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  •  'cept the muting of oppo to Bush was bc of LIES by (1+ / 0-)
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    Larsstephens

    BushCo.  Once the lies were exposed, the support evaporated like water in sunshine.  (BTW, I say muting bc imo most did not 'support' him, they rallied round the flag and CinC bc the nation - all of us - was attacked.  And, to his credit, Dumbya did make some nice noises about not blaming Islam, muslims, arabs etc.  Not that Cheney et al believed any of it...)

    And as for how significant your proposed distinction bt RWA and 'hard-core' is...  estalishment Thugs have been telling rank-and-file they can't believe anything anyone but them tells them (the 'librul media') for 50 years.  The fundies just fetishize it - and yes, that term is deliberate as imo fundie-ism is often at heart a serpent of sexual perverse and self-loathing.  But that's just my opinion.)

    •  I am evidence of a (2+ / 0-)
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      Larsstephens, peregrine kate

      "soft core" who could be swept up in authoritarian movements but do so in a moment of weakness. Given the right (or wrong) circumstances anyone could potentially fall prey to it. Just the same, some who are ensnared in it can, under the right circumstances, escape from it. Did you read the articles I linked to?

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

      by RockyMtnLib on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 07:56:47 PM PST

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      •  re: evidence of a "soft core" (1+ / 0-)
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        Larsstephens

        You are right on both counts. All it takes is one of those "life-changing experiences" to clarify one's thinking . . . :-)

        Haven't had time to read the articles yet, but I will before the end of the day tommorow.

        "The water won't clear up 'til we get the hogs out of the creek." -- Jim Hightower

        by lartwielder on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 10:47:42 PM PST

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    •  Re: 'cept the muting . . . (1+ / 0-)
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      Larsstephens

      Good comments about W., I think. Part of me wants to think that he was just a pretty nice guy in way over his head . . . Cheney definitely was the voice behind the curtain . . . and then I wonder how he let the neocons talk him into Iraq . . .

      "The water won't clear up 'til we get the hogs out of the creek." -- Jim Hightower

      by lartwielder on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 09:40:06 PM PST

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