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  •  The worst news media in the world (11+ / 0-)

    gives the GOP hope they can spin their way out of this shit salad and dung beetle soup mess.

    It's been fucking breathtaking watching CNN's mindfuck of a day on my tv. They might as well just put a rotting log on the set with a sign saying David Gergen on it. Gloria Borger doesn't even need the rotting log. A potted fern in a brunette Eva Gabor wig will do. You do not have a professional obligation to repeat Rightwing talking points, memes, and frames to "prove" you are not biased against Republicans.

    No wonder Fox Business can't get off the ground. You cannot Out Wingnut CNBC. Can't be done.

    If a Republican throws a rock through a window, and a Democrat watches him throw the rock, they are not partners in crime. If a mugging victim is stabbed because they didn't hand over their wallet fast enough to the armed mugger for his liking, they are not 'both to blame' for the event.

    John Boehner is enabling suicide bombers, and Harry Reid is... mean. Or sarcastic. So. Both sides.

    This is not about "both sides refuse to compromise" or "both sides being intractable".

    There is somebody at fault here.

    The creepy guy with the gas can running from the fire and the firefighters flying towards the fire are not a couple of arsonists passing in the night.  

    I am a Loco-Foco. I am from the Elizabeth Warren wing of the Democratic Party.

    by LeftHandedMan on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 09:23:30 PM PDT

    •  And, for the love of God, Chris Hayes (12+ / 0-)

      could you please, please, please stop inviting that lady from Grover Norquist's place to serve as your "reasonable" wingnut?

      She says lies, blatant lies sometimes so blatant that you are stuck staring slackjawed at her while you sputter. It's your fucking show, Chris. If you are sputtering and flailing your arms in disbelief you need to make a change. Bonus... and then keeps talking like a runaway train until you can't let anyone else rebut the lies. Sometimes you get to it, and sometimes you don't. Either way there is a problem.

      She is filibustering your ability to get the maximum amount of rightwing talking point free information out to the public.

      Jesus.

      We are not in a fucking debate with Movement Conservatism anymore than a mugging victim is in a debate with the thug trying to menace their wallet out of their pocket.

      I am a Loco-Foco. I am from the Elizabeth Warren wing of the Democratic Party.

      by LeftHandedMan on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 09:28:21 PM PDT

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    •  This should be a diary in and of itself (4+ / 0-)

      i'm game for a righteous rant.

      The only thing harder than speaking truth to power is speaking truth to stupid.

      by themis on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 09:46:43 PM PDT

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