Thursday, February 04, 2010

Budget Reality and a Splinter

When I saw this it just reminded me of how well the Right can control the message by only telling half truths and incomplete messages. There are positives and negatives to any situation, the Right isn't very good about telling you the trade-offs. Someday we'll get to the point where the people will demand honest debate, until then, the spin-meisters get to decide what we see and hear.

This one points out what I have been mentioning, recently. I believe the GOP's biggest obstacle towards major mid term gains is not the resurgence of the Democratic Party, but the continued popularity of the Tea Party Movement and the potential splintering of the GOP base.

The Left has gone through that with the Green party presidential campaigns, and the Right with Ross Perot's Reform Party. We'll see if the GOP's memory is long enough to recall what happened last time they were fractured. Since they are much better at discipline, I think they'll figure it out in time.


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