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  •  When are the lackeys not scared? (11+ / 0-)

    When Bush was president they were afraid of terrorists, afraid of political dissent, afraid of Hillary Clinton, shit - W's entire administration was one big national fear-fest.  These guys are always afraid and always looking for something to blame their fears on.

    To any wingnut: If you pay my taxes I'll give you a job.

    by ban48 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 08:11:16 AM PST

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    •  I think there didn't used to be (4+ / 0-)

      so many who were afraid.  There have always been some. Before and during the Civil Rights Movement.  The "moral majority" was the beginning of the current fear movement.  It was ramped up by Rove and Cheney, Limbaugh and Beck, etc.  I don't believe we've had it ramped up to the level it is now at least since the Civil Rights Movement.  Not the numbers or the level.

      There are certain personalities that are inherently fearful and are indeed looking for something to be fearful of.  I don't think it's always been that those people have been so taken advantage of as has been the case in the last few decades.  

      "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

      by gustynpip on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 08:56:24 AM PST

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      •  Well, if you're going with "50 years ago people (0+ / 0-)

        were such frightful cowards", that is before my time so I can't say much.  I can point out that 50-60 years ago, lynchings were common, as were segregated drinking fountains, seating areas, you name it.  I'm not sure it can be considered "brave" to be terrified of drinking out of the same fountain as black person, seems rather cowardly to me.

        To any wingnut: If you pay my taxes I'll give you a job.

        by ban48 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 05:13:00 PM PST

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