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    Default Why Do Republicans keep holing Hearings that blowup in their Faces.

    While I have been away I have done some research on some of these so called hearings.

    Benghazi, How many people know that Ambassador Stevens was never shot. He died from Smoke inhalation. Why did the CIA leave him in a burning building? That we will never know, the agent that left him there was killed at the Annex which was the real target, not the compound. How many have even heard that there was a protest outside the Embassy in Tripoli that day, the personal there were evacuated to Italy. Two deaths in Benghazi did not need to happen. So who really is accountable for those two Deaths? One assault did make it into Benghazi that is why there were only Two deaths at the Annex not more.

    Fast and Furious , Selling Guns to the Mexicans? Not hardly . F&F is still an on going ATF investigation into gun shops in AZ that were selling guns to young gang members , some who were not even 21. These gang members would then run the guns across the border and sell them.

    IRS, Targets Tea Party! Give me a break. More Liberal groups where denied tax exempt status then these so call Conservative groups. None of the political groups should be tax exempt. They all should show where their money is coming from.

    The sound bites we get on the news these days seems to be nothing but propaganda for one side or the other. It is a shame that if we want to stay informed with the correct information we have to look for ourselves.

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    Because people believe it. There was a poster here last Spring, Baby Balto, who was genuinely shocked that we weren't all rioting on the White House lawn 24/7 regarding Benghazi. Fear and deception are effective.

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    Two words: bible belt

    (Disclaimer: that's the perspective from up here in Canada by those of us who watch `merican politics with a kind of grim fascination..)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoundCoder View Post
    Two words: bible belt

    (Disclaimer: that's the perspective from up here in Canada by those of us who watch `merican politics with a kind of grim fascination..)
    It's certainly a factor, and I"m a Methodist minister of music, so if it impacts on me, you can imagine that it is an influencing factor. The Republicans have hitched their star to Christian conservatives because that seems to be their biggest voter block. What they fail to realize is that this group does not represent the majority of Americans. In fact, more Americans are not going to church. Part of this is because the traditional church is stuck in its own dogma, unable to accept how contemporary society has changed, and has different needs. Additionally, we educate children to think for themselves, weighing evidence to determine facts.

    Families are more fragmented and have new needs. They tend to be less judgmental, in part because of the internet, and in part because they realize their own imperfections. Who would attend a church that is still stuck in clerical condemnation for almost everything under the sun!

    I've seen both John McCain and Mitt Romney do about faces in their personal philosophies once they decided to run for the Presidency. They both appeared at Thomas Road Baptist Church and Liberty University, embracing Christian conservatism. I don't believe Republicans who do this can win the big national elections. Even in conservative Virginia, we had a Democratic sweep with the three biggest offices, starting with the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General. The Republicans ran conservative Tea Party candidates, and lost. Americans are more in the middle, mainstream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AEsahaettr View Post
    Because people believe it. There was a poster here last Spring, Baby Balto, who was genuinely shocked that we weren't all rioting on the White House lawn 24/7 regarding Benghazi. Fear and deception are effective.
    Lol I remember him, he actually lives within a 100 miles of me, to the point I can name the town he lives in (even though he never divulged it)

    I have very good reason for throwing the television out several years ago (still have a big screen, just no cable/satellite), namely, the crass commercialism, which I first noticed when moving back to the US from Europe 20 years ago, as well as the blatant lies produced by most of the major network news

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennyrallen View Post
    While I have been away I have done some research on some of these so called hearings.
    Knowing how well you do your research... I have never heard of any of this. Mind actually posting sources?

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    The news has been canceled. In its place is the cooked up propagandistic garbage we get today. The internet exacerbates it because anyone can write any stupid thing and bury genuine information with their coked up cooked up garbage.

    In the short term, the fix is for us to seek out multiple sources of info and learn how to discern spin from super spin. The long term fix, though? I haven't worked that one out yet.

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    I'm working on that too, GoldDragon. I'll let you know if I have any breakthroughs.

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    The better question is:

    Why do democrats make topics like this? It's like swearing sunglasses outside when it's bright, and someone walks up to me, incredulous over the fact that I'm wearing sunglasses and insisting that it's nighttime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldDragonAurkarm View Post
    The internet exacerbates it because anyone can write any stupid thing and bury genuine information with their coked up cooked up garbage.
    I actually think the solution lies here as well. The internet has totally lowered the bar for the mass dissemination of speech. This has introduced a lot of noise also some signal. It has also made things a lot easier to verify and refute by just providing massive availability of information.

    Ultimately as with traditional media, "independent/internet" media will come down to trust. This already happens in a lot of niches. I have several online sources I rely upon and trust for various tech related info. Eventually this will happen with general mass media, with a handful of sources that establish themselves as reliable to their audience in an environment where any can dig up inaccuracies and make anonymous accusations.

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