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  •  I think most Far Righters believe what they spout. (7+ / 0-)

    They manipulate, too, of course, as in home schooling that teaches only what the parents and teachers in that environment want to be known and thought about. Some, like Aken and Bachmann, are confabulators who can concoct wondrous stories out of many threads ("I read once ...") and assume without proof that the truth they speak will accepted ... as they know it should. Others are dedicated to carrying reason out to be so extreme as to defeat reason. (I.e. the Senate vote last week on the UN treaty on rights for disabled people ... which they didn't like as domestic policy, either, as I recall.)

    Their fending off of variant views is willful. They convert it to government policy when they can. They mean to overpower cognition with political muscle.

    As for their base, oh yeah, you bet they're pandering to it. It's that Old Time Religion. And someone in the group should stand up and proclaim loudly and often, "It Ain't Necessarily So."

    2014 IS COMING. Build up the Senate. Win back the House : 17 seats. Plus!

    by TRPChicago on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 06:49:54 AM PST

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