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  •  Ministry more=Faux kills brains, which it does. (2+ / 0-)
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    ornerydad, MinistryOfTruth

    I don't think he was really knocking 'rural'.  Yes, that word does appear, but it was in relation to 'a portion' of voters, particularly rural whites.  I took that as meaning 'portion' was to modify that clause too, as well as implying the 'portion' was bigger among white rural Americans.  And according to survey data, that is true.  We are supposed to be the reality based community here.

    Yes, there are lots of good folks, even liberals, among white rural Americans.  But it is a fact that there are a lot more Faux-brain dead as a percentage of voters than in urban areas.  And right wing Thugs.

    How we brake the Faux-sanity among rural, suburban and urban pops all is actually easy: re-instant the Equal Time rule.  The Founders were right: the cure is more speech, in this case the speech Faux and Thugs and their corporate masters do not want them to hear.

    'Course, the chances of that seem to bring to mind the proverbial snowball...

    •  Yes to more free speech! (0+ / 0-)

      Hey, maybe you're right about the parsing of the terms, I don't know - and too groggy to check now - but I do feel in my bones we need to UNITE the countryside and the city blocks. We need that ol' Farm-Labor coalition. We need street smarts and rural wisdom.

      And if all that still ain't enough to counteract the Faux-Rovian crapgrinder machinery, then we'll just have to SING 'em into submission. Remember, "the Marseillaise" came to Paris from the pastoral parts of France!

      Hope is, after all, the currency of popular politics, and a coin surprisingly hard to devalue. -- Fred Anderson, Crucible of War

      by ornerydad on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 09:17:33 PM PST

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