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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 08:01 PM

13. Bet on hubris, not sanity

The model here is the hushing up of Bush's National Guard record and failing to fulfill his obligation (and other Bush things): attack the messenger as liberal propagandists and strong-arm any internal dissent into line. Keep a united front and brazen it out, and the press will eventually acquiesce in order to not look "partisan".

Except the documentation looks to be stronger here (nothing destroyed years previously), his own base is more divided and unsatisfied with him, and his opposition is more aggressive in leveraging the story into public opinion.

It's still early enough they're trying to make the "brazen it out" tactic work, but when it cracks it will crack big.

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