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This was also very interesting/depressing

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fskimospy

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On twitter I was pointed over to a pretty interesting article on SuperPACs: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/08/magazine/can-the-democrats-catch-up-in-the-super-pac-game.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1

Specifically, someone pointed out this passage:
Burton and his colleagues spent the early months of 2012 trying out the pitch that Romney was the most far-right presidential candidate since Barry Goldwater. It fell flat. The public did not view Romney as an extremist. For example, when Priorities informed a focus group that Romney supported the Ryan budget plan — and thus championed “ending Medicare as we know it” — while also advocating tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, the respondents simply refused to believe any politician would do such a thing.
The GOP's budget plan (to use another's words) is 'so cartoonishly evil' that people simply don't accept that it is their actual platform.
 

thraashman

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On twitter I was pointed over to a pretty interesting article on SuperPACs: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/08/magazine/can-the-democrats-catch-up-in-the-super-pac-game.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1

Specifically, someone pointed out this passage:


The GOP's budget plan (to use another's words) is 'so cartoonishly evil' that people simply don't accept that it is their actual platform.
Well that's the thing, the GOP has gone so far right that the American public can't believe that any party in the US could be that extremist. You have an entire party calling a President who overall has had policies that have leaned slightly right, a socialist! And unfortunately if the GOP gets power, people won't realize the mistake they've made until this country is in an unrecoverable shitstorm.
 

nehalem256

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Well that's the thing, the GOP has gone so far right that the American public can't believe that any party in the US could be that extremist. You have an entire party calling a President who overall has had policies that have leaned slightly right, a socialist! And unfortunately if the GOP gets power, people won't realize the mistake they've made until this country is in an unrecoverable shitstorm.
Because massively expanding Medicaid is a right wing idea?
Because supporting gay marriage is a right wing idea?
Because letting a million illegal immigrants legally work is a right wing idea?

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Because advancing women's "rights" in the work place is a right wing idea?
Because passing a Hate Crimes bill is a right wing idea?
Because appointing two pro-choice women to the Supreme Court is a right wing idea?

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