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mgc1961 Donating Member (874 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-04-10 08:22 AM
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Fear and Favor
A note to Tea Party activists: This is not the movie you think it is. You probably imagine that youre starring in The Birth of a Nation, but youre actually just extras in a remake of Citizen Kane.

True, there have been some changes in the plot. In the original, Kane tried to buy high political office for himself. In the new version, he just puts politicians on his payroll.

I mean that literally. As Politico recently pointed out, every major contender for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination who isnt currently holding office and isnt named Mitt Romney is now a paid contributor to Fox News. Now, media moguls have often promoted the careers and campaigns of politicians they believe will serve their interests. But directly cutting checks to political favorites takes it to a whole new level of blatancy.

More at http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/04/opinion/04krugman.htm...
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Stuart G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-04-10 11:59 AM
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1. K and R.,,,.well worth reading for everyone...nt
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