Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:53 PM
Tanelorn (357 posts)
America ... a view from Australia
This is my first post to the General Discussion list. Not sure if it is correctly placed.
Our national broadcaster the ABC(government funded, no ads) launched a weekly half hour TV programme called Planet America. Devoted to politics in this election year. They have various speakers both Dem and GOP to analyse various issues and influences. The presenters have been associated with a satirical comedy team called The Chaser. This rather quirky show is broadcast on the second ABC network. I'm not sure of its audience and reach although it is buried late at night or up against prime time game shows or news.
I would be interested in any comments you might have about the show. Below is the link
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America ... a view from Australia (Original post)
Response to Tanelorn (Original post)
Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:18 PM
benld74 (6,538 posts)
1. Huh, I didnt realize,,,
The right religious are under attack
The left religious dominated the elites the last 50 years
The left religious forced row vs wade
Legislative fiat passed same sex marriage?
Response to Tanelorn (Reply #3)
Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:54 PM
HooptieWagon (17,064 posts)
4. To understand the GOP
They are fearmongerers. They are liars. They are hypocrites. They claim God has spoken to them.
Their followers (refered to as the Republican base) are ignorant, gullible, fearful, racist, and religious fundamentalists. They have lived their entire life being told what to do, how to think, and not to question. So they are sheep ripe for fleecing.
Now this might be a problem, except for a few things. Firstly, theres just not that many of them. Oh, they are loud, but really only about 10 or 15% of the population. Secondly, usually middle of the road voters wont vote for a batshit crazy candidate. Lastly, if by chance they do get elected they prove so inept at governing they get voted out next election. After all, they have no intent of demonstrating good government at work, their intent is to use government to impose a narrow RW theology on everyone else. Sort of like the Taliban. In fact, we call them the talibornagain.