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  •  Too many misinformed frightened people who believe (4+ / 0-)
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    HCKAD, NoMoreLies, Bridge Master, djsands

    the incessant barrage of lies, lies, lies, and more lies. And far too many more, mostly working class whites, will vote against their own self interest simply because they hate Obama -- because he's black.

    And it's not just RW hate radio and Fox that are feeding the lies and misinformation. Just listen to NPR, for example. It's gone beyond false equivalency. They are simply regurgitating RW talking points, because now that's what journalism has become: the "news" means repeating what people say. And the loudest Republican voices are saying: "Obama is acting irresponsibly because he refuses to negotiate!" So, that's what is reported. As "truth", because it's true! Because that's what Republicans are saying!

    Sadly, I'm not at all confident that a huge swing against the Republicans is a foregone conclusion. Too many people will blame Obama. And too many more say "a pox on both your houses -- you're all equally to blame".

    We are going to have to work very hard to explain and educate. This is far from a slam dunk.

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