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  •  Forget the Policy, Is There the Capability of (4+ / 0-)
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    delivering this message persuasively?

    I'm way way to the left of this message and I'm there for 90% of the election cycle, but with the remaining time in the corporate air war environment, do we have the sheer opportunity to carry out this message mission?

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sun Jun 10, 2012 at 03:43:45 PM PDT

    •  America is moving slowly right currently (1+ / 0-)
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      I can't say that I can adequately defend what I'm saying here, but it's definately what I believe from spending a massive amount of time on blogsites and watching various TV news media sources and reading journals and weekly publications and our local fishwrap.

      America is moving slowly right.  Nope, no proof.  Just a gut feeling.  And, with recent events playing out in our electorate.....well,  it's tough to argue.

      Gotta come up with a way to turn this around, guys.  Worried in NC.

      - If you don't like gay marriage, blame straight people. They're the ones who keep having gay babies.

      by r2did2 on Sun Jun 10, 2012 at 04:02:16 PM PDT

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      •  I agree with everything you said except the (2+ / 0-)
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        "slowly" part.

        History merely repeats itself; it doesn't cure its own ills. That is the burden of the present.

        by ZedMont on Sun Jun 10, 2012 at 04:10:08 PM PDT

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      •  TV news sources, these days, will, without any (1+ / 0-)
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        doubt, give you the impression that every man, woman, and child in the US is a screaming libertarian.  TV news?  Come on, you're brighter than that, aren't you?

        Should you be right, and, despite what I wrote, you might be right, there isn't any hope for this country.  None.  At that point in time, all we can do is hope for the complete economic crash to come quickly and either start thinking about how to survive or what it would take to preserve some small island of reason within what WERE the boudaries of the United States.  

        You see, given our condition as a nation, "moving right" means traversing further into insanity and closer to national suicide.

        One in four people in the United States suffers from chronic anxiety, a mood disorder, or depression—which seems to me to be a normal reaction to our march toward collective suicide. Welcome to the asylum. ~ Chris Hedges

        by Saint Jimmy on Sun Jun 10, 2012 at 04:16:58 PM PDT

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      •  The reality of whether the people stand Left (1+ / 0-)
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        or Right cannot be found from Corporate News of various blog sites

        but it's definately what I believe from spending a massive amount of time on blogsites and watching various TV news media sources and reading journals and weekly publications and our local fishwrap.
        .

        The question , are people Progressive or to left on issues depends on how you ask the question.  If they are asked if they are for -

        helping the elderly.
        helping kids
        helping the poor
        Government health care -
        .......ect
        the majority of people agree. This can be determined from polls.

        If you ask if the Republican and Democratic Party have gone rightward over the years , that is undeniable.

    •  Sure, its possible (0+ / 0-)

      Luntz et al sold us on invading Iraq for no reason, one of many examples of Conservatives' ability to sell all kinds of crap to the public.

      With the right marketing, this bill could gain public support.  After all, it works in the best interest of most voters.

      "We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty." Edward R. Murrow

      by Betty Pinson on Sun Jun 10, 2012 at 06:09:51 PM PDT

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