Did You Miss "UP"

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    The most professional and talented Leftists appear every weekend, both Saturday and Sunday morns, on MSNBC- two hours each day.

    The show is "Up" with Chris Hayes.
    Unlike the loud, screaming blather found on the Matthews or Schultz shows, the show is peopled with young, talented, well-informed dedicated Leftists.

    It is a mistake for conservatives to miss the opportunity to peek into the collectives' group-think.

    Two topics of interest today...

    1. The group sat around firing barbs and historical references at the target that they feel will be the greatest threat to Obama's reelection...Romney.

    The attacks when back as far a Goldwater, and Mitt's father...
    The amusement for me was how much of the mugging would apply to Obama as well: "He moved around the country... lived in so many places...no real home...."
    To this they attached the idea that one would favor raising taxes if one felt at home in an area.

    I said they were good....


    2. But to see the strategy that is designed to be a psychological ploy...the group went on to attack capitalism in a number of ways. They emphasized the way that capitalism 'favors and selects the few..." and the multifaceted benefits of being rich, of a huge gulf between the winners and losers....
    ...how the rich had two last names....'Preston Bush'..

    ...Academy-Award Winner Wallace Shawn came on to read a section from his one-man monologue about a wealthy individual thinking about the less-endowed among whom he was having dinner... and beginning to identify with them...
    ....A Christmas Carol? Or another dinner with Andre?

    But they avoided the obvious pitfall of championing communism or socialism.
    "I lived in the Soviet Union in the 90's," said one young lady..."and the great joke was, we know how bad communism was, and now we see how bad capitalism is!"

    Here is the brilliant Deus ex Machina of Obama's reelection plan: subtle examples and references to a mythological divide between the rich and the poor....
    ....the "99%" vs. the "1%".....
    ...the need to have an Obama to protect all from capitalism.


    This show must be seen in order to be prepared....
    ...but watch it with a 'jaundiced eye.'
     
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    Meanwhile they draw paychecks from a mega corporation that tailor's its news feed to the daily needs of a corrupt administration. One should enjoy one's daily dose of irony
     
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    Stopped reading right there.
     
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    Then you missed this, Doc...

    "It is a mistake for conservatives to miss the opportunity to peek into the collectives' group-think."


    I hope you don't think that there are no "professional and talented Leftists."
    I know they give each other awards and accolades all the time....even Nobel Prizes to folks who aren't that nobel....but some of 'em probably deserves awards.

    Perhaps not the ones they get...but still.....
     
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    I saw Up

    It was about this old guy who attached balloons to his house and flew to South America. It was pretty good, especially the opening scene with his wife
     
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    Good to see you have an open mind warrior ; ) Santorum on protestants:
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    “And of course we look at the shape of mainline Protestantism in this country and it is a shambles. It is gone from the world of Christianity as I see it. So they attacked mainline Protestantism, they attacked the Church, and what better way to go after smart people who also believe they’re pious — to use both vanity and pride to go after the Church.”

    Read more: Santorum | Catholic Church | Abortion | Speech | The Daily Caller
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    Who were these "liberals"? McCain and Dole?
     
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    Good to see you have an open mind warrior ; ) Santorum on protestants:
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    “And of course we look at the shape of mainline Protestantism in this country and it is a shambles. It is gone from the world of Christianity as I see it. So they attacked mainline Protestantism, they attacked the Church, and what better way to go after smart people who also believe they’re pious — to use both vanity and pride to go after the Church.”

    Read more: Santorum | Catholic Church | Abortion | Speech | The Daily Caller
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    Who were these "liberals"? McCain and Dole?
     
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    I haven't watched it today but I recorded it. There's also a new one premiering today called Melissa Harris-Perry. She is a professor of political science at Tulane University. Or was.

    The really smart Lefties have taken over MSNBC.

    Up's Chris Hayes was one of Rachel Maddow's frequent guests and he also hosted for her. They have similar styles. He was editor at large for The Nation so you are correct, he is very Liberal.

    I record Lawrence ODonnell and Rachel about every night but only watch if something is happening politically.

    Glad you can tune in, PC. I sure can't stand Fox News for any amount of time.
     
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    I posted twice without intending to; I read the requisite attack on Santorum, a quote from 4 years ago, but read about no LIBERALS that are known nationwide. And The Nation has gone beyond liberal to bizarre.
     
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    You are bad.
     

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