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Glenn Beck on the revolution in Egypt

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Glenn Beck on the revolution in Egypt

Postby kurt_w » Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:52 am

Shamelessly stolen from an anonymous commenter at Kevin Drum's blog:
    Obama invaded Iraq to funnel money to the Tides Foundation through its military contracting arm and to have his communazi friends in Al Qaeda tie down the forces of freedom over there while Frances Fox Piven rages unchecked through the streets over here but Mubarak saw through the plan so now George Soros is using the Muslim Brotherhood to bring him down.


I'm amused by Flanders's silence on this. It must be difficult being a professional parroter of GOP propaganda when your leaders genuinely can't decide whether to blame Obama for failing to support democratization in the Arab world or to blame Obama for failing to support a longtime key US ally who just happens to be a dictator.
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Re: Glenn Beck on the revolution in Egypt

Postby magic moose » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:19 am

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Re: Glenn Beck on the revolution in Egypt

Postby fisticuffs » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:52 am

Fox News fired the map guy to hire 2 more stick it to Obama guys. Times are tough. We can't have both.
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Re: Glenn Beck on the revolution in Egypt

Postby Huckleby » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:31 pm

kurt_w wrote: It must be difficult being a professional parroter of GOP propaganda when your leaders genuinely can't decide whether to blame Obama for failing to support democratization in the Arab world or to blame Obama for failing to support a longtime key US ally who just happens to be a dictator.


I heard one conservative flame thrower on Fox find the solution to the dilemma: he blamed Obama for not taking a clear position. The guy thought he was so smart, but he only pulled it off because the interviewer didn't ask the obvious question: "What clear postion would you support OBama taking?"

I've had it. There is zero intelligent debate going on. Maybe it is just an ugly phase of our history. Perhaps if Obama gets re-elected we can move forward.
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Re: Glenn Beck on the revolution in Egypt

Postby magic moose » Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:59 am

Huckleby wrote:
kurt_w wrote: It must be difficult being a professional parroter of GOP propaganda when your leaders genuinely can't decide whether to blame Obama for failing to support democratization in the Arab world or to blame Obama for failing to support a longtime key US ally who just happens to be a dictator.


I've had it. There is zero intelligent debate going on. Maybe it is just an ugly phase of our history. Perhaps if Obama gets re-elected we can move forward.


On this, I'm less discouraged, taking Fox's bumbling problems as a positive sign.

On foreign policy right now, "no intelligent debate" = "the complete success of a new era of kick ass diplomacy". Searching for a way to say Obama sucks when the results are inspiring the rest of the world.
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Re: Glenn Beck on the revolution in Egypt

Postby Huckleby » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:19 am

I'm not sure many or any people can resist the drumbeat of propoganda.

My mom has been a life long liberal, or at least she spent a lot of years volunteering to help disadvantaged people, working on liberal causes. In her golden years, the damn Fox News channel has been on in their household about 6 hours a day, courtesy of my Republican dad. Now my mom is calling Obama a socialist.

Most people don't have the time or interest to closely analyse the news, and far fewer still give fair hearing to both sides. The left is hurt by the saturation of right wing tv/radio talk.
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Re: Glenn Beck on the revolution in Egypt

Postby gargantua » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:46 am

kurt_w wrote:communazi friends in Al Qaeda


I would refudiate that, if it was something that actually exists.
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Re: Glenn Beck on the revolution in Egypt

Postby pjbogart » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:27 pm

Huckleby wrote:I heard one conservative flame thrower on Fox find the solution to the dilemma: he blamed Obama for not taking a clear position.


This seems to be the new method of operation. Criticizing specifics is largely irrelevant when you have a captive audience. The average FoxNews viewer just wants to hear how terrible Obama is... specifics are irrelevant. Watch the Frank Luntz/Iowa study group video. Everyone seems to have the same opinion: Obama doesn't know what he's doing. He's clueless. He's not doing it right.

The lack of specifics is humorous if you happen to come from the left side of the dial, but to the average FoxNews viewer, this makes perfect sense. It's easy to lob vague critique at your opponent. "Jay Cutler doesn't know what he's doing... he's in over his head." Makes perfect sense if you're a Packers fan, right?
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Re: Glenn Beck on the revolution in Egypt

Postby O.J. » Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:32 am

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