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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Well, one knows a Dem congressman caught forking a gay prostitute in MN will be ignored by the media. Even if not, it becomes a big circle of simply trading incidents of confirmation bias.

The real battle should be fought in a different way, one which shows how much both sides look at the same info in completely different ways.

One has to highlight the double standards of identity addiction suffered by liberals and the commitment to its opposite, principle, by the GOP.

Here's an example: the Bill of Rights is not built on the idea there should be a dozen literary awards only blacks can win while those same blacks whine about racism leading to no diversity in mainstream literary awards they most certainly can and do win.

There are no white literary awards, yet which side in constantly seen as racist?

We have our hands around Dem throats in a zillion examples. The GOP is simply poor at not cleverly exploiting these double standards and loudly speaking about them in a way that the logic and hypocrisy cannot be denied.

The superior morality of women, gays and non-whites are constantly shown in "wise Latina" comments. The law doesn't recognize gays in a court room as more wise, or women more moral, in a criminal case. Time to highlight how differently libs see morality.
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WAPO would have had a field day (river day ???) over Operation Wetback.
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there was an episode where Homer ran for trash collector. You should check it out. Goes along with your theme. He won and bankrupted and 'trashed' the town in no time while telling everyone they diidn't have to do stuff on their own.
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