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  •  this needs to be rec'd up (6+ / 0-)

    I just emailed it around so hopefully it will be. My take on his post 9/11 popularity? It's a very comforting thought to believe that the President is strong and able to defend you. Denial is very, VERY powerful in helping people make themselves believe that thought.

    But now? Well, it's been a while. They aren't falling for it in the same way. There were a lot of dirty tricks that went into 2004. But there are also a lot of "conservatives without conscience" to use John Dean's term for it. George Lakoff would say they follow the Strict Father frame and that's how they see the country and the world. I think both are useful to read and learn from.

    •  Many thanks. (4+ / 0-)

      I still find that the mindset in the bubble is very different from the one outside. People in general are outraged at what's going on in Iraq and how it's affecting them economically, but very few of them can draw the line all by themselves back to the ways in which they were misled.

      You're in debt and completely fooled that you can look in the mirror and objectively rank your wounds --DCFC

      by Saska on Sun May 25, 2008 at 07:38:07 PM PDT

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    •  Thanks for the direction OC... (1+ / 0-)
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      Better finish it up now :-).


      In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move ~ Douglas Adams

      by noddem on Sun May 25, 2008 at 07:41:12 PM PDT

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