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Most apposite comment on Santorum victories

Santorum Upsets G.O.P. Race With Three Victories - NYTimes.com:

"Hatred and prejudice is a card that can indeed be played, but it never takes you anywhere in the end. This election has brought out the worst in a Party that has come to represent the last gasp of a people who are reluctant and fearful of a changing America. Among the many things the GOP/Tea Party base don't realize is that America has always represented change. The GOP in 2012 is the opposite of that ideal, and only represent the negative side of our nation.

DENYING evolution (lunacy); DENYING global warming (absurd); DENYING the right of consenting adults to live their life as they see fit; DENYING a middle class the dignity of living a decent life they worked for, and paid for; DENYING a women's rights to have control over their own body; DENYING America the right to live in a secular society; DENYING people the right to affordable heath care. Deny, deny, deny.... that's what the Republicans are all about. They are stuck in the past, and think that a heavier dose of what we've grown up from as a culture is the way to victory in 2012. They are severely mistaken."

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ShortFormContent at Blogger: How President Obama Can Win Christian Conservatives:

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To counter the invidious efforts of Karl Rove and the Brothers Koch, simple videos of everyday people expressing gratitude for specific results from specific things that the President has achieved will create a signature response that will turn the tables on the Super PACs.

There could be an intro that flags lies distortions and anonymous attacks as unreal and even criminal and a cut to what is real, recognizable and not anonymous I am (name). I have lived here in (name) for (time). Thanks to (President Obama's (name) Act ... and so forth for ten seconds. Close with a continuation of the story narrated over evocative images and simple acoustic music.

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