Friday, July 2, 2010

Right-Wing Consistently Claims Democrats Attempting To Increase Voter Base

I find an interesting trend among conservatives - they are constantly coming up with these far-fetched ideas President Obama is doing everything, from health care to immigration reform, to increase the Democratic party base, because as the right-wing believes, Obama is a one-term president and is unelectable come 2012.

I was reading an article on Big Government by Palela Gellar that discussed Obama's immigration speech. This is what she had to say:
I understand why he must ram immigration through now. And why he is taking this issue on now after destroying the American healthcare system. He has no shot of re-election without a base of amnestied illegal immigrants voting for Democrats. It is his only motive — but I digress.
It sounds very similar to comments made by Conservative Examiner Robert Moon regarding Puerto Rico:
Not only is Puerto Rico already a fully-functioning democracy, but it has also repeatedly rejected attempts to turn it into a U.S. state, for decades.

But still, desperate to create new Democrat voters and elected officials, the left is now aggressively setting the stage for the creation of a 51st state.

Due to its dense population of poverty-stricken minorities, Puerto Rico can be counted on to vote overwhelmingly for Democrats and all their handouts, and their representation will also consequently outnumber that of 25 other existing U.S. states.
How about the words of Independent Examiner Arthur Bruzzone regarding health care reform:
Health care reform has lured the past three presidents as a overwhelming political prize, one that would insure a strong re-election campaign.
It seems that the general consensus among the right is that everything Obama does is to get reelected.  I think of the above mentioned articles and then I think of these other ones that like to mention Obama and low approval ratings in the same sentence, like this one from that insists that 39% of Americans won't reelect the president.

If you rewind back to 2004, right before the election, you would see that at the time 46% of the people disapproved of President Bush.  If I wrote an article stating that 46% of the people wouldn't reelect Bush, I would be wrong. 

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