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  •  Look at his smile there (2+ / 0-)
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    Aunt Acid, flavor411

    How do you think of this:
    I would wager that there, that photograph, on his birthday on the tarmac, was just as truly, infinitely happy a moment for McCain as the picture suggests. Think of what the world was to Bush and McCain here:

    Government was run by their incompetent cronies to enrich themselves and their cronies. (Haliburton)

    Actual, legitimate qualifications for any public job/task were a . . . quaternary concern? No concern at all, in any event. Hacks and loyalists got the jobs they deserved because they had hitched their wagon to the right star and they earned that sinecure. (Brownie)

    Government was still overwhelmingly run by wealthy white men for wealthy white men.

    They were politically unchallenged, thanks to the use of strong-arm intimidation of the political opposition (and let's just call it modern McCarthyism) and the grotesque seduction or intimidation of independent media. (Valerie Plame)

    The White House was under the thumb of aggressive chicken-war-hawks who used the narrowest provocation to launch BIG MANLY WARS that made up for all the girly-manning of the damn Vietnam Hippies. (the Mustache von Bolton)

    The "people" respectfully STFU'd and asked no questions (for the most part, except for the Great Orange Satan!) because they were successfully terrorized by manufactured intelligence which was really all ok, because hey, it's scary out there and Republicans will protect you. (With us or against us)

    Oh, they could stick cattle prods up people's asses, waterboard and torture them in various other ways, and they could do it FOR FREEDOM.

    What else am I missing here?

    In any event, I think that picture is a tremendously powerful explanation for WTF happened to this country, and why politics is growing so hyper-partisan. Because at that moment, for McCain and Dobelieu, all was right with the world, and (for them) perfect harmony reigned.

    "You know, the only trouble with capitalism is capitalists; they're too damn greedy." - Herbert Hoover (Republican)

    by abdguyBOS on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 03:28:30 PM PST

    •  Absolutely! (0+ / 0-)

      The moment juuuuuuust before all those assumptions began to seriously dissolve in the flooded slums of New Orleans

      I was told there would be sandwiches

      by Aunt Acid on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 03:32:36 PM PST

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