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Drew Richards Donating Member (507 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 05:05 PM
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Republican Town Halls Burst With Medicare Anger, But Fox Isn't There

It's Spring Break for Congress, and Republican lawmakers, fresh from slashing billions from citizen services, bringing the government to the brink of shutdown, and passing through the House Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-WI) budget to give the richest Americans another 10% tax break while eliminating Medicare in favor of a voucher system marched triumphantly home to tout their victories, only to be greeted like an unsightly rash on prom night.

For more:

http://wonkronk.blogspot.com/2011/04/republican-town-ha...
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 05:12 PM
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1. "unsightly rash" more like a boil on my but that will not heal
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 05:17 PM
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2. Fox may not be there, but other news outlets are.
The LA Times had a big above-the-fold article in today's paper.

Here's the link:

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-co...


How funny! Apparently the Times used the same source you did.


:kick:
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:59 PM
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3. Kicked&Recommended...
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emsimon33 Donating Member (904 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:51 AM
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4. These Town Hall Meetings don't fit Fox's narrative
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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:12 AM
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5. Paul Ryan is the Jim Jones of the GOP. n/t
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:24 AM
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6. Corporate Media = RepubliPravda. Inc.
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 05:25 AM by SpiralHawk
Fox is the freakin Ministry of Deception & Diversion (R)
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:31 AM
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7. K & R
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:42 AM
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8. ttt
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:45 AM
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9. Teapartiers and rank-n-file Republicans have been hoodwinked for 3 decades...
into voting against their own economic interests. Not all of them are too stupid to figure out EVENTUALLY that they're getting screwed.
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RagAss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:08 PM
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14. Yes, 20% of them have a 100 IQ....there's hope.
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Overseas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:50 AM
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10. K&R
Wish it weren't so.

Wish the media would cover the objections to Republican policies as often as they covered the town hall storms against national health insurance, but Democratic opposition isn't supported by right wing funded PR machinery that coordinates media coverage.
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snot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:29 AM
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11. Is this an opportunity to point the discrepancy out to Fox watchers?
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JoeyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:17 AM
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12. You can try, but I doubt it will do much good.
It's mighty hard to argue with brainwashed and stupid.
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:06 PM
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13. Wonder why the Republicans don't seem fazed about the constituents' blowback?
I'm with Wonkette:

As the country is lousy with Republican Diebold machines, Republicansseem to showlittle concern for any sort of election backlash. The GOP's legislative tapeworms are well entrenched and will probably require more than the ordinary, garden-variety plebiscite to root them out.
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