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  •  Nearly Pure Republican radio. (16+ / 0-)

    It has slowly and surely been remade, especially the last decade.
    BushCo and all those other entities Ray mentions  know how to transform entire sectors of society (EG: Wisconsin).

    They know how to wield power, plain and simple. They implanted moles at every level of government, most of them are still there, digging merrily away undercutting the present administration.
    Meanwhile, back at the WH, our hero still hasn't got most of his appointees appointed after four+ effen years in office. BushCo ramrodded most their crap through in two or three years. Then, even while enjoying (EG: cronies profitting) what they had done, continued to press on. Not stopping until they bailed out as the whole thing came crashing down (momentarily), even while getting most of the country to believe that it was Obama's fault.
    Our side, the D'eunuchcrats are almost toothless (to put it politely), with a party leader who looks increasingly feckless as his administration drifts. Bush, or his puppetmasters, knew what they wanted, and how to get it, no matter what the costs.
    There was a long ago article on Salon.com (wish I could find the link) about how while BushCo might appear incompetent, they were actually brilliantly successful in getting almost everything they wanted.
    To use a sports metaphor (which I barely know of), the Rescumlicans play Major League Ball, the D'eunuchcrats are AA league at best ('Coached' by Harry and Barack).

    Yeah, I'm thoroughly disgusted, have been a mostly staunch Dem most of my life (voted in the distant past for a few good local R's). Now our party seems to have begun compromising on its core values.

    "Double, double, toile and trouble; Fire burne, and Cauldron bubble... By the pricking of my Thumbes, Something wicked this way comes": Republicans!!. . Willkommen im Vierten Reich! Sie haben keine Bedeutung mehr.

    by Bluefin on Wed May 01, 2013 at 11:28:58 PM PDT

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    •  "Nearly Pure Republican"...Oh, I LIKE that! (3+ / 0-)
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      Is it courageous to propose tax cuts but not identify a single tax expenditure to rein in? Is it courageous to target your deepest cuts on the poorest Americans, who vote in lower numbers and provide little in campaign contributions?

      by caul on Thu May 02, 2013 at 01:50:14 AM PDT

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    •  Bob Edwards departure from NPR (11+ / 0-)

      Was the beginning of 1% rule at NPR-

      Here in NH-VT, listener support PLUMMETED andso more pledge drives ensued which didn't work, andso Lumber Liquidators, ADM, WALMART, and many more pick up the slack...

      Sick part is before they own that they are pwnd, they always say "brought to you by listners like you" ...  "...and buy" then comes the real support that has filled in because folks here in this region are smart enuf to turn off PROP when they hear it...  

      The COST of the DC PROP shows like ATC; ME; WE is insanely high, and there is no way to have any dollar you contribute to NPR to stay local...  Ask for that and you get mean-ass emails from station director...

      When Irene hit Vermont it was a for-profit, locally owned station in Warren, VT that was broadcasting with a REAL person at the MIC-  Folks that nite in hardest hit areas were listening to that guy aka as a true lifeline...

      Local NPR had no one home...  Days later, a local at noon program did excellent work, but alas, on the eve when folks needed them the most VPR was ABSENT-

      Evidence that contradicts the ruling belief system is held to extraordinary standards, while evidence that entrenches it is uncritically accepted. -Carl Sagan

      by RF on Thu May 02, 2013 at 05:24:02 AM PDT

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      •  corporate shills take over everywhere (2+ / 0-)
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        now that the Public commons has been decimated in our corporate coup d'etat, the corporations have the money and they are buying the culture

        Greenwald's article on SF gay parade is a classic showing how what was a challenge to the status quo, a rights movement, when it becomes not a threat to the power structure becomes bought out

        Bradley Manning is off limits at SF Gay Pride parade, but corporate sleaze is embraced
        A seemingly trivial controversy reveals quite a bit about pervasive political values

        http://www.guardian.co.uk/...

    •  The Globetrotters vs. the Washington Generals, hmm (0+ / 0-)

      "..The political class cannot solve the problems it created. " - Jay Rosen

      by New Rule on Thu May 02, 2013 at 09:37:45 AM PDT

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