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Don Young, and the Democrats’ Homer Simpson Problem

March 30th, 2013 - 1:49 pm

The smart set at the Washington Post figures the Republican Party has an “Archie Bunker problem.”  The reason?  A single comment about “wetbacks” by Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), and the Washington Post springs into action.

Young’s dumb characterization allowed Post writers Aaron Blake (D-Northern Virginia) and Juliet Eilperin (D-D.C.) to push the tired leftist narrative: Republicans, racist, repeat.

The message: whatever effort they make toward modernizing their brand, there will always be a few Archie Bunkers out there — people, like the lead character in the 70′s sitcom “All in the Family,” who are unconcerned with or unwilling to moderate their tone. And these days more than in the past, their offhand remarks can derail the most carefully orchestrated PR campaign.

Whether or not Young’s comment reflects the views of Republicans besides Young matters little to the witty duo at the Post.

There is only one Don Young in the Republican Party.  But the Democrats have a “Homer Simpson problem” that dwarfs any stupid comment by a single congressman.

The Democrats have become the party of Homer Simpson — a party reliant on millions of low-information voters seeking something for nothing.  Like the Democrat dependency class, Homer Simpson (D-Springfield) relied on Mojo the Helper Monkey to feed him and even wipe the sauce from his face.  The pair eventually gorged themselves into a stupor.

The Democratic Party has become the party that promises millions of helper monkeys.  But those of us who work and pay taxes are the helper monkeys for Homer Simpsons across America.

Don’t think you should pay for your own college education?  Mojo will make sure people who long ago paid for theirs will pay for yours. Think your neighbor should pay for your health care? Mojo will take care of it.  Need a free cell phone?  Mojo paid for his, but now he’ll pay for yours.

Homer has no shame letting Mojo do all the work.  Homer’s on the take.

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Homer Simpson’s guiding philosophy mirrors the central premise of the Democrat policy agenda: moving wealth from the productive to the unproductive.  Homer Simpson wanted someone else to do his work, pay his bills, fetch him doughnuts.  This is the fundamental feature of the age of Obama. Thus, the Democratic Party now has a Homer Simpson problem of far greater scale than the GOP’s supposed “Archie Bunker problem.”

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You have described a small subset of the Democrat party, a subset with reliable cash. But the voters I am writing about constitute millions of democrats, not several thousand techies. If no one else has an explaination why techies are unaware of the Homer Simpson's of the party, I'll be happy to explain it.
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The democrat party. Enslaving Americans since 1828. Millions and millions sold.
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Let's see, what could you mean?

Gay marriage? All we want is for states to be free to decide what constitutes marriage. It is Democrats who insist that the people are too stupid to be allowed to make this decision--and Democrats who insist that anyone that does not approve of homosexuality will be punished by fines for refusing to take pictures of a gay wedding.

Drug laws? This enjoys widespread support in both parties. Marijuana, yes, that enjoys Democratic support, but decriminalizing marijuana isn't a principled blow for less government: it is "keep drugs that are BAD for you illegal; we like pot, so make it legal."

Prostitution laws? Which Democrat controlled states have legalized prostitution? Any? Nevada allows it on a county option basis, but that law goes back decades.
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People who work for a living versus people who vote for a living.....
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I want Mojo to bring me the girl on the RoadKill tshirt ads. Good Mojo.
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Let me put it without Homer Simpson.

Democrats = Don't Want To Work Party.
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Sure, Zorro, But didn't Homer have a steady job?
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Actually Homer is a Union member. That means he thinks he should get a paycheck for showing up to work and gets annoyed when people expect him to actually do something.
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Are you defending a cartoon? If Homer was a real person he would not have a job.
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I am pointing out how stupid and small minded this column & most of the posts are. I didn't pick the cartoon. Most of the posts seem to demonstrate that the cons are the low info, low IQ ones
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Like you really brought something to the table. *rolls eyes*
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Jakealope = liberal who has fallen for the false narrative that conservatives are dumber than the enlightened left.
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Christian is a pompous small minded hack who imagines his trash is treasure. Your garbage of a column proves quite the opposite, too bad you are too smug to see the truth. Maybe they need an editor around here since even most You Tube self done video spiels have more substance than your garbage
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http://www.bloomberg.com/visual-data/state-by-state/2013-03-28-
princeton-offers-admission-to-7-3-of-applicants-for-2013-2014.html

Doesn't take a wall full of sheepskins to know that education and intellect are present across all party lines as is stupidity and uneducated. Perpetuating division and hate among the people who should be brought together to consider the most potential devastating problems facing the nation is not beneficial to the people or the nation.

Have any legitimare ideas on how to fix the economy, get jobs back address the record wealth disparity gap, reduce the debt in the midst of a recission dagerously close to even more devastating events, balance the trade deficits, etc.?
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Wow, this is the classic idiot's "I'm not one, you are!" grade school level of discourse. For instance, he launches into a rant about "Obamaphones" as if he is so stupid and/or dishonest he doesn't know or won't admit: A) a private corporation distributes them. B) the program is decades old and did the same thing back when the Bells had a monopoly on old fashioned landline telephony.
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"I am pointing out how stupid and small minded this column & most of the posts are. I didn't pick the cartoon. Most of the posts seem to demonstrate that the cons are the low info, low IQ ones"
I think you just got hoisted on your own "i'm not, but you are" grade school mentallity petard. Welcome to 4th grade, Jake.
Lack of introspection, a hallmark of the liberal.
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Excuse me, very little man. Are you going to be a lying pig and try to disprove what I said about the so called Obamaphpones? I am so mentally and morally superior to such common refuse like you and your equally cretinous pals it is pointless to attempt to reason with you lower order types

Don't get me wrong, being superior to you is not saying much about me since you and your pals set the bar so low it is underground.
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Jake, you are a legend in your own mind. You can't even make one post without personal insults. I take it back, you're not even worthy of the title "troll". Trolls argue better. It seems you're upset because your crappy argument got no traction, and you don't even have a followup argument that doesn't resort to ad hominem attacks.

Come back when you learn to argue points, not just smear everyone with a broad, unfocused brush. As far as your mental superiority, if you want to think so, that's your perogative. I don't think anyone else sees it though. Self-delusion isn't banned, but it does kind of make people dismiss you offhand.
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Rep. Young can be a charming devil with a beer in his hand. He's actually very knowledgeable and quick but even all the years in DC haven't polished the Bush Alaska crude off him. I spent a great evening drink in hand solving all the World's problems with him and his Anchorage aid at the Captain Cook in Anchorage a few years back. He's pretty much an equal opportunity offender and has offended just about every "victim" group at one time or another. The Alaska Dispatch website is currently running a recounting of some of his more notable offenses.

Rep. Young barely even makes a pretense of living in Alaska any more, basically showing up to campaign. He does maintain ownership of a rundown place near Ft. Yukon as a vestigial sign of Alaska residency. No Alaska member of Congress can spend much time back home because Alaska to DC is a two day trip from most places in the State and even if you can catch Alaska Airlines Flts. 1 & 2, Fairbanks to DC via Anchorage and Seattle, just right and all segments on time and you make it in one day, the flight is so long you're useless the next day. Alaska to the East Coast in steerage in a B737 is one Helluva long flight.

Young is about due to be primaried but a strong primary opponent hasn't thrown his/her hat in the ring. He could be beaten in the primary by most any credible candidate, but unless it was a strong statewide candidate, the Democrats could take that seat. Changing demographics and Sarah Palin's war on the Republican Party of Alaska have changed this once safely Red state to decidedly Purple. Other than Anchorage's affluent western and southern suburbs, coastal Alaska from Anchorage to Ketchikan is now just another part of the Left Coast Ecotopia. The coastal districts will elect a Republican but they have to be very moderate. Positions necessary to election there will get you killed in the road system districts which are heavily SoCon and oilfield libertarians. Democrats here like former Governor Knowles and Senator Begich have developed sounding more like a Republican than most Republicans to a fine art. They can get the coastal moderates because they're Democrats and fool enough of the SoCons and libertarians to win narrowly, and narrowly is enough.
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Adams: "The Democrats have become the party of Homer Simpson — a party reliant on millions of low-information voters seeking something for nothing. "

Not true.

In 2012, America's premier high-tech companies in Silicon Valley--Apple Computer, Adobe, Facebook, Oracle, etc.--supported Obama over Romney overwhelmingly. Their campaign contributions to Obama dwarfed those to Romney by a factor of 5 to 1.

If no one else has an explanation for that, I'll be happy to explain it.
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Progressives by definition are Homer Simpsons. Just because they run companies like you stated doesn't mean they are not politically ignorant. Idiot savants are good at one thing just like silicon valley's titanic midgets...
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Nothing you siay proves proves your point at all, All it proves is that you have a mean little mind who looks at the world in the cheapest of childish stereotypes. I have more respect for Homer than some jerk who spouts cheap insults based on no facts, just his innate bigotry
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This argument is like the one I once heard from a guy who told me he was a Socialist. When I questioned him on his beliefs, he responded that all of his professors at college were Socialists, so....

Clearly, I was supposed to assume that because college professors are Socialists, "intelligent people are Socialists". Clearly, those two things don't demonstrate causation.
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Those SV Lefties would enthusiatically contribute to Adolph Hitler if he said he was pro-abortion and his opponent was a pro-life Republican. From what I've seen of Califailure, the only issues are abortion and free stuff. The well off only care about abortion and the rest only care about free stuff.
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That is a complete lie that only a complete jerk would say. That you have to resort to the most childish and extreme sort of Nazi comparison makes me think that you are the latent/covert Nazi here.
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Idiot lefty child, does your mother know that you're down there doing that? We know you only make these short, stupid little posts because it is hard to type with only one hand.
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I can bury a cretin like you in any debate with just two sentences. So who needs a long post to rebut any of your mindless trash? You post nothing but rubbish.
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Your reply is even uglier, meaner & more brainless than your initial post. But thanks for confirming that you are a perfect example of a white trash con. Too bad you are too smug & ignorant to see the irony of a jerk like you complaining about how stupid the other guy is
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Art is smart and extremely knowledgeable old guy. He worked in government in AK in labor relations, as well as other productive things before that. He just likes to jerk the chains of Lefties like you. It comes from dealing with the vile union reps for so long.

No, you cannot bury him in two sentences. You are way out of your league with him, as well as with many of the readers here on PJM. We eat Lefties with our breakfasts. Guys like you come here for awhile, get eaten, and eventually slink away.

Now let me rebut your point, okay? Yes, the ponytail crowd overwhelmingly vote Dem. Why? Because they went to Leftist dominated schools. Also, because they want to get laid by the chicks who also vote Dem and support liberal BS.

Consider this: why would they vote Dem, when they are the guys who nake good moeny and suffer from the Dems' desire to raise the tax rates? Any amount of thought would tell them to vote for the Repubs for lower taxes and fiscal responsibility. The answer is, they give it no thought. They ingested what they were fed in college and that was the end of it. Not too bright. There is educated, and then there is able to think for one's self.

I did not vote for Romney either. I loathe him as much as I do Obama. Birds of the same lying feather. I held my nose and voted for "pothead" Johnson. Least of evils, I guess.

Do not think that Conservatives all voted for Romney, because a great many did not, which is why Obama barely won the popular vote.

Anyway, welcome to PJM. You are on the menu. I hope you return often. I hope you return so often, that you have a change of heart, rather than slinking away, but I will accept slinking away.
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First off, I don't have a pony tail, so there goes your assumption Second, calling liberals, or anyone else for that matter short of a member of the AB, Nazis is about as lame and stupid as it comes. Then responding with some rubbish that I am an idiot who lives in my mother's basement only convinced me that Art is a miserable RW crank who is still obsessing over commies like some John Bircher who never left his fallout shelter after an air raid alert in 1961. If you think you ate me, you are sadly mistaken. To put it charitably, you two suffer from an utter lack of self examination
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Marc - You argument (and many others on here) is akin to your sins are worse then my sins and therfore, you're the real sinner and I'm not. You're trying to argue the sins of the 'democrats across the board, while ignoring the republicans sins across the board.

'Maybe' more democrats portake of foodstamps, WIC and housing supports than republicans -- though a good many republicans do too!

Maybe some democrats at the lower ends don't pay federal and states taxes but then there are many republicans who don't either!

Maybe there are a lot of democrats who are disabled and drawing social security disability but then there are plenty of republicans also!

Maybe there are a lot of democrats using medicaid healthcare but then there are many republicans usinbg it also!

Maybe there are many democrats using child care and child healthcare benefiits but there are also many republicans using them also.

Maybe there are a lot of democrats using Title I and II benefits but there are also a lot of republicans.

Maybe lots of democrats use Pell Grants and federal backed loans for education but so do lots of republicans.

Maybe lots of democrats are labor union members but so are lots of republicans.

The list could go on and on!

It is a childish and non beneficial arguement to any political party to go down this kind of road for no other purpose than to divide the people rather than unite the people around real issues facing the nation.
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You have described a small subset of the Democrat party, a subset with reliable cash. But the voters I am writing about constitute millions of democrats, not several thousand techies. If no one else has an explaination why techies are unaware of the Homer Simpson's of the party, I'll be happy to explain it.
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Yeah, I would love to hear your totally BS "explanation". Meanwhile, go to a Palin and Beck rally and meet some real braniacs
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The monkey is an immigrant who comes to the US and works hard in a restaurant, as a nanny for rich liberals, or as a caretaker for the elderly.

Slowly over time a society that is hipdeep in porn, rap, media violence, Section8, welfare, 99 week unemployment insurance, WIC, and Gubmint Food Cards corrputs him and he throws his hat in with the rest of the welfare bums.
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In other words, according to consensus of the moral hypocrites & intellectual degenerates around here; cons never exploit, use or benefit from immigrants and all evil is contained in the liberal nemesis. I am just trying to fathom your thought process, if such a term is applicable.
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What harm can a little handout do? Ancient Athens was once a superpower with colonies and tributaries around the Mediterranean. A few generations later most of that was gone, the treasury spent, and revenue less than a third of what it had been. They didn't even have much of an army and no navy. The Philip of Macedon was at the gates having turned their allies. Athens was done.

It all started with a simple handout of grain. The handouts expanded in kind and number until the state rotted from the expense and moral decay it caused. In the end, the people were too apathetic to even rise in defense of their country and way of life until the enemy was kicking in the gate. They just couldn't be bothered as long as the free stuff kept flowing.
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Until the dems can explain their support for Robert Byrd they should just shut the f**K up.
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Like your brain, Byrd is dead
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"...a party reliant on millions of low-information voters seeking something for nothing.

ALL political special interest partisan activists, regardless of party, 'rely' on low information people!

For example, a low information person might well believe, if told, that all democrats are lowly people "seeking something for nothing" when in fact, people seeking something for nothing are prevalent in every political party. When in fact, people from all political brands are on the rolls of food stamps subsidies , unemployment subsidies, housing subsidies, business subsidies, tax exemptions, education subsidies, state and community services subsides, state and community infrastructure subsides, child care subsidies, healthcare subsidies, lobbied legislation to leverage special interest leverages and profits......

If people were really informed, there might well be a civil war to rid the country of corrupted politicians of every stripe and their even more corrupted special interest activists perpetuating propaganda, hate and division of the people -- the low information people. Low information people are valuable 'pawns' for political activists of every stripe!
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