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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-30-06 09:42 PM
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20. yeah
I'm feeling that disconnect too...after all these myriad abuses of the Rethuglicans the big tipping point is a sex scandal? Not to say that sexual predation is not serious, just that I feel like I'm stuck in the Land of Literal Extremists. Children have to be threatened before people get what's going on? Maybe this narrow focus functions as the receptacle for bigger fears. A concrete outlet for frustration.

But what about all the people who have died already from the serial abuses of this administration? And those who will still suffer from it's misguided policies.

Can people really not see when they oppressed?
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  -So, it REALLY DID take a Sex Scandal to hurt the GOP berni_mccoy  Sep-30-06 08:17 PM   #0 
  - From your lips to the Goddess' ears  villager   Sep-30-06 08:20 PM   #1 
  - It's not yet clear to me that they're "hurt" by this.  TahitiNut   Sep-30-06 08:20 PM   #2 
  - It's not the fact that it happened, it's the fact that they covered it up  berni_mccoy   Sep-30-06 08:23 PM   #3 
  - Ding, ding ding.  zonkers   Sep-30-06 08:40 PM   #13 
  - Me too..  sendero   Sep-30-06 08:42 PM   #16 
  - I seem to recall this other Repub congressman from Florida  Art_from_Ark   Sep-30-06 10:06 PM   #21 
  - Yep, the right-wingers' cognitive dissonance  tenshi816   Oct-01-06 07:02 AM   #26 
  - That's how stupid Americans are.  BlooInBloo   Sep-30-06 08:24 PM   #4 
  - it's simple for people to understand a sex scandal  goddess40   Sep-30-06 08:30 PM   #7 
  - A Book,,, A Sex Scandal and tonight the Bush FIRED Colin P....  wakeme2008   Sep-30-06 08:25 PM   #5 
  - "Bush FIRED Colin P" - Where did you learn this?  eleny   Sep-30-06 08:38 PM   #11 
     - Yup its on another thread... I think it's an excerpt from a book. Gee,  zonkers   Sep-30-06 08:41 PM   #14 
        - I just found it in a thread on the Woodward book  eleny   Sep-30-06 08:51 PM   #17 
  - Are they hurt? Foley is the only one who is going to be hurt by this  walldude   Sep-30-06 08:29 PM   #6 
  - Oh Yeah?  nradisic   Sep-30-06 08:30 PM   #8 
  - I'll wait until Nov 8  Mz Pip   Sep-30-06 08:30 PM   #9 
  - I'm sure with every "bad news for Republicans" story, more and  jhuth   Sep-30-06 08:31 PM   #10 
  - Call Boys in Reagan Whitehouse Was Worse  WillYourVoteBCounted   Sep-30-06 08:40 PM   #12 
  - The icing on the cake would be...  cynatnite   Sep-30-06 08:41 PM   #15 
  - Did Jeb Bush know?  Bobbieo   Sep-30-06 09:02 PM   #18 
  - The American people have been trained to be outraged at  Lydia Leftcoast   Sep-30-06 09:12 PM   #19 
  - yeah  marions ghost   Sep-30-06 09:42 PM   #20 
  - Why didn't the Porter Goss/Congress hooker scandal elicit outrage?  Generic Brad   Sep-30-06 10:19 PM   #22 
  - Because children weren't involved in that  berni_mccoy   Oct-01-06 06:36 AM   #24 
  - considering scarborough, the GOP had a live boy and a dead woman!  NuttyFluffers   Sep-30-06 11:17 PM   #23 
  - Drip, drip, drip.  Vinca   Oct-01-06 06:44 AM   #25 

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