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  •  This is the second layer of the problem (4.00)
    and it's the dirty "secret" of the Republican Party: many of their top people exacerbate the alleged cultural divide by putting crass things on TV, helping to drive the lowering of standards, etc.

    In other words, they don't just play off the dynamic.  They help create it.  Quite clever, I think, and quite insidious.

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    by Jonathan on Fri Nov 12, 2004 at 04:15:58 AM PST

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    •  There's an opening here for us (4.00)
      I wonder how many of those "Values" voters understand this contradiction?

      If you pointed out that the guy who owns MTV voted for Bush because he's good for business, what would they say?

    •  Yes, kind of like starting wars (none)
      and then telling people not to "change horses in mid-stream".

      The right wing will exploit any available strawman and, if necessary, will create one where none exists.  How would the televangelist industry make money if people weren't in a constant state of cultural terror?

      "Run, comrade, the old world is behind you!" -- Situationist graffito, 1968

      by Pesto on Fri Nov 12, 2004 at 07:27:02 AM PST

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