WE FIGURED HIM OUT! By Ben Stein

WE FIGURED HIM OUT!  By Ben Stein

Why is President Barack Obama in such a hurry to get his socialized medicine bill passed?

Because he and his cunning circle realize some basic truths:

The American people in their unimaginable kindness and trust voted for a pig in a poke in 2008.

They wanted so much to believe Barack Obama was somehow better and different from other ultra-leftists that they simply took him on faith.

They ignored his anti-white writings in his books.

They ignored his quiet acceptance of hysterical anti-American diatribes by his minister, Jeremiah Wright.

They ignored his refusal to explain years at a time of his life as a student.

They ignored his ultra-left record as a "community organizer," Illinois state legislator, and Senator.

The American people ignored his total zero of an academic record as a student and teacher, his complete lack of scholarship when he was being touted as a scholar.

Now, the American people are starting to wake up to the truth. Barack Obama is a super likeable super leftist, not a fan of this country,way, way too cozy with the terrorist leaders in the Middle East , way beyond naïveté, all the way into active destruction of our interests and our allies and our future.. The American people have already awakened to the truth that the stimulus bill -- a great idea in theory -- was really an immense bribe to Democrat interest groups, and in no way an effort to help all Americans.

Now, Americans are waking up to the truth that ObamaCare basically means that every time you are sick or injured, you will have a clerk from the Department of Motor Vehicles like agency telling your doctor what he can and cannot do.

The American people already know that Mr. Obama's plan to lower health costs while expanding coverage and bureaucracy is a myth, a promise of something that never was and never will be -- a bureaucracy lowering costs in a free society. Either the costs go up or the free society goes away.

These are perilous times.. Mrs. Hillary Clinton, our Secretary of State,has given Iran the go-ahead to have nuclear weapons, an unqualified betrayal of the nation. Now, we face a devastating loss of freedom at home in health care.

Mr... Obama knows Americans are getting wise and will stop him if he delays at all in taking away our freedoms. There is his urgency and our opportunity.. Once freedom is lost, America is lost. Wake up, beloved America .

Ben Stein is a writer, actor, economist, and lawyer living in Beverly Hills and Malibu . He writes "Ben Stein's Diary" for every issue of The American Spectator.

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6 years 45 weeks ago, 2:47 PM

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6 years 45 weeks ago, 3:09 PM

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I must applaud

Mr Stein...but we should give each other applause too...we all stated the same things in different words more than one year ago! Good on all of you for seeing what others were too blind to see. Obama is shit.

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6 years 45 weeks ago, 4:26 PM

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WE FUCKIN TOLD YOUR DUMB ASS SO
when you voted for him
He didn't carry one confederate state LMAO

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6 years 45 weeks ago, 5:00 PM

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Unfortunately,

Nobama won Virginia, North Carolina and Florida. At least he didn't win my home state.

6 years 45 weeks ago, 6:08 PM

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I saw a differant map. Must look that up

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6 years 45 weeks ago, 7:05 PM

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Youre right my friend
BUT WE KNOW THE ELLECTION WAS RIGGED

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6 years 45 weeks ago, 5:17 PM

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Obama would win again

if the election were held today. He's the most popular national politician, and the Republicans don't even have a semblance of a unified party, much less a candidate. I wouldn't vote for him, and I doubt he'd get many, if any votes from the members of this site, but I believe that I'm being realistic in my evaluation of the situation. If anyone has any realistic plan of how the situation can be changed, please comment. I'd love to see him out of office, but I don't believe that the tea party movement has any staying power. The Republicans need a unifying message, both for the party, and to appeal to the majority of the American voters.

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6 years 45 weeks ago, 5:32 PM

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The Republican party is not a barren waste land right now. That is what the libs in the news wants us to believe. (Massachusetts, hint hint)
As the time gets closer to the presidential primaries you'll see the party become more salient in the news. Right now people are comparing Republican minority party to the majority democrat party, a very bad comparison.
How often does the Minority Leader get his face on TV? How often does our Republican National Committee Chairman get TV time? Not a fraction of what reid and pelosi gets.
It's just a matter of propaganda.

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6 years 45 weeks ago, 5:40 PM

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week and o'bama were running against Palin, he would have to REALLY bust his ass to win, period.
o'bama is a popular orator but a piss poor president. Palin is a proven executive with a personality that has been proven to charm and win crowds. Maybe he would win but only by every corpse in Chicago's grave yards voting.

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6 years 45 weeks ago, 6:02 PM

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who is a good idea for the Republicans? hell, we still have people oohing and ahhing over Sarah Palin. She is arguably the most popular Republican today, and she won't be running. The GOP may not be a splintered, broken group, but there are no prominent candidates in the eyes of many Americans right now, and that's allowing the propaganda to continue

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6 years 45 weeks ago, 6:20 PM

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That's is the whole deal right there. Who are they going to run.
They need to smarten up

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6 years 45 weeks ago, 6:08 PM

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The Libertarian Party is America's third largest political party, founded in 1971 as an alternative to the two main political parties. Our vision is for a world in which all individuals can freely exercise the natural right of sole dominion over their own lives, liberty and property by building a political party that elects Libertarians to public office, and moving public policy in a libertarian direction.

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6 years 45 weeks ago, 6:08 PM

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Bobby Jindal, Tim Pawlenty just to name 2 who are ranking politicians.
o'bama has a terrible albatross around his neck, himself.

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6 years 45 weeks ago, 6:13 PM

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until they can field a candidate that can do more than just be a spoiler for the benefit of the democrat party they'd do well to support the major candidate that espouses beliefs in common with them.

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best choice all around, but their foreign policy ideas are a bit weak. I subscribe to the ideals of the Libertarians, but I also have to wonder how strong they can really be with both major parties actually working together to make any third party candidate look like a waste of votes

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6 years 45 weeks ago, 6:21 PM

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6 years 45 weeks ago, 6:53 PM

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I watch TV news occasionally. I listen to news on radio very often. I monitor news on the internet, from a variety of sites, also very often. I stand by my opinion that Obama would win if the election were held today, because of no popular viable opposition. Sarah Palin would be pilloried by the national media. Love them or hate them, the national media have the ear of the American people, slick presentations, hence are very powerful. Palin would again be derided by the liberals and spoofed by the liberals on SNL, and by Jon Steward and Stephen Colbert. Also, Leno and Letterman wouldn't spare her. Remember Bobby Jindhal's previous appearance on national media? Totally unimpressive. Pawlenty has minimal support. Mitt Romney's a Mormon, so wouldn't get support from the right wing of the Republican party. If the hard-core conservatives maintain control of the party, they don't stand a chance in a general election. Hard-core conservatives, especially the Christian conservatives are perhaps 20% of the electorate, and that's being generous. Hard-core liberals aren't much more numerous. Most of the country is moderate, which is, in my opinion, why Congress has such abysmally poor ratings. All one sees of Congress is partisan politics, where anyone who talks of cooperation is castigated by party leaders.

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6 years 45 weeks ago, 6:57 PM

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I agree with ecaman

While the GOP may have good choices, none have been thrust out there for us average joes to see.

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6 years 45 weeks ago, 6:58 PM

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Virginia, New Jersey, Massachusetts.

I rest my case :<)

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6 years 45 weeks ago, 7:09 PM

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States are different

While winning states means coming closer to the White House, who the GOP picks is a very big deal. The voters aren't saying Republicans are good for us, just that Democrats are bad. Celebrating a few wins may feel good, but you can bet the Dems are going to take the loss in Massatwoshits as a learning point and figure out what to start saying.

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electoral votes

are what is jacked up. How some states are worth 3 and others are in the 40's and 50's, I don't understand. The fair way would to do it by population. Kali kills us with 55 votes

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6 years 45 weeks ago, 7:17 PM

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Isn't population what

gives some states lots of votes?

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don't remember. I should have paid more attention in school. Does Penn have the 4th highest population? I doubt it. I think population matters, but some other factors come into play. Here is a list of each state's votes...

http://www.fec.gov/pages/elecvote.htm

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6 years 45 weeks ago, 7:18 PM

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I agree. Two governors and a senator are excellent results.
The election in MA was the one that was most surprising, of course, considering the overwhelming advantage the Democrats had in registered voters. It's a good thing that Ms. Coakley is such a rotten campaigner, and that Mr. Brown is so good. Also, there seemed to be an overwhelming disgust with the state of affairs in DC on the part of Independents.
That's going to be the primary thing that the Republicans must try to capitalize on in the November elections across the country. I think that the disgust with the way things are going in DC goes all through the nation now. You may count on the Democrats realizing this, and working hard to sway public opinion between now and then. Obama has started by his attacks on bankers and Wall Street. He's trying to portray himself as a populist, rather than the extreme liberal that he is, hoping to win support among the Moderates and preempt the arguments of the Republicans. It may not work for him, because he's very late to the party to claim to be a populist.

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6 years 45 weeks ago, 7:37 PM

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was easy to demonize the dudes with the dough, that bird did not fly very far. Now, I would say that o'bama had better stop blaming everyone else. He, in my opinion, should get his black ass in front of the American people, admit that his policies really did not work and that they are putting together an all new plan. Spend time explaining what the plan is and how it will work.
Simply saying that guy or this industry is fucking up our economy is losing credibility. The bankers are not bad, I know that because o'bama is still willing to give them gigabucks from the U.S. Taxpayers

Interviews with democrat voters after the Massachusetts election was revealing. Several said that the presidents policies were bankrupting America and some said the healthcare plan would take more away from them than it would give and at a higher price.
The democrat party is losing on national issues, bad for o'bama and the national party, easier for Republicans.

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6 years 45 weeks ago, 7:43 PM

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congressmen they have. So yeah, it's population since population determines how many members of congress there will be from each state.

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6 years 45 weeks ago, 7:44 PM

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It would be nice to see Obama (or any politician) publicly admit that his policies have been wrong, but I can't believe that he'll do it.
Certainly blaming practically everything on the banks is absurd, especially with the administration continuing to prop them up, and boosting Bernanke hard to retain his position. Double talk is the politicians' stock in trade. George Orwell, in his book 1984, made the point very well that all political movements indulge constantly in what he termed "doublethink".

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6 years 45 weeks ago, 7:46 PM

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Populations by state

United States 307,006,550
Northeast 55,283,679
Midwest 66,836,911
South 113,317,879
West 71,568,081
.Alabama 4,708,708
.Alaska 698,473
.Arizona 6,595,778
.Arkansas 2,889,450
.California 36,961,664
.Colorado 5,024,748
.Connecticut 3,518,288
.Delaware 885,122
.District of Columbia 599,657
.Florida 18,537,969
.Georgia 9,829,211
.Hawaii 1,295,178
.Idaho 1,545,801
.Illinois 12,910,409
.Indiana 6,423,113
.Iowa 3,007,856
.Kansas 2,818,747
.Kentucky 4,314,113
.Louisiana 4,492,076
.Maine 1,318,301
.Maryland 5,699,478
.Massachusetts 6,593,587
.Michigan 9,969,727
.Minnesota 5,266,214
.Mississippi 2,951,996
.Missouri 5,987,580
.Montana 974,989
.Nebraska 1,796,619
.Nevada 2,643,085
.New Hampshire 1,324,575
.New Jersey 8,707,739
.New Mexico 2,009,671
.New York 19,541,453
.North Carolina 9,380,884
.North Dakota 646,844
.Ohio 11,542,645
.Oklahoma 3,687,050
.Oregon 3,825,657
.Pennsylvania 12,604,767
.Rhode Island 1,053,209
.South Carolina 4,561,242
.South Dakota 812,383
.Tennessee 6,296,254
.Texas 24,782,302
.Utah 2,784,572
.Vermont 621,760
.Virginia 7,882,590
.Washington 6,664,195
.West Virginia 1,819,777
.Wisconsin 5,654,774
.Wyoming 544,270

Source is census.gov. Looks like PA does have the number 4 population.

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Rasmussen Reports today reported that their latest poll in Indiana showed that the Republican Pence is now leading Senator Evan Bayh (D) by 47-44%. This would support your case that the Democrats are in trouble in the upcoming elections. I don't know much about the politics in Indiana; that is, what are any specific issues in the state, and why Bayh would seem to be in trouble. Perhaps it has a lot to do with the significant loss of manufacturing jobs, especially those allied to the automotive industry. I don't know if Bayh had anything at all to do with this; maybe it's just that he's a Democrat and that people are disgusted with the present state of affairs.

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rule is spread across the country. Anyone in national office with a (D) behind their name has to consider the stigma associated with the current criminal (extra-constitutional) behavior in congress and the executive branch.

As for people educated in politics and make a living anaylizing political activity, they may have a different reason but the outcome should be a major upset in November.

I assume there are no major crimes in o'bama's playbook, if there were he would play hell defending against impeachment next year.

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