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  •  Hold on to that dream (3+ / 0-)
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    midgebaker, Tonedevil, Bob Love

    Maybe at one time that was kind of what they were after, then things got twisted. The Koch brothers started funding the movement early on and now there's a whole mess of people twisting what might have been a chance to have a serious discussion about government spending in lots of different ways. Even the stuff about spending is fear driven.

    Progress 365 not just a slogan a goal - 300 progressive seats in the House and 65 progressive seats in the Senate.

    by jusjtim35 on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 04:37:33 PM PDT

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    •  I guess it's not really that hard (2+ / 0-)
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      to understand when you check out the constant stream of fear their handlers throw at them

      Yeah, some of us here seem to be chuckling at the thought of hugging them, but  I see a scarily serious side to this too.

      The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
      H. L. Mencken

      All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.

      Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.

      It is not truth that matters, but victory.
      Adolf Hitler

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