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The GOP polling data was purposely designed to confuse, to manipulate, and to create doubt about the accuracy of facts and data that pointed to a possible Obama win.

People need to understand that the character and worldview of the typical right wing adherent are the result of deeply held beliefs based on fantasy, lies, and some of the most abhorrent sentiments in society.

Because they mainly believe in superstition, and infantile notions of good and evil, heaven and hell, etc., they have no real moral compass, by and large.  They lack the type of morality that's within.  One that has been reached by applying one's intellect to try to understand the world around us, and comes up with rational conclusions about what a decent society should be like.  This, of course, characterizes the typical low-information, ignorant Republican voter.

The other side of that coin is the highly intelligent sociopaths who control the odious right wing Republican mob.  People like Karl Rove, the Koch brothers, the billionaires who tried to buy the election, and the myriad of think tanks like the AEI, Heritage Foundation, Hoover Institution, CATO and others, which serve as the propaganda apparatus designed to manipulate and exploit the population...

Their main contribution to the current political climate has been their ability to muddle the waters when it comes to facts, data, empirical evidence, and truth.  From this successful effort you get the often-mentioned "false equivalency" with which much (if not all) of the U.S. media, staffed mainly by charlatans, corporate tools, and soulless money-grabbing so-called journalists, treats "both sides."

That situation explains where we are today, where almost every important issue has been muddled, including climate change, evolution, history, etc.  These efforts by the treasonous, tyrannical, greedy and sadistic leadership structure of the American right wing has resulted in the current phenomena whereas even otherwise smart people fall into the trap of using language framed by them.

Hence, in the face of unfavorable polling data, this right wing propaganda apparatus financed by the Karl Rove, the Koch brothers, the loony billionaire from Las Vegas, and their ilk, went to work doing what they do best: lie.  That's where Bill Maher's "Republican Bubble" comes from.

The actual purpose of coming up with their own "unskewed" polling data was to be able to claim that Romney was actually ahead, thus manipulating the population and creating doubt, and eventually shaking the resolve of people who were poised to vote for Obama.  They weren't wrong, as Politico claimed today--"The GOP polling debacle."  It was a deliberate misinformation and propaganda campaign, perpetrated by the type of people who truly represent the enemy within, who have no sense of true patriotism, whom avarice and greed knows not boundaries.

The same thing with the so-called "fiscal cliff" (another right wing frame), and government spending, and the national debt, and so-called entitlement programs (another right wing frame), and the outright lie that says that taxing the rich a little bit more is detrimental to job creators, and to workers.

If the country is in a difficult situation today, financially and otherwise, it is the direct result of massive and unprecedented looting by Wall Street, a situation that reached fever pitch during the Bush administration.  It is because of the tax cuts for the rich instituted by Bush while pushing for unfunded wars; wars started under false pretenses and lies; wars which ended up benefiting friends of the Bush crime family, and the military industrial complex.

The thievery, the looting, the orgy of greed by many members of the wealthy class in the U.S. resulted in unspeakable levels of misery; on countless suicides of people who could not take the pain of seeing all their dreams go down the drain; on millions of people losing their homes; on hundreds of thousands of innocent people being killed in unnecessary wars, which were basically designed to transfer hundreds of billions of dollars to military contractor.

And all this was done with impunity.  Some of the biggest crimes in history; some of the biggest looting of a nation (by people who are easily identifiable) ever.  And the good and decent people of this country are still paying for the debauchery of the rich, having been left holding the bag.

So let's rejoice on the results of this election, but do not be mistaken into believing we have made much progress against these nefarious forces.  The work has just began.  And we must now be hyper-vigilant against these creeps.

There should be no hesitation, or doubt, that one of our major objectives should be to completely obliterate and crush (politically) the billionaire-funded right wing machine, the current Republican party as it exists today, as it represent a true clear and present danger to the nation's future.

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  •  You teeter on the wrong side of the line (0+ / 0-)

    between the GOP's rejection of facts and evidence, and a simple smear on religion.

    We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another. -- Jonathan Swift

    by raptavio on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 11:40:02 AM PST

      •  Paragraph 3, Sentence 1. (1+ / 0-)
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        Please don't insult my intelligence by saying "That's not a smear; that's just the truth."

        We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another. -- Jonathan Swift

        by raptavio on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 12:10:12 PM PST

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        •  My purpose is to never insult anybody's (5+ / 0-)

          intelligence.  Here's the sentence:

          Because they mainly believe in superstition, and infantile notions of good and evil, heaven and hell, etc., they have no real moral compass, by and large.
          I stand by that statement.  The key is "infantile notions of good and evil..."

          I believe that the typical Republican right-winger typically an ignorant individual who holds infantile notions of good and evil.  Furthermore, I believe that religious fundamentalism is one of the greatest threats to society.

          •  So are you suggesting (0+ / 0-)

            there are mature and immature theists? Because my read is that you are stating that notions of "good and evil, heaven and hell" are by nature infantile. Perhaps you could elaborate.

            We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another. -- Jonathan Swift

            by raptavio on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 12:56:46 PM PST

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            •  Yes, there are. I have no problem with a (2+ / 0-)
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              theist who respects the Constitution and the Separation between Church and State.  Such theist is not a rabid religious fundamentalist.

              In a debased and backwards society full of ignorant people you see religious fundamentalist calling for the State to be run on religious principles and dictates.  The average Republican holds similar beliefs.

              •  And they actually don't have the facts correct (2+ / 0-)
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                as to what Jesus actually said. Some actually want to rewrite the Bible to correct it to be more in line with thier superstitions and biases.

                I see no problem with your take. The biggest problem is that without writing a book it is tough to explain why the religious right has no moral compass...They have props to support thier own wants and desires.

                How can you tell when Rmoney is lying? His lips are moving. Fear is the Mind Killer

                by boophus on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 02:17:00 PM PST

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              •  Well that's better then. (0+ / 0-)

                Frankly, it could have been better stated in the diary.

                We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another. -- Jonathan Swift

                by raptavio on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 02:35:53 PM PST

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          •  Yeah, that statement was where you lost me. (0+ / 0-)

            You can disagree with someone's notions of good and evil, you can call them infantile, you can even be right about calling them infantile, but the second you say "and this proves they have no real moral compass", you cross the line.

            If they had no moral compass, things would be a lot simpler.  It is precisely the moral compass of the voters -- pointing due WRONG, as far as we're concerned, but pointing that way firmly and staunchly -- that is motivating them to vote for what they believe to be right.

            Religious fundamentalism IS a moral compass.  Denying that is both faulty reasoning and contemptible smearing of your opponents.

  •  It's called "spin." (2+ / 0-)
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    I don't really have a problem with it, but the ones who spun too much -- George Will, Michael Barone, Dick Morris, all of whom had Mr. Romney well over 300 electoral votes -- were laughably wrong.

    Give Karl Rove credit. His final pick was Romney with 279 EVs, which was a plausible scenario. How would Romney get to 279? By winning FL, VA, NH, OH, and CO.

    Now, of course, it seems funny, seeing how Romney won exactly zero of those states.

    But at least it seemed plausible, if not likely, a week ago.

    And if there was nefariousness afoot, it fell largely on deaf ears because the overwhelming majority of people who pay attention to politics already have set views and are unswayable.

    Do you think the typical undecided voter reads George Will or visits sites such as this? It's doubtful.

    How about I believe in the unlucky ones?

    by BenderRodriguez on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 11:53:51 AM PST

    •  You see it as typical spin, and happenstance. I (0+ / 0-)

      argue that collectively, as a movement, when they get on the talking points about "unskewed" polls, and outright reject and vilify mainstream pollsters, they are doing with the express purpose of deceive; that they know what they're doing.

      That's my take...

      •  Of course they know what they're doing. (0+ / 0-)

        Don't get me wrong. Karl Rove and the Koch Brothers are nefarious as hell. I'm not denying that.

        But the whole unskewing-the-polls nonsense was just spin.

        If things had looked dire for President Obama, I have no doubt that Paul Begala and James Carville and our spinners would have been doing the same thing as Rove -- i.e., putting forth a plausible scenario so that turnout wouldn't be a disaster on our side.

        Did you really expect Rove last week to say, "We have no chance. Might as well stay home, fellow Republicans"?

        How about I believe in the unlucky ones?

        by BenderRodriguez on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 12:19:01 PM PST

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        •  I understand spin, and why people do it in (1+ / 0-)
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          politics.  What the right wing does is different.  They create their own alternative to reality.  It's more structural; they even have their own media: FoxNews, and right wing radio.

          They question actual data, facts; they don't only question it, when it does not go their way, they attack it and vilify it.

  •  They thought people would simply (1+ / 0-)
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    come out to vote for the "winner" on November 6th, facts, character, and history be damned - yes they did ...

    As though this was some HS Football game, and not an election. They were really ... really, believing the yard sign and "silent" Chikfilet vote would save it for them

    Of course they did, I've never seen a more Opaque campaign in my lifetime, Romney's candidacy will go down in history as the most ludicrous, and the hyperbole, the most outlandish.

    Frankly, I resent that Romney got as far as he did. Even most Democrats don't realize the magnitude of the bullet we dodged.

    If not us ... who? If not here ... where? If not now ... when?

    by RUNDOWN on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 02:55:06 PM PST

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