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  •  What they have already done is... (13+ / 0-)

    make the political center seem like they are extreme left.

    By owning the message for so long, they have succeded in making center, moderate proposals look like extreme socialistic, communistic take over threats.  This pushes the overton window to the right, where Reagan-esque policies seem to be fairly liberal.

    As you stated, "So the owners can get afraid, but we should be afraid of what afraid owners might do in response."  

    I am afraid that they yip and whine and yell about everything Obama does because they get to keep the overton window where they want it.  Who cares if President Obama wins if the get to start the negotiations at Reagan and move towards Hoover?  

    Winning an election would just be icing on the cake because it would allow them to make George W. look like a "librul peacenik" and push the overton window over to the right of Hitler.  I have already heard rightwingers claim that Obama is giving away healthcare like the "socialist" Hitler.

    "Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not YET sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favour..."

    by Buckeye Nut Schell on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 08:44:30 AM PST

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