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  •  Why Republicans Lie. More info. (11+ / 0-)

    It started with fear of the rabble.....combined with business mass marketing and sales techniques. Google "PR! A History of Spin".......

    Another guru of the Right:

    The Republican Way:

    Paul Weyrich, "father" of the right-wing movement and co-founder of the Heritage Foundation, Moral Majority and various other groups tells his flock that he doesn't want people to vote. He complains that fellow Christians have "Goo-Goo Syndrome": Good Government. Classic clip from 1980.

    SNIP
    "Now many of our Christians have what I call the goo-goo syndrome — good government. They want everybody to vote. I don't want everybody to vote. Elections are not won by a majority of people, they never have been from the beginning of our country and they are not now. As a matter of fact, our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down."

    This video was produced by People For the American Way: http://www.pfaw.org

    Off topic, but Mission-Critical:
    And how about a little phonebanking from home now?

    Call out the Vote:
    http://calloutthevote.com/

    GOTV. Progressives. Phonebanking from home.
    http://bit.ly/...

    Workersvoice. Call Ohio:
    http://go.workersvoice.org/...

    Tell everyone to bring this toll free number to the polls, in case of trouble:
    1-866-OUR-VOTE

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