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Most Americans Don’t Like the Republican Party

Franklin @ September 8, 2008 # 2 Comments

Neither the Democratic Party for that matter. The truth of the matter is that America is less a democracy than a indifferencecracy (the power of indifference). Let’s see the numbers from Infoplease: The average turnout from 1960 to 2006 is 47.8 of the eligible population. That is, more than half the people with a right […]

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Linguistic Wars

Franklin @ August 29, 2008 # One Comment

As politic discourse was supplanted with one-liner “talking points”, what passes for political argument became a tedious repetition of linguistic devices designed to frame the argument in order to forestall real political discussion. When in 2004 Republican pundits created the “swift boat” linguistic device and John Kerry fell for it, a great deal of his […]

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The Myth of Republican Fiscal Conservatism

Franklin @ November 30, 2007 # 13 Comments

Seeing Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney fight over who is more of a fiscal conservative made me think that they are actually barking up the wrong tree. You see, although the Republican Party claims to be the party of “small government”, and many fiscal conservatives vote Republican for that reason, the record shows that the […]

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