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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 09:30 AM
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I'm curious, so I have to ask...
In 2006 and 2008 when it seemed like we were going to take the house, I saw no one here talking about the media lying. Now, when it looks bad for us, the media is lying. Wouldn't they have lied about us taking over in 2006 and 2008 if they were completely against us?

I'm not all gung-ho about bigoted idiots taking over, it's just that I like to be in touch with this thing we call reality (or at least I am when I'm on the right pills. :P)
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 09:31 AM
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1. sure you did. sure media did. it was always a "close" race between mccain and obama
nedia was fucked up all the way thru. still bullshit about repugs. have been for a number of years
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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 09:32 AM
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2. Yes, some people can't accept that this country is in a
state of flux and rolling wildly back and forth between the 2 parties. Eventually it will calm down, but not right now.
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Kurt_and_Hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 09:32 AM
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3. Politics does not tend to attract reality-based psychologies
Edited on Mon Nov-01-10 09:33 AM by Kurt_and_Hunter
DU and Free Republic agree on nothing specific, yet share many of the same pathologies.

All political sites are like this. DU is probably the best of the bunch... as good as it gets.
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Lucky 13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 09:35 AM
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4. My view is that the media always exaggerates. Order of magnitude is variable.
Example: If Dems are really slated to lose 3 seats, they'll say Dems are going to lose 15.

Tomorrow I am anticipating a small to modest loss for Democrats. Enough for them to justify saying, "I told you Dems would lose!", but not nearly the order of magnitude they are touting.
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Life Long Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 09:43 AM
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5. I didn't hear the media say anything about the tsunami
we saw in 2006 either.
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kctim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 09:44 AM
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6. Kind of like
How did Obama become President? And how did we gain control over both houses? When the Republicans control ALL of the voting machines?
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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 09:48 AM
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7. they're lulling us into a false sense of security
;-)
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 10:01 AM
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8. Eggsactly!
Even my new puppy is smart enough to figure this shit out. :P
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