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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:19 PM
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If Clinton had picked Dana Perino as his Press Secretary the WORLD WOULD HAVE LAUGHED!
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 06:53 PM by KoKo01
but...as he works his way down towards his "Failure" he picks the "Little Gal..he Kisses on the Top of the Head ...to do his DIRTY/EVIL/DASTARDLY WORK, for him.

Poor Dana....she's too young to know what the "Bay of Pigs" was all about. She really doesn't even understand what the phrase means.

THE DUMBING DOWN OF AMERICA...here!

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Don't know much about history by Steven D
Wed Dec 12th, 2007 at 08:59:07 AM EST

I don't know about you, but this story sort of encapsulates everything you need to know about the young conservative ideologues working for the Bush administration, in particular, and for conservative organizations, in general. Namely that not only are these people liars, propagandists and brainwashed incompetents, but that they are also exceedingly ignorant about their own nation's history:

Appearing on National Public Radio's light-hearted quiz show "Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me!" which aired over the weekend, Perino got into the spirit of things and told a story about herself that she had previously shared only in private: During a White House briefing, a reporter referred to the Cuban missile crisis -- and she didn't know what it was. "I was panicked a bit because I really don't know about -- nothing about the Cuban missile crisis," said Perino, who at 35 was born about a decade after the 1962 U.S.-Soviet nuclear showdown. "It had to do with Cuba and missiles, I'm pretty sure."

So she consulted her best source: "I came home and I asked my husband," she recalled. "I said, 'Wasn't that like the Bay of Pigs thing?' And he said, 'Oh, Dana.' "

It seems they all believe American history jumped straight from World War II to Saint Ronald Reagan the Valiant with only some indeterminate period in between where dirty filthy hippies spit on our troops and Jane Fonda and John Kerry single handedly destroyed our chance to win the Vietnam War.

No wonder they all falsely believe that the Civil War wasn't fought over the issue of slavery, or that our nation was purposely founded as a Christian Nation ("Christian" magically meaning the same Christianity espoused today by the Rapture ready crowd). Or that evolution is a controversial scientific theory. Or that Africans actually improved their lot in life when they were captured, transported to America packed like sardines in dirty, disease ridden ships and sold into slavery.

I don't think there is a less informed group of individuals in this country than young conservatives. Or a more brainwashed, unable to think for themselves group of people, for that matter. Part of that has been the failure of our education system to teach critical thinking skills to our young people. Part of that rests on the inability of our school board approved textbooks to relate American history in an objective, impartial manner. And part is the responsibility of a group of well funded, deeply cynical and manipulative conservative activists and who have spent the last 50 years fighting to rewrite those same history books to perpetuate a triumphalist, nationalistic perspective regarding our country's "unique heritage" of freedom and democracy, while also coercing the media into propagating conservative lies and myths about our past and our present.

Dana Perino is only a representative of an entire generation of "Know nothing" conservatives who believe only what the current GOP talking points and conservative pundits and pseudo intellectuals tell them to believe. People who are in essence, merely angry and hate filled automatons ready to follow any authoritarian leader so long as his conservative bona fides have been sufficiently accepted by the collective wisdom of their elders. Ignorant of history, ignorant of, and often deeply antagonistic toward, science, and certain only in their faith in Jesus Christ, Fox News the "infallibility of the free market" and the evil abilities of godless liberals.

They have had thirty years to insert themselves into prominent positions in our news media, and throughout all levels of our federal, state and local governments. They, and others like them who were not fortunate enough to receive the benefits of the right wing welfare system, but who are dutiful listeners, readers and viewers of the Rush Limbaughs, Michelle Malkins and Bill O'Reillys of the world, are ready made followers for next demagogue who can assert himself in a time of crisis. George Bush was just the prototype. The next right wing Fuhrer to whom they pledge their allegiance will be much, much worse.


http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2007/12/12/8598/1491
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:21 PM
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1. K/R
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elizfeelinggreat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:22 PM
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2. I agree
I wanted to read more ... the link doesn't work
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:15 PM
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8. check link now...it should work....sorry the first one didn't...n/t
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nradisic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:25 PM
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3. wow...
The Republican party consists of total scum and totally ignorant and brainwashed people....very sad...
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MasonJar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:28 PM
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4. But Clinton would have never chosen such a dingbat, so why mention it?
She is a perfect fit for the lightweight W. Neither of them know much of anything about anything. They are the direct opposites of the Renaissance Man/Woman.
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:45 PM
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5. I agree except that the Civil War really wasn't fought over slavery--at least, not initially.
In fact, Lincoln said that, if he could keep the Union together without freeing any slaves, he'd do it.

The Civil War erupted, mainly, because the North and the South diverged significantly on states' rights, generally. It wasn't until after Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation that the Union truly began to view the war as being about slavery, more than anything else.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:13 PM
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7. I guess we have to wait for "Emmancipation Proclamation II?" This time to Protect Women
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 07:13 PM by KoKo01
and MEN who are Victims of REPUBLICAN's SEXUAL POWER Fantasies? :eyes: ayyyyy....
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:48 PM
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6. Pitiful.
So the principal WH Press Secretary is ignorant of major world events that happened less than 40 years ago. Right.

So this is it.

The final sign that the American Empire is on it's slow, inevitable decline into obscurity, just as the British Empire, the Ottoman Empire, the Roman Empire and the Egyptian Empire had been?

Who's next? The People's Republic of China Empire?

God help civilization.
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:24 PM
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9. The republicans have lowered the bar for all future governments.
Incredibly low.
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:30 PM
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10. "Unique heritage of freedom and democracy" sounds an awful lot like
"Germany's world historical mission to rule the world".

Another discredited ideology that went down in the flames of the war it started...
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LuckyLib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:10 PM
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11. Not only does she not know about it when asked, but she tells the nation on
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 08:11 PM by CLW
national radio about her little "blooper" -- thinks it's funny. Gawd, the Bushies simply cannot get any further down the bottom of the barrel. Where do they find these mindless twits? My kid learned about the missile crisis in secondary school.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:19 PM
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13. I read that ....it's disgusting that she's ignorant but then she has to go further and show she's
clueless to show her ignorance on "Wait..Wait" on National Public Radio! I guess the only consolation is that Chimp couldn't find anyone else to shill for him as WH PRESS Secretary so he went for the bottom of the intelligence barrel. Or, maybe he figured she's so pitiful the DC Press would feel sorry for her. Most of them aren't much better in the "History Memory" than Dana.. :-(
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:12 PM
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12. I'm not the world
but I am laughing. Talk about the IQ of Cool Whip. Sheesh.

Yeah, she's well versed in the talking points but she really is about as dumb as a box of rocks.

Mz Pip
:dem:
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