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Don Swift : Paranoid Politics and the Legitimacy Crisis

Graphic from Framing the Dialogue. Inset images below from NeoRepublica and Pushed to the Left.Paranoid politics:How the legitimacy crisis helps the Republicans The growing lack of confidence in government and democracy occurred most with white, blue-collar people. The extent to … finish reading Don Swift : Paranoid Politics and the Legitimacy Crisis

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Don Swift : Cultural Cognition, Collective Memory, and Tea Party Republicanism

Image from Religion Nerd.Cultural cognition, collective memory, and Tea Party Republicanism The right-wing information machine is very adept at wiring for its followers a collective memory that filters out contradictory information. By Don Swift | The Rag Blog | July … finish reading Don Swift : Cultural Cognition, Collective Memory, and Tea Party Republicanism

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Don Swift : Cultural Cognition and Today’s Politics

Cartoon by Bennett / Chattanooga Times Free Press. Image from Picasa. Fact and fiction: Cultural cognition and today’s politics The scholars have noted a tendency for people to ‘conform their beliefs about disputed matters of fact… to values that define … finish reading Don Swift : Cultural Cognition and Today’s Politics

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Don Swift : Rick Perry and the New Apostolic Reformation

Rev. Tom Schlueter, a New Apostolic Reformation pastor, shown laying his hands on Rick Perry in front of a painting of the Battle at the Alamo. Image from Right Speak.A threat to American liberties:Rick Perry and the New Apostolic Reformation … finish reading Don Swift : Rick Perry and the New Apostolic Reformation

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Don Swift : Dominionists and the ‘Kingdom of God’

Image from The Last Crisis.A threat to American liberties:Dominionists and the ‘Kingdom of God’ They want to take over government and create a theocracy. No wonder they see nothing wrong in playing politics from the pulpit. By Don Swift / … finish reading Don Swift : Dominionists and the ‘Kingdom of God’

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Don Swift : Perry, Bachmann, and the Threat of Dominionism

Image (without irony) from OpenAirSeattle.A threat to American liberties:Dominionism and the Republican Right Both Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann have clear ties to the Christian Dominionists, who do not believe in the separation of church and state. By Don Swift … finish reading Don Swift : Perry, Bachmann, and the Threat of Dominionism

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Don Swift : The Republicans’ Debt Default Threat

OMG. The Republicans’ default threat. Image from Reuters.What will the GOP demand in return for raising the debt ceiling? The Republicans have used the threat of shutdown to make excessive demands. So far, the public has not rewarded their cynical … finish reading Don Swift : The Republicans’ Debt Default Threat

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Sherman DeBrosse : The Republican Bait and Switch

Bait and switch:The Republican assault on Medicare By Sherman DeBrosse / The Rag Blog / April 21, 2011 The Republicans used the election of 2010 to pull off an impressive bait-and-switch operation. They campaigned against health care reform because it … finish reading Sherman DeBrosse : The Republican Bait and Switch

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Sherman DeBrosse : The Republicans’ ‘Cut and Grow’ Show

Ludwig von Mises: “Cut and Grow” economics. Image from Picasa.Taking the lead from von Mises:The GOP’s ‘Cut and Grow’ experiment By Sherman DeBrosse / The Rag Blog / March 9, 2011 The Republicans talked endlessly about creating new jobs before … finish reading Sherman DeBrosse : The Republicans’ ‘Cut and Grow’ Show

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Don Swift : Narcissism and the ‘Weeper of the House’

René Magritte’s “The False Mirror” (1928).A crying matter:Reflecting on the ‘Weeper of the House’ Narcissism speaks to problems of the heart or soul. By Don Swift / The Rag Blog / December 28, 2010 Speaker-designate John Boehner’s inclination to cry … finish reading Don Swift : Narcissism and the ‘Weeper of the House’

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Sherman DeBrosse : The Historical Fiction of ‘Conservative Constitutionalism’

Photo by Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images.Historical fiction:Understanding ‘Conservative Constitutionalism’ The Tea Bag wing of the Republican Party has a constitutional philosophy that essentially spits in the face of decades of settled law. By Sherman DeBrosse / The Rag Blog … finish reading Sherman DeBrosse : The Historical Fiction of ‘Conservative Constitutionalism’

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Sherman DeBrosse : The Puzzle of 2010

Image from StudentHacks.The puzzle of 2010:What’s going on with the electorate? By Sherman DeBrosse / The Rag Blog / October 5, 2010 This year’s election is marked by a great deal of puzzling behavior. Media people report on the peculiar … finish reading Sherman DeBrosse : The Puzzle of 2010

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