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Thu Dec 18, 2014, 01:29 PM

Pic Of The Moment: Marco Rubio, Human Rights Hypocrite



Marco Rubio slams Cuba agreement, says Obama is 'willfully ignorant'

Rubio blasts release of 'one-sided' torture report

Bonus link: US/Cuba: Obama's New Approach to Cuba

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Reply Pic Of The Moment: Marco Rubio, Human Rights Hypocrite (Original post)
EarlG Dec 2014 OP
closeupready Dec 2014 #1
Cosmic Kitten Dec 2014 #9
closeupready Dec 2014 #10
BlancheSplanchnik Dec 2014 #23
Cosmic Kitten Dec 2014 #26
BlancheSplanchnik Dec 2014 #27
Cosmic Kitten Dec 2014 #29
BlancheSplanchnik Dec 2014 #31
libodem Dec 2014 #28
Cosmic Kitten Dec 2014 #30
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2014 #11
No Vested Interest Dec 2014 #14
NoJusticeNoPeace Dec 2014 #2
2naSalit Dec 2014 #3
TheNutcracker Dec 2014 #4
katmondoo Dec 2014 #5
geretogo Dec 2014 #6
47of74 Dec 2014 #7
rtracey Dec 2014 #8
RedCloud Dec 2014 #12
liberal from boston Dec 2014 #13
GeorgeGist Dec 2014 #15
Maineman Dec 2014 #16
Island Deac Dec 2014 #17
blm Dec 2014 #18
Cha Dec 2014 #19
tooeyeten Dec 2014 #20
czarjak Dec 2014 #21
SoapBox Dec 2014 #22
Major Hogwash Dec 2014 #24
JDDavis Dec 2014 #25
BlancheSplanchnik Dec 2014 #32

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Dec 18, 2014, 01:37 PM

1. I don't get how so many voters can be obviously hoodwinked by

 

these charlatans who are trained to glibly parrot RW talking points, even as their own statements (set side by side as Earl has done here) merely ONE WEEK APART DIRECTLY CONTRADICT each other. Some people, I guess, are just dumb.

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Response to closeupready (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 18, 2014, 02:49 PM

9. People are not just dumb...

WE are being manipulated by calculated propagandists.
Billions of dollars have gone into researching HOW
to manipulate perceptions, and applying that research.
(see also: Edward Bernays)

Most people I know don't have the luxury of researching
and keeping track of everything each politician says.
The MSM repeats the talking points that support their own narrative.
The necessary Media Literacy is woefully absent.

The general public responds EMOTIONALLY, not intellectually.
Emotion trumps Reason.
Right-wingers know that and exploit it...hence, hypocrisy.

Normalizing Cuba = tyranny
vs
Torture= serving country , under orders, legal counsel


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Response to Cosmic Kitten (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 18, 2014, 02:54 PM

10. Those are actually some really excellent points.

 

We, on the left, are also encouraged to look away from the manipulation and to examine the problem as a function of ignorance and stupidity when, in fact, we are all - on some level - being managed.

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Response to Cosmic Kitten (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 12:30 AM

23. BAM. ^

Yes. Exactly.


Hmmm. Now what to do? It's slow going, or seems slow, but rebuilding the culture, valuing education, cooperation, interconnection.......

I wish there was a silver bullet...

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #23)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 08:56 AM

26. Media Literacy

An informed and educated Public
is inoculated from propaganda.

Specifically, know and recognize the
right-wing frames and narratives.

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Response to Cosmic Kitten (Reply #26)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 08:59 AM

27. yep. education. critical thinking.

We need a cultural overhaul.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #27)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 04:02 PM

29. I like the way you think

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Response to Cosmic Kitten (Reply #29)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 08:31 PM

31. vous aussi!

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Response to Cosmic Kitten (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 12:59 PM

28. Bookmarked

So I can save your salient reply. Good points.

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Response to libodem (Reply #28)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 04:05 PM

30. If Dems can get a grip on media literacy things can improve

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Response to closeupready (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 18, 2014, 03:06 PM

11. I do know why, and it's creepy

The RW fundies totally believe versions of their religious doctrine
and totally believe versions of the world as seen on Fox
and there are a LOT of them.
So Rubio and his ilk simply have to use buzzwords to get the believers's support.
No logic necessary.
Much as we saw with Palin, the buzzwords alone will sweep people along, even when they are bombarded with incoherent sentences.

You and I say to ourselves this is crazy thinking, and we are convinced of that, right/
What we are "misunderestimating" as Bush said, is that these morans are seriously convinced THEY are right.
Logic need not apply, they are ruled by emotions.

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Response to closeupready (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 18, 2014, 03:43 PM

14. People make choices. At some level those who vote

for Rubio and those like him make a choice to look the other way and not reason through the result of their decisions.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Dec 18, 2014, 01:39 PM

2. All republicans and some democrats are politicians solely to steal your money

and gain power over you.

They have no morals or values, at all, when it comes to their politics and most on the right would screw their closest family member if they could.

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Response to NoJusticeNoPeace (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 18, 2014, 01:42 PM

3. Aayup!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Dec 18, 2014, 01:47 PM

4. They're not. The Florida Democratic Party never has competitive candidates!!!!!

 

Let's get this out there now...Please Alex Sink, do not run for this seat.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Dec 18, 2014, 01:56 PM

5. I can't get past his huge ears

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Dec 18, 2014, 01:58 PM

6. He is just more right wing garbage that should be flushed down the toilet and paid no attention to

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Dec 18, 2014, 02:32 PM

7. And if a white, Republican, male President had done this that idiot Rubio

 

...would be the loudest cheerleader of the President's actions.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Dec 18, 2014, 02:43 PM

8. Hey Rubio

 

Fuck you Rubio, you are only pissed because you didn't come up with this first. 53 years is long enough..... We have better relations with Russia and China then Cuba..... the only reason the right wingers are pissed at Mr. Obama for the Cuba change is the Latino vote will be in play in 2016.... and I think there are more excited about the change then not, so keep spitting your vile, these people will see who you and your buddy Cruz really are, out for your own ass, not your people....

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Dec 18, 2014, 03:17 PM

12. Pseudo Cuban refugee, remember?

He played it up Big time to win the Cuban American vote, but his family arrived years before Castro.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Dec 18, 2014, 03:21 PM

13. Marco Rubio

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Dec 18, 2014, 04:15 PM

15. He reminds me of Charlie Sheen ...

only dumber.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Dec 18, 2014, 04:43 PM

16. How crazy and radical must they get before their parade walks off a cliff??

There is an old story about getting the mule's attention using a 2x4 "up side the head."

Surely the American people, MORE and more American people, will feel the 2x4 before long. The risk is that the clever right wing manipulators misrepresent source of the 2x4 so effectively that people, especially voters, do exactly the wrong thing.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Dec 18, 2014, 05:48 PM

17. If you Open it, they will come.....

Gotta choose between Rubio or Obama and the Pope. I don't choose the S. Florida Clown. He'll turn around on it as soon as he realizes how much money his money backers are going to make off the Cuban population. He'll shut up when told to by his masters when their baseball teams are all suddenly better because of the influx of Cuban talent. Just shut up "kid". We are really tired of hearing from the Republican Boy Wonder.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Dec 18, 2014, 07:25 PM

18. Marco Rubio (R-Size Queen)

That would be SizeQueen Florida. ; )

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Dec 18, 2014, 08:58 PM

19. He looks thirsty.. give that man some water, now!

mahalo EarlG

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Dec 18, 2014, 10:21 PM

20. Are they that ignorant

Or are they stupid? Do they not think their words will not follow them, that their outrageous hypocrisy will not be thrown back in their face? Do they not realize this is the 21st century where in nanoseconds their words will be on a screen with photos and film of everything they've said in their professional lives in front of the world, the universe, (God if you think that way) and everybody else? Or do they think the entire world is stupid and they can lie, make it up, change the stories, prevaricate on every issue, and like Fox viewers everyone will swallow it whole?

Me? I don't have a freaking clue what they think.



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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Dec 18, 2014, 11:35 PM

21. Oh, the irony. ....

Please tell us more SENATOR. Pretty please, Pussy.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 12:10 AM

22. POS

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 03:00 AM

24. The race is on for the dumbest Republican in the party to announce that he is running for President.

I can't wait.

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Response to Major Hogwash (Reply #24)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 06:08 AM

25. There's so many qualified to be the dumbest among

 

Republicans

It's hard to choose number one among hundreds of them.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 08:33 PM

32. what a brain-dead pose.

Textbook case of mouth-breatherism.

Yeesh.

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