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Obama supporters in Chicago celebrate expansion of government

Obama supporters in Chicago celebrate expansion of government

Last night after news of Obama’s reelection was announced, I headed into downtown Chicago and came across groups of supporters celebrating. The video below was taken of a group that gathered outside the ABC studios. They spoke about how thrilled they were to see that government would be expanding.

One man said to me, “government is not the problem, government is the help.” And another, “All those arts problems, I know I still have a future–I’m an art student….We need just a little bit on taxes and it manages to even out for everyone…really they’re not going to miss $25,000 a year, which could help pay for a whole family for a year. Like, let’s be serious.”


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I think Art Students should be required to have an advanced degree in math before being allowed to pick up a brush.

    TugboatPhil in reply to imfine. | November 7, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    I think they should be issued really large brushes, with long, wooden handles. Some people call them brooms. If they were sweeping the streets they’d at least be contributing to society.

    I live in a rural area where a bunch of “artists” have decided to congregate. Having seen many examples of their “art” I’ve learned one thing.

    To be an artist, one need only call themselves an artist.

      nomadic100 in reply to TugboatPhil. | November 7, 2012 at 9:32 pm

      Or if I want to believe I’m an “aborigine” or a “Cherokee” well, then, I am! Hooray!!

      It is the same living among a bunch of self-proclaimed environmentalists. To be an environmentalist one need only announce one’s self as an environmentalist.

Great video. It speaks for itself… and volumes about the mind set of our youth. Pray. Pray now for America

    raven in reply to george. | November 7, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    That’s where I’m at, George. Prayer seems all that is left. Reason has failed. Madness is descending.

      Sophia Lee in reply to raven. | November 8, 2012 at 1:28 am

      I am praying and I can not sleep. My thoughts are with my grandfather who worked tirelessly to bring his family here from Poland in 1910. They ate lard and onion sandwiches almost every night and their children were the first in a generation to complete high school and go onto college. One of those children was my father who came back from WWII broken, bald at 20 but started a family working 60-70 hours a week to give me so much. Right now, thinking of what my father gave me nothing of the material comes to mind. I remember waking up early every single summer day and going into work with him. I did inventory and book keeping at 15 and watched closely as he never stopped working for his company, his country and me. Watching this video I remember their journey towards the American dream and vow to honor their memory by doing whatever I can to reverse this course. Thank you for this website!

        JackRussellTerrierist in reply to Sophia Lee. | November 8, 2012 at 2:02 am

        Your post brought tears to my eyes.

        Thank you for that reminder, and God bless you and your father, a great man and hero.

    IrateNate in reply to george. | November 7, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    These are our children; we allowed this to happen.

theduchessofkitty | November 7, 2012 at 6:04 pm

“Government is not the problem, government is the help.”


Remember when Reagan said that the worst nine words in the English language are “I’m from the Government, and I’m here to help”?

Four to five decades of Leftist indoctrination have born their rotten fruit, right here.

“My phone! My phone! My Freedom for a phone!”

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin

    MaggotAtBroadAndWall in reply to theduchessofkitty. | November 7, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    When watching the twitter stream here last night, someone threw out a quote that seems appropriate for this video:

    “So this is how liberty dies…with thunderous applause.”

    Unfortunately, it does not carry the gravitas of Ben Franklin. Apparently it’s just a line uttered by a fictional Star Wars character. Life imitating art.

Well, well, well. Living proof that poll taxes were a very good idea. Too bad Southern Democrats used them as a way to oppress black people, and thus snookered Republicans into the Amendment banning them.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to CalMark. | November 8, 2012 at 2:28 am

    If I could wish one thing for this country to see happen in my remaining lifetime, it would be to see full voting be limited to only those who pay taxes. The rest could vote on things or offices that are traditionally not directly fiscal in nature, like Sheriff or Chief of Police, judges, the death penalty, city ordinances, where to put a community center or what to name a library, zoning commissioners, maybe school superintendents, etc. – but nothing that deals with taxes or electing legislators and executive officers who in any way initiate or control fiscal legislation or appropriations. If and when they become taxpayers at a certain level for an established minimum time period, their status would change and they could fully vote.

    Never gonna happen, but it’s a sweet dream. 🙂

9thDistrictNeighbor | November 7, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Perhaps this young man attends Columbia College, which is just down the street from where this was filmed and quite well known for their arts programs. Average math SAT score of incoming freshmen: 489 (including 1 percent incoming freshman who score in the 200-300 range and 11 percent who score in the 300-400 range).

Perhaps it is that 1 percent who score between 200 and 300 whom he believes need to be brought down a notch. They certainly wouldn’t notice.

The ‘arts’ has always been largely, an indulgence of the wealthy. If these slugs want the gov’t to fund their ‘art’. Let’ ’em know that the rich will happily take that tax cut & let the peons fork over more of their dough to turn art into another political football.

BannedbytheGuardian | November 7, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Actually succeeding in the arts field is incredibly difficult almost impossible.

Most go from subsidized project to the next till they give up.

In the end most ‘masterpieces ‘ hang in corporate boardrooms & rich peoples homes.

Also you have to peak just at the right time preferably just before killing yourself. That keeps your price up.

There is significant consternation that mny urrent artists are living too long & pushing out Alzheimers affected junk & distorting the value of earlier ‘works.

Maybe both guys could cut off an ear…

    9thDistrictNeighbor in reply to BannedbytheGuardian. | November 7, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    My father-in-law is an artist and his masterpieces hang precisely in corporate collections and rich people’s houses. He is also a proud and defiant member of the liberal inteligencia, an Elizabeth Warren voter, and the owner of an Obama statuette proudly displayed among other objects d’art in his home. So there ya go.

      BannedbytheGuardian in reply to 9thDistrictNeighbor. | November 7, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      LOL So my advice is that you need to make sure he stops right now so as to ensure the value & ths your inheritance.

      They are resilient – chopping their arms off just leads them to painting with brushes stuck in their mouth. Putting a bag over their head (holes of course ) & they will stab away sightless.

      Like the poor , artists will always be with us.


        9thDistrictNeighbor in reply to BannedbytheGuardian. | November 7, 2012 at 9:28 pm

        My dh wants nothing from them; luckily for my he turned out very different than they. He has COPD now from inhaling too much paint thinner. And to think he was a Ranger in WWII.

      In other words, he depends on rich people for his livelihood. you have to wonder if leftist artists have considered that if the fed takes more in taxes, money for exhibits and art purchases will dry up?

      I live in an art community. When the economy is poor, people spend less on art. Instead of selling their crap in the local galleries, they’re living on food stamps.

      “and the owner of an Obama statuette”

      In more risque parts of the country that is known as a dildo.

really they’re not going to miss $25,000 a year,
well there you have it. I bet even right now he earns more a week than I do. think he’s ok with me stealing from him?

We indeed are in very deep doo-doo.

I’ll bet that not one of those interviewed could pass a basic civics test let alone higher mathematics.

Free stuff now is king…

I think these are the same people who just re-elected JJ, Jr., so shouldn’t be particularly surprising.

“…not going to miss $25,000 a year.” Oh, really? Tell you what, Picasso. How about you kick in the first $25K of your income and we’ll let you keep what’s left. Only fair, right?

Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn are still applauding.

Over a late night Molotov Cocktail, they looked into each others eyes and said: ‘are we good or what’?

They don’t respect other people’s dignity and they don’t respect their own. They elected to exchange liberty for submission with benefits. They choose to exist in a lower energy state, which, paradoxically, is not sustainable because they also demand the products of a higher energy state.

Hilarious. They want their cake and eat it too. They will have both… for awhile. This can only be justified by individuals with a myopic perspective of reality.

Those young men have been firmly indoctrinated in our schools. If we want young people to change, we have to change our schools. I don’t think that’s going to happen.

    9thDistrictNeighbor in reply to Rosalie. | November 7, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Homeschool. That’s our solution to government school indoctrination. My ds kept asking me all day who won Florida; I told him they’re recounting St. Lucie county for Allen West.

princeofdarkness | November 7, 2012 at 8:08 pm

This morning, I went Galt and increased my wife’s 403 contribution. Better to starve the regime, than give it tax revenue to pay for people like this.

thalesofmiletus | November 7, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Those kids were reacting to the President’s acceptance speech.

Limbaugh: “It’s hard to vote against Santa Claus.”

Why do these kids want to give away other people’s money?
Answer: because these kids and their president cannot bring anything to the table.

Oh, heavens. Nobody tell the art major how many Americans there are. “Oh, man, 3 million times $25,000–that’s at least more than $25,000. Maybe enough for TWO families. DOUBLE Damn!”

On the other hand, his reasoning abilities do offer a good reason to keep subsidizing the arts: can you imagine if he was planning to work in a critical field?

(And, yes, I realize–as this arts major seems not to–that the “1%” refers to those whose annual income is within the top 1% among all income earners, and not a full 1% of the nation’s population.)

There have been many comments on a variety of sites alleging incompetence on the part of Romney, his campaign, the Republican Party, etc. It is all hogwash. Romney ran a good campaign. Does anyone believe that, had he attacked Obama on Benghazi, that would have made the difference? Does anyone really believe that if Christie had not kissed Obama that would have made the critical difference?

The real problem is deeper: utter ignorance on the part of the voters. In the 1960’s California’s public school students scored among the highest in the nation on scholastic achievement. California ranks near the bottom now. Yes, illegals have not helped, but there is a sickness in the body politic which is manifested in the reduction in student achievement even beyond the immigration problem.

I’m a physician. A few years ago, I asked every new patient I met who was running for president, governor, and senator as part of a method to assess mental status. Hardly anyone in my state which prides itself on its educational achievements could answer a fraction of the questions. The relevant information was in every day’s newspaper and on the radio, television, internet, etc.

In terms of our culture’s ability to sustain our way of life, we won’t survive much longer.

SoCA Conservative Mom | November 7, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Do without $25K? This moron doesn’t realize that people you would never consider “rich” can easily pay $25K in state and federal taxes.

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They won’t miss $25K? Why doesn’t he go to Obama, Chris Rock, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Katey Perry, Cher and all those numb nuts who voted for Obama and ask for that $25K? Why not? He won’t get it from them! They’re all millionaires but they won’t give.

Obama supporters say “No more Israel! Kill those m’fers!” 69% of Jews voted for Obama on Tuesday. Jews and blacks on the Democrat plantation. No sense of self-preservation at all!

I guess they haven’t heard the term “starving artist”.

What a much of idiots. I worked 2 pt jobs during school and then full time during the summer. And these people want to complain about an arts degree education, did someone force them to get a degree in arts? they couldn’t get some degree or go to a vocational school?

Whatever, I’m so over feeling sorry for these morons. Going John Gault, starving the beast is the only way its going to work, I was going to donate to a charity I normally do, not anymore. Not donating, not buying anything I don’t absolutely need. Just starve the system. I plan to.

As for some advice for these ignorant people, there are companies in the summer than exclusively hire students, for moving, for painting jobs, etc. Of course they want their stuff for “free”, sorry sport, nothing is FREE.

Keep your eye on the likes of these two guys.

They remind me of the of wacky religious people who thought that by collectively committing suicide, they would be beamed up to another planet.

We’re watching these people collectively commit suicide. The goal is not to let them take us with them.

NC Mountain Girl | November 7, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Funniest thing that ever happened to me in Chicago was at an avant garde gallery where maybe a couple hundred morons like these were using the opening of a new show as an excuse to drink beer and party. An older guy came in. My friend and I were the only people in the place to recognize him. We spent maybe 15 minutes chatting with the late Ed Paschke before the gallery owner was able to come over to greet him. These young artists didn’t recognize one of the leading American painters only a couple of years after his retrospective at Centre Pompidou in Paris.

Unfortunately for him Michelle is going to cut out his butter subsidies.

I’m just imagining that kid at 60 looking back at this video.

Who knew so many voters are that lacking in simple thinking skills–no wonder Romney’s message didn’t resonate–it wasn’t designed for fools.

BannedbytheGuardian | November 7, 2012 at 11:42 pm

I just cannot get over how mean yu pipple are.

These youths are GENUINE inbetweeners.

Too olf to be rent boys & too poor to rent boys out.

Their looks don’t help either.

It is just a tough period in an ART boy’s life.

A Pyrrhic victory is a victory with such a devastating cost that it carries the implication that another such victory will ultimately lead to defeat. Someone who wins a “Pyrrhic victory” has been victorious in some way; however, the heavy toll negates any sense of achievement or profit.

These morons have won a Pyrrhic victory.

The 2010 mid term elections with the GOP being swept into the House — with John Boehner being appointed Squeaker of the House — was a Pyrrhic victory if there ever was one…

This young genius is not a socialist, He is no more than a parasite.

    Juba Doobai! in reply to NeoCato. | November 8, 2012 at 7:16 am

    Sorry, friend. Socialists are parasites, ticks draining the body politic of its economic lifeblood in the service of a failed and noxious ideology.

I blame the liberals in Education for this debacle and also the conservatives who were too busy with business to take the time to make sure our children were being properly taught.

They weren’t even concerned about their own children. I include myself. I never realized how insidious just a few simple but factually wrong “fairy tales” repeated daily to young minds can have such a long term impact.

It’s because I come from a generation that was taught facts and not fantasy or following a social agenda that I belittled the importance of the takeover of academia from k-16 by anti american socialists.

This is pitiful and should’ve been foreseen.

LibraryGryffon | November 8, 2012 at 9:32 am

Don’t worry about all the youth. This past summer, I showed my daughter, not quite 17 at the time, the video of Peter Schiff going to OWS with a sign saying “I’m the 1%. Talk to me!”. Whenever the young man he was having a dialog with spoke, she would just look at me and ask “Is that kid on drugs? Can you really be that stupid and NOT be on drugs?” Of course she’s also planning on going into engineering.

My almost 15yo is looking at something in biomed/physical anthropology. She too looks at people like that college student and wonders what happened to their brains. Her comments tend to be less kind than her older sister’s, usually accompanied by lots of laughter.

So I may not have been a great parent, but my kids seem to at least be on the right track, knowing how to use their brains.

[…] Via Legal Insurrection: One man said to me, “government is not the problem, government is the help.” And another, “All those arts problems, I know I still have a future–I’m an art student….We need just a little bit on taxes and it manages to even out for everyone…really they’re not going to miss $25,000 a year, which could help pay for a whole family for a year. Like, let’s be serious.” […]

princeofdarkness | November 9, 2012 at 10:05 am

I wouldn’t hire these “art students” to paint fire hydrants.

You people can “pray” all you want for our youth, but until we fundamentally gut the public education system in this country and bang some parent’s heads together this is just an continuation of an incremental advancement of liberalism started in the 60’s.

Be afraid.
Be very, very afraid …