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sutz12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-13-09 12:15 PM
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5. It's a right wing characteristic...
They define themselves in opposition to an enemy of some kind. If one doesn't exist, it must be created.

For Reagan, it was the "Evil Empire."

For Bush I, it was Saddam, but the war didn't last long enough, and he faded after that because he couldn't dredge up another.

For Bush II, it was Osama at first, but after Afghanistan collapsed like the house of cards it was and bin Laden "escaped" another was needed. Presto! "Saddam Hussein is sponsoring terrorism, has nuclear weapons, gassed his own people yada, yada, yada." On and on and on.

If you really want to understand a RWer, look at what he hates.
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  -Great comment on the Palin-Letterman feud. mwb970  Jun-13-09 12:03 PM   #0 
  - Good comment  malaise   Jun-13-09 12:08 PM   #1 
  - Somebody has Palin nailed.  mnhtnbb   Jun-13-09 12:08 PM   #2 
  - That's the dream of the Republican fundy basement dwellers.  Ikonoklast   Jun-13-09 07:28 PM   #31 
  - Rednecks LOVE their feuds. n/t  Mojambo   Jun-13-09 12:13 PM   #3 
  - Feudin' Palin.  liberalmuse   Jun-13-09 12:14 PM   #4 
  - It's a right wing characteristic...  sutz12   Jun-13-09 12:15 PM   #5 
  - I'd lay a fiver on Newt being behind this latest crap  cagesoulman   Jun-13-09 12:15 PM   #6 
  - Wouldn't Newt see through her though?  mwb970   Jun-13-09 05:13 PM   #27 
  - She's feuding with many, many people in Alaska, as well,  Blue_In_AK   Jun-13-09 12:16 PM   #7 
  - Ding ding we have a winner  malaise   Jun-13-09 02:16 PM   #23 
  - This description applies to the whole tea-bagging crowd  lunatica   Jun-13-09 12:19 PM   #8 
  - they don't know themselves  NJCher   Jun-13-09 02:37 PM   #25 
  - They can dish it out  47of74   Jun-13-09 12:21 PM   #9 
  - Republicans are always victims...  lame54   Jun-13-09 12:23 PM   #10 
  - Yes that is part of the playbook  underpants   Jun-13-09 12:26 PM   #11 
  - the most important question to ask  CitizenPatriot   Jun-13-09 12:27 PM   #12 
  - That's 'cause she's been pallin' with trailer trash too much  rustydog   Jun-13-09 12:43 PM   #13 
  - You can see the venom dripping off her fangs  Contrary1   Jun-13-09 12:44 PM   #14 
  - That comment troubled me the most  dmr   Jun-14-09 02:30 AM   #34 
  - That's because she's a MAVERICK! Mavericks always feud. nt  johnaries   Jun-13-09 12:50 PM   #15 
  - Here's the comment on the article that I posted.  mwb970   Jun-13-09 01:10 PM   #16 
  - Always the victim.  dorkulon   Jun-13-09 01:12 PM   #17 
  - That one was so funny  Chemisse   Jun-13-09 07:17 PM   #29 
  - Angry, wealthy white women are just not gonna take it anymore!  elehhhhna   Jun-13-09 01:16 PM   #18 
  - Nobody's nicer than Dave. This is bullshit. And it makes my fuckin' blood boil.  chaska   Jun-13-09 01:55 PM   #19 
  - Dead on! n-t  Toucano   Jun-13-09 02:01 PM   #20 
  - America's Reality Show: "Sarah & Tawd Pimp The Kids"  TahitiNut   Jun-13-09 02:02 PM   #21 
  - Kicking for the best analysis I've seen of this yet. n/t  rvablue   Jun-13-09 02:13 PM   #22 
  - A short sighted comment that will only endear Palin to some by alienating people  Uncle Joe   Jun-13-09 02:33 PM   #24 
  - I agree.......  Daxxie   Jun-13-09 02:52 PM   #26 
  - Letterman's comments were completely tastefull.  deaniac21   Jun-13-09 06:01 PM   #28 
  - I don't watch Letterman and I couldn't care less about Palin.  undeterred   Jun-13-09 07:20 PM   #30 
  - Does the winner of "The Biggest Victim" get to be spokesmodel for the Republican Party?  DCKit   Jun-13-09 10:04 PM   #32 
  - May the lurking freepers spend some time with this thread, because  saltpoint   Jun-13-09 10:08 PM   #33 

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