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  •  My age group came of age just after the VN war (5+ / 0-)

    and many, many drank the Reagan kool-aid and have never questioned the idea that government and liberals are bad. They can't even see how far right the Republican party has drifted. I know a number of these people because my county is pretty reliably red, and they are gnashing their teeth this morning and wondering how so much of the country could be so stupid as to vote for Obama. They bought every lie and are throwing around references to free phones, a permanent welfare state and praying for protection from the evil socialist.

    •  Because after the war (3+ / 0-)
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      the Right Wing Wurlitzer really tuned up. Those kids, and my neices and nephews are among them, had that crap drummed into their heads in school. Under Nixon's "education reform" they were taught that us DFHs nearly destroyed the country and were all a bunch of drug-addled layabouts with no morals.

      Funny thing is, they were taught this by many of the same teachers who had taught my generation to have critical thinking skills.

      Then to prove their point, the cities were flooded with cheap easy to get coke and crack. And we all know where that came from.

      I know one of these guys. He seems like such a nice guy and runs a little business close by. I happen to know he's so conservative he makes Reagan look like a Commie. But on his cashier's counter is always a box of 2 pack ephedrine cards. I mentioned them one day to the cashier and she kind of rolled her eyes. Said she's told him what people do with those but he leaves them there because they sell about five or six boxes a day.

      Nice guy, straight laced church deacon, civic minded up the wazoo, but contributing daily to the latest drug scourge while probably bitching about it at the same time.

      Meddle not in the affairs of dragons... for thou art crunchy and good with ketchup.

      by Pariah Dog on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 12:05:42 PM PST

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