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  •  The Problem with Demonization (5+ / 0-)

    in order to retain control, more "demons" are needed, and are often fabricated, to this end.

    If not us ... who? If not here ... where? If not now ... when?

    by RUNDOWN on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 01:43:53 PM PST

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    •  Including fabricating reputations for real people (1+ / 0-)
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      The Republicans are afraid of -- and hate -- Obama.  But not the Barack Obama who is currently POTUS.  Rather, they have created this fantasy Obama -- Kenyan socialist usurper -- based on lies of course -- that is something these people can fear and hate.

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