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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 11:39 AM
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Why are the Republicans being so brazen about their plans to dismantle America?
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I think it is simple; they've had a few election cycles to work the kinks out of their vote rigging electronic voting. Americans don't even talk about it anymore. And we don't bat an eye -- the media makes sure of it -- even when the theft is as blatant as the Prosser debacle in Wisconsin.

I posted before the Obama election that the GOP was desperate to actually LOSE that one. The economic disaster they had deliberately created needed a new Democratic figure head. A couple years of pain, with a president who might not even be from this country, would set the stage. They would make sure things got so bad, the political climate so poisoned, that any GOP win, no matter how absurd (as in Wisconsin) could be made to seem plausible. A compliant media would seal the deal.

Do you think this is far fetched? One only has to go back to the pre-Bush pronouncements of Grover Norquist, George Casey and other of Bush's economic henchmen to see the writing that was on the wall. They spoke openly of destroying the economy in order to rebuild it in their GOP utopian dream image. They spoke of mass societal pain needed to help bring about their goals. Distrusted, discredited voting machines were just one step along the way. I think they think they've got it figured out enough to pull it off, no matter how blatant their attempts.

Of course, I could be wrong.
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  -Why are the Republicans being so brazen about their plans to dismantle America? Atman  Apr-20-11 11:39 AM   #0 
  - It's a test. They're testing just how far they can go.  MineralMan   Apr-20-11 11:42 AM   #1 
  - Because no one is trying to stop them. It's their MO.  Brickbat   Apr-20-11 11:44 AM   #2 
  - +1  leftstreet   Apr-20-11 11:52 AM   #4 
  - Before Sept 11th NOBODY was discussing the NeoConservatives. Nobody knew Grover Norquist  KittyWampus   Apr-20-11 11:49 AM   #3 
  - I think you're in denial  pscot   Apr-20-11 11:57 AM   #6 
  - Are you kidding?  EC   Apr-20-11 12:57 PM   #11 
  - No, not everyone who was paying even a little attention knew about Grover Norquist and his  KittyWampus   Apr-20-11 01:13 PM   #15 
     - Look up "The Gang of Five"  EC   Apr-20-11 01:26 PM   #19 
  - You have a very short recollection of history.  Atman   Apr-20-11 01:07 PM   #13 
     - Bullshit. I remember on SmirkingChimp, after 9/11 some people were saying  KittyWampus   Apr-20-11 01:16 PM   #16 
     - The PNAC outline was drafted and signed long before 9/11. Sorry, that's just fact.  Atman   Apr-20-11 02:25 PM   #20 
     - Well maybe I'm just informed, but I remember Norquist's  socialist_n_TN   Apr-20-11 06:51 PM   #28 
     - It wasn't--and still isn't--widely known  grillo7   Apr-20-11 02:43 PM   #22 
  - You'd prefer them to be sneaky about it?  Keith Bee   Apr-20-11 11:55 AM   #5 
  - And how are they going to do that  zeemike   Apr-20-11 12:05 PM   #7 
  - I already blogged about my theory  Tom Rinaldo   Apr-20-11 12:13 PM   #8 
  - That is right on the money. They don't need us anymore.  alfredo   Apr-20-11 12:54 PM   #10 
  - I think it is worse than that. They not only don't need us, we've become a liability to them.  Beam Me Up   Apr-20-11 01:06 PM   #12 
     - they also know that revolutions are born in the middle class.  alfredo   Apr-20-11 01:10 PM   #14 
        - So get one started now  MedleyMisty   Apr-20-11 07:44 PM   #29 
           - They are organic, nobody "starts" them. The corporatist tried  alfredo   Apr-20-11 11:38 PM   #35 
  - That may be true...  grillo7   Apr-20-11 02:46 PM   #24 
  - Desperation. They're behind the curve-- they don't realize...  TygrBright   Apr-20-11 12:41 PM   #9 
  - Because the fascists know that post-CitizensUnited they control most broadcast media at this point  blm   Apr-20-11 01:20 PM   #17 
  - One last "smash and grab" before the "demographic window" closes on them?  Proud Liberal Dem   Apr-20-11 01:21 PM   #18 
  - They want to own everything. "Stress tests." Financial martial law.  Fire Walk With Me   Apr-20-11 02:26 PM   #21 
  - B/c they sense that Obama and elected DEMS are going to let them get away with it?  Dr Fate   Apr-20-11 02:45 PM   #23 
  - They are burning the oil fields, like Saddam did after Gulf War #1.  JoePhilly   Apr-20-11 02:49 PM   #25 
  - Right before we "won" over there. n/t  Dr Fate   Apr-20-11 03:03 PM   #27 
  - They masterbate to the idea of destroying America every night..  and-justice-for-all   Apr-20-11 02:55 PM   #26 
  - The 2012 & 2104 senate maps & the slow-wittedness of most republican voters  SoCalDem   Apr-20-11 07:48 PM   #30 
  - Hateful greedy elitist Republican lying corporate fascist slime has no feelings for workers  LaPera   Apr-20-11 08:47 PM   #31 
  - They do not think they are dismantling THEIR America!  rustydog   Apr-20-11 09:03 PM   #32 
  - They really are economic and social anarchists  Canuckistanian   Apr-20-11 09:19 PM   #33 
  - They UNDERSTAND that you strike when the iron is hot.  kenny blankenship   Apr-20-11 09:53 PM   #34 

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