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Common peasantry joins with kulaks against Obama

Common peasantry joins with kulaks against Obama

The much demonized kulaks (a/k/a the top 5%, 2%, 0r 1% depending upon the speech) were the first to rise up against Obama.

Now the kulaks have been joined by the common peasantry, via NPR:

As Mitt Romney and President Obama get ready for their second debate, a new bipartisan survey shows a surge for Romney in a key voter group following their first debate Oct. 3.

The random cellphone and land line poll of 600 likely rural voters in nine battleground states Oct. 9-11 has Romney at 59 percent among the survey’s respondents. Obama’s support is now down to 37 percent among rural battleground voters, a plunge of 10 points from the actual rural vote in those states four years ago….

The nine battleground states of Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin have a collective rural population of 13.6 million, according to the Census Bureau.

“It’s a boon to Romney,” says pollster Anna Greenberg of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, the Democratic partner in the survey. “It will help him … because, of course, he will lose urban areas by a similar margin. And the suburban areas are still pretty competitive.”

The unreliable nature of the common peasantry was described in what has become known as “The Great Speech About The Unreliable Nature of the Common Peasantry” (video) given by Obama in the City of San Francisco in the early spring of 2008:

You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not.

And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.

This is not the position Obama wants to be in, as he understands the strategy of encircling the cities.

At least there are no cracks in Obama’s ditzy youthful Hollywood-type city dwelling base.  Oh wait.


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Remember the Dunkin’ Booth featured at many county and state fairs? A clown would sit on a platform over a large tub of water. Players would throw a baseball at a target. Hit it and the clown would get dunked.

Oh, when the clown wasn’t getting dunked, he was so, so smug. “High-and-dry. I’m sittin’ high-and-dry!” he called out. Eventually, a quite good player would come along. Once, as I recall, a player got three baseballs and that clown got dunked three times. The player bought three more balls. The clowned was really, really annoyed when he got dunked for the fourth time. Two more balls and two more dunks had the crowd that had gathered roaring. Though the player made a move as if to purchase three more balls, he did not. Not too long afterwards, the clown could be heard, once again, calling, “High-and-dry. I’m sittin’ high-and-dry!”

Tonight, every time ole’ Chain-Saw Mouth gives off the “high-and-dry” routine, I hope Romney hits the target and sinks him. And, I hope he does so for as many times as it takes because ole’ Chain-Saw mouth is definitely “all wet” and there’s nothing even remotely funny about him.

[…] HEY, WAIT, THIS WASN’T SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN: Common peasantry joins with kulaks against Obama. […]

Here’s how I explain my frustrations: I will hitch my red wagon to the Romney/Ryan team (sans ditz).
I am bitter about the last four years of decline under the Obama regime. I will cling to my guns, to my religion and to my antipathy towards Obogus.

    Pasturized in reply to EBL. | October 16, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    I can understand why there are people who are still undecided. Lohan aversion would push you toward Obama, but Honey-Boo-Boo-phobia’s pushing you right back toward Romney. What’s a low information voter to do?

NPR is just now reporting a last-minute “SURGE”?


Ovomit has been losing, big, FOR MONTHS. What has happened is that the margin of his future loss has become SO COMPELLING, SO DRAMATIC, AND SO INEXCUSABLE, that media whores like NPR have been compelled to admit “a little improvement for Gov. Romney”. LIES AND TREACHERY.

MITT HAS GONE ON RECORD WITH PLANS TO DEFUND NPR–it cannot happen soon enough. And Big Bird will do “just fine”.

By god, I’m beginning to believe Dick Morris. Romney is starting to coalesce support from a variety of demographics.

Maybe people are finally opening their eyes and deciding they don’t want Obama’s America.

I’ve been seeing an increased number of pieces about how an Obama second term will mean money will be channeled from the “rich” suburbs to the “poor” cities through “regional development grants” etc.

Henry Hawkins | October 16, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Love the Russian revolution language. Jacobson goes political noir on us, lol.

    Hope Change in reply to Henry Hawkins. | October 16, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Henry Hawkins, me, too!

    Professor, a million likes for this post and especially the headline.

    I join with Kevin Dujan of Hillbuzz and his many commenters, as well as other political analysts I trust, in sensing a landslide of 1980-plus proportions.

    God bless the people of this country! We wanted to give the guy a chance, and then he drove us straight into socialism and poverty, and we’re firing him and giving the business-guy a chance.

    I pray that Romney and Ryan have the vision, endurance, courage and toughness needed to remove the many structural regulatory and institutional impediments to freedom and prosperity that the Left has put in place over the past 50 years or so.

    Especially, I hope we will release our schools, teachers, parents and school boards from the tyranny of the unions and the federal government.

    Common Knowledge, with Peter Robinson, has an excellent new interview with George Gilder, who has updated his book Wealth and Poverty in time for the Romney administration. Here is a link to the “interviews by date” page:

    Romney’s first debate performance reminded me of Reagan and Newt Gingrich, two of my all-time favorite contemporary American statesmen. I hope with all my heart that Romney will be that kind of president.

    And I think we are about to find out what kind of president Mitt Romney will be, because I think this is going to be a decisive, landslide RR win.

“The nine battleground states of Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin have a collective rural population of 13.6 million, according to the Census Bureau.”

Thus the genius of the Electoral College, that forces candidates to appeal to rural as well as urban voters.

    Milwaukee in reply to RonF. | October 16, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Along with the direct election of United States Senators, “one-man, one-vote” helped mess us up. When State Senators had geographic regions, it was easier to stop the looters. Every state has urban areas which dominate the legislature. Those legislatures can then direct government revenue streams towards those urban concentrations. A person need only carry 6 counties in Illinois to win a statewide race. This distortion needs to end.

    Since the United State Constitution gave geographic regions, states, the same number of senatorial votes, how is that happening in the states unconstitutional?

Count me among the peasants who NEVER supported O’bammy!

I’ve been on this earth long enough to recognize a bogus proposition when I hear it.

Romney should win this by a high single digit margin…

“The unreliable nature of the common peasantry was described…”

Huh. I consider that we are VERY reliable. Treading on us has absolutely mathematical results.

And we won’t back down…

I lived on the edge of a small town my 1st 18 years. I have lived in the country the last 14 years. Like many in these situations I have never made alot of money so you learn to make do. These big city hipster people ,poor thru rich are hopeless when it comes to living without the amenities of the artificial hive mind.

PS City types move out here thinking it will be neet. They run back to mommy city after a few years for the most part. Both Salazar brothers ,Ken & John , with their “Cowboy Hats” have long since become phoney sellouts.

NC Mountain Girl | October 16, 2012 at 7:28 pm

I live in Madison county, NC. We have a smattering of transplanted leftists but the predominate political strain is socially conservative Southern populist. Not so many years earlier there was a single cash crop that provided cash income for the many subsistence farms that once dotted this county but tobacco became non-PC. Nevertheless in 2008 there were quite a few Obama signs here. Most of these were in the yards of people who had moved to the big city in their youth to become teachers and other government worker types. They came back home to the mountains to retire. To a man and woman these people had been deeply embarrassed by their parents and grandparents’ attitudes towards n—–s. This year there are yard signs for Democrats running for county commissioner and the state legislature but no signs for Obama and darn few signs for the Democrat candidates for state wide office. I have seen exactly one Obama bumper sticker on a car in this country. Based on its age and condition it was safe to bet it was from one of our retired transplants from Atlanta or Charlotte who spends November through April on a coast somewhere.

Part of this rejection of Obama reflects the clash of the realities of life well off the beaten path with his urban elite sensibilities. Gas prices have doubled under Obama. That truly sucks when the closest supermarket is 32 miles away and the nearest Super Wal-mart is 38. Also few full time residents here buy “new” new cars, not that high prices hybrids are that much of an option to begin with the many 8 to 10% grades and temperatures that dip to zero. Between “Cash for Clunkers” and the ongoing bad economy the used car options are severely limited. The only vehicle my neighbor found in his price range was a six year old Honda SUV that already had almost 200,000 miles.

By the way, Michelle has marked us as a “food desert”. Based on our percentage of low incomes and the lack of supermarkets, she and her urban elite cronies are convinced we all must be suffering from a lack of fruits and veg. That is truly a joke for those of us who freeze, dehydrate and can the produce we grown.

It’s not a battleground state, but my family in Oklahoma is always proud to remind me that Obama won exactly ZERO of 77 counties in Oklahmoma in 2008.

Alan K. Henderson | October 16, 2012 at 11:44 pm

I can see Russia from my house!

I can see Russia from my house

Or as Obama might say, “I can dream Russia from the White House.”