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  •  Who cares what a has-been like Thompson thinks? (2+ / 0-)
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    JeffW, soms

    I don't.

    "Valerie, why am I getting all these emails calling me a classless boor?"

    by TLS66 on Fri Aug 27, 2010 at 08:25:28 AM PDT

    •  You're not everyone. (1+ / 0-)
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      abarrenfuture

      You don't care; but a lot of voters will.

      This "who's going to listen to these lies?" attitude is what gets us in trouble. We discount this stuff, and it comes back to slam us to the ground.

      Who would have ever believed a lie as silly as "death panels?" But millions of Americans did...and voted on that belief.

      A well-crafted lie is worth more than a million dollar donation when it comes to swaying voters.

       

      Freedom has two enemies: Those who want to control everyone around them...and those who feel no need to control themselves.

      by Sirenus on Fri Aug 27, 2010 at 08:31:30 AM PDT

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    •  Same folks who thought an old hambone TV actor (2+ / 0-)
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      used to letting his scripts do all his thinkin' for him was an obvious choice for the US Senate.

      •  And he got elected, didn't he? (0+ / 0-)

        While all of us are sitting here thinking up clever quips, Thompson and the GOP are scaring ordinary Americans to death.

        Americans who vote.

        Freedom has two enemies: Those who want to control everyone around them...and those who feel no need to control themselves.

        by Sirenus on Fri Aug 27, 2010 at 08:35:26 AM PDT

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        •  Actually... (0+ / 0-)

          ...Thompson's acting career followed his Senate "career". But many people identified him with Reagan, who was a hambone actor before he went into politics. A contract player at Warner Brothers, no less.

          Like an old, loud mouthed rooster, that is!

          Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

          by JeffW on Fri Aug 27, 2010 at 08:38:45 AM PDT

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          •  Well, not exactly (1+ / 0-)
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            TLS66

            Thompson was an actor both before and after his Senate career (he did movies like Die Hard 2 and In the Line of Fire before he joined the Senate and slumbered through L&O after he left the Senate).

          •  And the hambone actor is still influencing.... (0+ / 0-)

            ...American politics.

            Actors are very, very good at manipulating people. Politician/actors like Thompson are very, very good at manipulating people.

            Freedom has two enemies: Those who want to control everyone around them...and those who feel no need to control themselves.

            by Sirenus on Fri Aug 27, 2010 at 08:40:55 AM PDT

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        •  No, Fred puts people to sleep (1+ / 0-)
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          JeffW

          He likes the company. He won't stop until all of America is taking year long naps! AND NOTHING CAN STOP HIM!!!

          •  People like you are the reason people like him... (0+ / 0-)

            win.

            Sadly.

            Freedom has two enemies: Those who want to control everyone around them...and those who feel no need to control themselves.

            by Sirenus on Fri Aug 27, 2010 at 08:41:43 AM PDT

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            •  And Fred has won when? (1+ / 0-)
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              JeffW

              Besides Senate campaigns in GOP friendly TN, he hasn't won anything.

              You take Mr. Hibernation way too seriously. The right has much more dangerous liars than him to worry about.

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