The Smug Style in American Politics (Repeating Something Doesn’t Make It True)

“For the last 7 years, Republicans have painted President Obama, an intelligent, thoughtful, decent man, as a raging socialist tyrant/weakling who hates America. The party and its pundits turned this soil, threw in manure, and watered carefully.”

“Who would have thought that a political base reared on Bush-Cheney’s smarmy gloating about torturing people, on “death panels,” forged birth certificates, ”socialism,” on tax cuts to shrink the deficit and a thousand other bizarre fantasies–who would have thought that they would be susceptible to a demagogue?”

Author: pithom

An atheist with an interest in the history of the ancient Near East. Author of the Against Jebel al-Lawz Wordpress blog.

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