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  •  I agree. Bircher is the perfect frame in my cohort (1+ / 0-)
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    bontemps2012

    Using the John Birch connection speaks to older mainstream country-club Republicans in a way that neo-confederate never will.

    However, I wonder about voters under 40. How much do they know about the John Birch Society?

    "Let us not look back to the past with anger, nor towards the future with fear, but look around with awareness." James Thurber

    by annan on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 11:01:28 AM PST

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    •  We can teach them. (1+ / 0-)
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      There's got to be somebody here with training in poli-sci and history, able to take on doing a series of diaries on the John Birch Society.

      Know your enemy. That's it.

      "We have done nothing to be ashamed of. We have nothing to apologize for." NRA 12/14/2012

      by bontemps2012 on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 05:35:32 PM PST

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      •  Teaching moments ... (1+ / 0-)
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        Just had lunch with three 20-somethings. Asked them if they knew about the John Birch Society and they didn't. My politically aware nephew was interested, so I pointed him to this diary.

        I still thinks this is a terrific frame for the intended audience.

        "Let us not look back to the past with anger, nor towards the future with fear, but look around with awareness." James Thurber

        by annan on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 01:10:27 PM PST

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        •  Thank you. (0+ / 0-)

          Wish I'd had more time and known more going in. This could be a lot better.

          What we need is a first-rate series that does the history of JBS and the billionaires' intrusions into American democracy.

          The fight is between them and Gouverneur Morris's Preamble.

          "We have done nothing to be ashamed of. We have nothing to apologize for." NRA 12/14/2012

          by bontemps2012 on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 08:42:46 AM PST

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