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By Ann Telnaes  | October 27, 2010; 12:00 AM ET
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MyVoice3: Excellent points. The administration and MSM are indeed trying to suppress dissent, depicting the growing anti-deficit movement as a fringe element, and suggesting that the opposition party will have to "ride in the back" rather than participating in policy decisions. Goebbels would be proud!

Posted by: SmittyATL | October 27, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

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In an age where media coverage saturates us on every political subject imaginable. Where the newspaper that this comment is posted in runs stories every single day about the tea party. Where radio, internet and cable news run stories about the tea party every single day. Only a truly delusional individual could possibly believe the nonsense they just wrote.

Posted by: kchses1 | October 28, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

I grow weary of the, "anything or anybody but what we have now" comments! Why don't you try reading between the lines, getting educated, asking questions like: if you lower taxes how do you propose to cut the deficit? Or; if you reduce the government, who will provide the services we all have become accustomed to in one way or another? Oh, you say we will cut those services....like social security....or, highways.....or, public education.....or, free librarys....oh, wait I forgot you don't read anyway! Good luck!

P.T. Barnum had it so right: “More persons, on the whole, are humbugged by believing in nothing, than by believing too much”, while it was his competitor, David Hannum (not Barnum, as is believed) who actually stated that: "There's a sucker born every minute." You see, we can be fooled into believing anything, including who actually said what.

There cannot be, "anything" or "anyone", anymore. We must hold ALL political figures accountable and ask them; what are their intentions, ideas and theories. If they stutter and stammer, then they have nothing to offer but hot air. Please, it is not "anyone" we need, it is quality leadership and from my chair, I see very little from the Republican side at this point. And may I add, just a small number from the otherside of the isle.

Where there once was differences but a common goal, there now exists a black hole into which this country is being sucked. WAKE UP!!!!

Posted by: heyabbo | October 28, 2010 9:04 AM | Report abuse

And maybe the Rally isn't so far behind the "status quo" after all. My online magazine_ www dot transition voice dot com _ was just denied pres credentials. Okay, we're new, but the accompanying email said that videotaping was verboten in a certain 3-5 block radius around the rally.

Huh?

Hello, Pravda, forget that. We'll video what we want. What, do you have minions out to take down the average schmoe a la Valle? Gimme a break, you don't control the City that your press team seems intent to lampoon at every turn. I couldn't believe this crapola, even while Colbert laments the fact that at best his rally is covered in the crossword, but no where on the front page, biz, or metro of the NYTimes.

We were all set to cover the rally all day from multi-perspectives. Right now we're set to give it a grade B- for being establishment light. Ben Franklin would be so ashamed.

Posted by: lindsaycurren | October 27, 2010 9:10 PM | Report abuse

Holy Crap . . . can it be real? That so many IGNORAMUSES still believe that Bush/Cheney/McConnell/Boehner et al, .... and their TV/Radio LIARS (Hannity/Limbaugh/Rove/O'Reilly/Coulter/BECK and a Supreme Court that just put our Government up for sale to Koch brothers are- or were "Good" for the country?
So you IDIOTS want to go into further deregulation, eliminate public education, get us into war with Iran (but not N. Korea) and sacrifice even more of our troops and hundreds of thousands of men, women and children, for the likes of War Criminals like Bush and Cheney, Big Oil Bush and Halliburton Cheney?
MADNESS!!!!! - The current crop of right wingers are in a word STUPID!

Posted by: lufrank1 | October 27, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

MyVoice3: Excellent points. The administration and MSM are indeed trying to suppress dissent, depicting the growing anti-deficit movement as a fringe element, and suggesting that the opposition party will have to "ride in the back" rather than participating in policy decisions. Goebbels would be proud!

Posted by: SmittyATL | October 27, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

How quick we forget the past. We have TV shows, radio programs, pundents, politicians, and a host of special interest groups inundating us with misinformation and lies. A great deal of money is being spent to convince us that the past never happened and to return those who created this terrible mess will make everything better.
The dispicable NAZI Joseph Goebbels once said:
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
I use this quote to illustrate the point that what we are seeing today is a growing use of fabrications being bantered around to gain political and economic power. Reading some of the comments in the last few months I feel the "big lie" campaign is working.

Posted by: MyVoice3 | October 27, 2010 10:02 AM | Report abuse

Sheeple, can we mention the elephant in the room please? There's a very liberal 2% ethnic minority that includes Stewart, Soros, the ACLU, the SEIU, the NYT, Barney Frank, Rahm the backroom ballbusting bill passer, Comedy Central presidents and writers, MSM presidents and writers, etc, etc, dedicated to keeping their 'stealth' stranglehold on public opinion to control our government. How else does a 2% minority do anything but assimilate? Fear the truth no longer, we're out of time.

Posted by: bravetruth | October 27, 2010 9:38 AM | Report abuse

Obama's narrative is basically "don't hand the government back to the same people who got us in this mess." Probably a good strategy, given the Obama/Reid/Pelosi axis's atrocious performance. "Hey, we're bad, but the other guys are worse."

While, unfortunately, we have only two parties to choose from, we still should recognize that Bush and Cheney are not running in 2010. We need leaders who will lead responsibly -- not self-serving politicians who will spend us into a black hole that will destroy America's future.

Maybe Obama feels that he got the car out of the ditch. But he and his comrades are driving straight for a cliff. Time to switch drivers -- fast!

Posted by: SmittyATL | October 27, 2010 8:21 AM | Report abuse

Re all the "Better than the current bum..." kind of comments:

Were you asleep during the unnecessary Iraq war?

Asleep at the end of the Bush/Cheney presidency that left our economy in this deep dark hole?

WAKE UP! You are handing the country back to the same people who got us into this ditch. And all the GOP has done since is try to stifle the people trying to get us out.

WAKE UP!

Posted by: egc52556 | October 27, 2010 8:05 AM | Report abuse

Anything would be better than what we have now. The previous democrats are even looking better and that is really saying something.

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Posted by: lufrank1 | October 26, 2010 10:47 PM | Report abuse

Tea Partiers are not going to Washington to be part of the status quo. 2010 will just be the first wave.

Posted by: billybeer6 | October 26, 2010 8:48 PM | Report abuse

better than what we got now

Posted by: oldhat | October 26, 2010 7:12 PM | Report abuse

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