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  •  The sad fact is.. (4+ / 0-)

    That over the last few weeks I (the author) have had quite a few Rec.. and almost none of them have been sensational.

    We camped out in the Topeka state capital and followed teachers for a weekend.
    We've followed state representatives.
    We took interviews with educators about ALEC policy.

    All of those were diaries that I viewed as very important (and still do).

    So, why write about something like this?

    The reason is simple.   These are the kind of stories that motivate the conservative blogosphere.   Drudge led with this.   The Washington Times is a conservative paper that led with this.  Conservative list serves and facebook pages shared this repeatedly today.

    Why?   Because they viewed it as a person in power telling them that their whackball theories on the direction of the country were correct and that they should go ahead with the 'end of days' bomb-shelter sellers who now occupy Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity's radio programs with ad spots.

    Scalia has spent a great deal of time talking about 'the direction we are heading', and then invoking protest, etc.  

    When you use words like revolt, if it's just some guy in the street you say 'well, that's just some dude blowing off steam'.   When you're a supreme court judge, you have to know that conservative fear mongers will use those quotes to justify all sorts of bat-shittery.

    Gandhi's Seven Sins: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Commerce without morality; Science without humanity; Worship without sacrifice; Politics without principle

    by Chris Reeves on Sun Apr 20, 2014 at 01:28:45 PM PDT

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    •  Okay. (1+ / 0-)
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      New Republic: So are the left-wing blogs as bad as the Tea Party ones in this case? -------------------------Chuck Schumer: Left-wing blogs are the mirror image. They just have less credibility and less clout.

      by AlexDrew on Sun Apr 20, 2014 at 01:33:48 PM PDT

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