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Democrats explicitly adopt strategic hate management

Purely tribal, given that Obama's at the very best an Eisenhower Republican.

It's as if hate can be created, but never destroyed. The Republican tropes in their campaign of strategic hate management against Bill Clinton were all happily taken by by Democrats, and used against Hillary Clinton in 2008. No doubt whatever tropes are created by today's Democrats will be adopted by tomorrow's Republicans. And so it goes. Pick your toxin!

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Submitted by lambert on

I could see the snark in the beginning, under the Bush administration, when what was then "the left" had no media outlet at all, and the hypocrisy of the Christianists running the country was so glaring. It was more like "epater le bourgeiosie," or satire, and not like Goebbels.

But since then, the hate ha curdled, and become more and more intense, but done by fewer and fewer people, and professionalized.

If you have a 50% plus one mindset, I guess it works. If you have an 100% - 1% - 10% mindset, it just doesn't work at all.

And then there's the effect on the person doing the propagating. I didn't like what it was doing to me.

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Submitted by jo6pac on

BOB and McDee, nailed it. I do have my hate going but it's for both lame stream parties.

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Submitted by nippersdad on

really only works when it is, indeed, us vs. them. I haven't seen any evidence that there is an "us" there yet on the part of the Democratic Party, so this just seems a little patronizing.

More of the same...only the beg is missing.