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CrazyOrangeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-12-05 11:20 AM
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6. You're right . . .
. . . there is much more to it than that. (Although Rove's manipulation of the media is STRAIGHT from Joseph Goebbels' playbook.)

IMHO, there has been an anti-intellectual current running stronger and stronger since the beginning of the Reagan era. That's twenty-five years. It is no longer cool to be involved. Restating Marx's old saw, "Big-screen TV, Nascar, and mega-churches have become the opiate of the masses." Much easier to be stupid. And half of this country is stupid, and proud of it, just like Chimpy.

So, I guess us thoughtful people better step up to the plate pretty damned soon . . .
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  -Please, help me figure this out - and hold the smart aleck replies.... HardWorkingDem  Dec-12-05 11:07 AM   #0 
  - It is for American consumption!  StClone   Dec-12-05 11:13 AM   #1 
  - Loopholes  TallahasseeGrannie   Dec-12-05 11:16 AM   #5 
  - After you mentioned this....  HardWorkingDem   Dec-12-05 01:37 PM   #16 
  - I'm confused. What do Rice's race and gender have to do with it?  Richardo   Dec-12-05 11:14 AM   #2 
  - What it means is....  HardWorkingDem   Dec-12-05 11:34 AM   #9 
  - Well, if it makes you feel any better...nobody was buying any of it,  Webster Green   Dec-12-05 11:14 AM   #3 
  - money and power interests say anything, then do what it takes to get more.  Sparkman   Dec-12-05 11:16 AM   #4 
  - You're right . . .  CrazyOrangeCat   Dec-12-05 11:20 AM   #6 
  - Odd thing is, Condi IS an intellectual!  Democrats_win   Dec-12-05 11:45 AM   #11 
     - An intellectual to a certain degree . . .  CrazyOrangeCat   Dec-12-05 11:54 AM   #13 
  - ok but what does black have to do with it?  bushmeat   Dec-12-05 11:21 AM   #7 
  - see no. 9....  HardWorkingDem   Dec-12-05 11:35 AM   #10 
  - because she is black and a woman ...  butterfly77   Dec-12-05 11:59 AM   #14 
  - Part 1:  GrpCaptMandrake   Dec-12-05 11:26 AM   #8 
  - Because they aren't Dems...  butterfly77   Dec-12-05 11:50 AM   #12 
  - Being totally shameless  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Dec-12-05 12:04 PM   #15 
  - Words speak louder than actions for these people  TheFarseer   Dec-12-05 01:45 PM   #17 

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