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  •  why do we care... (2+ / 0-)
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    Odysseus, RUNDOWN

    ... about righty loon pontifications?  really.  why?

    the same goes for Noonan, Rubin, Will and the rest of the windbags.

    I'm a blue drop in a red bucket.

    by blue drop on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 11:50:04 PM PST

    •  because the "serious" people are killing us (6+ / 0-)

      the pundent class continues to repeat economic bs, and even the dems hear the volume and mistake loudness for substance.

      fact does not require fiction for balance (proudly a DFH)

      by mollyd on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 12:09:01 AM PST

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      •  Here We Go Again.... (2+ / 0-)
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        "the pundit class continues to repeat economic bs"... and people buy into it.

        Uh, no they do not.

        Our proof is what just happened with the recent election. Obama crushed Rmoney-- a 1%'er who has been selling economic bs for years, not just during the recent election cycle.

        I mostly ignore the talking bobbleheads like Brooks-- although it was amusing watching him squirm and make excuses on PBS Newshour the last six months prior to the election, as it became clear Rmoney was going to lose.

        "The 1% don't want SOLUTIONS; they've worked very hard the last four decades to get conditions the way they are now".

        by Superpole on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 03:11:11 AM PST

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        •  Partially true (15+ / 0-)

          It's true that Obama won in spite of the pundit class not because of them.

          Basically more and more people are tuning out the pundit class.  Why?  Because they're starting to believe their lying eyes as opposed to the bullshit these pundits continually feed them.

          However,

          The fact that Rmoney even got 47% means we still have a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNGGGGGG way to go.  There is still a large segment of our society that is STILL buying the bullshit.  If Obama could only beat the living personification of the 1% by 4 then we have a lot of work to do to prevent someone who isn't as obviously on the side of the rich from pulling it out.

          This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

          by DisNoir36 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 05:19:12 AM PST

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          •  On the other hand (2+ / 0-)
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            If Obama was a white male southerner, what might the margin have been?

            Policy only explains part of that 47%.

            You couldn't load a pistol with dormitive virtue and shoot it into a breakfast-roll - CS Peirce

            by Mr Raymond Luxury Yacht on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 06:08:51 AM PST

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            •  I guess we'll find out in 4 years (0+ / 0-)

              when Hillary runs.  No excuse to vote GOP because they hate the black guy any longer.

              Of course the misogynists will still turn to the GOP but in doing so they will turn the women onto the Dems.  

              I think many areas where Obama under performed will turn more blue in 2016 simply due to the fact that Obama isn't on the ticket.  States like Georgia, Indiana, Missouri, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina will be alot closer or even flip.  Especially if the Dems get Bill and Obama to help turn out the AA communities in large numbers again.  

              This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

              by DisNoir36 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 06:39:18 AM PST

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          •  The pundit class (1+ / 0-)
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            Basically more and more people are tuning out the pundit class.  Why?
            I am willing to bet that few if any Americans under the age of 35 ever read a pundit column or listen to a quacking TV pundit.  
            •  BEENGO! (0+ / 0-)

              It's almost pathetic, really...

              apparently many in Bloggo land have nothing better to do than hang on every word emanating from well paid hacks like Limpbaugh, Hannity, etc., as if they have this huge amount of credibility and power.

              "The 1% don't want SOLUTIONS; they've worked very hard the last four decades to get conditions the way they are now".

              by Superpole on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 05:55:01 AM PST

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          •  You're Missing a Fundamental Point (0+ / 0-)

            "There is a large segment of our society is STILL buying the bullshit".

            I get it-- but this has been the case for decades; it's not a recent development due to FAUX News or the internets. and as always, I maintain FAUX and the rest of the bobbleheads are merely preaching to the choir that has always been there.

            FAUX News is not converting 1,000's of liberals or moderates to "the dark side". that is hysterical nonsense; again the proof is the recent election.

            Not only is FAUX not as remotely as successful as people here and elsewhere think-- it's not the responsibility of lamestream media to "educate the public" regarding reich wing lies and bullcrap.

            you can demand  lamestream media take on this role all you want, it's not going to happen.

            "The 1% don't want SOLUTIONS; they've worked very hard the last four decades to get conditions the way they are now".

            by Superpole on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 05:51:52 AM PST

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    •  Bay Buchannan decided to quit punditry (0+ / 0-)

      ..and sell high-end real estate.

      Go for it, Mr. Brooks. You're a natural born salesman. Just don't forget the cookies for the clients.

      Why is it that most of the people who are against abortion are people you wouldn't want to #&@$ in the first place? - George Carlin

      by Anthony Page aka SecondComing on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 09:09:31 AM PST

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