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    containing bits of "political wisdom', one of the dumbest bits is the notion that Independents comprise some kind of warm, rich middle on a continuum between liberal and conservative.

    Wrong. Slightly more than half are solidly liberal in their convictions, slightly less than half, conservative. For the most part, these people don't seem to like labels, or enjoy thinking of themselves as the Gremlin in the parking lot. This is why moving to his left always solidifies Obama's numbers, and groveling to his right tanks them. Simple, right? Not for those of his advisers who maintain said fiction.

    The United States is unusual among the industrial democracies in the rigidity of the system of ideological control - "indoctrination," we might say - exercised through the mass media. Noam Chomsky

    by perkinwarbek on Thu May 24, 2012 at 02:27:16 PM PDT

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      where sane people weigh in. Welcome! If the dnc dscc or dccc send you mailers, send that link back to them and tell them you won't send money to people who defend democrats who betray progressive principals! up yours!

      by daeros on Fri May 25, 2012 at 04:31:01 AM PDT

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