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  •  Bleeding heart liberal that I am (4.00)
    I regretted this statement...

    Do I think it relevant that Douglas Feith was selling secrets to Jews and Harold Rhode was funnelling secrets through Chalabi to Iranians as opposed to, say, the British? Nope. But will some Reagan Democrats care they were selling secrets to, you know, "minorities"? You bet.

    ...during my whole walk. (Dog was wondering why I was so gloomy even though it was a magnificent fall day.)

    It's not that I want to race bait. I'm just saying that this message will resonate for some people primarily in the context of their own fears. Yeah, I want to alleviate their fears by addressing the root cause of it, their fundamental insecurity (economic and otherwise). I want to educate them so their insecurities aren't expressed primarily in terms of race. But first, I want to 1) reclaim power and 2) make damn sure these nutcases can't come back and ruin America all over again. I guess I would appeal to their fear primarily by talking about selling secrets to enemies.

    This is the way democracy ends Not with a bomb But with a gavel -Max Baucus

    by emptywheel on Wed Sep 28, 2005 at 08:53:04 AM PDT

    •  I got it (none)
      emptywheel.  You've got enough street cred we knew what you meant :)

      And you are the one who has said for a long time, we need to keep the story SIMPLE so that the public's eyes do not glaze over a la Iran Contra when the story gets too confusing.  

      Further, with a story as sexy and engaging as Traitorgate, the press is so complicit in the problem that the tale is not going to be effectively woven in the MSM.  

      Bloggers to the rescue...

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