces at anybody? Did he assault anybody?

Face it, slick, the the so-called “Occupiers” that you seem to like o much set the bar pretty low for anybody that wants to be better than them.

ghostwriter on February 11, 2012 at 1:51 PM

But we can hope… Oh wait — look where that got us.

JeffVader on February 11, 2012 at 12:42 PM

We should hope; we need optimism. Rasmussen gave a talk at CPAC yesteday that I don’t think got enough attention around here:

How many of you,” Scott Rasmussen asked the crowd at this week’s Conservative Political Action Conference, “have ever mocked or made fun of the president’s call for hope and change? Raise your hands.”

Most people in the Marriott Wardman Park hotel ballroom raised their hands. There were cheers and whoops.

With all due respect,” the conservative pollster and commentator told them, “I’d like to say that’s really stupid.”

This time, there was uncomfortable laughter. “Voters are looking for hope and change as much today as they were in 2008,” Rasmussen explained, and “you ought to be encouraging Republican candidates, people you support, to offer that positive step forward.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/at-cpac-republicans-become-nattering-nabobs-of-negativism/2012/02/10/gIQAYhI44Q_story.html

We ignore Rasmussen’s counsel at our peril.

ghostwriter on February 11, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Some advice for Rick Santorum…

Mr. Joe on February 11, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Oh, what a shocker here! College kids can be political radicals!? MY GOD I just might faint.

ernesto on February 11, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Ernesto, perhaps you can explain to us all how El Presidente Downgrade has changed from being a Socialist to how he is now as our National Dear Leader?

Chip on February 11, 2012 at 2:00 PM

TURKISH TV producer files criminal complaint against Twitter user named Allah!

Tuncer claimed that the user @allah (cc) and his readers mocked Islam and humiliated believers. TV producer and presenter Serdar Tuncer filed a criminal complaint about a twitter user @allah (cc) and also complained about almost 200,000 users who follow his tweets regularly on the online networking service.

The complaint read, “The correspondence between the person called @allah (cc) and his readers contains humiliation and insults against Islam and Muslims. A reaction in society occurred that will arouse indignation by reason of the actions of the suspects because Islam, Muslims and believers in monotheistic religions were subjected to insult and humiliation. For these reasons I apply by attorney to open a public trial for punishment under Article 216/3 Turkish Criminal Law (TCK) on ‘denigration of religious values’”.

Allahpundit, call yer office.

Akzed on February 11, 2012 at 2:02 PM

ernesto on February 11, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Here are your heroes in action, assaulting a child and her mother:
http://www.foundingbloggers.com/wordpress/2011/11/occupydc-democrats-harass-child-mom-goes-ballistic/

Acting like a child throwing a tantrum would be a significant step up for them.

ghostwriter on February 11, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Imagine watching OBOZO snort coke and stumble around even more stoned than he is now !!!!!!!!!

TeaPartyNation on February 11, 2012 at 2:12 PM

God bless Breitbart, he is bullied every day for being who he is and for what he believes in.

I remember when the druggy photos came out, and people said you should read Obama’s books, and the voters, went “Cool Man.” A role model for your kids.

He wasn’t vetted, he voted present, he went to a church that had a racist theology, sounds fantastical. Breitbart must be making it all up!

Fleuries on February 11, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Even if we got Newt, and I really don’t like Newt, I think we are going to have to shove hard to get our way. Also, we could lie in our campaign ads and say we are going to give every one free goodies.

Fleuries on February 11, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Even if we got Newt, and I really don’t like Newt, I think we are going to have to shove hard to get our way. Also, we could lie in our campaign ads and say we are going to give every one free goodies.

Fleuries on February 11, 2012 at 2:59 PM

????

I hope that you’re joking.

ghostwriter on February 11, 2012 at 3:07 PM

ernesto on February 11, 2012 at 1:47 PM

And yet, he still made more sense than you and your #occupy brethren.

Solaratov on February 11, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Right on one count. To gradually fix the Repubs.

lol…..see? we’re slowly finding common ground.

Wrong on the other. I live in an all or nothing solid blue state. Why would I vote for the loser I don’t like when I can vote for the loser I like? How do ya like that!

old school on February 11, 2012 at 1:43 PM

lol….no more than you do (and I feel your pain)!

We need to get you outta’ those cranky-pants and into some Happy-Clothes!

Just because your vote is toilet-paper, doesn’t mean that you can’t use your big mouth (like I use mine) to get the word out about obumbles!

I live in LA county….I might as well take my ballot….light it on fire….and do a little dance around it.

It’ll never keep me from shooting off my big mouth though.

Tim_CA on February 11, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Tim_CA on February 11, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Not to mention the PRIMARIES…..where EVERYONES vote counts – You’re helping to pick a candidate for THE NATION.

Tim_CA on February 11, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Imagine watching OBOZO snort coke and stumble around even more stoned than he is now !!!!!!!!!

TeaPartyNation on February 11, 2012 at 2:12 PM

I don’t think that’s going to be the meat and potatos of what he’s got. I’m betting on inflammatory, socialist, hate-speech.

Think Rev. Wright without all of the good rev’s “racial” nonsense

Tim_CA on February 11, 2012 at 4:11 PM

LMFAO! Keep shaking that tiny fist Che!

tom daschle concerned on February 11, 2012 at 1:50 PM

With every one of his rants, the world seems brighter and less Obamalike!

Roy Rogers on February 11, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Oh, what a shocker here! College kids can be political radicals!? MY GOD I just might faint.

ernesto on February 11, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Why don’t you faint somewhere else, Che. You’re stinking up the place with all that gubmint cheese.

Oh, and I want to have Andrew Breitbart’s baby.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on February 11, 2012 at 4:43 PM

That’s the big news? I thought he was going to come out of the closet or something.

KeninCT on February 10, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Why? Looking for a hookup?

Night Owl on February 10, 2012 at 8:35 PM

*oh snap*

kakypat on February 11, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Obama?

Did you happen to notice that there is no “by line” on this article and the source for the unknown author is also unnamed? Don’t you find that a little odd?
Or that the The unknown reporter, quoted the unnamed source that the Koch Brothers specifically, Charles Koch pledged $40 million and David pledged $20 million.
And 20 mill + 40 mill = 60 mill, far from the 100 mill stated b the headline?
So lets recap okay?
A mathematically challenged “unnamed unknown reporter” cited an “unnamed unknown source” that the Koch Brothers donated $60 mill Wow! With solid, hard core reporting like that no wonder you believed it without question!

DSchoen on February 11, 2012 at 6:01 AM

The story was bylined Amanda Terkel. And, it said that the Koch brothers donated $60million – AND THE BULK OF THE $100MILLION WAS MADE UP BY OTHER DONORS AT THE CONFERENCE.
Evidently, you either don’t read, or your reading comprehension sucks – or you just put out half of the story to make your LYING point.
Now, go back to huffpo and read the story and see if you can understand it.

Solaratov on February 11, 2012 at 5:43 PM

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ernesto on February 11, 2012 at 1:31 PM
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ernesto on February 11, 2012 at 1:38 PM
ernesto on February 11, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Throw a rock into a pack of dogs, the one that yelps the loudest is the one that got hit.

LMFAO! Keep shaking that tiny fist Che!

tom daschle concerned on February 11, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Che’s fist wasn’t his only “small” feature…

mark81150 on February 11, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Great job Brietbart! Love you!

wi farmgirl on February 11, 2012 at 6:22 PM

Yeah, I already knew lots of college kids were radicals. That would not bother me too much if a) it had come out when Obama was a candidate, like it would have for any Republican, and b) there was any real evidence he had grown up.

Most journalists think their job is to sanitize Obama’s background, and trolls pitch in by trotting out false quivalencies.

drunyan8315 on February 11, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Brilliant speech. Now I wish someone would hold Tides Foundation and Fenton Communications responsible for their role in this communist takeover of the DNC.

crosspatch on February 11, 2012 at 8:11 PM

After 5 years of looking. Funny how they can parade out McCain’s 1st wife and Newt’s wives…. yet they can not find ONE single Obama ex-girlfriend?

Major_Skidmark on February 11, 2012 at 8:44 PM

The appeal: to rely on ones own wit for success (yes for failure as well). To keep the fruit of your labor, to conduct your life as needed for the benefit of you and yours without constant manipulation by gov’t tweakers. Can you honestly tell me the folks in DC or your state capital are truly any smarter than you?

Okay, well right there, you’ve described Conservatism.
Oh and no, i think we’re all in agreement that no one knows one’s needs better than oneself.

In my state if you own 79 acres of farmland it’s not large enough for you to build a house and tend your farm. But if you own 80 it is. Who, I ask business is it whether your ownership is 5 acres or 500? Where does the gov’t find the right to tell a free people no?

Well, it sounds like you have one hell of an over regulated state. However, we’ll start to drift slightly over government and its role. IMHO, any modern society, will need government to a degree, but its size and scope should be carefully contained.

I can understand frustration over building and zoning; your exampled with the farmhouse is perfect. But you’ve forgotten other issues:

Country roads to and from your property need to created & serviced. Same for other services like water, waste disposal, etc. Those are things that you can’t do personally, but you can have done through government.

Here’s another, the Patriot Act, fully supported by both parties in DC. Ridiculous!

Yes, and supported by the country, generally, because if it wasn’t the uproar and groundswell over it’s existence would be enough to force it’s change.

Why does it have little traction, simple – fear. To rely on ones own wit for success is frightening to a large portion of the US population.

If true, then we’ve would have backslid into Second World status a hell of a lot sooner than when Obama took office. Not to mention a lot of companies, inventions, etc would never have come into being if success is that frightening.

In the boonies where I live lots of Ron Paul signs, in town, none. That my friend is the underlying battle in this nation, producers vs dependents. And there are more dependents than producers, hence the fear of relying on ones own wit.

I must disagree with half of that: Yes, being independant is important, but it does happen in cities as well as the rural areas. I think it’s just easier to see in the smaller towns.Before & after the OWS hubbub, I saw quite few RP signs.

But we are both in agreement with this; the ratio of producers to dependents is tipping, more so now than last 20 years and time is running out. :o(

“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.”

Benjamin Franklin
old school on February 11, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Which is why we really don’t have a democracy in the traditional sense that Franklin meant it.

But I am not sure however if you can tell me why do you feel that now is the time that a 3rd party would be successful now, when at least the last 40 years, it has never caught on with a say 40% majority of the country?

Between Carter, Clinton, and Obama the Libertarian party hasn’t really made a point OR put up any candidate that has caught hold. Ron Paul may be best known, only because he’s been running for how long now?

I can only think or name only 3 others in the past 40 years that got any press or made any impact on the political scene major or minor: Tsongas, LaRouche, Paul & Perot.

Out of all of them, IMHO think Perot was the only on that had any traction on gaining Independents & Conservative/GOP types, and he STILL only got 20% of the national vote…Which, btw, helped put Clinton in office.

You sound like a true believer, and i don’t think my counterpoints will sway you much. I just think there is a need for a 3rd party just yet, nor do i see on catching fire with the American body politic anytime soon either.

Besides: Even if Paul somehow made it Nov, i don’t see me voting for him, even if it IS against Obama. I don’t trust or like his foreign policy one bit…too Woodrow Wilson for my tastes…and its already been tried before.

BlaxPac on February 11, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Yelling the same 10 words at the top of his lungs doesn’t really count as a smack down, but if that’s how your brain has to process it to keep you from offing yourself, so be it.

ernesto on February 11, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Coming from a defender of the chant obsessed left I find this so amusing!

Yes We Can!
This Is What Democracy Looks Like!
Change We Can Believe In!
9/11 Was An Inside Job!
Bush Lied People Died!

Ampersand on February 11, 2012 at 9:56 PM

He was yelling BEHAVE YOURSELVES!!!!! BEHAVE YOURSELVES!!!!!!! BEHAVE YOURSELVES!!!!!! at the very top of his lungs like a child throwing a tantrum. No better than the average Occupy protester you all loathe so much.

ernesto on February 11, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Yep… Just he was just like a violent rock throwing leftist there huh? It was just like he was crapping in public and sexual assaulting women… I expected to find a dead body right beside him… He was almost arrested…

God knows I’ve never seen a public union protest where the thieving goons calm and rational people raise their voices.

Although I do just love that your insult of Breitbart is say he’s almost as bad as an Occupy drone. Guess the bloom is off that rose…

Ampersand on February 11, 2012 at 10:04 PM

He was yelling BEHAVE YOURSELVES!!!!! BEHAVE YOURSELVES!!!!!!! BEHAVE YOURSELVES!!!!!! at the very top of his lungs like a child throwing a tantrum. No better than the average Occupy protester you all loathe so much.

ernesto on February 11, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Sure douchebag, just as your “peace loving” buddies
at the 2000 election in Minneapolis?

Nothing says peace, love and harmony quite like a 50lb bag of cement thrown from an overpass onto a moving bus from some scumbag occupy war is not the answer, give peace a chance idiot.

dthorny on February 12, 2012 at 1:53 AM

Here is a link, one of many:

http://scottthong.wordpress.com/2008/09/03/lets-compare-dnc-protests-vs-rnc-protests/

dthorny on February 12, 2012 at 1:55 AM

Oh, what a shocker here! College kids can be political radicals!? MY GOD I just might faint.

ernesto on February 11, 2012 at 10:26 AM

If it’s so normal and common, then why hide it?

Yakko77 on February 12, 2012 at 12:56 PM

I have figured out what has bothered me so much about Occupy but couldn’t exactly find the words to describe it before.

Occupy are basically financial gang-rape. By that I mean, imagine rather than saying “you have it, I want it” to people with more money, imagine a group of males saying the same thing to a woman. Rape is also often more about control and humiliation, which is another trait exhibited by the “Occupy” movement. They want to dominate and humiliate people who have more money than they do. They also want to make it look like the rich person was “asking for it” through some aspect of their behavior.

Basically Occupy is nothing more than justifying the financial violation of people’s personal property. It is financial gang-rape and basically operating no differently toward “rich” people than the people in Egypt exhibited on the streets to females who happened to be caught in the melee.

The basic attitude that Occupy supports is the same mental state as a rapist has toward females or a prison rapist to fellow prisoners. “You have, we need” indeed. It is as if their need, in and of itself, justifies their actions to violate someone else’s property rights.

crosspatch on February 12, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Heh. When i bought Breitbart a drink in San Francisco, i actually gave him a hard time about his “shoes.” I wonder if he’s still getting comments out at CPAC.

Time to trade in the Crocs Andrew, you look like a damned hippie!

Rude on February 13, 2012 at 1:42 AM

I believe this is the speech that got him “natural caused”. I have never feared my government before this day.

somnicide on March 1, 2012 at 12:26 PM

On the tape Breitbart says “Why racial division and class warfare are central to Barry.

not stuff lightly buried.

Bulletchaser on March 2, 2012 at 1:06 AM

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