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  •  Because they were lied to. By experts. (1+ / 0-)
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    The GOP leaders and their operatives can afford the best liars that money can buy.

    And they never actually outright lie. They simply "wonder", or imply lies.

    No Repubican ever said that Obamacare contained a mandate to kill old people. They simply pointed out that there was a bureaucratic mandate in Obamacare that dealth with end of life issues and then "wondered", in the words of Grassley, "What's next? Death panels for Grandma?"

    They never said that Obama was cutting $716 bilion from Medicare benefits. They simply said that he was cutting $716 billion from Medicare and left elders to assume that the cuts were in benefits, not costs.

    They never said that Obama was a foreigner. They simply wondered why no one had ever seen his birth certificate.

    They have used innuendo, half-truths and exaggeration to paint Obama and "liberals" as un-American, socialist and pushers of a "brown" people agenda.....knowing that their base would, as human beings do, take such implications as "facts" and exaggerate those "facts" until they convinced themselves that Obama and the liberals are traitors, communists and hate all white people.  

    This is nothing unique to America. The best propagandists always tell half-truths twisted into whole lies. They always work to sound as "reasonable" as possible. The poison is always subtle to start....but, given a little time, it will spread and grow fouler and fouler, if unchallenged....

    Freedom has two enemies: Those who want to control everyone around them...and those who feel no need to control themselves.

    by Sirenus on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 06:30:31 AM PST

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