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For a second I thought I was at DG's blog with all the headlines reading, "Republicans this, that, and the other thing."The headline I saw yesterday read: MSNBC RATINGS COLLAPSE!Is it any wonder when Madcow goes on and on about the 1996 Dole/Kemp website? Shouldn't be talking about the Obama scandals? Like maybe the fact that the head of the IRS was at the WH 157 times to plot with the administration. Seems like that might be newsworthy considering he was only at the WH ONCE to meet with Bush.But this diversion to Republicans is transparent as a tactic to take focus off of the current criminal in the Oval office.No need to wonder why Madcow has less than a half million viewers in a country with over 300,000,000 people. orlin sellers
I can't even bear to watch this shit anymore. This is the media's new favorite saw: The Republicans used to be so MODERATE. Why are they becoming so Conservative now?!?Please. To believe this shit we'd have to be total idiots who didn't pay attention to what was happening around us.In the 90's, the Republicans still wanted to shrink the government and cut spending--then they got power, moved Left with Bush, started spending like drunken sailors, and turned into the party of cutting the Growth of spending, not spending itself.Look at the Culture wars of the 90's too: Bills to restrict abortion, bills to restrict access to the abortion pill and the morning after pill, fights over the legality of homosexuality. Whether you view the changes in these debates over the past decades as bad or good, you have to admit that the debate and many Republicans have moved leftward on these types of issues compared to the positions they held in the past, so saying that the conservatives in the party have moved to the right, when they're pretty much holding similar positions to what they held before--sometimes even more "progressive" positions than before--is a ludicrous misrepresentation.Of course, the intelligent ones in the media know this, but they know that if they repeat the lie enough, it will convince millions of insipid people who trust the media and don't pay much attention to what's really happening.