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Old 07-17-2009, 12:32 PM
badhatharry badhatharry is offline
 
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Default Re: A Good Chair is Hard to Find (Ezra Klein & Will Wilkinson)

I agree that fighting the left has posed big and distracting problems for the right. WMD's (or lack therof) and waterboarding have their part to play also.

Rush Limbaugh is/was popular because he made being on the right cool, or at least not something to be ashamed of. He is/was articulate and funny. The problem with him is the ditto-head mentality and that people just parrot his ideas without having any of their own. I guess that's always the problem.

I used to put on MSNBC as my default for news, but since Matthews and Olbermann have taken over it's almost impossible to watch for more than five minutes. So now I have taken to watching Fox, which I also despise, but their rhetoric is somehow for me a bit more comforting, in the same way that you say Coulter is right, instead of alienating. That being said, the folks at Fox aren't saying anything that the left won't laugh at and unfortunately, rightly so. They do sound like crybabies.

It's really a shame that in the midst of all of this national upheaval, there aren't more sensible folks and sensible folks speaking reasonably. We are a soundbite nation. The diavlog which started this discussion was disappointing in that Will didn't say anything to take away. What exactly was he saying, anyway....plain refrigerators are just as good as fancy ones?

So since you all have been together for so long, I guess I can assume that this isn't so serious and that it's like a bunch of fourth grade boys in the school yard shouting "yo mama!"
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