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ShortyRob
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Post of the Year.........no F'n contest


This shite deserves a thread of it's own and KUDOS to Tigerlaff

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It's a few things.

1) people don't know or care that all politics is local. No one calls or writes their reps to demand action because they know nothing will likely change. Pols aren't held accountable. They spend election years cultivating an image. Because of this, we have:

2) a class of politicians who are adjudged only by the media. Nearly all mass media has an angle and they whip people into the according frenzy and call it news. This wouldn't be a problem except:
3) even with the dawn of the Internet, which allows rapid source checking and comparison, people aren't researching. We made it almost too easy, but they would prefer to be fed info snacks in a passive manner. They hate numbers and math. Just give us the gotcha line, please. This has resulted in:

4) University of Blue vs. Red State University, a classic rivalry where the only taste sweeter than victory is knowing the look of defeat on the faces of those fricking ignorant rubes from the other school. This rivalry is heated, legendary. When a big issue is put on by the media in the stadium of cable news, these crowds go to war. Who could forget when Blue pulled off Obama Care late in the 4th via a blown play from Roberts? Or that time Red absolutely steamrolled Blue with crushing defense on gun control? But then... after the game ends... after the winning team gloats and the butthurt losers commiserate... Red and Blue fans go home. After a few days, it's just a memory. After 6 days, the itch is growing again. On day 7, there they are: Blue is waving snarky posters, Red is hammered drunk screaming insults. It's time for another weekly match in the stadium of public opinion in this historic rivalry. All that matters is winning. And you know who wins? Coaches. The professionals win these games. We let Ailes and Soros decide these things. Not ourselves. Can you imagine US coaching? Googling separate sources on the Internet and making determinations of fact and credibility for ourselves? frick??!! That would probably take like 15 minutes a day! Ain't nobody got time for dat! So we trust the pros, the elite coaches to call the plays. We just applaud the ones that go our way and above all, WE STAY LOYAL. For this reason, all the nonfans really have nothing to look forward to on Saturdays. Instead, they can wait four years for:

7) the World Cup. Election time, bitches. This is finally their chance to fricking set the world right. Now, it's really important to note that although some people want a certain team to win, it's better to just place your 1 bet (unless you work in counting the goals) on the team that can win. America picks the UK and Peru picks Brazil because, shit, their home teams don't stand a chance. Then, these non Red or Blue fans who were so rationally uninvested in football forget about all that and throw their one bet in on a team they only sort of like in the quadrennial ultimate game of Football. Wash, rinse, repeat. If you want to take comfort in something, let it be this. You're right. 100% of Americans should be fuxking pissed that the IRS targeted people for political reasons. It's fricking illegal. But... they aren't.

All you can really do is replace hope with the awesome sense of schadenfreude that will arise when a Republican comes in and drone strikes Americans, classifies the legal rationale for it, blames all the problems on the dems because they can't get things done, gets reelected even with a shitty economy, and lies to the people on television weekly. NO ONE knows how to commit some abuses of power and executive overreach like my boys in the GOP. Rove and Cheney are probably grooming the next repub spin doctor right now. When it all finally happens, take a sweet sweet sip of bourbon and relax, knowing that even though the red team is betraying its ideals and failing the people, it is hurting the Blue team so damn bad they can't stand it. That, my friend, is what you have to look forward to when the rest of the country refuses to google some facts, contact their reps, acknowledge their team's failures, and vote in their own local elections. It was a great run.







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Tigerlaff
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I'm honored. I don't know why 7) came after 4), but I think the overall effect is there.





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Tigerlaff


Rack'em






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ShortyRob
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LOL.

OK. So you can't count.

About the only critique I have of the post is that IMV, one reason repubs are starting to struggle is that even though, just like dems, the vast majority on the right are also "rah team" types, there is a larger subset on the right than the left who are distrusting of govt in general.

I think that the subset on the right that is like this have finally reached the point where they hate fricking Dems but are fed up with Repub abuses also and are tired of even trying to defend it. Those people are staying home.







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ChineseBandit58
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This shite deserves a thread of it's own and KUDOS to Tigerlaff

That little synopsis was right on the mark - AWESOME!!!!!!



yet so sad.







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LSUgusto
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I don't know why 7) came after 4), but I think the overall effect is there.
No. 4 was just that good.






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LSUgusto
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NO ONE knows how to commit some abuses of power and executive overreach like my boys in the GOP.
This is why I don't understand why Democrats aren't more cautious. I know there's a meme out there about there never going to be another GOP president. But, man, if they're wrong, they're going to be horrified at the license they've empowered the modern president with. Look out!






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tigerpawl
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yet so sad.

This. And it's not going to change anytime soon. The task at hand is not to get discouraged and not let it deter like-minded and well intentioned Americans who want to turn back the tide. The question we have to ask ourselves is how did it come to this in the first place and how long did it take to get here. This shift in organized stupidity didn't start yesterday. It's crept slowly into our lives - so imperceptible that we were too busy to notice. Sort of like cracks in the driveway. And then we get up one day and there it is.

We mostly have ourselves to blame. We simply tolerate too much of this self-serving way of life and just call it reality and resign ourselves to the false notion that we're stuck with it - whether it be politicians/media/neighbors/friends/children/teachers. The media has been very successful in making it appear that we're alone in our beliefs. I think the key to fixing this place we find ourselves in is to be our own private "vigilante" of sorts. I'm not implying we all tote assault weapons and scream and shoot at each other, but I am implying that we all step back and see where we are and how we got here and stop approving of this mind numbing way of life.

We truly do live in a country that no longer has consequences, and I do believe we're inching towards anarchy - day by day. I don't have all the answers, but a return to a lifestyle based in Virtue is a pretty good start, as un-cool as that may seem.



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TrueTiger
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if they're wrong, they're going to be horrified at the license they've empowered the modern president with


they should be but they do have one thing the GOP doesn't have with which to put the brakes on.

the MSM.






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dominustd
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NO ONE knows how to commit some abuses of power and executive overreach like my boys in the GOP.


This is why I don't understand why Democrats aren't more cautious.


What? They want more federal/executive control. Their kind, their leftist/socialist/communist type of control.

They love that shite and hate independence.






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Good Times
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but they do have one thing the GOP doesn't have with which to put the brakes on.

the MSM.



This is a key component to the problem. The role of watchdog by the media has failed us. Therefore, I propose only Reps be in office so the media hounds can alert us.






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boxcar willie
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we dont get news anymore, we get spin doctors





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LSUgusto
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They love it for their causes. They're going to go ape shite when their tactics get used against them. A Republican that announces we're no longer going to defend lawsuits against Obamacare, Roe v Wade, etc., adds the Sierra Club and Planned Parenthood to DHS watch lists, meets privately with conservative journalists and sicks the IRS on liberal PACs in key swing states, we'll see 60's style protests and riots in the streets.





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RCDfan1950
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sorry for the double: don't know why.


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RCDfan1950
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A wise, virtuous and moral populous is the pre-requisite for a government such as that envisioned and codified in our Founding Document.

To the relative degree that the folk lack those basic characteristics....herding cats, then becomes the task of an increasingly authoritarian government.

And the folk that do still reflect those character traits...suffer the loss of Freedom along with those who don't.

2013 America. Forward.







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TerryDawg03
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The question we have to ask ourselves is how did it come to this in the first place and how long did it take to get here. This shift in organized stupidity didn't start yesterday. It's crept slowly into our lives - so imperceptible that we were too busy to notice. Sort of like cracks in the driveway. And then we get up one day and there it is.


Government schools.






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wm72
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About the only critique I have of the post is that IMV, one reason repubs are starting to struggle is that even though, just like dems, the vast majority on the right are also "rah team" types, there is a larger subset on the right than the left who are distrusting of govt in general.

I think that the subset on the right that is like this have finally reached the point where they hate fricking Dems but are fed up with Repub abuses also and are tired of even trying to defend it. Those people are staying home.



I don't doubt that this is case for many who would otherwise vote republican.

However, you also have to consider the notable numbers on the left that also either don't vote or maybe have voted parties like Green in the past. I think well over 2 million voted Nader in 2000, for example . . .

Obama was pretty successful on selling himself to younger people on the far left that wanted some reason to believe that his presidency could be anything different than business exactly as usual. Bush/Cheney's image among the young helped in this regard as much as anything.

That this administration is little different than the one before it will drive a lot of those younger voters (back) to not voting or third parties.


I suppose my point is simply to not underestimate how many people on the left think that every major democrat is a crony capitalist / corporate tool.

Those people stay home too unless maybe there's a somewhat energetic third party "protest" option.










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