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Does the GOP need a hologram pep-talk from George S. Patton?

Use at will, folks. Be careful of context...

MittPaul on Hurricane Isaac



MittPaul on women's reproductive rights: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021114496
MittPaul on elderly protesters: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021117214
MittPaul on communicating: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021123222
MittPaul on legalization (and Earth's atomosphere): http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021129442
MittPaul on Obama SuperPAC ads: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021146523
MittPaul Rages Against The Machine: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021152851
MittPaul Agenda Malfunction: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021171516

How Cheaters Prosper

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Even when they controlled Congress and the White House, even when they dominated the air waves, even when they built their own alternative sources for media of every form, the Republican position continued to be that journalists worked against them. And from this decades long efforts, the GOP gained an unspoken agreement. The press would be... fair. It wouldn't question Republican statements. It wouldn't challenge conservative economics no matter how unsupported, or dissect anti-scientific statements no matter how ridiculous, or go after not so veiled instances of misogyny or racism in the GOP. Instead, traditional journalism would be placed in the closet where the rules of round ball and Olympic pigeon shooting are stored, and a new journalism based more around the role of debate moderator would be instituted.

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http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/09/02/1126964/-How-Cheaters-Prosper

FB Friends? What is your policy? Can you be friends with people who LIKE the WRONG guy?

This is the question "Being Liberal" is asking on FB. Here is my answer...

I'll talk to them.

Conversations with people who agree with me all the time don't accomplish anything. Liberals tend to lose often because they get fed up and resort to playing the "you're a dipshit, I'm a genius" card. It's tempting, but ends up wasting everyone's time while achieving nothing.

Liberals also tend to lose often because after they get done playing the "you're a dipshit, I'm a genius" card, they skulk back to comfy places where everyone agrees with them, get really sad when the bad guys win, and resume watching "Mad Men" or whatever while seething with resentment and alienation.

Another reason liberals tend to lose a lot is because a lot of people who claim to be liberals are not; spouting the talking points will win you friends and get you laid, but if some social program you were impressing some chick with your outspoken support for comes to your neighborhood, threatening to lower your property value, and you suddenly turn into Douche Lib-baugh, chances are you were a conservative all along and you might be guilty of rape because you lied to get in someone's pants.

I'll talk because there's a lot to talk about, but I am much more interested in having discussions with those hip, disaffected "they're all a bunch of liars" folks. These people are truly frightening. Engaging them is difficult, frustrating, prone to iThing interruptions; I am dismissed more often than I am taken seriously, but I know the stakes and I know that every "meh" is a vote for the GOP -- one small "meh" closer to creating a country I don't want to live in.

Political discussions outside one's comfort zone are crucial now. Learn to spot fanatics quickly so they don't waste your time, because they will try to. Focus on the apathetic. Find something they genuinely care about and share what you know. If you're squishy on the particulars, we still have the Internet for now; we won't if the GOP has their way. Start there.

But for fuck's sake start.

CHAIRNOBYL AND BEYOND: A Hard Look Back. (pic)

Kudos to Vox_Moi for coming up with "Chairnobyl"

Clint on presidential machismo...

The wolf dons his sheep costume

This picture is from the venue in Tampa where the Republican National Convention is to be held.

The republicans are going to pass themselves off as some sort of alt-democrats. They have doused their convention in blue.

Bluewashing.

What's next? Romney in blackface?

Agenda Malfunction in Akin unit MO-02 (pic)



MittPaul on women's reproductive rights: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021114496
MittPaul on elderly protesters: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021117214
MittPaul on communicating: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021123222
MittPaul on legalization (and Earth's atomosphere): http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021129442
MittPaul on Obama SuperPAC ads: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021146523
MittPaul Rages Against The Machine: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021152851

EDIT: Akin has apparently finished his meeting with The Cowboy.

Seriously, though; he will drop out before the deadline, I believe. It's going to cost Sheldon and the Kochs a bundle, but he will.
EDIT; CHA-CHING!

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