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  •  Oh for fuck's sake! (3+ / 0-)
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    “Voters have watched first George W. Bush and then Barack Obama promise to reach out to the other party—then not only fail spectacularly at bipartisanship but make the city’s divisions even deeper.”

    Exactly what did Bush do to create bipartisanship? Get the Iraq vote scheduled right before an election to try to punish any Democrat that stood in his way?

    Obama stopped just short of a full Lewinski to get the GOP on board with his proposals and was still treated the way he was and yet these jackasses still act as if he never tried to give an inch.

    I'm embarrassed for my profession.

    I was Rambo in the disco/ I was shootin' to the beat/ When they burned me in effigy My vacation was complete. Neil Young

    by Mike S on Thu Dec 15, 2011 at 11:31:53 AM PST

    •  It's the he said/she said, both-sides-do-it false (4+ / 0-)
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      equivalency that the right wing has drummed into the media and benefits the most from.

      Another feature of the media that benefits the right: its collective amnesia of anything older than three months. The only time the media mentions Bush now is to say "Obama can't keep blaming things on Bush!"

      •  Yep, the "MSM" beats the drum hard (0+ / 0-)

        for whatever narrative they want to push. Including outright falsehoods about Obama.

        Often they let deceived "average voters" be the mouthpieces of this non- "truthiness."

        Democrats promote the Common good. Republicans promote Corporate greed.

        by murasaki on Thu Dec 15, 2011 at 04:05:35 PM PST

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    •  Allen talks like a drug addict (0+ / 0-)

      not that there's anything wrong with...wait a minute...

      what a self serving dose of bullshit, Politico, spit!

      Jin VandeHie should work for NPR.

      ..squinting all the while in the glare of a culture that radiates ultraviolet consumerism and infrared celebrity...Russell Brand

      by KenBee on Fri Dec 16, 2011 at 05:47:10 PM PST

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