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  •  dick's big sin? he exposed the talk radio base (2+ / 0-)
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    ericlewis0, LilithGardener

    dick helped the kochs take the talk radio hardcore out into the open and organize them into the tea party.  now what used to be rove's secret weapon is all over the place and feeling crazy independent. he turned the talk radio base into teabaggers.

    the talk radio core used to be relatively closeted, as a made-to-order constituency for any occasion rove and the think tanks wanted.   for 20 years they were a well organized very loud attack machine working for the GOP and waiting for orders from the talk radio gods to keep politicians and media in line and create whatever national buzz they wanted. they were the GOP's most important weapon and relatively secret. they were (and still are) usually misinterpreted by media and political analysts as legitimate popular sentiment.

    when rove lost the white house armey helped the kochs organize them. armey got them out of the limbaugh closet, noticeably to stop the public option. now the cats are out of the bag and all over the place, fighting establishment GOP instead of for it.

     rove probably hates him for that but his biggest problem may be he's saner than most of the freedom works freaks.

    This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and partisan lying by broadcasting sports on Limbaugh radio stations.

    by certainot on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 08:42:21 AM PST

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