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“President Asterisk” is what James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal dubbed Barack Obama in May, after the details emerged that the IRS targeted the Tea Party to keep them on the sidelines during his reelection bid in 2012. But while the radically politicized IRS blocked a large portion of Mitt Romney’s potential grassroots supporters, the MSM worked to both block Romney’s message and to bottle up any negative details of Barack Obama. That’s the topic of the new book Collusion: How the Media Stole the 2012 Election—and How to Stop Them from Doing It in 2016, co-written by L. Brent Bozell and Tim Graham of the Media Research Center, which has been pushing back against the lies and distortions of the MSM since 1987, almost 15 years before being joined by the conservative Blogosphere.

As Brent Bozell told me during our interview, everything boiled to a head in the fall of 2012 and the fallout over Benghazi:

Just think about how [the MSM] pursued foreign policy issues with, say, President George Bush.  Remember WNDs and Iraq.  They wouldn’t leave that one alone until they got what they thought was the to the bottom of it.  Benghazi?  They never even started investigating it.

And what do we know?  We know also that Candy Crowley, who was the debate moderator in the third presidential debate, took away the shining moment from Mitt Romney when Barack Obama made the outlandish statement that he had, in fact, called it terrorism, denounced it as terrorism the first night, when in fact, he hadn’t.  And Mitt Romney looked at Obama in this look of disbelief, like I can’t believe you just gave me the presidency, and she jumped in to defend the President and jumped in to back him up.

And he pulled back to her and he said to her, now say that again.  And she repeated her defense of Barack Obama.  This isn’t — this isn’t journalism.  This isn’t reporting.  They pick sides.

During our interview, Brent will also discuss:

● In Britain, Fleet Street has long taken sides when it comes to British politics, but at least in the UK, there’s a newspaper for virtually everyone’s political worldview. In America, it’s basically Fox and talk radio and the Blogosphere versus the entire American MSM. What is the future of American politics with such an imbalanced news media?
● How did the MSM prep the battlefield for Obama by nationalizing the shooting of Trayvon Martin, and creating characters for national media consumption such as Sandra Fluke?
● Bozell’s take on Romney’s “47 percent” quote, and the MSM’s attempt to turn it into a sort of campaign-ending super gaffe.
● How the untimely death of Andrew Breitbart impacted the 2012 election.
● Why Republican candidates repeatedly allow the MSM to set the terms of discussion.
● What can the conservative Blogosphere and new media do to help prep the battlefield at least a little bit more in the GOP’s favor for the next presidential election year?

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MR. DRISCOLL:  This is Ed Driscoll for PJ Media.com, and we’re talking today with Brent Bozell, the founder of the Media Research Center, and the co-author, along with Tim Graham, of the new book Collusion: How the Media Stole the 2012 Election—and How to Stop Them from Doing It in 2016. It’s published by HarperCollins, and available from Amazon.com and your local bookseller. And Brent, thank you for stopping by today.

MR. BOZELL:  Thank you for having me.

MR. DRISCOLL:  Brent, let’s start with the first word in your new book’s title.  How do you define “Collusion” in regards to the media and the 2012 election?

MR. BOZELL:  Well, collusion, defined loosely, is an action of two — two entities, away from the public eye in secret.  And that is, in fact, what was going on in the 2012 election.  Look, I will tell you, when the publishers first approached me to do a book of this nature, I didn’t want to do it.  I thought it was — it was too heavy-handed.  I thought the idea of collusion and stealing elections was a little bit over the top, and I just didn’t — wasn’t interested.

Until my colleague, Tim Graham, started doing some research on it.  He came back two months later with the research.  We looked at it, and we thought my goodness, it is collusion and they did steal the 2012 elections.

MR. DRISCOLL:  For over half a century, the bulk of the American MSM has tilted left to some degree. But in 2008, enamored with Barack Obama, they really seemed to drop any mask of objectivity. In Britain, Fleet Street has long taken sides when it comes to British politics, but at least in the UK, there’s a newspaper for virtually everyone’s political worldview.

In America, it’s basically Fox and talk radio and the Blogosphere versus the entire American MSM. What is the future of American politics with such an imbalanced news media?

MR. BOZELL:  Well, a couple of points on the status quo.  You’re right.  If you look at the — at the media overseas, what you will find is a biased media known to the public as a biased media.  The conservative papers are known to be conservative; the liberal ones are known to be liberal.  They don’t pretend to be other than what they are.

In the media today in the United States, the public knows the media to be liberal.  The media deny a liberalism.  They deny any kind of a bias.  But this bias, this liberalism, is far different than it was say five, eight years ago.  We conservatives should rue the day we lost Tom Brokaw and Dan Rather, and Peter Jennings passed away, because when you compare those liberals to today’s crop of journalists, it’s a day and night difference.

Liberalism used to be devoted to a sense of liberalism that was decent and honest and defensible.  Today’s left has become so radicalized and dishonest in the sense that they believe that ends justify the means.  And that’s what you’ve seen throughout the first term and going into the second term of the Obama administration.  And that is exactly what is happening with the national news media, com — you know, look.  If you think about it, the Obama campaign never ended on election day.  It continued.

The media’s coverage of Obama continued the exact same way after the election.  It’s ongoing.

MR. DRISCOLL:  Obviously, the Obama administration’s malfeasance in Benghazi was, in retrospect, one of the key moments of the run-up to the 2012 election. Could you talk about that, and why the MSM was so unwilling to investigate the administration’s role in what went wrong there?

MR. BOZELL:  Sure.  In broad terms, they’re not going to investigate or follow up anything that is harmful to the narrative of the Obama administration.  Look at the IRS scandal right now.  It’s been forgotten.  It’s been dropped.  Have we resolved it?  No.  We’re nowhere nearer than we were a month ago.

Benghazi, we still haven’t gotten back to the bottom of Benghazi.  In fact, the media could have pursued it.  And just think about how they pursued foreign policy issues with, say, President George Bush.  Remember WNDs and Iraq.  They wouldn’t leave that one alone until they got what they thought was the to the bottom of it.  Benghazi?  They never even started investigating it.

And what do we know?  We know also that Candy Crowley, who was the debate moderator in the third presidential debate, took away the shining moment from Mitt Romney when Barack Obama made the outlandish statement that he had, in fact, called it terrorism, denounced it as terrorism the first night, when in fact, he hadn’t.  And Mitt Romney looked at Obama in this look of disbelief, like I can’t believe you just gave me the presidency, and she jumped in to defend the President and jumped in to back him up.

And he pulled back to her and he said to her, now say that again.  And she repeated her defense of Barack Obama.  This isn’t — this isn’t journalism.  This isn’t reporting.  They pick sides.

MR. DRISCOLL:  Brent, what’s your take on Romney’s 47 percent quote and the MSM’s attempt to turn it into a sort of campaign-ending super-gaffe?

MR. BOZELL: It was a gaffe.  It was not a super gaffe.  But if you’re going to cover gaffes, then what happened to the response that the Romney campaign came out with, the taped statement of Barack Obama calling for the redistribution of wealth in America?  A tape that the Obama campaign and the White House both confirmed were something that Barack Obama had said.

What was the coverage there?  Which I think, by the way, is far more serious.  What was the coverage there?  Not only was it not covered, but NBC had the temerity to proclaim on national television that because that tape couldn’t be confirmed or validated, they weren’t going to cover it.  And I repeat, both the White House and the Obama campaign validated it.

MR. DRISCOLL:  Brent, Chapter Eight of Collusion is titled “The Fluff-My-Pillow Interview Tour.” It’s a great title, but what is it referring to?

MR. BOZELL:  Well, if you look at the media’s coverage — hard coverage of Obama in the campaign, the Obama people were very smart in the way they handled media relations.  They didn’t present — they didn’t give anyone any opportunity to ask any tough questions.  The people that they chose for interviews were either entities that weren’t news to begin with, i.e., entertainment shows that he did appearances on, or if they were me — if they were news personalities, they were so much in the tank for him that he could go to them over and over and over and they would give him — over and over and over again, they would give him the kind of puffball treatment that he wanted.

Brian Williams of NBC, is a classic example.  There wasn’t a tough question anywhere all year long that he could ask Barack Obama.  Steve Kroft of CBS is another example, from 60 Minutes.  The reason the Obama people went to him over and over again, was because they knew he would never ask them a serious question.

Now just reverse it.  Think about Mitt Romney.  Think about the interviews he went through.  In one after another after another, they hit him and hit him and hit him.  Now, if you’re going to do — the only thing that — what we should ask for is that they do one or the other, but they not have two standards for two parties.

MR. DRISCOLL:  As we’re recording this interview, the trial of George Zimmerman is taking place. Could you talk a bit about how the MSM prepped the battlefield for Obama by nationalizing the shooting of Trayvon Martin, and creating characters for national media consumption such as Sandra Fluke?

MR. BOZELL:  Well, they — they not only tried to nationalize it in Obama’s case, just to make sure they were succeeding at it, they actually cheated and they lied.  And NBC doctored footage so that it would make it look like a racist attack on the part of George Zimmerman, who is now suing NBC for a big, big amount of money.  And should he be acquitted in this trial, as one thinks he might be, my guess is NBC is in a lot of trouble.

But this is their — their attempts to use an event to turn it into a political gain.  Sandra Fluke was the exact same thing.

Look, the coverage of social issues was another abomination by the press in the 2012 elections.  They didn’t — they tried to run the same old canard that Republicans are anti-women.  But this time, it’s taken the abortion thing — they ran a whole campaign about how the Republican Party and conservatives were anti-contraception.  There wasn’t a lick of evidence to back that statement up.  Not one lick of evidence.  And yet they repeated it over and over and over.

Why?  Because abortion is a hugely unpopular issue for democrats.  Contraception is a safe one.  So they made it up.

MR. DRISCOLL:  On the flip side, can we talk a bit about Romney himself?  The ancient Chinese strategist Sun Tzu has long been quoted as saying, “Every battle is won before it’s ever fought.”  In your estimation, was Mitt Romney the best choice to fight for the GOP in 2012?

MR. BOZELL:  No, he was a terrible choice.  And you had this — the feeling in the pit of your stomach, just as you did at the beginning of the 2008 campaign with John McCain, that he just wasn’t going to go anywhere.

Look, you — you had the — I think, the single-most vulnerable incumbent in modern times running in Barack Obama, more vulnerable than Jimmy Carter in 1980, because his record was a pure — and continues to be — a pure disaster.  Foreign policy, domestic policy, economic policy, social policy, across the board, it was a disaster.  So my dog should have been able to beat him.

So why couldn’t Mitt Romney beat him?  Because Mitt Romney did not connect with the base of the Republican party.  The Republican party is a conservative party.  Moderates do not connect.  They connect with the press.  They do not connect with the rank and file.  He never connected with the rank and file.

MR. DRISCOLL:  Brent, let’s talk a little bit more about battlefield preparation. As we were discussing before the interview, if I’m remembering correctly, I think we were both on the same National Review Cruise in 2010 with Andrew Breitbart, who passed away in March of 2012. What did you think of Breitbart’s style, and how much was he missed in the run-up to November?

MR. BOZELL:  You know, the more he antagonized the press, the more successful you knew he was being.  If Andrew Breitbart had passed away without a blip, well, that’s one thing.  Andrew Breitbart was a — was a bit of a force of nature, because he just loved calling the press out.  And he humiliated them on a regular basis.  And he embarrassed them on a regular basis.  And he was able to really expose who they were; not just who they were, but — but how vicious they could be.

So he is missed.  Of course he is missed.  He was a champion for conservatives.  He was a good guy.  We gave him the — an award at our annual gala just a year before he passed away.  And I’m glad we chose him when we did.

MR. DRISCOLL:  The Tea Party was also sidelined in 2012; as we now know, they were busy being harassed by all the president’s IRS agents. How badly did that hurt Mitt Romney’s efforts?

MR. BOZELL:  Well, I don’t know that the Tea Party could have connected enough with Mitt Romney.  Mitt Romney was surrounded by baying capital sycophants who knew nothing about the pulse of the conservative movement; even worse, could care less about the pulse of the conservative movement.

This was the most insular mismanaged catastrophe of a campaign I have ever seen, run by people who knew nothing about politics to begin with.  So, you know, all the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put Mitt Romney together again.

MR. DRISCOLL:  Brent, this question is going to take a bit of setup, so bear with me for a moment.

Between the 47 percent quote, and Candy Crowley’s freakout at the second presidential debate, the Romney campaign seemed to go into prevent defense mode in the last weeks of the election, with Romney refusing to bring up Benghazi in the closing weeks of the election. This was very much reminiscent of John McCain refusing to bring up Obama’s connections with Rev. Wright in the last weeks of 2008, for fear of being dubbed racist.

In both cases, it meant that the Republican candidate was letting the media decide what was appropriate to discuss. What did you make of such timidity when the country’s future is on the line, and when is a GOP candidate going to push back against the MSM?

MR. BOZELL:  Mitt Romney is the only candidate in my lifetime that I’ve known to deliberately go into a prevent defense while losing.  And if I never see again, I’ll be a happy man.  But why did he do that?  Why did John McCain do that?

Because the one entity they fear is the Washington press corp.  Why do they fear them?  Because they want to be on the A-list.  They want to be accepted.  They want to be part of the in crowd.  And to do things like question Reverend Wright is just not the right thing to do with the powers that be, so you don’t do it.

With Mitt Romney, it was the idea of not rocking the boat in the least, not doing anything that might upset the enemy.

Now, consider Ronald Reagan.  Ronald Reagan did the exact opposite.  Ronald Reagan took on the press with aplomb and with a gusto and with a smile on his face, and just sprayed them in the process.  So that when they — you know, they would call him the Teflon president, because nothing would stick.  And the reason nothing would stick is because the enemy — my enemy is my friend.  People knew the hostility the media felt towards him, so every time they attacked him, the public was just simply reinforcing their support of Ronald Reagan.

This is a strategy lost on moderates.  Moderates don’t like to — to do conservative things.  The late great Henry Hyde had this great term for conservatives in the eyes of these moderates.  It was “the great unwashed”.  And as long as you’re dealing with the great unwashed, you need them for the votes, you need them for the money, you need them for the activism.  But if you win, you don’t need them ever again.

MR. DRISCOLL:  When you founded the Media Research Center in 1987, it was pretty much your firm and Reed Irvine’s accuracy in media that were alone in documenting the lies and distortions of the liberal media.  Today there are thousands and thousands of bloggers and Tweeters who have joined the cause.  Does having these additional eyes help to push back against the excesses of the MSM?

MR. BOZELL:  No question.  They — we are leaving the news era and we’re into the information era.  The days of the established media dominating the news are coming to an end.  The good news is that they’re — you know, you hear the media talk about the low approval rating of Congress.  What they won’t tell is their own approval rating, which is at seven percent, according to Gallup.  I mean, they’ve got a lower level of approval than the United States Congress.

And what does that tell you?  The public isn’t believing them.  They’re leaving them.  They’ve left fifty percent of the — of the audience has left the nightly newscasts.  The New York Times is a shadow of its former self.  NBC — Newsweek sold for a dollar and even that didn’t work.  So the carcasses are mounting out there.

But here’s the problem.  They still have an audience.  But the bigger problem is, I can find and I can see the bias by commission.  I can see the media twisting a truth.  I can see that.  But what the public didn’t see was the flip side, the politics of the bias by omission, where they simply didn’t report things.

So what happens, Ed, is that at the end of the day, conservatives scratch their heads and say how could America have re-elected a man as failed as him, as dangerous as him, as naive as him, as unprepared as him, as disastrous as him?  And the answer is those things that you and I know are lost on many in the American public, because if they rely on CBS or ABC or NBC for their news, they never heard it.

MR. DRISCOLL:  And last question.  No matter who the Democrats nominate in 2016, what can the GOP, both their presidential candidate and the Blogosphere and new media do to prep the battlefield, at least a little bit more in their favor?

MR. BOZELL:  Well, the first thing that they — that the GOP needs to do is understand the problem and stop trying to make nice with people who don’t want to make nice with them.  They have to be far more selective on how and who they deal with.  They have to be far more aggressive with — with the media that distort the truth on a regular basis.

They need to make the media a national news issue.  They have to be selective on the programs they go on.  Why does anyone bother going on the Chris Matthews show?  Nothing good ever came of it.  Why do people have to go on the Bill Maher show?  Nothing good ever comes out of it.  They’ve got to be smarter.  They’ve got to know that going on Jon Stewart’s show live is fine.  Going on it in a taped venue is disastrous, because they become the butt of the jokes.  They’ve got to learn how — the basic media ins and outs.

Then they’ve got to work with the new media.  There’s so many people who are still so resistant to the times, the blogosphere, the talk radio, so many different venues to go through.  CNS news, Breitbart, there’s so many ways to communicate with the American people.  And you’ve got to use those avenues.  It’s a lot more work.  But when you do it you will succeed in reaching the American public.  We don’t need the old media, we need the new media.

MR. DRISCOLL:  This is Ed Driscoll for PJ Media.com, and we’ve been talking with Brent Bozell, the founder of the Media Research Center and the co-author, along with Tim Graham, of the new book Collusion: How the Media Stole the 2012 Election—and How to Stop Them from Doing It in 2016. It’s published by HarperCollins, and available from Amazon.com and your local bookstore.

And Brent, good luck with the new book, continued success with the Media Research Center, and thank you once again for stopping by today.

MR. BOZELL:  And thank you, Ed.  And thank you to PJ Media.

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Transcribed by eScribers.net, with minor revisions (including hyperlinks) by Ed Driscoll. Artwork created using images by Shutterstock.com.

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I got the idea that the Republicans deliberately threw the election in the previous election with McCain.

The Republican Party is just as liberal/progressive as the Democrat party, but they're stuck with a base that wants them to oppose progressive big government. They have no intention of doing so, but also want to get elected into office.

So, they provide a false opposition that "opposes" the Left with the premeditated intent of losing.

I know that everyone likes to refer to liberal Republicans as "RINO's", but since most elected Republicans are RINO's, it's kind of a misnomer since the RINO's are actually the mainstream.
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So the media stole the election from Romney. SO WHAT? Do you honestly believe that anything would be different if Romney had won. The only difference between Romney and Obama is skin color. Who cares if it is Obamacare or Romneycare. Who cares if we have a bloated Big Government run by a White Guy or a Black Guy? It's not about the Economy Stupid! It's about the PEOPLE!!!! OF, BY AND FOR THE PEOPLE!!! Get the Big Government out of the way. Get the high taxes out of the way that you use to run it. Get the regulations out of the way and give this country back to the people. We are what it is all about! Not the TSA, the CIA, the NSA or whatever other vegetable soup of letters you can come up with.All this Government does is take away your rights and liberties in the name of keeping you safe from the Boogeyman who wants to jump out and scare you. You have sold your Rights and Liberties for a PROMISE of safety while the danger grows ever larger. This country was founded on the idea that the Government isn't the answer, THE PEOPLE ARE!!
Ron Paul had a better vision and a better idea, one he has been preaching for thirty years. He hasn't had to change every time the winds blow from a different direction. I suggest you turn your computer channel to www.RonPaul.com and find out the truth about what is happening to your Rights and Liberties. Then do your homework and read YOUR Constitution and see what Your responsibilities are. Better yet read YOUR Declaration of Independence and try to explain why it sounds like it is describing our current situation and not some ancient history that has no connection today. We've given it all away for a PROMISE of safety that the Big Government can't deliver on.
The problem isn't the Democrats or the Republicans or The ECONOMY. IT"S THE GOVERNMENT STUPID!!!
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The stealing of the 2012 election began in Iowa with Karl Rove calling the results hours in advance on Fox News with Ron Paul being cheated in that state.
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I'm sorry, I believe the 2012 was a coordinated effort. The Democrats and Obama, allowed the IRS, DOJ to steal the election, with the help of the MSM. It was coordinated because you had Democrat Congressmen writing letters to the IRS to investigate the tea party, you had other congresspeople trashing the tea party, you had the President of the United States, trashing the tea party, and you had the Vice-President of the United States trashing the tea party. The Press, in its own way, trashed the tea party. Their coverage of tea party events was the most biased I'd ever see, against people who were, in effect, just citizens using their constitutional rights.

None of these groups, the elected officials, the DOJ, the IRS, nor the press, could have swung this election on their own, it had to be coordinated. I'm not sure how it was coordinated, it could have been through the unions, or by the White House directly, who knows. You just can't get this level of coordination without some effort on someone's part.

It's like when Bush picked Dick Cheney as his running-mate, and the word "gravitas" spread like wildfire throughout the MSM, how can they be having an independent thought and come up with that arcane word?
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Journo-list, and like means.
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It will be interesting to see who the Marxist Socialist Media chooses to be president next.
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I don't appreciate the money I send this site being used by self-promoting/refrencing posters. I wish PJM would put a stop to it. I have no problem with linking to regular sites that add info to the topic at hand....but this constant self-promotion by Adinaf should be stopped. Soon. Please.
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The anger of so many at the dem party for foisting this fraud on us didn’t sink in the first time.

My money is also on massive voter fraud helping to reelect Fraud-O.
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RNC Sham 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtkLite1aFA

How The Government & Media Cheated Ron Paul

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXlWiTPn7pQ
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STOP MAKING NEWS IN DC! Nobody in the BoWash Axis of Evil is ever going to support anything a Republican does. Nobody in the Left Coast Ecotopia west of the mountains from Seattle to San Diego (and you can actually add coastal Alaska from Cordova to Ketchikan and not a little of Anchorage) is ever going to support anything a Republican does. So why in the World would any Republican have a presser in DC, NYC, BOS, or SEA, SFO, and LA? Anything you do in those major cities, especially the East Coast ones, is going to be grabbed and spun by the MSM and then the spin is what goes out to the Country.

Republicans need to abandon Georgetown. If you're a Member of Congress, wherever you build a fundraiser, they will come; a lobbyist or bundler will find the address to send the money to. Republican Congresspeople need to find that string that will lead them back to their district and state. If they have a press release to make, they should make it to their local and regional media. I know it doesn't feel as good as making the National news, but few of the people watching the National news can vote for you, everybody watching the local news can.

The dominant print media in my state is the McClatchey-owned Anchorage Daily News. McClatchey hates Republicans and most of the ADN's reporters and editors hate Republicans, but the ADN has to sell papers and ads here, so they have to be at least a little respectful of the opinions of their mostly Republican readership and local advertisers. The big Lower 48-based chains only look at readership and views, but the meat and potatoes of local paper advertising is car dealers and real estate brokerages, most of which are owned by locals who are also Republicans. If the little commie reporters want to keep a newspaper to report for, they have to be nice to local businesses no matter their politics.

Republicans need to reject the DC swamp and reject people who like that swamp. I know what it is like to be an appointee in a capital city; it is intoxicating, and you need to sober up quickly. Democrats only get graded for their savoir faire with fast cars, old whiskey, and young women; Republicans get chased out of office for those things. There's lots of fast cars, old whiskey, and young women in a capital city. If you feel the need to play with them, you really shouldn't run for office as a Republican.

Republicans need to get their validation in their district and state and from the people who can vote for them, not from the prostitutes and presstitutes, excuse me, hostesses and reporters, in New York, DC, or LA. Our late and lamented Senator Ted Stevens made a mistake that almost cost him his political career back in '80 when he went along to get along with the Democrats on the Alaska National Interest Lands and Conservation Act (ANILCA). I was a part of the group that raised the money to by double truck ads in every major paper in the Country, the tag line of which was "Senator Stevens, Please Come Home." And we had the signatures of just about everybody who was anybody in Alaska underneath it. He never forgot where he was from again. Republicans need to come home and stay there unless they have to be in DC for a committee meeting or a vote - and not evern all of those.
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I get the feeling this book is "preaching to the choir". Most of the points brought out in the interview I already knew about, the problem is getting people that don't get their news from sites like this one to read it.

You just know it will get terrible reviews in the MSM if it gets mentioned at all. Even the reader reviews on Amazon have been hit by what one reviewer called the "One Star Wonders" meaning those that come on only to give this book the worst possible review probably without even reading it. Before I review a book I actually read it first and then try to give my true honest feelings about it. Just from this article I am sure I am going to enjoy reading this book even though it may just be confirming what I already know.
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The left has an active cadre that patrols the internet, and particularly conservative sites, to sew disinformation and to try to demoralize the readers/posters. They've said as much. It is entirely consistent with their politics, based more on resentment than new ideas.

Bear that in mind and ignore the trolls. If you respond it simply encourages them.
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The media didn't steal the election. The GOP handed it to them by not contesting it. Romney was a sad choice, but a logical choice when you realize that the GOP wanted it that way.
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I got the idea that the Republicans deliberately threw the election in the previous election with McCain.

The Republican Party is just as liberal/progressive as the Democrat party, but they're stuck with a base that wants them to oppose progressive big government. They have no intention of doing so, but also want to get elected into office.

So, they provide a false opposition that "opposes" the Left with the premeditated intent of losing.

I know that everyone likes to refer to liberal Republicans as "RINO's", but since most elected Republicans are RINO's, it's kind of a misnomer since the RINO's are actually the mainstream.
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