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  •  i'll bet his district is bombarded by at least a (0+ / 0-)

    few RW radio stations, including the statewide megastations that usually feature limbaugh and hannity. University of tenn puts their team stickers on 4 limbaugh stations in that state.

    by numbers alone there's very little chance there's a progressive radio alternative for politics in his district, supporting progressive alternatives and criticizing cooper.

    the RW stations get involved in all local politics, as instructed by the state GOP and think tanks.

    they put huge pressure on all politicians, enabling and intimidating, and deciding who is and isn't acceptable as tennessee representatives. even if it's a matter of being a blue dog asshole just to avoid having dittohead teabaggers scream at your staff all day. like many dem reps in this country cooper and his staff will feel it when the local RW stations are  used to push and intimidate him on an issue. and like all dem reps and dem state organizations they have no clue what's being said about them on those stations until it shows up as letters to the editor or in the local news- too late to correct.

    on any major national issue a progressive dem might challenge cooper on, cooper might be the one not getting attacked by those national blowhards and on any local issue cooper might be the one not getting attacked by the local  blowhards.

    i dont know his district or tenn well but the cons have been kicking liberal ass like this for 25 years all over the country, and deciding where the MSM should portray the political center, since they created their monopoly and liberals decided to ignore it.

    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 Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 11:02:15 PM PST

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    •  I'd suggest to you that Republicans (0+ / 0-)

      can't "kick liberal ass" very effectively in Cooper's district. Figures on the percentage of votes for President Obama in that district have been posted elsewhere in the thread. His getting slammed by right-wing media, I submit, is irrelevant.

      Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

      by MichaelNY on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 12:23:27 AM PST

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      •  not irrelevant- lazy, stupid, scared greedyand con (0+ / 0-)

        politicians of both parties in all parts of the country dance to the tune of who and what is louder in their states. and if he ever thought of higher office it wouldn't matter what the music industry and african american dems in his district thought

        One has to wonder if, in Cooper's mind, it's always 1994, and the key to electoral survival is parroting Republican talking points.

        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 Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 07:06:09 AM PST

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