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Wed Oct 17, 2012, 07:59 PM

 

The Media is proof that America's culture is downright sociopathic.

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Mitt Romney says single mothers are the cause of mass shootings.
Mitt Romney says 47% of Americans are parasites not worthy of his time.
A billionaire in Australia says workers should work for $2 a day if they're to be competitive.
Some other idiot says children born out of wedlock should be taken away and their parents killed.
Todd Akin says a "legitimate rape" can't lead to pregnancy.
Charlie Fuqua (another Republican) talks about the Biblical Book of Leviticus justifying killing rebellious kids.

This got plenty of air time on the underground media - the left-of-center blogs, DU, what have you.

But none of that shit got as much air time as even the shitfest I watched on TV about Obama's response to the embassy attack in Benghazi, which the media thought was weak.

Even the war on women BARELY took longer than the Benghazi incident to jump the shark on prime time TV. No wonder Todd Akin is so close to winning... I haven't heard about him AT ALL on TV. AT ALL!!! There seems to be no way to get people pissed off at this shit in a big way. You talk about raising taxes on the rich, though, and the firestorm is on.

Obama's going to win this. But we've got bigger problems than the increasingly unlikely scenario of an Obama loss. Yes, bigger problems than even that. Romney should be in a position that makes even Bob Dole (see: his campaign against Clinton) laugh at him. He should end this campaign in November with 0 electoral votes. At the very least, Romney should have zero support among women and independent voters. ZERO. But he is still hanging onto Obama's leg like a bulldog with no teeth. This goes beyond our GOTV performance, beyond voter suppression, and even beyond the media.

The real problem is that we have a culture of sheer evil that dominates this country. In this country way too many people yawned when Republicans threw around rape like it's a joke, attacked women for using birth control, talked about killing unwed parents, and yapped about how useless 47% of the country is. We have politicians who utter this shit knowing full well that the damage will be limited among the general populace at worst, and in the most likely case won't even bother their Republican base.

Despite all this madness, Obama still stands one big slip-up away from defeat. One.

A culture that stands one bullshit gaffe away from electing a monster who associates with monsters such as those listed above, is one that is as close to beyond rehabilitation as one can get without taking us back to Germany in 1939.

You live next to these people who couldn't be bothered to give a shit about calling 47% of Americans parasites. These people will linger long after Romney is beaten. You should be terrified of them: there is something broken in their souls that will come to allow worse sentiments than this to fester.

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Reply The Media is proof that America's culture is downright sociopathic. (Original post)
Zalatix Oct 2012 OP
annabanana Oct 2012 #1
Pbs1914 Oct 2012 #2
Zalatix Oct 2012 #3
upi402 Oct 2012 #5
sunnystarr Oct 2012 #4
Zalatix Oct 2012 #7
leftyohiolib Oct 2012 #6
Odin2005 Oct 2012 #8

Response to Zalatix (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 08:01 PM

1. A media shitstorm about these things would destroy the business

model for the whole election season. They can't get as much for advertising when everyone knows how it's going to turn out.

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Wed Oct 17, 2012, 08:02 PM

2. A Major Republican Blunder

lasts for say, 24 hours usually, but God forbid a congressman from New York sends a picture of himself in gray boxers
to some woman in California. Thats when the REAL investigative reporting comes!!!!!! OOO Oh BOIY, that's the crime of the century.

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Response to Pbs1914 (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 08:05 PM

3. Exactly. Schwarzenegger is an issue that only keeps coming up because he keeps talking.

 

Governor Sanford jumped the shark day 2, except for (IIRC) a Saturday Night Live skit comparing his love letters to Mark Foley's.

WTF...

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Response to Pbs1914 (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 08:09 PM

5. Xzactly! Or make manly noise (Dean scream) and...

The CNN tapeloop of character assassination gets flicked on.

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Response to Zalatix (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 08:08 PM

4. Thank you

for expressing my frustration and what makes me scream just about every day!

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Response to sunnystarr (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 08:43 PM

7. I've moved past frustration to the point of fear.

 

The media fires off these gaffes into the world - instead of going off like nuclear bombs in Public-Relationspace, the public lets it fade off like a puny fart in the midst of a hurricane. The public hears about it; they just don't care.

Only sociopaths shrug off the shit the GOP is spouting now. We have a deeply sociopathic culture and a culture like that is destined to explode.

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Response to Zalatix (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 08:23 PM

6. well it's not as if it were as important as a flag lapel-pin

 

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Response to Zalatix (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 09:06 PM

8. Capitalism is sociopathic.

The ruling ideas of a society are those of it's ruling class.

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