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The reason the GOP is going down is not because of Mitt, it's because of Faux.

If I was a Republican, what I would be upset about is Fox News. Not Romney.

They have spent a decade plus of doing nothing but selling fear and hate. They tell their viewers that Fox is the only network they can trust to get the News. People believe that, so that is why there is such a disconnect when a story like the New Black Panthers becomes such a HUGE story to that part of the population, all while the rest of the population laughs at them - knowing that the New Black Panthers consist of less than 10 guys who are no scarier than any other gang & have nothing, nothing to do with the Black Panthers of the 60s. But - oh - that image of scary black guys when there is a black guy in the Oval Office is priceless to their narrative.

It seems like their only purpose is to invoke fear into the people that watch. Fear of the black man, fear of the immigrant from Mexico (while never mentioning immigrants from our Northern Border); fear of Muslims; fear of healthcare; fear of everything except the white man and corporate power. They have fined tuned their message so perfectly that their viewers believe it all is true.

Their constant divisiveness and negativity has made it possible for people like Michelle Bachmann to become popular, Sarah Palin to become an icon, Joe Walsh and Todd Akin to be representatives in Congress.
They say it's okay to kill doctors that perform abortions EVEN tho they are LEGAL. Rage against birth control. It's even okay to say that there is a war on Christmas - hahaha...in August the stores were putting Christmas decorations up - some war! But the sad thing is that people believe it, people actually walk our streets and believe their is a war on Christmas - and these same people have the proper id needed to vote.

Fox news has steered the GOP so far to the right, so deep in fear & bs that the only candidate who actually could've made the President sweat was ignored - Jon Huntsman. Instead - the GOP went for the crazies. Donald Trump, 999 Pizzas, Santorum, and batshit crazy Bachmann ALL became exciting candidates to these people who have been brainwashed into believing that greed is good, a community organizer is bad and that it is more important for businesses to be profitable than to have clean drinking water and clean air to breathe. They were all orgasmic over Mitt picking Paul Ryan for his running mate - a man that worships Ayn Rand.

They have whipped up their viewers into a frenzy where common sense no longer prevails.

Until the GOP changes their message from who or what to be afraid of - and starts delivering a message of hope - stick a fork in them, they are done. This country wants to move forward in the real world.

If the polls stay where they are, the GOP is going to get their asses kicked in November. And they will blame Mitt.
It's not Mitt's fault. He is the symptom, not the problem. Calling 47% of Americans losers is nothing new. Turn on Bill O or Sean Hannity any nite and you will hear them preaching this absolute hatred and vitriol for anyone that votes for Democrats.

And it's a shame. Although the Republican party offers nothing to a die-hard liberal like myself, I do believe that this country needs *at the minimum* two political parties to debate the important issues that effect our lives - but that debate has to occur with rational people, which are lacking in DC today.

When this election is over, and the Republicans get their asses handed to them on a platter and they realize it is time to rebuild the party, the place they should start with is Faux news.

rant over!
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