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  •  You're Mistaking Democrats for "the Left." (8+ / 0-)

    Media policies favoring corporate RW dominance have been passed by both parties.

    A party that passes RW policies is not "left."

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 08:03:19 PM PDT

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    •  semantics. the last 25 yrs has been dominated by (1+ / 0-)
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      RW radio.

      that means intimidating dems as well as republicans. that means defining where the perceived political center is and how liberal is too liberal in the primaries. what is acceptable and what isn't.

      most of those blue dogs sit in states dominated by a few RW megastations that dems are completely disconnected from.

      you want to get rid of corporate and blue dog dems? stop  ignoring the radio- any attempts by dems to push media and election finance reform are beaten back, largely with the essential help from those radio stations, fed and coordinated with well designed propaganda campaigns.

      it started with the fairness doctrine and then clinton was hamstrung. it's even more refined now against obama.

      everything the 'left' wanted from the democratic party the last 25 years has been compromised because of its stupendous ignorance of RW radio 's dominance in politics.

      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 Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 08:34:48 PM PDT

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    •  I don't know why this point (2+ / 0-)
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      is so difficult for people to grasp...

      A party that passes RW policies is not "left."

      The law, in its majestic equality, gives the rich as well as the poor the right to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to eat dumpster donuts. - With apologies to Anatole France

      by chuckvw on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 09:28:24 PM PDT

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      •  arguing the democratic party is not left enough (0+ / 0-)

        while ignoring talk radio is pointless.

        the reason they're passing RW policies is because the 'left' allows the right to define where the 'center' is.

        their best tool for making left and liberal unacceptable has been talk radio, and the left and liberals allow it.

        the democratic party will go 'left' fast if the left stops giving the right a free speech free ride on public airwaves.

        this is still  somewhat of a democracy and because there is no response to RW radio, representatives and their offices, especially in rural states where talk radio dominates, feel obliged to respond to the talk radio base screaming into their phones as if they are a legitimate constituency in their community.

        one thing the 'left' has to do is monitor radio and make the content readable and searchable so that dems and media  know when the screaming is not legitimate and is largely coming out of the RW think tanks and through limbaugh and hannity's asses.

        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 Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 08:18:57 AM PDT

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