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  •  Its like trying to turn off a Wii (5+ / 0-)

    with a ten-year old in the house.

    Career criminals + Angry White Males + Log Cabin Rethugs + Personality Disorder delusionals + Paid bloggers =EQ= The GOPer Base

    by vets74 on Mon Jan 10, 2011 at 02:59:09 AM PST

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    •  Or w/ a 15 y.o. in the house, although my 15 y.o. (9+ / 0-)

      is more emotionally mature than much of today's GOP.  Returning again to a favorite theme of mine--the utter vapidity of the very idea of "bipartisanship."

      Significant #s of Goopers believe that Obama was born in Kenya.  Many of them either think that he's a Muslim or that he's under the sway of a radical Christian preacher (maybe some of them think both).  Plenty of Goopers don't believe in evolution.  Far too many of them prattle on about "2d Amendment remedies."

      While I'm not sure what McConnell, Boehner, et al really believe, at this point, I really don't care.  They are happy to exploit the sentiments cited in the preceding paragraph for their own political gain.  I'm not sure, accordingly, why any Dem thinks that there's much common ground to be found w/ them.

      Some men see things as they are and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not?

      by RFK Lives on Mon Jan 10, 2011 at 05:28:16 AM PST

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      •  You know why those people believe the lies? (10+ / 0-)

        Because no one stands up and calls them lies.

        Chuck Todd is all contrite today feeling like he has a part in promoting the problematic rhetoric.  He's right, but he doesn't seem to understand that his failing is not in reporting the lunacy.  His real failure is in not calling it lunacy when he reports it.

        The only "two sides" of a story where tragic gun violence is involved is life or death - not Republican or Democrat - conservative or liberal.  

        The media and the politicians play fast and loose with terms like a "Second Amendment Solution", but they don't ever go so far as to condemn outrageous politicking fraught with violent incitements.

      •  McConnell, Boehner et al. (3+ / 0-)

        are obedient servants to their corporate masters.  They have to be.  They have sold their souls.  The corporate media have found incendiary rhetoric to be good for business and useful to their bosses.  The teabagger movement, while grounded in anger about how screwed up our country is, was nourished by the corporate media.  Progressive demonstrations have occurred around the country without being covered by the corporate media, but get ten people with tea bags hanging from their hats together and you have 15 uplink trucks converging immediately on them.  The problem for the corporate media and their masters, is that sometimes these movements take on a life of their own.  The monster lives and does not do what it is told.

        Marat we're poor And the poor stay poor Marat don't make us wait anymore

        by Eric Blair on Mon Jan 10, 2011 at 07:29:31 AM PST

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