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  •  four decades of Friedmanomics (3+ / 0-)
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    ZhenRen, mrkvica, UnaSpenser

    combined with a sixty-year growth of the national security state got us into this mess, and you expect people to figure out how to solve the problem and market the solution in the space of a couple years?

    Obama is a hell of a performer, and boy can he move the masses. And he's moving them towards an escalation of the same failed policies that led to where we are now--in fact, he's seeking to move them back to where they were before the New Deal!

    Maybe it's not about finding the slickest showman to sell it to people, but about education. Which takes a long time and a lot of misunderstanding before you reach enlightenment.

    "In America, the law is king." --Thomas Paine

    by limpidglass on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 09:30:15 PM PST

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    •  It's not the masses he is moving (2+ / 0-)
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      unless you mean he's moving them to understand that their views are not important to the conversation.

      the masses still believe that Social Security and Medicare should be preserved wholly  intact, and that jobs and a thriving economy should be higher priorities than a reduced deficit.

      I've rarely seen propaganda so ineffectual at moving the masses. But it is very effective in silencing all other points of view and shutting the conversation up in a hermetically sealed space where only "acceptable" views are spoken or heard.

      if necessary for years; if necessary, alone

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 12:03:43 AM PST

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