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  •  George Lakoff talks about obedience ... (5+ / 0-)

    to the "stern father" as the basic political loyalty of the right. This piece agrees with that, and dad's a fraud and a cheat.

    Maybe Republicans think they are voting for Eisenhower, who had, after all, commanded armies, and don't realize that he was replaced long ago by Nixon, who called his own organization CREEP.

    Lakoff's Moral politics ...

    •  What Sara Robinson refers to (3+ / 0-)
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      xaxnar, Dhavo, madhaus

      in her writings about families goes beyond "strict father" vs "nurturing parent/mother". It's "inherited obligations" vs "negotiated commitments". Check it out.

      liberal bias = failure to validate or sufficiently flatter the conservative narrative on any given subject

      by RockyMtnLib on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 05:04:11 PM PST

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      •  Thanks ... I will. (2+ / 0-)
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        This sentence from the piece made me think of the Romney "win" in debate #1:

        "The High SDO types who run authoritarian groups have managed to make their characteristics into what most people think of as the model for our leaders."

        He was so "strong", so assertive, he really put Obama in his place.

        On a side note, I heard Lawrence O'Donnell being interviewed yesterday, and reflecting on the un-reality of the Presidential debates. Presidents are not required to memorize anything - they have staff. The President is virtually never alone, and certainly does not make important decisions alone. That part of the job interview bears to relation to skills actually needed by a President.

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