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  •  It's now about money and power. (1+ / 0-)
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    Lorinda Pike

    Well, it's always about money and power.

    But now, it's just blatant. Most of the "craziness" in the GOP is being created, deliberately, by those who want to use hate to control voters. So we have the constant, and carefully crafted lies and smears, from "Our foreign-born president is dangerous" to "Death panels for Grandma" to "They want to take away everyone's guns!" to "The U.N. has a plan to take over the U.S."

    Which all boils down to "Everyone who is not exactly like you is dangerous. Everyone who is not exactly like you is the problem. Don't pay attention to the billionaire behind the curtain! It's the Kenyan, jihadist, socialist, atheist, gun-hating baby-killers who are the problem. Keep your eye on them! Give us the legislative power we want and we'll deal with them! Don't worry about rich, white males; they are your champions and defenders! It's the blacks and browns, the immigrants and the welfare cheats, the sluts and the whores, who are making your life miserable. Give us the power; we'll make things right!"  

    Freedom has two enemies: Those who want to control everyone around them...and those who feel no need to control themselves.

    by Sirenus on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 07:44:18 AM PDT

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