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    QuarterHorseDem, papercut, mainefem

    They really, really liked the immediate post-9/11 narrative: bad people want to attack you! It's a dangerous world out there! Trust the big daddy Republicans to keep you safe! Dissent is treason! Sit down, shut up, wave your flag, and go shopping! Questions are treason! Rally behind the (Republican) president even if you disagree with him! Now is not the time to ask questions!

    Etc. It was pretty much their perfect world. Everybody was militaristic and jingoistic and paranoid, and so traumatized that they would actually talk about compromising on the Bill of Rights in the name of "protection."

    Of course, what they don't get is that in 2005 we were attacked again -- by nature, this time -- and the pathetic federal response to Hurricane Katrina demonstrated to people that, no, the Republicans have no actual interest in keeping you safe.

    New narrative: it's a dangerous world out there and Bush and the Republicans don't have a clue how to  handle it.

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