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Only Another 21 Or So ‘Worst Weeks Ever’

Posted on | May 26, 2012 | 19 Comments

by Smitty

. . .until Americans can tell BHO just how much we love him, with finality.

Via Red Alexandria. I can only predict the news will get weirder between now and then.
Hayward at Human Events:

What I believe we are seeing here is the beginning of a “preference cascade,” a term made popular by Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit fame. It’s a fascinating concept, applied originally to the process by which oppressive governments fall.
A large population can be dominated by a small group only by persuading all dissenters that they stand alone. Most of their fellow citizens are portrayed as loyal to the regime, and everyone around the dissident is a potential informer. A huge dissident population can therefore be suppressed, by making them believe they’re all lonely voices in the wilderness… until the day they begin realizing they are not alone, and most people don’t support the regime. The process by which dissent becomes seen as commonplace, and eventually overwhelming, is the preference cascade.
. . .
That’s what began happening over the past couple of weeks: a large number of people discovered it’s okay to strongly disapprove of Barack Obama. His popularity has always been buttressed by the conviction – very aggressively pushed by his supporters – that disapproval of his personal or official conduct is immoral. You’re presumptively “racist” if you disagree with him, or at least a greedy tool of the Evil Rich, or a “Tea Party extremist.”

I feel so bad for Barack. No, I don’t.

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  • Adobe_Walls

    I don’t feel sorry for any of them, when they realize their dream has once again failed one can only hope they become catatonic with despair.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/V54MMT2YDO46ECXGFICCMUCGBU Ford Prefect

    Yeah, this week was special. We found out there are two and ONLY TWO possibilities regarding Obama’s birth.

    Either 

    1.) He was born in Kenya as he personally claimed in his book bio (in which case he’s technically a usurper). 

    or

    2.) He WAS born in Hawaii in which case, he probably has committed several felonies related to his college admittance wherein he was funded as a foreign student.

    Either way, if he were a Republican, he would have been impeached and convicted by now.

  • http://proteinwisdom.com/ McGehee

    Well, if he were a Republican he would’ve been impeached for the crime of being a Republican.

  • ombdz

    Undeniably, this was a bad week for Obama.  And based on some trends we saw take hold this week, this could be a much more difficult next 21 weeks than they imagined …
     http://bit.ly/qVdDUt

  • JeffS

     They’re catatonic as it is, and sans despair.  How will be able to tell the difference?

  • higgins1990

    Mene, mene, tekel, upharsin.

  • Adobe_Walls

    They’ll be quieter.

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  • K-Bob

    All future presidencies will have Obama to thank for setting the bar so low.  Jimmy Carter is a happy man these days.

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  • RG

     I hope things don’t go that far. The king was struck down but so was his kingdom, virtually forgotten except as a cautionary tale.

  • http://thepagantemple.blogspot.com/ ThePaganTemple

     Yet his approval ratings are still in the forties and he’ll probably win at least 48% of the vote. And he might even win. It’s a different world than the one of 32 years ago.

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  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

     If only.  Unfortunately, the Left is never louder or more hilarious than when they are OUT of power.  The good news is that while they are at their most annoying on the outside looking in, they at least do less harm.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

    The only people who could support Obama now, after a taste of his governance, are diehard Marxists, America-haters, and the brain dead.

    The bad news is that nearly 40 years of federal control over education in this country has dramatically increased the numbers of each of those groups.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    Especially the latter.

  • Quartermaster

    And his opponent is Mittens, not Ronnie Ray Gun. If it was Ronnie, or his latest incarnation, The Kenyan would already be updating his resume. As it is, the Obummer actually has a fighting chance at winning against the New England Libtard.

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  • K-Bob

    Yep. Whole lotta pampered sleazebags in this county, and they are a total lip-lock for Obama.

    Now we all get to know what it felt like for those seniors who stubbornly held onto their 1950′s era homes long after the neighborhood went totally gangsta/crack-house in then nineties. Wholesale breakdown of everything; nothing but corruption in the mayor’s office.

    This is what Obama and his thugs have brought us to on a national scale.