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  •  it does (3+ / 0-)
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    but this is how politicians, talk radio hosts and cable news hosts communicate with the masses. It's basic hack politics.

    I sing praises in the church of nonsense, but in my heart I'm still an atheist, demanding sense of all things.

    by jbou on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 11:15:12 AM PST

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    •  Funny how this is an issue (5+ / 0-)
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      where you and I agree, jbou.

      Yes, exactly. The Glenn Beck playbook is a simple one to follow, and it does not require a conservative ideology to do.

      "Much of movement conservatism is a con and the base is the marks." -- Chris Hayes

      by raptavio on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 11:18:40 AM PST

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      •  I came of age politically during... (3+ / 0-)
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        the Clinton years and he was and is the master of the emotional selling of ideas. It's truly amazing to watch him spin his yarn to sell corporate Democratism as if its some amazing revolutionary liberal idea that will change us all.

        I still think Fox News is just a joke Rupert Murdoch and Matt Groening came up with that turned out to be a huge money maker for Murdoch.

        I sing praises in the church of nonsense, but in my heart I'm still an atheist, demanding sense of all things.

        by jbou on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 11:22:38 AM PST

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        •  Clinton, like Reagan, (2+ / 0-)
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          was a master of communication, making anything seem like populism.

          Still is, too.

          His legacy is mixed, of course, and set the framework in which Obama has been working, for good or for ill.

          1993 was my first Presidential election -- I wore out a good pair of shoes lit dropping for Clinton.

          "Much of movement conservatism is a con and the base is the marks." -- Chris Hayes

          by raptavio on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 11:24:53 AM PST

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