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Sun Dec 23, 2012, 11:23 AM

Last night confirmed ...

the nuuty wing of the gop is dead!

From time to time, I've written about my (non) fox-watching (he swears he doesn't watch fox, as he quotes their talking points word for word), rightwing conservative, small business owning, anti-everything President Obama, friend.

Well, we attended a Xmas party last night and he is an utterly broken man. Ever since the election, he claims to have stopped watching fox and stopped listening to rightwing radio. More importantly, he seems to have come to recognize the bankruptcy of the arguments of the right.

Last night was a good night.

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1StrongBlackMan Dec 2012 OP
mucifer Dec 2012 #1
Flashmann Dec 2012 #2
Sunlei Dec 2012 #21
Flashmann Dec 2012 #23
Turbineguy Dec 2012 #3
rhett o rick Dec 2012 #5
Turbineguy Dec 2012 #6
Populist_Prole Dec 2012 #8
rhett o rick Dec 2012 #4
SHRED Dec 2012 #7
sarchasm Dec 2012 #9
loyalkydem Dec 2012 #10
libdem4life Dec 2012 #11
BainsBane Dec 2012 #12
Motown_Johnny Dec 2012 #13
Myrina Dec 2012 #14
johnnyrocket Dec 2012 #15
lunatica Dec 2012 #16
freshwest Dec 2012 #17
PoliticalBiker Dec 2012 #22
Skittles Dec 2012 #18
davidpdx Dec 2012 #19
Sunlei Dec 2012 #20

Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 11:26 AM

1. for now fox news' ratings are down. Not enough of course. But, they are down.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 11:39 AM

2. That's something I've noticed around me,too

That the more clever,of the slobbering knuckle dragger's,seem to finally be catching on that science,fact,logic and reason matter,and that the wrongwing has displayed ever less of any of those traits for 3 decades+.........Maybe we'll find out whether "trickle down" works with sanity......

My mother in law seems,lately,to be coming around,one issue at a time,in a 2 steps forward,1 step back sort of way...The latest thing is a convoluted outrage that Obamas after everyones guns...Any gun...All guns...This from a 72 year old woman who does not own any firearm and never has,and has no intention,or real desire,of acquiring any....

This sentiment has manifested more since we were not hit by a rogue planet the other day,than by the actual shootings that promoted the gun talk to begin with...

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Response to Flashmann (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:15 AM

21. it's the emails 'they' spam her with. make her a new email account & you will help cure her.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #21)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:32 AM

23. it's the emails 'they' spam her with.

No,she doesn't have a PC...Never has......She listens to her batshit crazy,rabid teabag sister and has faux on non-stop...

Two different times over this past summer,I printed and showed her stories of studies released,showing that faux viewers are less informed than folks who watch no news at all...Both times,it sunk in for just a few days,before she went right back to it...

Her sister attends one of those churches,in which the congregants are told not only what to think,but WHEN...

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:04 PM

3. I suspect it only takes a few weeks without Fox

to start on the road to recovery.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:36 PM

5. Not with CNN as your second choice. nm

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:49 PM

6. Good point!

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 01:53 PM

8. My ever rightward turning ex-liberal friend is a CNN junkie

The times I visit and end up observing it truly confirm to me that CNN is Fox light-ish.

It also confims that stubborn know-it-all types who get their information solely from TV news are the most ignorant and insufferable sorts to be around period; let alone have a serious discussion with.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:36 PM

4. Common sense can win this war, but we must find a way to get the word out.

It is very difficult when the everyday media is carrying water for the oligarchs and their republican minions.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 01:11 PM

7. Suggest The Thom Hartmann Show to him

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:08 PM

9. Remember, the media's job ...

... is to make you feel bad so you'll go out and buy stuff.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:10 PM

10. Miracles can happen

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:25 PM

11. I've been amazed at some of the "putting down of political arms". Right after the election.

They had subsisted on the fact that Obama stole the election and that all it would take, was a pretty, white, good ol' boy to show up and wave. But the fighting reserves are waning as the nation overwhelming elected him again. Even Orly Tait packed up her buckets of slander and libel and went home.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:26 PM

12. Did he say why?

Because they were so wrong about the polls? Did he mention any specific points of disillusionment?

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:29 PM

13. I give it six months

they always go back

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 03:11 PM

14. I don't think it's dead ... just further marginalized to local cable/militia meetings

Nutball Underground, as it were & we need to keep our eyes on them because when they're out of sight is when they hatch the really dangerously crazy shit.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 05:18 PM

15. All good news, but there's still WAY too many nuts out there.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 05:56 PM

16. That's very good news

It isn't easy waking up so rudely, but in fact, your friend is waking up.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 07:44 PM

17. Called teabag relation yesterday although I didn't expect to do much good in Glennbeckistan.

Sounded the most rational I'd heard in years after the absolute hysteria I'd endured just before the election. It had been building up since 2008 and got worse from 2010 on. This is the post of what happened in November:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021449535#post15

So now I call her, not expecting much at all. Her mood was completely changed, she was relaxed and happy talking about how they are going to go on Medicare and all of that.

I deliberately hadn't called her for over a month. She didn't feel any need to talk about Obama at all this time. What happened, I didn't dare ask.


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Response to freshwest (Reply #17)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:16 AM

22. LMAO!! I like that!

Glennbeckistan....
HAAAAHAHAHA!

Gonna have to steal.... er remember that one!

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 03:46 AM

18. that sounds hopeful

but I guess I would have to see it myself to believe it; that's how cynical I am about these out-of-touch, paranoid rightwing fanatics

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:41 AM

19. There should be some kind of center for deprogramming of the brain washed right wing

No really I'm kidding.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:00 AM

20. the R will bring those zombies back to life whenever they need their vote.

dump them like a used tissue once they scam the vote out of them.

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