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  •  It started under Bush. (21+ / 0-)

    although you could argue that "voodoo economics" and the "Laffer curve" was an early example.  

    in an October 17, 2004, The New York Times Magazine article by writer Ron Suskind, quoting an unnamed aide to George W. Bush (later attributed to Karl Rove[1]):
    The aide said that guys like me were "in what we call the reality-based community," which he defined as people who "believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality." ... "That's not the way the world really works anymore," he continued. "We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors…and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do."[2]

    I'm glad Barack Obama is our President.

    by TomP on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 09:08:54 AM PST

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    •  Bush opened the door to let these freaks (15+ / 0-)

      come out of the woodwork. teabaggers make Bush look less awful than he really is because THEY are so awful.

      But Rush Limbaugh and FOX news hold the lion's share of the blame for 20 + years of unfettered lying and hate speech.

      The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

      by xxdr zombiexx on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 09:19:38 AM PST

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      •  and also (7+ / 0-)

        glen beck and all other right wing radio wackos too.

        there are people that are on the edge to begin with and they don't need a lot of pushing, look at Aurora, Columbine, Oklahoma City.

        outside of McCain five years ago in a town hall meeting when he was running for president has anyone of the right in a leadership position stood up and said "enough. we are one country, let's come together......etc).

        I see all kinds of bullshit how gracious mittens concession speech was but he had an opportunity to tell his supporters and those on the right "enough" and he did not do it. he ran a racist campaign and the right had an endless campaign for the last 5 years that O has "not one of us".

        mittens=edsel. no matter how much money is spent to promote it, if the product sucks, no one will buy it.

        by wewantthetruth on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 09:25:32 AM PST

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    •  That is such a powerful quote Tom P - (10+ / 0-)
      "We're history's actors, and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do."
      It sounds just like Karl Rove.

      How'd that 'creating your own reality' thing work out for you this time, Turdblossom?

      This is precisely the kind of cultic thinking of groups such as Scientology, which posits that a person can use their "tech" (once one spends hundreds of thousands of dollars) to return to his or her soul's perfect state in which all reality is 100% under his/her control.   One is "at cause" over matter, energy, space and time.  

      We call it insanity when it comes from them ( a cult founded by a paranoid schizophrenic on drugs)...but when it comes from Karl Rove, he's called a 'visionary' and a 'genius.'

      The truth is, the far right is a cult in its own right.  It deals with loaded language, sacred science (or lack of science), information control, social control, shaming of dissenters, and thought-stopping techniques, among many other cultic hallmarks.

      It's what makes them dangerous but may well also be what destroys them in the end.  

      "The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion." - Bodhidharma

      by hopesprings on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 09:23:55 AM PST

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