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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 02:23 PM
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The truth has a liberal bias.
And that is why Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck, Mike Rosen, Mark Levin, and so many others are having a difficult time with Barack Obama and the present Democratic House and Senate. Since they cannot compete with the truth, they make shit up. They create divisions by mocking and name-calling. They lie.

For many, many years, the "liberal media" was a whipping boy for these folks. They loved to gloat about how "conservative" America was and is. And no one challenged them.

But with the advent of Air America radio and folks like Keith Olberman and Rachel Maddow, and others, they are called on their bullshit. And they cannot compete.

So now, they threaten violence and bring their guns to town halls to threaten the speakers. The very idea of competition, which they profess to worship, has defeated them. They cannot compete with the "drive-by" media. They cannot compete with the truth.

The truth is that America does not think like them. They are a minority. They are doomed to remain that, even if they are able to win elections from time to time. Their theories cannot stand the test of time. The people understand that Reaganomics, supply-side, and taxcuts for the rich do not bring in more revenue. They bankrupt our country. Their ideas are bankrupt. Yet, they continue to cling to them as if they were a life raft.

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dhpgetsit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 02:29 PM
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1. The way I see it, liberals are biased toward truth. :D
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timeforpeace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 02:34 PM
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2. As a wise man said, "the more he spoke of his honor the tighter I held to my wallet".
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Ramulux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 02:38 PM
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3. Well put
I agree but you also have to understand that guys like Rush and Glen Beck are not real conservatives. One of the reasons the Republican party has become such a joke is because they have no real conservative leaders. The only republican I am aware of who actually seems to believe in fundamental conservative beliefs is Ron Paul. Now I obviously disagree with the majority of what he says, but I can admit that at least he has convictions and has no problem alienating himself from his own party to say what he really believes in. If there were guys like Ron Paul on all the news stations we would actually be having substantive arguments about the issues instead of the rhetorical fear mongering that has become the usual. I don't mean to make Ron Paul seem perfect, I am just making the point that if you want to have a real discussion on the merits of liberalism vs. conservatism you cannot go just by the misinformation being spewed by the republican extremists on Fox and shit.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 02:43 PM
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4. However...
Rush Limbaugh has become the titular head of the Republican Party. They call it "conservatism". Those that say they support "real" conservatism and people like Ron Paul, are a minority within their own Party. At least, it appears that way to me.
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izquierdista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 04:15 PM
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7. "Real" conservatives
Whenever things turn to shit, as it always does with conservatives in charge, there is as much denial as asking who in the kindergarten class let the hamster out of his cage.

"Not me" "Not me" "Not me" "Not me" "Not me" "Not me" "Not me" "Not me" "Not me" "Not me" "Not me" "Not me" "Not me" "Not me" "Not me" "Not me" "Not me" "Not me"

When the blame sits squarely on one person, say an alcoholic dimwit with impeccable family credentials of conservatism, the reason that he turned everything to shit was because he "wasn't a real conservative" or "wasn't conservative enough". And so, rather than learn from their ample history of mistakes, they look around for someone who has figured out a new way to trot out their tired rhetoric and they get all gung ho for him to repeat the same series of blunders. After all, conservatism is never having to adapt to new situations.
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county worker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 02:57 PM
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5. "They create divisions by mocking and name-calling. They lie"
I think you are right on target. In my opinion they are using propaganda for an end. What gets me is the fact that so many on the right believe the lies. The end that the propagandist is trying to get to is not in the best interest of those they are lying to. Yet the listeners will never figure that out. The end in my opinion is just what they had during the Bush administration. They had the ability to grow their wealth by taking the tax money out of the government treasury that their listeners paid into the treasury. There was a big transfer of wealth from the lower classes to the upper classes. And yet one of the best pieces of propaganda they use is the idea that liberals are for transferring wealth. Well they are but in reverse of the last 8 years. The propaganda aspect is that what liberals want is not in the best interest of the listeners.
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GMA Donating Member (467 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 02:59 PM
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6. Here's to every voice out there,
and to every idea freely expressed.
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