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A man's view of politics is strongly influenced by having watched his father run for President, be treated unfairly by the media, and lose. The man uses family connections and resources to build a life that includes getting elected governor and serving with little distinction or notoriety.

Then he runs for President. To get the GOP nomination, he says some pretty far out things.  But even though he wasn't much of a governor, he never used to froth at the mouth, so we figure he's just putting on a show for the rubes.

Gee, this worked out so well the last time we elected someone like that, let's try it again!

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  •  from the title not quite the subject matter (0+ / 0-)

    I expected.  Presently the culture wars seems to be over what is history.  Is it a set of facts or is it the facts as interpreted by some authority or the other.  The GOP is determined to redefine history in their own image as we now see states banning mentions of slavery or minority contributions to our country while other states attempt to outlaw hate speech i.e. speech that intimates the European settlers had flaws or supported genocide or exploited other peoples and resources.  David Barton is the most famous of these pseudo historians as we watch two consummate insiders worth many times the average American financially try to reinvent themselves as simple folks who pulled themselves up by their own bootstraps    

  •  We're lucky if people learn from (0+ / 0-)

    their own experience.  People with memory problems or awareness deficits are incapable of learning.  They respond to prompts/circumstances as habit dictates because their memories are inaccessible to reflection. As they age and become less articulate and their responses slow, we start to notice deficits that were probably always there.
    Then too, mimicry and instinctive behavior are positive attributes in political actors.

    Willard the robot is what his handlers ordered.

    People to Wall Street: "LET OUR MONEY GO"

    by hannah on Fri Jan 27, 2012 at 02:59:33 AM PST

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