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Thu Oct 4, 2018, 04:53 PM

In A Truly Stunning Stretch, Republicans Are Now Comparing Themselves to . . .

Atticus Finch from Harper Lee's memorable novel, To Kill A Mockingbird.. And in absurd fashion, Kavanaugh is compared to Tom Robinson, unjustly accused of rape by that woman Mayella Ewell.

Because there is no limit to the Republican's ridiculous justifications, even highjacking a novel that they no doubt would've banned back in the day for its unpleasant truths, primarily hatred, racism and the unequal distribution of justice.

Talk about flailing as they defend the indefensible!


https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/10/04/republicans-are-calling-themselves-atticus-finch-its-hard-square-kavanaugh-with-tom-robinson/?utm_term=.2c0dfc3aaba5

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Reply In A Truly Stunning Stretch, Republicans Are Now Comparing Themselves to . . . (Original post)
peggysue2 Oct 2018 OP
k-dub Oct 2018 #1
unblock Oct 2018 #5
k-dub Oct 2018 #9
unblock Oct 2018 #14
Solly Mack Oct 2018 #2
peggysue2 Oct 2018 #8
Solly Mack Oct 2018 #11
riversedge Oct 2018 #3
peggysue2 Oct 2018 #10
riversedge Oct 2018 #15
peggysue2 Oct 2018 #21
Solomon Oct 2018 #4
peggysue2 Oct 2018 #13
EffieBlack Oct 2018 #6
peggysue2 Oct 2018 #7
peekaloo Oct 2018 #16
lame54 Oct 2018 #12
peekaloo Oct 2018 #17
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 2018 #18
peekaloo Oct 2018 #19
mulsh Oct 2018 #20
yardwork Oct 2018 #22

Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2018, 04:55 PM

1. They are marketers

 


Republicans have figured it out, just say whatever bullshit they want, truth be damned. Advertising is not truthful. Advertising is there to make you believe you need something even if you don't need it. It's brainwashing, it's propaganda. Republicans have been doing this for 30+ years, while Democrats actually try to talk about ideas. Slogans beat ideas in this day and age sad to say.

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Response to k-dub (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 4, 2018, 05:00 PM

5. there are a few laws and social mores limiting what advertisers can get away with.

there seem to be no such restrictions on republicans.

they engage in obvious fiction and ludicrous fantasy and still garner 35+% of the population somehow.

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Response to unblock (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 4, 2018, 05:11 PM

9. Great point

 

Keep in mind also, those laws (such as truth in advertising laws) are RESISTED by Republicans so if they had their way our marketplace would be no different. A total shit show. What these fools do NOT realize is that "free market" economics DEPENDS on truth in advertising and labeling laws, laws the Reich is ostensibly opposed to. They are not even good at promoting the free market as their willful ignorance and their adherence to the oligarchy is ultimately their political ideology/religion.

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Response to k-dub (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 4, 2018, 05:36 PM

14. they are not interested in "capitalism" as it is taught in economics classes.

they are interested in economic anarchy, which is something rather different.

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2018, 04:57 PM

2. Ever hear something so stupid your mind freezes?

Goes blank? Simply shuts down for its own protection?

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 4, 2018, 05:09 PM

8. That was my reaction, Solly

What? No. What?

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Response to peggysue2 (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 4, 2018, 05:13 PM

11. I got coffee and something for my headache.

All better soon. Not going back to the article though. Nope. Not risking it.

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2018, 04:57 PM

3. Sen Cornyn--you are no Atticus Finch!!



Referencing the iconic novel Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird” is gaining some momentum among conservatives attempting to put their defense of Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh in larger cultural context. But the analogy appears not to fully grasp race, class and privilege in the current political climate and therefore breaks down pretty quickly.

The thread has been picked up in the Wall Street Journal, the National Review and on Fox News. Sen. John Cornyn (R.-Tex.) ran with it on the Senate floor on Thursday:

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Response to riversedge (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 4, 2018, 05:12 PM

10. I picked up a tweet over on TPM

I found it almost too bizarre to believe, then found the WAPO link.

My initial question was: Did they even read the book or simply skim the Cliff Notes?

Oy!

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Response to peggysue2 (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 10:49 AM

15. Prob fox news was blabbering about it and @GOP just parroted their comments-more likely.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #15)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 11:14 AM

21. That's possible, riversedge

Fox is Propaganda Central so regardless of where the meme started, Fox can always be relied on for repeats and amplification. However, it was reported that Rich Lowry at the National Review was running with the analogy. Why he or the rest thought this comparison was anything but laughable is stunning. But then if you're hawking to voters who wouldn't realize how preposterous the analogy is? Well then anything can fly.

For the pols and pundits pushing the idea? Absolutely shameless.

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2018, 04:58 PM

4. They are also claiming that the democrats

are McCarthyism.

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Response to Solomon (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 4, 2018, 05:18 PM

13. Yeah, the McCarthyism charge has been . . .

leveled a number of times. The GOP wants to see itself in that role as Welch:

Have you no sense of decency, sir?

Again, they have the characters skewed.

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2018, 05:06 PM

6. Actually ...

Kavanaugh is Bob Ewell
Lindsey Graham is Mayella Ewell

Dr. Ford is BOTH Atticus Finch AND Tom Robinson

(And I'm Scout. I'm always Scout)

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Response to EffieBlack (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 4, 2018, 05:07 PM

7. LOL!!

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Response to EffieBlack (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 10:54 AM

16. LOL

Boo Radley needs to come out from behind that door and take care of business!

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2018, 05:14 PM

12. That will play well with the hunting crowd

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 10:57 AM

17. Perhaps the Atticus Finch from 'Go Set A Watchman'



I didn't read it but remember the outcry over Finch being deemed a racist in it.

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 10:58 AM

18. What a load of BS

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 11:07 AM

19. Lindsey Graham is Dill.

that kid who talked a lot of shit to elevate his self esteem.

the fact that the character may have been based on Truman Capote gives me a giggle as well.

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 11:10 AM

20. apt comparison to the Atticus Finch in " Go Set A Watchman"

n/t

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 11:15 AM

22. There is no limit to Republican lies.

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