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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:53 AM

David Frum: GOP Has "Been Fleeced, Exploited, And Lied To By A Conservative Entertainment Complex"

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Reply David Frum: GOP Has "Been Fleeced, Exploited, And Lied To By A Conservative Entertainment Complex" (Original post)
JRLeft Nov 2012 OP
struggle4progress Nov 2012 #1
bemildred Nov 2012 #9
BeyondGeography Nov 2012 #2
flamingdem Nov 2012 #3
vinny9698 Nov 2012 #4
smorkingapple Nov 2012 #5
Flipper999 Nov 2012 #6
RobinA Nov 2012 #11
1StrongBlackMan Nov 2012 #7
socialindependocrat Nov 2012 #13
JRLeft Nov 2012 #14
socialindependocrat Nov 2012 #15
GeorgeGist Nov 2012 #8
mac56 Nov 2012 #10
JRLeft Nov 2012 #12

Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:00 AM

1. oh dearie me. i'm in tears now

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:26 PM

9. Nobody gets madder than a wised up pigeon.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:02 AM

2. Frum is a genuinely smart guy

There's a lot of money to be made by exploiting suckers in this country. A long, fascinating treatment of it is here by Rick Perlstein (author of Nixonland):

http://www.thebaffler.com/past/the_long_con/

The big problem for the the GOP is how deeply the roots of snake oilmanship extend. This has been going on since Reagan and it won't go away anytime soon.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:04 AM

3. This is what keeps going through my mind

20-40 million. That's what Rove made. He's a scam artist, didn't even pull off election theft and got paid that much. Does he care? Not at all.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:13 AM

4. Bashing progressives has become a cottage industry

Dick Armey makes $500,000 per year, Newt has his own company bashing and promoting himself, the list goes on.
Cain, Palin, Bachmann, Newt, all ran in the GOP primaries to milk the system. Make money and push their non sense.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:15 AM

5. They just realized this now? What the fuck? Did they also just discover the earth was round?

or 2+2=4?

They thought Hannity, Levin, Savage, Coulter and teh rest of those fuckers actually believe half the shit they spit out their mouths?

It reminds me of when I found out wrestling was fake or that Santa Claus wasn't real. only difference I was 12, not in my 30's, 40's and 50's...

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:32 AM

6. The remaining sane republican points out the obvious truth...

...while his deluded companions howl and gnash their teeth in vain.

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Response to Flipper999 (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:43 PM

11. Well, He's Done For

gettin' a little too close to the reality-based community to remain alive in that party.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:49 AM

7. Wow, be still my heart ...

I agreed with something Joe said: "That is not a political strategy; that is a business strategy."

But why are you so surprised, Joe? The modern gop is run by unabashed profit-seekers that have (but hopefully, had) identified a market to exploit ... low information/racial/fear-based voters (i.e., fox-viewership), along with other unabashed profit-seekers (i.e., the koch brothers), seeking to buy government.

"When a thief tells you that they are a thief ... believe them."

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:04 PM

13. and it's the life the Repubs are promoting

Everyone for themselves

I got mine - go get your own

I just got mine - from you!

Now I'm mad - You go get yours from someone else!

Sorry - all the "haves" are fair game

The bigger the "have" you scam, the more you get

So, Rove scammed the biggest fish in the pond, didn't he?

The only thing bigger to scam is a country!
That's what Romney was shooting for
But if the Kochs owned Romney then they would have scammed the country

Maybe we just thought up a new Sim game - Build your estate
The learning will be - The more honest you are, the less you will get....

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Response to socialindependocrat (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:06 PM

14. I wish i could rec your post.

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Response to JRLeft (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:18 PM

15. None the less - I am honored

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:24 PM

8. David Frum

Axis of Evil

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:28 PM

10. Video is down

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Response to mac56 (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:47 PM

12. Its still there.

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