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bookworm

Social climber
Falls Church, VA
Feb 19, 2013 - 08:04am PT
the puppets continue to fawn over their "dangerous" puppet master:

"President Barack Obama is a master at limiting, shaping and manipulating media coverage of himself and his White House.

Not for the reason that conservatives suspect: namely, that a liberal press willingly and eagerly allows itself to get manipulated. Instead, the mastery mostly flows from a White House that has taken old tricks for shaping coverage (staged leaks, friendly interviews) and put them on steroids using new ones (social media, content creation, precision targeting). And it’s an equal opportunity strategy: Media across the ideological spectrum are left scrambling for access.

The results are transformational. With more technology, and fewer resources at many media companies, the balance of power between the White House and press has tipped unmistakably toward the government. This is an arguably dangerous development, and one that the Obama White House — fluent in digital media and no fan of the mainstream press — has exploited cleverly and ruthlessly. And future presidents from both parties will undoubtedly copy and expand on this approach."

"Conservatives assume a cozy relationship between this White House and the reporters who cover it. Wrong. Many reporters find Obama himself strangely fearful of talking with them and often aloof and cocky when he does. They find his staff needlessly stingy with information and thin-skinned about any tough coverage. He gets more-favorable-than-not coverage because many staffers are fearful of talking to reporters, even anonymously, and some reporters inevitably worry access or the chance of a presidential interview will decrease if they get in the face of this White House."

note the complete disconnect between the first and last sentences in that third paragraph..."there's no 'cozy relationship'...we just accept his 'manipulation' because we want him to like us"

here's the full article, if you can stomach it:

http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=A22E8106-D4AF-436E-84DB-77354D107AA4



winston smith is dead


jghedge

climber
Feb 19, 2013 - 04:53pm PT
Permanent GOP Minority Status Has Arrived

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/02/19/1188341/-Permanent-GOP-minority-status-has-arrived


Mitt Romney's strongest age demographic was seniors, his weakest was the youngest voters. The circle of life guarantees that Democrats will come out of that divide looking quite good. And of course, not entirely unrelated, is the rise of the Latino and Asian vote, as those young groups begin entering the voting age population in force.

Remember, every month, 67,000 Latinos turn 18, while 100,000 (predominantly white and conservative) seniors die. Do the math.

On top of that, there's the GOP's escalating civil war between the party's crazy wing and its even crazier wing, none of which are popular with the public. I don't need to go out on a limb to predict that by the time the dust settles on Election Night 2014, that civil war will have cost Republicans at least one, probably more Senate seats. And with Republicans already fretting about a possible Rand Paul independent presidential bid in 2014, don't expect a truce any time in the near future—not when one side is as ideologically rigid and uncompromising as the hardest Al Qaida elements.

And for a party suddenly cognizant of their "branding" problems, they couldn't even offer a unified response to the president's State of the Union address. Instead, their two antagonistic factions had to both have their say.

How can Republicans can heal their internal rift while remaking themselves as a palatable national party? They can't. Those two goals are mutually exclusive.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Feb 19, 2013 - 08:38pm PT
Who WON'T the golfer in chief sell out?

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/politics/AJ201302150067


Not a good idea to host his lunch outings either.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/another-business-visited-obama-closes_702964.html
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Feb 19, 2013 - 09:33pm PT
Credit: philo
HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
Feb 19, 2013 - 09:41pm PT
It's been a while since I had the pleasure of checking in on this thread. I can see that our resident hardcore right wingers are still bitter. Thanks for the updates guys and i'm glad to know that Obama is both a genius, mastermind manipulator and a misguided incompetent.
bookworm

Social climber
Falls Church, VA
Feb 20, 2013 - 04:03am PT
proof that progressives (i.e. modern liberals) are, in fact, socialists with fascist tendencies from one of barry's favorites:

"If a paternalistic intervention can prevent long-term harm—for example, by eliminating risks of premature death—it might well be justified even if people are keenly frustrated by it."

here's the whole thing (it's long and terrifying, in a mein kampf kind of way): http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2013/mar/07/its-your-own-good/


see, barry, et al., truly believe government knows best, and they just want to help you achieve real happiness because the freedom (or autonomy, in the article) to pursue your own happiness doesn't really provide happiness

that reference to "premature death" should be especially troubling to those whose inclination is to mock the person posting the link rather than the "experts" presenting their ideas...let me put in a way that you might appreciate:


first, they came for the smokers, but i said nothing because i don't smoke

then, they came for the soda drinkers, but i said nothing because i don't drink sodas

then, they came for the motorcyclists who don't wear helmets, but i said nothing because i don't ride a motorcycle

then, they came for the rock climbers...


winston smith is dead
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Feb 20, 2013 - 05:12am PT
Brain Scans Can Predict Your Political Ideology

http://news.discovery.com/human/brain-scans-can-predict-your-political-ideology-130219.htm

one flaw, presumes subject has brain
dirtbag

climber
Feb 20, 2013 - 05:17am PT
"
proof that progressives (i.e. modern liberals) are, in fact, socialists with fascist tendencies from one of barry's favorites:"



Boo-hoo-hoo.

You lost.

Suck it, rightie.
Gary

Social climber
Right outside of Delacroix
Feb 20, 2013 - 05:28am PT
A Red State finally makes it into the 19th century:
Mississippi forgot something.

Fully 148 years after the end of the Civil War and the U.S. end to slavery, the state has officially ratified the 13th Amendment ban on the practice.
http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-mississippi-ratifies-slavery-amendment-20130218,0,7978766.story
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 20, 2013 - 08:12am PT
Republicans are at War with our Government!!

They are trying to bring it down from the inside by obstruction, propaganda and an angry mob of well armed loons
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 20, 2013 - 08:22am PT
What happened to all the great loopholes, deductions and spending cuts the Republicans had (but never disclosed what they were) back in 2012 that Romney (and the Republican Congress) said were going to balance the budget, create jobs and fix the economy!!

Obama has asked them "OK, let's see some of your proposals so we can work together, and all of sudden, they don't have ANYTHING to offer, except gutting Social Security and Medicare, the 2 things Not associated to our debt problem. They never had a plan, it was all talk and BS.

Thank God Romney lost, we averted our demise for another 4 years
It would have been Bush III, lies piled upon lies as they unravel the social fabric of our society, as they pillage the riches and send the rest of us into poverty.

And Now, the disgraceful antics of McLaim, Lindsy Graham and Randy Paul, filibustering Chuck Hagal for DOD, a Republican!!
They are treasonous... leaving the Country defenseless because they got a huge stick up their butts

Pull it out you idiots
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Feb 20, 2013 - 08:24am PT
http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/02/03/virginias-governor-is-proposing-a-tax-on-liberals/

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/02/19/oklahoma-bill-would-allow-students-to-debunk-science/

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/mccain-jeered-at-town-hall-after-opposing-mass
WBraun

climber
Feb 20, 2013 - 08:28am PT
100% correct.

These are the worst excuses for human beings in America right now, these stupid moronic treason Republicans.

The citizens of USA are so stupid to even let them stay in power.

The citizens of USA should immediately throw all these morns out of the govt.

The are unfit except to clean toilets in the third world.

These fuking moron Republicans should all be sent to the fields of the Central Valley to harvest the crops to humble them.

they are aszholes to the highest order ....
new world order2

climber
Feb 20, 2013 - 08:33am PT
The government (both wings) are at war with the American people.

They are trying to bring U.S./us down by labeling us all as terrorists. They are militarizing the police, surveilling us with drones, and implementing the recently signed NDAA bill.

All phone calls and internet sites visited, are data mined and recorded.

Soon enough we the people will police each other.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57570220-94/googles-electronic-eyewear-gets-ok-glass-voice-commands/

Your freedoms are on the line.

Where will you your RFID chip implant?

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bookworm

Social climber
Falls Church, VA
Feb 20, 2013 - 08:45am PT
we're from the government and we're here to protect you:

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2013/02/20/TSA-Detains-3-year-old-in-Wheelchair


just can't wait until the government is in charge of health care, too...i mean, at least, the orderlies will be well-dressed:

http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/02/19/USPS-to-Launch-New-Clothing-Line

philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Feb 20, 2013 - 08:58am PT
Werner, sometimes howling at the wind is all any of us have.
WBraun

climber
Feb 20, 2013 - 09:00am PT
Yes it's so sad .....
WBraun

climber
Feb 20, 2013 - 09:14am PT
You guys can read and see what goes on behind the scenes that never gets into Main steam media.

http://fuel-efficient-vehicles.org/energy-news/?page_id=787

We do not have a free society.

We are completely controlled in a prison of our own making ......

“Based on talks with actual engineers that work at Ford and GM.

These two companies have actively discouraged any improvements in fuel efficiencies.

Engineers would be threatened if they were caught tinkering with the computer systems or searching for ways to make the car engines run more efficiently.” …

Nearly all progress has been “ignored or actively suppressed due to the power of fossil fuel based economic and industrial interests
Bharata

Mountain climber
Pune
Feb 20, 2013 - 09:38am PT
should we all agree with the statement with a whole heart that progressives (i.e. modern liberals) are, in fact, socialists with fascist tendencies is undeniable? Yes we should because it is true

we are proud of taking this country over by making voters dependent for government handouts. Schools won our battle by teaching only the things to make all children superb non thinkers. unthinking students become unthinking voters and we win all elections and control the money and get very rich.
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
SLO, Ca
Feb 20, 2013 - 09:44am PT
Socialists with fascist tendencies? Please turn off Michael Savage or Rush or whoever you get your info from and read a book or take a political science class and avoid embarrassing yourself.
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