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  •  if progs/dems think the GOP is going to back off (2+ / 0-)
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    Wee Mama, koosah

    their obstruction by taming their blowhards they haven't been paying attention.

    the power is in the radio blowhards and the think tanks that feed them the scripts and talking points and coordinate them  for their underlying pro corporate objectives. but it alsogets out of hand- rove had central control while in the white house but then dick armey and the kochs got the dittoheaded army (that made-to-order constituency) out of the limbaugh closet to stop the public option and the tea party became enough of a talk radio-birthed force on it's own to take the GOP right to the edge.

    the GOP pols are at their mercy- the ones who succeed are the ones who best ride the talk radio bandwagon.

    the racism and sexism might be natural for the blowhards but it's also rooted in those corporate objectives and natural for many of the pols that get promoted in primaries by local talk radio.

    the immigration issue, for instance, has been all over talk radio especially since 911 and katrina for use in excusing the homeland security war on terror and voter ID BS and it ties in with the 'natural' racism of cons.

    the misogyny is basically natural for business cons afraid of the competition and women in general.

    IMO there's not much chance for moderate leadership to get together in the GOP and reroute the think tanks and tame their blowhards. this is all natural for them and the radio monopoly allowed them to blow it loudly and often enough to make it look like conventional wisdom and acceptable.

     that alternate reality, that only the unchallenged talk radio monopoly could create, is ubiquitous enough to allow the GOP to actually remain 'viable' as a major party.

    if liberals and dems really want to fix this they're going to have to destroy the talk radio monopoly.

    thanks for giving that effort a good start, richard

    This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and partisan lying by broadcasting sports on Limbaugh radio stations.

    by certainot on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 07:07:56 AM PST

    •  another factor as pointed out by koosah above (2+ / 0-)
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      Wee Mama, koosah

      is the blame thing- that's what talk radio and their pissant cowardly denial-pro blowhards are so good at- blaming others- that's their default position and it's not going to stop working as a steering factor for the GOP until dems destroy the talk radio monopoly

      This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and partisan lying by broadcasting sports on Limbaugh radio stations.

      by certainot on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 07:13:33 AM PST

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