Monday, December 12, 2005

The WAR on Christmas Subterfuge -(related Consortium article link)


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What is it really about?
Bush is JUSTIFIABLY down, down, down in the polls, so they need to rally, around something, and as usual ATTACKING the perceived EVIL "liberals" is a no brainer ROVIANESQUE technique.
Here is an excellent article that exploeres the real meaning of the Bush regimes and their Spew on Cue Crew's Merry CHRISTMAS war.
http://www.consortiumnews.com/2005/121005.html
....political operatives who can turn the Christmas celebration ..... a traditional message of love, peace and tolerance into one of anger, conflict and resentment.
... the American Right in extracting a “war on Christmas” out of a few well-meaning gestures to non-Christians, such as using the greeting “Happy Holidays,” is a testament to the investment conservatives have made in media over three decades.
.... the Right now can take a few scattered anecdotes on almost any topic and heat them up into a hot-button issue.
This “perception management” capability is now so powerful that even the most absurd notions can be made convincing to millions of Americans.....

Bush himself-or his crafty handlers like to play it both ways-for sure-remaining above the fray-so he sent 'Happy Holiday' cards out-very nice ones-and did catch some flak for it from some on the far-right. I guess they like to shake his tree once in a while to remind him THEY are his base.

Making regular folks feel threatened by a silly non-exsistant war on Christmas is a distraction, a useful device.
Please it is very worth reading the entire LINKED article - actually a wonderful site for an in depth HISTORY of the Bush regime- VERY FACTUAL!!!! FACTS not just smears.

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