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  •  It is what the right always does (9+ / 0-)

    No one looks at that cartoon and things that the cartoonist is disrespecting the victims.  For sure it disrespects Perry and rightly so.  But those on the right understand how to deflect and shape opinion and using victims is always their first gambit.  Making the conversation about the victims serves two purposes.  First it makes it sound like they actually care and second it gets the media talking about the "conflict".  They are best at this when it comes to the troops.  Any attack on the military budget becomes an attack on the troops.  Any questioning of the mission is an attack on the troops.  It is how they roll and it works.  

    I will give Ohman credit here. He deals with it head-on.  No "apology to any of the families offended" which is the typical route and one that would play right into the hands of  critics. He just restates what he was saying and in the process makes his statement even stronger.  Maybe the rest will learn something from him.

    The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones! - John Maynard Keynes

    by Do Something on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 08:19:15 AM PDT

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