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  •  it's the same problem we always have (8+ / 0-)

    Poll after poll after poll shows that the American public is with us on virtually every issue, but it never translates to political results. Partly because the other side is very good at propaganda and we're not, and partly because we surrender and cave in so often that nobody knows what we really stand for, or if we actually stand for anything at all.

    •  That's where looks have been deceiving (4+ / 0-)
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      shoeless, Glen The Plumber, koNko, annieli

      in the past. As far back as the 80s polling has been strongly in favor of stricter gun laws, but come election time there was such heavy saturation of pro-gun propaganda  that democrats vocally supporting gun control got spanked. I sense the climate is different right now, but who knows if today's sentiment will carry over to the 2014 midterms. The GOP is good with the politics of fear and I get the feeling democrats are beginning to take it for granted that they can put gun control front and center in their campaigns which may be a tenuous strategy at best...

      There are two types of republicans, the rich and the stupid. The rich ones strive to keep the stupid ones stupid and the stupid ones strive to keep the rich ones rich.

      by frankzappatista on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 09:36:14 AM PST

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