This is what citizenship looks like

For many years now, Red State dot com has been the online launching pad for a  good deal of the looniness that’s worked its way into our national conversation. Red State is not WND or NewsMax; it’s far too literate for that kind of comparison. It’s not quite Glenn Beck world either,  but no doubt they share a readership.

Today, founder and editor  Eric Erickson wrote this:

Barack Obama won the election.

He did not win by stealing the election. Voter irregularities always happen. It is one reason we support voter ID rules. But even in the worse scenario of reports out there, there were not enough tales of voter irregularities to matter nationwide. This is another benefit and built in safeguard of the electoral college.

Barack Obama won. He won by turning out the most people in a well run campaign. In other words, he won fair and square.

We here at RedState are American citizens. We have no plans to secede from the union. If you do, good luck with that, but this is not the place for you.

We have a place for you here if you wish to continue the fight against Republicans in Washington like John Boehner and Mitch McConnell who’d be happy to sell us down the river to keep their power, no matter how devoid of principle or sound policy. You have a place here if you’d like to keep fighting the Democrats who are intent on further stifling economic growth, pushing forward with Obamacare, bankrupting the nation, and siding with teachers unions against kids who deserve better.

Too many people have spent the past four years obsessed with birth certificates. Now they are obsessed with voter fraud conspiracies, talk of secession, and supposed election changing news stories if only we had known.

So let’s add dabblers in this latest nuttiness to birthers as a category of people we do not welcome at RedState. Our aim is to beat the Democrats, not beat a retreat to a Confederacy that Generals Grant and Sherman rent asunder well over a hundred years ago.

Even here at RedState, while we may not much care for him, President Obama is still our President and we are still quite happily citizens of the United States. If we must drain this fever swamp that’s taken hold of a few people on the right over this past week before we can drain the swamp in Washington, so be it.

All others need not apply.

Good for him.

54 responses to “This is what citizenship looks like

  1. Draining their “fever swamp” is the only way the Right can win.

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  2. This is refreshing. Thanks for posting this, Moe.

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  3. Wow! Reason! Wow!

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  4. Excuse me while I pick up my jaw!

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  5. Wow … I usually use the Mute button when he comes on CNN, but I have to give him props for this one!

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  6. Glad to see consensus here – this is what we need more of.

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  7. I didn’t mean more consensus HERE amongst ourselves, I meant more consensus in the public sphere. 😆

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  8. Quite a contrast to Romney’s latest statements about why he lost, huh?

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    • Hey Mary Lee, nice to see you. Romney – he still hasn’t caught onto this ‘someone is going to tape this’ thing. Listening,, it’s clear we dodged a bullet.

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  9. Ms. Holland ,

    No you didn’t . The next 4 years will be as bad as the last 4 years .

    Any predictions as to when ” Our President ” will begin putting up decent economic numbers ? Any predictions on how much ObamaCare will save us on our medical costs ?

    I just want some kind of a measuring stick .

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  10. This is one of the many reasons I am against regular, room temperature I.Q ,T.v. watching, uninformed people voting, Putting in a known communist terrorist affiliate i the presidency because of racism is not that bright. Where do You think that’s going to get America? Duh!

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      • Too simplistic to even understand the obvious? Ok, little words then, yes, people that voted for Obama, are morons, which means they have iqs around 75 like room temperature. Ok? why else would they have voted for a person with no experience? No qualifications? Hung out and co- authored books and accepted campaign donations fromwith known terrorists, William Ayers, front man for the weatherman underground. Whats next idiots? Spring Carlos the jackal sprung from prison, to run next?? Hes a marxist leninist also , like Obama

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  11. Moe is right, Free Life Lover. Insults are unproductive. However, I think it should be pointed out that your accusation that people who disagree with you politically are automatically of low intelligence is untrue on the face of it. I for instance voted mostly Republican for five decades before lately becoming a Democrat, the reason being, not senescence (geezers can still be sharp) but simply becoming a blogger and, being concerned about accountability of opinion in writing, taking the time to reason on the issues. My education includes a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a master’s in business, and I hope you would agree that I didn’t get that far by being a “moron”, to use your word.

    You sound like Rush Limbaugh, Donald Trump and Sean Hannity, which is to say that no serious person will be persuaded of your point of view who isn’t already brainwashed by such demagoguery. Have a nice day.

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    • Being “educated” by the state only means it is You that is brainwashed.I never said people that those disagreeing with Me are morons. I said people that are morons are morons! Voting for a person that is Known to hang with terrorists is the act of a war against Americas very foundations, If You are wish to be a part of that I hope they round You all up and deport You like they did in the thirties, see how You like communism then comrade.

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      • Freelife – you are aware that capitalizing words that are not proper nouns is a sure sign of the ill-educated?

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      • @free

        I take it you didnt like the fact that the Bush family were friends with the Bin Laden family? 😉

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      • I do find it interesting that you’re here lecturing us about communism when your entire blog is devoted to taking advantage of the free things around you, usually free services provided to you by the community you live in. Including accepting free food from Occupy Chicago?? Oh puhlease.

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        • Its called an experiment, I went to see what the protests were about and I did. They were all democrats, communists, or socialists, they just were whining about stuff they were “owed” . How unfair the world, America, and business in general is depriving them of everything. I talked to a few people there and almost all of them did not work , and wanted or rather “deserved” free stuff. I did not accept free food from occupy chicago , that is a lie. My blog is an experiment in freedom from the constraints, placed upon all of Us by being in a society itself, and is an experiment in finding personal solutions to them. I and the experiments are strictly non communist, statist, or authoritarian. If You need to be bossed around by, the gods, society, wife, children, tards, negrophiles or even dark lord emperor obama, so be it that maybe great for You ,but I dont see a good end to the dull leading the duller.

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          • Okay, so you got a free burrito from Food Not Bombs *at* an Occupy Chicago event, and seemed quite pleased with yourself for getting a gift from these whiny socialists who expect “stuff”. You may claim you are against the government, but most of the services you used on your blog were supported by government taxes, such as the free dog spigot in the park you use to get water, or the zoo you visited on a free zoo day. Some “free man” you are.

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            • I was using that as an example of different ways to get things done, period. I work everyday, and pay taxes , even If they are taken by force, I was trying to show by example that by doing things differently, People can do more than just whine ,and , or do without, forced to stay a wage slave, and or a welfare recipient. I am not for any interference in My life at all from government or people at all. You, I suppose are freer? I have no mortgage, no rent, no payments, no bills, no boss, and no family ties like kids, or wives, ex or other wise to burden Me . I do what I want, when and where and how I wish to do it. If You are doing better at being free ,surely You can share Your tips as most everyone wants to be a bit freer.

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              • You have an interesting life philosophy, freelifelover. It is my sincere wish for you on this Thanksgiving holiday that your dearest wish might be granted in full, i.e. that you be totally free from the concern, attentions and sympathies of all 8 billion of your fellow human beings. Enjoy.

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                • Fellow humans? They are of little use so yes, that would be nice, and concern, attentions and sympathy are for the herd.

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                • So, freelifelover, tell me, why do you devote your blogging attention on us, the herd?

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                • Well I was trying to educate you the supposed “rational skeptic”. Whats so rational about being a brainwashed wage slave working for the government? In Your best interest ? Could not get a career or make a business of Your own? Pay for Your own school? I highly doubt it , the VA probably did so. If you are so bright why did You even need school? You are just following the path others made for You . Told what to do from cradle to grave, I highly doubt it You can even understand that, but am trying to help others that do to maybe escape under their own steam.Instead of just attacking Me personally like all have on here so far why not at least try to be rational if you can and answer my original question.Why is it ok to vote i a man with known terrorist connections to be president? any with a real answer please do ,but any one deflection, lies, or personal attacks wont be answered

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              • No nothing and that is exactly the reason why you are here. Loneliness. You talk a good game but your actions say otherwise. Ok everyone, group hug for the hurting soul. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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                • No, I was here to ask why any sane person would vote in a president that is known to hang out with terrorists and then was attacked on every level instead of the question answered, pure deflection. I want no, part of your “group” of liars, let along a hug.

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                • Yeh, you do. You dont need to be Freud to see your loneliness. Its ok, even with all your anger issues we still love ya. 🙂

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                • Speak for yourself, Titfortat. I can’t bring myself to like, let alone love, someone who has nothing better to do than visit bigotry and loathing on blogs friendly to people whom he despises. He says he wishes to “educate” me, but that is a lie on its face. Ad hominem attacks are just that, attacks, not discourse. The only reason I engaged him is to prompt him to display his true nature.

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                • It is You that place attacks on Me, of course from behind the screen of computer and laws, otherwise the real true laws of nature, would prevail where the weak old, ignorant like you are well, You know, and the strong like me prevail.

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                • @Jim

                  In this world there are much bigger concerns than freelife. Maybe a little internet hug will do him good. If not no skin off my back. Afterall, its not like I can give him a shit kicking over the web for his bad behaviour. 😉

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                • Or in real life either! Bad behavior? You the judge and jury? Try to punish me and see who gets it. Abusive sissies, like You , that would piss their pants when I came at them should not be anymore than they are slaves, now go bother someone else weaklings

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              • I have no desire to be free of human society. I’m a part of the human community. And unlike you, I do not claim to live the free life. I am relieved, however, to hear that you pay taxes and contribute to the services you use 🙂

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  12. T4T: I like your suggestion of a group hug.

    Free: I too see lonliness and anger in your commentary, especially your suggestion that we ‘go bother someone else”. We didn’t ‘go’ anywhere. You ‘came’here. I’m not pushing you out – yet – but am asking for less name-calling.

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    • WTF? You savages are attacking Me! I just asked a civil and simple question and all I have gotten was name calling, and diversionary tactics no answer to My question of course, I have tried to unsubscribe from this blog that allows, these attacks and no answers so far it hasn’t worked, so once again leave me alone You bunch of hippys! unsubscribe Me !!!!!!!!

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      • There you go with the capital letters again: “Me” and “My”. So it’s clear you view yourself at the side of the gods and not one of we mere mortals. Given your exalted position, I expect you can manage to unsubscribe all by yourslf. (You subscribed? Really? I’m flattered.)

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