The Republicans' Paranoid Style

What were the protests supposedly about? Taxes and government spending. But in fact, the President's economic program has already cut taxes for 95 percent of Americans—and state and local tax increases would be far steeper without the protestors' other target, the Obama stimulus package, which provides recession-fighting funds to state and local governments. Full Story »

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Subjects: U.S., Politics, Business, Media
Topics: Republicans, Taxes
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Posted by: Posted by Derek Hawkins - Apr 21, 2009 - 1:58 AM PDT
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Edited by: Derek Hawkins - Apr 21, 2009 - 1:58 AM PDT

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Dwight Rousu
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by Dwight Rousu - Apr. 22, 2009

Not quite a rant, it is a good short opinion piece framed in a history of past paranoid political movements.

Viral fears based upon lies can cause national and international disasters. It has succeeded in the past, even without a national network promoting it.

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Derek Hawkins
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by Derek Hawkins - Apr. 21, 2009
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Ian Cerveny
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by Ian Cerveny - Apr. 22, 2009

One part journalism, three parts partisan drivel. Add a dash of misconstrued facts, and... voila! You get a flaming pile of stinky propaganda.

Despite the far right's attempts to hijack the tea party concept, the fact is that the majority of attendees were protesting federal mismanagement and overspending in general, not specifically that of the Obama Admin. The rhetoric in southern states was also decidedly further right than that of the northeast and west. By focusing on the far right aspects of the protests, the author attempts to negate the efforts of the Independent-voting, grassroots surge that created and forwarded ... More »

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Barry Crago
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by Barry Crago - Apr. 22, 2009

Yes- it is important to get out the news about the uncivil, paranoid and potentially treasonous actions of the far right.

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