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  •  That 'Bush-hater' meme (3+ / 0-)
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    estamm, DianeNYS, KiaRioGrl79

    It reduces any criticism of Bush to irrational "hatred" - some kind of emotional response that indicates a reprehensible character trait or emotional immaturity in the criticizer. It dismisses, trivializes, legitimate criticism. Same way as speaking up against hate speech is instantly belittled by uttering the phrase "politically correct."

    And god forbid if one is becoming more and more aware of what is going on and getting more and more angry - to the point of, yes, hating the person who is leading our country off the cliff. It's made it hard to speak up for most people, because they knew they'd be dismissed as "Bush-haters."

    The growing tide of disgust with Bush and all of his puppeteers is beginning to rob the Bush-hater talking point of its power to shut people up.

    All I know is just what I read in the papers, and that's an alibi for my ignorance. - Will Rogers

    by Janet Strange on Thu Mar 16, 2006 at 06:29:29 PM PST

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