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  •  Illustrating their problem: Three second Tpaw on (10+ / 0-)

    some morning show:

    People deserve to be told the truth.

    The truth is that we're in terrible fiscal trouble.

    "The first thing I want people to know is that people currently on Medicare will not have their benefits cut."

    Of course, if we're in THAT deep of shit, then why is all the pain being visited on people years and years from now?   Or is he merely acknowleding political power of seniors and the inability to make immediate cuts, which is sorta the opposite of telling the truth?

    Basically, he's relying on an implication that someone this colorless and boring has to have some trait that makes up for it, like the way blind people supposedly develop super hearing abilities.  But sometimes a dull personality is also dull witted.

    In the eighties, Bob Dole said something to the effect of "Newt's all for new ideas. He doesn't HAVE any. He's just FOR them". Listen five minutes to Newt and you'll see it's still true.

    by Inland on Sun May 29, 2011 at 08:23:46 AM PDT

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