Date registered: Sep 2004
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This is where we would disagree. I think winning is everything at this point, for the reason I stated: nothing in this country is going to radically change until one party or the other gains a two thirds majority. The Democrats must play the game in order to achieve that. Part of the game requires them to parry the GOP Outrage Machine. Drudge, Limbaugh, the whole crowd really only have a one-tool propaganda toolbox - the evocation of outrage among the public. They will take any situation, any event, and twist it in the hopes they can generate a swell of indignation that they can stoke with their twisted media machine.
You can see it at work right here with QBNCGAR's obsession with a minor parliamentary dustup caused by one Democratic Rep's clumsy chairing skills, which Q, at the direction of his mind-masters in the Media Machine, is trying to turn into something we are all supposed to be outraged about. He loudly proclaims the Democrats were trying to "give welfare to illegals", a distortion of what happened, a typical tactic of these guys.
This is just a small example. It is also happening on a massive scale, nationwide. If the Democrats were to deny funding for the troops, The Machine would go into overdrive, proclaiming we were depriving our poor suffering troops of their ammo and food, that the poor darlings are starving in their trenches while the Hun overruns them. Every news story, every remark, everything will be Swift Boated to support a false scenario in the hopes of igniting the outrage they thrive on. Why? Because outrage is the only thing that puts them in power. Now that Iraq has blown up in their faces, they have to find a new Swift Boat. Gays? Can't do them anymore, the public has accepted them. Time to go back to the old playbook. Can't do black people anymore either. OK, then, how about Mexicans?
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address