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  •  The base (0+ / 0-)

    I've seen comments that the whole Petraeus dog and pony show wasn't about the rest of us - it was all about shoring up the Republican base!

    "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

    by xaxnar on Tue Sep 18, 2007 at 06:18:14 PM PDT

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    •  I'm One Who's Said That Much of Their Present (0+ / 0-)

      messaging and policy is more for the base right now than for the country.

      The base now, and more in posterity. They always keep the future in mind in much of their messaging. The more preposterous it is, the more you have to consider that it's for the purposes of future re-historying.

      I can't back this up with stats but it feels plausible, much of this fits messaging we've known for certain to be base dog-whistling.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Tue Sep 18, 2007 at 08:54:28 PM PDT

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    •  also for the media and pundits (0+ / 0-)

      I honestly think Propaganda Week was to sell the surge to the Serious Pundits.

      "Politics is the entertainment branch of big industry." Frank Zappa Frank Zappa

      by whitewidow on Tue Sep 18, 2007 at 11:28:24 PM PDT

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