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Saviolo

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Cruz is a strategy

I was reading n2doc's roundup of political cartoons here:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=journals&uid=139285

(BTW: Thanks n2doc, I love reading those every day!)

and saw this one:


and realized that this is part of the plan. The right in the USA (and to a lesser extent here in Canada) have been framing the dialogue SO FAR TO THE RIGHT that they can still take an extremely hard-right stance and claim moderation and compromise. Cruz is a boon to far-right candidates who can say, "Well, at least we're not THAT crazy."

This has 100% been the strategy of the right wing. Take an extreme right wing position, and then back up from it just a little and call it compromise, and call that new position moderate or centrist. This is what is dragging the discourse so far to the right.

So let's counter that. We can say that over $1million in annual income will invoke a 75% tax rate, and over $10million will invoke a 100% tax rate. No? To far to the left? Okay, we'll compromise and say that over $1million will only be 65% and over $10million will only be 85%. See how moderate and centrist that is? We backed up a whole 15% on that second one.

From Cracked.com: 6 Weirdly Conservative Messages Hidden in 'Ghostbusters'

Just a bit of silly fun, but these guys are pretty damn funny:

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Are those 47 senators pulling an Ann Coulter?!?

It just occurred to me! Those 47 senators who signed that letter to Iran and called it a "cheeky" joke? (as here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026349846)

They're saying terrible things and then saying it was just a joke! They're doing the Ann Coulter thing. Saying terrible horrible things and then just saying, "Oh, I'm just a satirist, you're taking it too seriously."

Trouble is, Ann Coulter is actually in the entertainment industry (though how anyone finds her entertaining I'll never understand), and the senators are GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS!

Do your satirizing on your own time. Maybe they're all just putting together a "greatest hits" reel to get a job as a pundit later.
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