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  •  If you were to research this, very carefully, (1+ / 0-)
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    you would find that the bulk of the craziness, and the dogwhistle, went on mostly in 2009, and early in 2010 the fox/gop talking points started feigning moderation.
    I remember specifically Bill O'Reilly for one making an oblique but clearly delineated pivot.
    At the same time they tried to "code" their message so they'd keep the crazies engaged, but they cooled it. The "pivot" was very Luntzian. They didn't renounce the crazy but they just kept the focus on jobs, jobs, and, last but not least, jobs.

    The ones that didn't make it into the Senate were the ones who didn't get the memo to cool it.

    I fully expect the gop to campaign this year as if they have been desperately busy to create jobs for the American people, but they have been frustrated by Democratic obstructionism.

    It's possible that McCain's remarks are not institutional, but are an expression of his own loss of patience with the crazy.

    You can't make this stuff up.

    by David54 on Thu Jul 19, 2012 at 05:41:32 PM PDT

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