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  •  We'll get there, Bob. (1+ / 0-)
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    Bob Sloan

    Your efforts to keep the pressure up on ALEC  through exposure and actions posted at VLTP is vitally important to everyone. The stellar work at CMD and the legal challenges from Common Cause has me fired up, for sure.

    I've been distracted by the efforts to reign in the tyranny in Wisconsin, my home state. It goes without saying that ALEC is the primary source of Walker's overreach, but there's also the John Doe issues, bullying, corruption, etc. So it's been busy.

    The "Treatise", which I usually call the "manifesto", makes for a lousy book of instructions. It's more like a case study for Hofstadter's essay on The Paranoid Style in American Politics. There's nothing new in their manifesto. When their crazy ideas don't stand on their own, their behavior goes off the rails. The imaginary threat of the evil amoral left is their worst nightmare.

    They are terrified of the left.

    Knowing what buttons to push is a big advantage. Exposure and ridicule seem to get them going. They tend to double down. That reaction backfired for Komen and the Rushbag.

    I like seeing an occasional report of infighting among the factions of wingers. One that was relevant was back when the CNP called their emergency meeting to choose their endorsement for president.  They voted and voted until they got the answer they wanted, tossed the Catholic faction out the door, and it all got leaked to the public. Then Bachmann whined and leaked names of a couple of CNP members. Oops.

    The most obvious infighting was among the loser candidates themselves. I had hoped that they'd still be throwing all that unlimited cash down the crapper.

    We'll get there.

    "All people are born alike - except Republicans and Democrats" - Groucho Marx

    by GrumpyOldGeek on Fri Jun 01, 2012 at 01:06:46 AM PDT

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