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  •  The Republicans are nothing they say they are. (17+ / 0-)

    Fiscally prudent?  I suppose with their record they can only hope someone will eventually believe them if they say it often enough.  They claim to be patriots too but they're only interested in the rotten agenda of their party even to the detriment of the country. Free-market capitalists? Not exactly.  The system they push is something like an extreme version of pre-Progressive Era laissez-faire capitalism backed up with a militarized police force.  Savvy entrepreneurs?  No. Personal responsibility?  No.  Christian?  No.  

    Think about the effort they make to claim these identities,  They're like disguises that they use to hide who and what they really are.

    "Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves." - Abraham Lincoln

    by leftreborn on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 11:59:53 PM PST

    •  You nailed it. (7+ / 0-)

      The GOP's hypocrisy is ... I'm trying to think of a word big enough to encompass the hypocrisy.

      Legion?  Legendary?  Bigger than their egos?  Monumental?  Epic? Galactic in scope?  Seventy-seven times larger than they think their penises are?

      Honestly, I just can't come up with the appropriate term.

      But the GOP's hypocrisy could encompass millions of smaller hypocrites by an order of magnitude.

      To make the argument that the media has a left- or right-wing, or a liberal or a conservative bias, is like asking if the problem with Al-Qaeda is do they use too much oil in their hummus. Al Franken

      by Youffraita on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 01:21:20 AM PST

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      •  I think it is beyond (5+ / 0-)

        hypocrisy at this point.  The GOP is and has long been involved in a gigantic "reality distortion" project, with both the wherewithall and the media and networking infrastructure to make it possible to definthe minds a large enough subset of the body politic (including the MSM) to operate AS IF it is reality.

        Face it, any movement that can take a B actor and redefine him as "The Great Communicator" is operating at a level that leaves "hypocrisy" buried in six layers of dust.

        Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

        by a gilas girl on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 05:15:16 AM PST

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        •  the word is "bullshit" (3+ / 0-)
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          as in Jon Stewart's redefinition of Fox News as Bullshit Mountain.
          Republicans are absolutely chock full of bullshit. We used to think all politicians were full of bullshit, but the bullshit carrying capacity of any republican from Rick Perry to Chris Christie is best measured in solar masses.
          They have been shoveling mountains of bullshit at the American people for decades, and far too many of our fellow citizens have made the conscious decision to snuggle up with all that bullshit.
          It will end fairly soon though. Hurricane Sandy wasn't about to bow to bullshit, and neither is climate change. Every day a few more Americans are stepping into the showers and ridding themselves of the stink of bullshit.

          Stand for something, or you'll fall for anything - Malcolm X via Skindred

          by kamarvt on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 11:58:53 AM PST

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