Dream or Nightmare? Is Nothing Left of What’s Right on Left or Right?

7 11 2010

Maher went on to poke holes in Jon’s arguments, saying “Martin Luther King spoke on that Mall in the capital and he didn’t say, ‘Remember folks, those southern sheriffs with the fire hoses and the German shepherds, they have a point too.’

No, he said I have a dream, they have a nightmare…Liberals, like the ones on that field, must stand up and be counted and not pretend that we’re as mean, or greedy, or short-sighted or just plain bat-shit as they are.

And if that’s too polarizing for you, and you still wanna reach across the aisle…try church.”

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7 11 2010
JJ

I said before the election this should be rinsed and repeated every day if needed, like shampoo, and apparently it is:

“Rove is the past master of directing populist resentment against government and away from corporate business.”
Howard Fineman

7 11 2010
Daryl P Cobranchi

I love it when mainstream figures point out that the Right is “batshit crazy.”

7 11 2010
JJ

If Bill Maher is “mainstream” then is there still hope? 😉

7 11 2010
JJ

Norman Lear thinks we’re losing power over our own true story:

. . .if someone in my position requires all the help he can get to understand the complexities underlying the major issues and problems of our time, let alone the policies and solutions to those problems the Congress is incessantly squabbling over, how on earth can the average American family facing their economic hardships and emotionally crowded lives possibly feel that they know what they have to know to feel good about their vote, and about themselves?

I won’t go into how pitifully broadcasting, journalism, the media generally, “informs” the American people. Or how much the billion dollars or more from unknown sources poisoned the political climate this election season with attack ads full of distortion and hate. Our experiment in democracy depends, the founders told us at the beginning, on an informed citizenry. Fat chance, American people!

7 11 2010
Lynn

Fortunately, understanding complexities is so unfashionable these days, there’s no need to even make the effort.

7 11 2010
Nance Confer

And even if we are just too damned dumb to understand, why do we stupid little people keep voting against our own self-interest? If you have to pick a side and you are a poor person or one with an average (below $50000) income, why would you pick the side of the rich?

And I like Maher’s point– this ain’t church, people! Obama, I’m looking at you!

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