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  •  rebrand the Tea Party as the talk radio party and (1+ / 0-)
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    their motivations and ignorance and alternate reality are explained in their name. there may be a few it doesnt apply to but just about every one of their positions is based on long and short term propaganda pounded into the earholes of 50 mil a week for the last 20 years.

    as talk radio goes so will the tea party and the republican party- that is their activist base - the same one that was used to stop clinton health care reform and make single payer impossible is the same one that was dragged out of the limbaugh closet by dick armey and the  kochs to stop the public option after rove lost control of them.

    those congress people got there by riding the talk radio bandwagon. the constituencies they use to enable their lunacy and hypocrisy are primarily talk radio and fox listeners.

    on the local level the support they get from the state RW radio stations is 24/7, and that includes many with university team logos on them. the limbaugh/hannity megastations are crucial to their support, getting them through primaries, and for swiftboating their dem and progressive opposition.

    anything that success as obstructionists and their ability to move the center right and force compromise is directly related to the fact that the Dem party nor progressives have ANY organized opposition to it (aside from the rush boycotts- which are fantastic but limited only to his hate speech).

    worse than that, dems has no mechanism to know what those stations are laundering for the heritage foundation and the koch bros, etc, on the local or national level.

    that is why susan rice had to withdraw and why others will be forced to and why obama will have to consider true liberals to be too much political trouble to nominate  for supremes or any other spots.

    without talk radio the new GOP /teaparty is doomed, but the left seems to be content to give it a free speech free ride and react and wait until it destroys itself- while the planet burns.

    This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and GOP lies by broadcasting sports on over 170 Limbaugh radio stations.

    by certainot on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 11:23:55 AM PST

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