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ljm2002 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 11:31 AM
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3. "How can they..."
You ask, "How can they even try to blame the previous Administration?"

They have the media in their pocket, that's how. They have mastered the big lie, that's how. They know how to "catapult the propaganda", that's how.

Think about it. 9/11 was a huge failure in every way -- in foresight, in the NORAD non-response, in the president sitting there for half an hour, then flying all over the country to "get out of harm's way", etc. etc. Yet it is somehow Bush's defining moment, when he became a decisive leader.

And so it is with everything the little coward touches. He fails, the media presents it as a success. Or, if it cannot be presented as a success, it's the other guys' fault -- such as Social Security reform, he could not get his program through the Republican controlled Congress, so it's the Democrats' fault. Or, if it reflects badly on Republicans, they project and smear Democrats first to get ahead of the story -- see, all of the stories in the media right now about Democrats who have supposedly "taken money from Abramoff too".

We are so screwed.


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