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  •  counting the dog whistles (1+ / 0-)
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    ohiolibrarian

    since these statements are only snippets its probably not a full count but these leapt out at me:

    2 direct clear dog whistles and 2 allusions to "conservative principles" which is basically the same thing.

    Broun (Georgia)

    this Congress has failed to address the root of our nation’s fiscal crisis — the out-of-control spending in Washington
    Jones (North Carolina)
    committed to fixing the defining issue of our time: runaway government spending and America’s unsustainable federal debt
    Huelskamp (Kansas)
    for two years we've had a lack of leadership based on conservative principles
    Stockman (Texas)
    This is not something I do lightly, but out of bedrock conservative principle and a dire need to save this nation from its current course,” said the Republican ... “We cannot tolerate betrayal of conservative principle and economic reality
    for those who aren't familiar with the dog whistle translation allow me:

    government spending = welfare, food stamps, medicaid... (everything but Defense spending) = 'taking your hard earned money and giving it to the n***ers'

    conservative principle #1 (when out of power) : we have to stop government spending!!!

    conservative principle #2 (when in power): we have to spend spend spend on Defense = funnel money to our cronies = so we can bust the budget so we can assert conservative principle #1 when we eventually get out of power again (so we can get back into power again) while simultaneously cutting taxes on the rich for the same reasons.

    I need hardly mention that our financial crisis is not a debt crisis or spending problem at all but an employment crisis, do I?

    no man is completely worthless, he can always be used as a bad example.

    by srfRantz on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 12:54:41 PM PST

    •  You forgot the Rinse, Repeat instruction (0+ / 0-)

      but otherwise excellent summary.

      Help us to save free conscience from the paw Of hireling wolves whose gospel is their maw. ~John Donne

      by ohiolibrarian on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 08:50:06 PM PST

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