Social conservative sucker punch: Republican contenders compete for hearts and souls of the ridiculously simple-minded

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With the 2012 election campaigns ready for kickoff, Republican contenders are ramping up their base by playing “who can be the most socially conservative and fundamentally religious” against each other, despite the fact that the real issues facing the country – jobs, economy, security, health – have nothing to do with “social” ideas like gay marriage and Planned Parenthood.

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Fox News and Right wing: ‘United we stand’ against unity and democracy

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In Madison, Wisconsin, working Americans are standing together in the fight against a  state-wide overhaul of union rights that would impact scores of state union workers. For all the Right’s rants of supposed socialist satanists and its slobbering slurs against “aristocratic” Democrats and union “thugs,” it would be nice if it read up on America’s pro-union history.

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