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  •  big deal, i've been saying this for years. (13+ / 0-)

    this is nothing more than the latest iteration of nixon's "silent majority". they were silent, because they weren't the majority. and the politicians all know this. they know these squeaky wheels are the "out in the cave" lunatics, representing pretty much themselves. however, they serve a function: they allow politicians to do what they wanted to do anyway, and claim it's because the "majority" of their constituents wanted them to.

    unlike mr. maher, i give politicians more credit, for being aware of just how small this very vocal minority actually is. they know, and use it, to cynically provide them cover, for doing the work of their wealthy patrons.

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