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View Diary: If it is not stopped, the Republican war on democracy will tear this nation apart (264 comments)

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  •  because they make such successful appeals (1+ / 0-)
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    to "us-vs-themism"(otherwise known as "you're on your own and that's the way it should be) -- and most of their voters don't realize that the GOP leadership/corporatists consider them the "them" not the "us"

    •  That, and (1+ / 0-)
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      a lot of people are intellectually lazy and really just don't give a shit.

      •  um-- not totally (0+ / 0-)

        I know a lot of very smart people who really don't know how to educate themselves on public policy issues. They rely on the mainstream media, eg......  the question is how to engage folks who we know can be engaged (and that's what Anat Shenker-Osorio, a brilliant scholar, works on, by the way).


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