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Old 09-29-2012, 12:39 AM   #11
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Ring-Wing Goes Crazy Over 'Obama Phones' Which Are Actually 'Reagan Phones'

Little did they know that the joke was on them.


September 28, 2012 |







Romney’s dwindling army of right-wingers have their hunting vests in a bunch over a new viral video posted on the Drudge Report Thursday afternoon. The minute-long video, which has already gotten more than one million views since it was posted yesterday on YouTube, shows an African American woman in Cleveland voicing her support for President Obama because he gave her a “free phone.” As for her appearance, suffice it to say that she comes across as the living incarnation of the right wing’s stereotypical welfare citizen--which, according to Romney, is now a full 47 percent of the population.

Naturally, the right went rabid.

The Steve Malzberg show, hosted by the notoriously right-wing radio personality, quickly tweeted the video with the comment, “Obama voter. G-d help us.”

Rush Limbaugh’s comments were even more scathing--sprinkled with accusations that the woman lacked basic education except for one topic: how to game the system.

“So these are the people that don't like Romney because of what he said about the 47%? No, these are the 47%! (laughing) Yeah, I'll play it again. These are the 47%... She knows how to get this free Obama phone. She knows everything about it. She may not know who George Washington is or Abraham Lincoln, but she knows how to get an Obama phone,” he said yesterday afternoon.

But it’s the right that are going to end up looking like the ignorant fools. What Limbaugh, Malzberg -- and likely the majority of the million people who viewed the video -- didn’t know was that these “Obama Phones” are actually a creation of their beloved Ronald Reagan, who began the program in 1984.

Actually called the “Lifeline program,” the legislation permits some households to receive a free landline under Congress’s rationale that "telephone service provides a vital link to emergency services, government services and surrounding communities."

That idea dates back to 1934, under the Communications Act, but Reagan was the first to actually implement the legislation. The program grew under President Clinton, who recognized the advent of the newfangled new technology of cordless phones and expanded it to include cell phones.

To qualify for the program you must live in a household with an income near the poverty line or be already qualified for other assistance programs like public housing or food stamps.

Sounds like a very rational program. But in the lead up to the 2012 presidential election it has suddenly become the embodiment of the disgraceful government dependence of the poor--and in particular, minorities.

The video reeks of welfare queen stereotypes, down to the “angry black woman.” In another example of Limbaugh’s ignorance, he first assumed that the women was actually a man--highlighting her supposed lack of femininity--and was then corrected.

White supremacists responded to the video on the site Stormfront by writing, “racial inferiority on display” and calling the woman a “talking baboon.” The slew of racist responses to the video prompted the Atlantic to write a story teasing out “just how racist” the video is.

Their conclusion: fairly racist.

Meanwhile, the program costs about $2.4 billion, which is approximately 2.3% of the amount the federal government spends annually on homeowner mortgage subsidies and a measly 0.38% of the amount the federal government will spend over the next five years on corporate tax breaks.

Who’s part of the 47% now?
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Wheres my free phone.
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Now just how in the fuk am I going to text with that thing.
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:59 AM   #14
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I love how you all are trashing a Reagan program. OUt of ignorance, sure but that only adds to my amusement.
i remember a few years ago i interupted a GOP circle jerk around a thread about US aid (obama aid) to the palistinians. that traitor kenyan interloper was giving taxpayer dollars to a bunch of US flag burning mooslims....
i dug up an old article that reported how buuush DOUBLED the aid to palistinians...
and went on to inform readers that palestinians have been suckling on the US taxpayer teets long before arafats lips started quivering ...
needless to say the interest in the thread died rather abruptly ...
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i remember a few years ago i interupted a GOP circle jerk around a thread about US aid (obama aid) to the palistinians. that traitor kenyan interloper was giving taxpayer dollars to a bunch of US flag burning mooslims....
i dug up an old article that reported how buuush DOUBLED the aid to palistinians...
and went on to inform readers that palestinians have been suckling on the US taxpayer teets long before arafats lips started quivering ...
needless to say the interest in the thread died rather abruptly ...
Whats even funnier is when bush does something = bad, obama doubles down on the exact same thing = good. Can't have it both ways.
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Whats even funnier is when bush does something = bad, obama doubles down on the exact same thing = good. Can't have it both ways.
there's no such thing as " good ", when it comes to corrupt self serving scumbags, regardless of who's banner they take office by.
i can't believe after all they've (repubs & dems) done to destroy this country, people actually think one is any better than the other...
united we stand divided we fall... this country is about as divided as it gets.
watching two politicians going at it trying to convince the sheeple that they are the countries best hope is about as retarded as rooting for those fake ass wrestlers.
its all just a show to distract and confuse the masses as to what is actually going on behind the seens.

thats correct mach..you can't have it both ways ...most of what obummer has done ,he ripped bushy for before he took office ,for it....the wars , NAFTA , tax cuts for the rich ....but yet he kept most of the policies he preached against !!!....how can anyone in there right mind believe anything any of these scumbags say ? but yet people will keep grabbing that GOP or dem flag and keep marching strait at the cannons like good sheep do. why is nobody willing to hold "their" party accountable ?

the GOP talks like they are the "christian" party , but yet they trot out a mormon as their new leader ? if i'm not mistaken doesn't most if not all "real" christians view mormons in a, not so good way ?

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I agree with you up til the last part.
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I love how you all are trashing a Reagan program. OUt of ignorance, sure but that only adds to my amusement.
Its nice that SF can provide amusement to someone of such narrow horizons, and at no expense to the taxpayers. Is this a great country or what?
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the GOP talks like they are the "christian" party...
The GOP is no more "Christian" than bingo. They are merely the only alternative to a group of people that have completely given themselves to satan.
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the mormans ?
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