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The Great Country of Africa [Nov. 6th, 2008|08:13 am]
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The long knives come out. Couple this with reports that the Palins actually charged much more than $150K on clothes, behind the McCain Campaign's back, and you have a picture forming, of the Republican Party scapegoating their great high-heeled hope. Sad, really. I don't precisely feel sorry for Sarah Palin -- she is a world class dunderhead, after all -- but I think that the better part of valor for Republicans would be to move on without carving her up.
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[User Picture]From: chaircrusher
2008-11-06 03:17 pm (UTC)
I don't think the Republicans are that cynical, and even if they were, their own sense of the 'fierce urgency of now' would preclude them running a long con like that.

It's always important to remember that when you get that 'jesus fuck what the fucking fuck is going on?' feeling, that the movers and shakers have that same feeling too.

Both parties have the same problem -- there's a power elite who may or may not share the true faith of their teeming masses of supporters. The power elite is always playing their own game which sometimes coincides with that of their constituency, and sometimes has other motivations -- notably, power hates to lose power.

But when it comes to making decisions, it's a fallacy that there is arcane knowledge available only to the elite. They're mostly working from the same knowledge base we do, and if anything the inside scoop they may have often is more a distraction than a help.

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