“He stands there at the front of the mob, in his shirt sleeves, swinging that government hammer, exhorting the crowd to use its votes and take what it wants.”


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“He stands there at the front of the mob, in his shirt sleeves, swinging that government hammer, exhorting the crowd to use its votes and take what it wants.”

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  • wodun

    Its behind the paywall :(

  • What is behind a paywall? The link certainly is not, as I can reach it and have paid them nothing.

  • JGL

    The article, I assume it references the vial socialist doctrine that the president spewed a few days ago, seems to be stuck behind a

    subscription wall, when you click it it goes to other stories.

    Keep in mind, this is a Chicago paper.

  • How strange. I have not subscribed to the Chicago Tribune and can click on it and see the article with ease.

    Try this link: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-met-kass-0718-20120718,0,2313230.column

    I accessed it from Real Clear Politics

  • JGL

    Nope.

    From my computer when I click on your new link it goes again to a ” become a digtital member” panel, you can see the article,

    “who else Mr. president” under the panel but I click on the X “close” button on the top right corner (I don’t enter my email or other info on

    things like that) and the panel disappears but a different story panel comes up. When I click on the Real Clear link I can access a story

    titled “Obama thinks success comes from government” I will assume that is the article you intend to display.

    Which article did you want to display?

    It would be an interesting experiment to see if you try from another computer outside of your network whether you can access it, if not then

    we can get parrinoid and assume that your computer is tagged by the Chicago paper because you are seen as “not on board” with the

    program.

    Or it could just be an some kind of anomaly.

  • Here’s a suggestion: block cookies for this website. That is what I have done. It might then allow you in. The article in question is not “Obama thinks sucess comes from government.” It is titled “Who else, Mr. President?”

  • JGL

    Intrigue aside, let me comment on what the president said.

    My observation about him from the beginning was his techniuqe. In his speech, much like B. Clinton, he states the obvious, says nothing,

    does not share his philosophy at all, and through the power of his personality the “people” think they agree with him. Its a bait and switch

    technique. He is very good at it, you must give the devil his due, he turns around the whole intent and purpose of being American. The

    American people have long ago forgotten what reality is, we live many levels removed from it, so when he states ” you didn’t do that”, he

    implys that the people live within the envelope that the government provides, and the people see this as being true enough.

    I ask this question though: What came first, human beings or government?

    If you believe that we live within the envelope that the government provides then you belive that government existed first.

    While government does exist and it provides certain structures which people / busineses use to impliment their plans and ambitions

    government is a manifestation of the human mind and our brand of that manifestation in America is based on concepts contained in the

    Constitution and the Constitution recognizes the individual as being primary not government.

    This seemingly simplistic argument may seem too simplistic but it is exactly where the argument must be defended from, the president uses a

    line of logic that must be rejected, it is all socialist and communist all the time, he is a pide piper and does not have an American sensability

    nor does he have an entrepanureal sensability, IMO he must be rejected with extreme prejudice this November.

    If not then that is the end of the concept of American exceptionalism, this goal must be attained if we are to be “the same as”.

    I do not want to be the same as.

  • wodun

    Wont let me get to it from my tablet but I went back later on my pc with no problems.

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