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Response to grantcart (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:57 AM

17. This election was not just a repudiation of Romney...

...and his horrifying agenda, flip flopping and vampire capitalism. This election also shredded any credibility that Dick Morris, Karl Rove, Rasmussen, Gallup and Gravis ever had.

I kept posting about the right-wing echo chamber, in the context of this election. Republicans and all right-wing radio programs and right-leaning websites were filled with followers who were absolutely convinced that Romney would not only win, but win in a landslide.

They believed this ridiculous meme because they were force-fed fake polls, magical math and absurd notions that had absolutely no basis in fact.

My favorite meme, "We've got the enthusiasm on our side! Obama's side has no enthusiasm!". Or how about, "Romney is winning with Independents. There is no way he can lose!" Oh, there were so many bizarre assertions that basically--were made up out of whole cloth.

YES, Romney was winning with Independents. That's a soundbyte, but those Republicans and Fox pundits knew damn well that there was more to the story. Obama was winning handily with women, Hispanics, African Americans and suburbanites.

I keep hoping that this may be a moment where some of these right-wingers realize that Fox News and types like Beck, Hannity, Limbaugh and Coulter have continually sold them lies and disinformation. It's become cult like. Consumers of this gobbledygook never question it. They just eat it up.

Maybe now--as these pundits have been revealed as charlatans--they will start questioning all of the propaganda. Maybe, just maybe--universal healthcare won't kill our nation. Maybe increasing taxes for millionaires and billionaires won't destroy the economy. Maybe, going to war--because Brett Bair and Sarah Palin talked you into it---really isn't such a great idea.

Fox News makes so much money bamboozling these people. I hope we're at a point in this country where consumers of this hate, rethink what they're listening to and watching.

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