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christopherhuff:

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What’s the thinking behind this? Is the RNC banking on a complete rehabilitation of W’s image, or are they trying to usher in such a rehabilitaiton themselves? Why does the tone of the sticker seem vaguely sarcastic?  We’re as stumped as you. source 

They did it for Reagan, so now it’s Bush’s turn.
“Thanks, W., for the unnecessary wars and deaths and for helping to ruin the economy!”
EDIT: Rachel Maddow did a great piece the other night about the short attention span and memory of Americans which illustrates the above wonderfully.

christopherhuff:

shortformblog:

What’s the thinking behind this? Is the RNC banking on a complete rehabilitation of W’s image, or are they trying to usher in such a rehabilitaiton themselves? Why does the tone of the sticker seem vaguely sarcastic?  We’re as stumped as you. source 

They did it for Reagan, so now it’s Bush’s turn.

“Thanks, W., for the unnecessary wars and deaths and for helping to ruin the economy!”

EDIT: Rachel Maddow did a great piece the other night about the short attention span and memory of Americans which illustrates the above wonderfully.

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Before I was in media and before was doing this kind of media, I was a student of political science. I did a doctorate in political science and I studied social movements and how activists bring about change. The one thing that I learned and saw in action, and was never able to prove academically but I believe it with all my heart, is the thing that makes you most likely to win is winning. And that when you are unexpectedly able to achieve something, you not only attract attention, you attract hope—and hope is momentum.
But for Fox News to complain about playing any tape one-too-many times is patently hilarious. It wasn’t that long ago that Fox decided to make Reverend Jeremiah Wright a central figure in the 2008 Presidential campaign. The infamous “chickens are coming home to roost/God-damn America” tape of Wright—Mr. Obama’s pastor for 20 years to that point—was played hundreds of times on the network.
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