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This blog used to be about politics. Not so much anymore as I have worked through my fascination with that subject. It now seems appropriate that with a new president and the end of the Bush nightmare that I move on to new subjects that are more in line with my current interests. I may still occasionally express an opinion about political matters but for the most part I will be commenting on music, photography and personal observations. Thank you for reading.

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Predictable Consequences
So... Palin links favorably to a letter from a 95 year old veteran who feels compelled to write to his congressman to address the alleged failings of our current president.

I am amazed, angry and determined not to see my country die before I do but you seem hell bent not to grant me that wish.

Followed by a laundry list of Fox news talking points about how the president is destroying the country and betraying the ideals of Americans. Which would be understandable if any of it were actually true... (sigh)

For example...

When your battle-hardened field General asks you for 40,000 more troops to complete the mission, give them to him. But if you're not in this fight to win, then get out. The life of one American soldier is not worth the best political strategy you're thinking of.

... straight from the mouths of Dick Cheney and Fox News. Its absurd to say that the president should always do what his generals want, which is a careless abdication of decision making on his part. Also absurd is believing that the only way to "win" this battle is more troops. This is the canard being pushed by the president's political enemies who continuously throw stones from the sidelines from which they were so pointedly relegated to in the last election.

But the details are unimportant. The point here is that all decisions made by the president are instantaneously criticized by the right wing talkers as wrong and foolish. The constant drumbeat of negativism has an effect on perception. If you spend any considerable amount of time watching right wing television you will get a distorted view of reality. This man, despite his best intentions, is acting on bad information he is getting from the right wing political news outlets.

Its a real shame that people are being mislead, deceived, manipulated and lied to by Fox News and the right wing political outlets. Instead of applauding what this man is writing I am scared that such tactics are having a real effect on people.


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