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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:44 AM
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Glenn Beck's Mob Rule
Republicans are now benefiting from the tens of thousands of angry white people who descended on Washington over the weekendbut theyve tapped into something ugly that they cant control, says John Avlon.

The weirdness of the Wingnut summer isnt over. The anger has metastasized into the body politic, and its going to get a lot uglier from here.

Obama Derangement Syndrome is establishing itself as a potent political force, able to rally tens of thousands of citizens to the Washington Mall after Glenn Becks call. Joe Wilsons outburst isnt an embarrassment of incivility to these folks; it is a rallying cry for an army of useful idiots. But Republicans will soon find that they cannot contain or moderate this strainwhile Democrats wont understand what hit them.
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:12 AM
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1. At the risk of being pounced upon for being hysterical,
the conservatives in 1920s Germany thought they could control the NSDAP, and liked the way their rallies could stir up the populace, figuring it gave them an edge in the Reichstag.

I wonder who thinks they are in control of the Teabaggers and Beck?
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Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:17 AM
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2. I know beck is a bully, but I blame his boss's at fox news for let this get out of control!

Buy all means I'm NOT defending beck.
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