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  •  I see it as a kind of hysteria - he could borrow (1+ / 0-)
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    some kind of religious concept of (pledge, covenant, etc.) and misapply it.

    He's really all about marketing.  He worked to define the brand (GOP = no taxes), convinced people that George Bush, Sr. lost re-election because he raised taxes, and the scared a lot of pols into joining his fraternity.

    The pledge is like a fraternity hazing ritual, and nothing else.

    •  yes, but it is indicative (1+ / 0-)
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      of the lemming mentality of the GOP that they would so blindly follow a mediocre marketing guy like that. Not to mention what it says about the US media that none have called him out as the charlatan he is.

      Yesterday's weirdness is tomorrow's reason why. -- Hunter S. Thompson

      by Mnemosyne on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 12:29:48 PM PST

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