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Myth of “American Exceptionalism” – The Ultimate, Pernicious Howler by Robert Becker

by Robert S. Becker
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December 3, 2010

God’s mysterious sense of humor strikes again, afflicting the lunatic fringe with this especially ludicrous zinger: the delusion of infallibility.  1,179 more words

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Obama Needs an Enemy – Or Else, ‘What’s Up, Lame-duck?’ By Robert S. Becker

by Robert S. Becker
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November 27, 2010

How quickly the meteoric prince has fallen to earth, with a thud.  The splashy campaigner has morphed into a cross between Neville Chamberlain, England’s Nazi appeaser, and George Armstrong Custer, rushing to get ambushed at the Little Big Horn.  1,123 more words

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W.'s Double Whammy: Book Blitz Ambushes GOP Revival & Democrats Letting Evil-doers at Large By Robert S. Becker

by Robert S. Becker
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November 16, 2010

Guess what conspicuous, repulsive fly just landed on the surging GOP ointment minutes after claiming a midterm mandate? 1,308 more words

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Confessions of a Reluctant Republican Shill, Fifth Columnist by Misdirection By Robert S. Becker

by Robert S. Becker
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November 1, 2010

My name is Robert, and I am some sort of Republican Shill. It’s uncanny and unsettling: nigh over 20 years, for every gorgeous phrase I lovingly fashion to advance the left, the right grows stronger and nastier, its candidates better funded and more unhinged. 1,152 more words

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Angry Leftists 'Man Up' Against Scapegoating – Defying "When in doubt, bash progressives" by Robert S. Becker

by Robert S. Becker
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October 25, 2010

Berkeley, CA: “Is this open season on leftists for having opinions, especially when correct?” fires off a new progressive group: “We’re this season’s real piñata, smeared by Tea Party red-baiting, ridiculed by the president for thinking world peace should start or the Pentagon end, and lately chided as Republican shills by fellow liberals online.   1,039 more words

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Why the Left Gets No Respect By Robert S. Becker

by Robert S. Becker
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October 12, 2010

Is it a mystery why a six-pack of rightwingnuts, loonier and less qualified than the Wasilla quitter, are vying for Senate seats while the most principled Democrat, Russ Feingold, faces ruin?  1,190 more words

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The Audacity of Blame: The Politics of Put-down By Robert Becker

by Robert S. Becker
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October 6, 2010

Well, exxccuusse us doubters. Mr. President, for assessing real-world results of your major decisions (or non-decisions). 1,112 more words

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