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  •  Polls, schmolls. Because the fickle American (4+ / 0-)

    public could do a switcheroo at any moment.  For example, if taxes go up next week, and Fox revs up it's engine with crazy talk, like "Obama raised your taxes", anything can happen.  Look what happened with health care reform.  Everybody was for it...before they were against it.  

    •  Anyone who watches fox is lost to us (2+ / 0-)
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      at this point.  They won't ever support what the dems support, or theoretically support.

      Luckily fox news viewers are a tiny minority in this country.

      The revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

      by AoT on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 10:07:59 AM PST

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      •  I'm amazed and hugely disappointed by how that (1+ / 0-)
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        tiny minority can still drive a narrative.  I can't count anymore how many times I've heard the Fox talking points from an otherwise non-political friend or relative.  

        •  That fringe narrative (1+ / 0-)
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          concentrates power and wealth while simultaneously giving people excuses to let it happen and to not assert their own political power for good ends. Dangerous stuff...

          Government and laws are the agreement we all make to secure everyone's freedom.

          by Simplify on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 02:43:14 PM PST

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    •  And We Also Have No Choice (0+ / 0-)

      leadership of both parties are wanting to reduce the SS COLA. What choice does a voter have in our so-called two party system?

      "The problem with posting quotes off the Internet is you never know if they're genuine."--Gen. George Washington at the Battle of Gettysburg, February 30, 1908

      by Aspe4 on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 11:56:27 AM PST

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