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Posted: 6/4/2008 7:01:28 AM EST
"If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you; But if you really make them think, they'll hate you."
Don Marquis
US humorist (1878 - 1937)

Link Posted: 6/4/2008 7:04:09 AM EST
More like: If the masses are content with pablum, why bother giving them steak?
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 7:07:49 AM EST
Cicero said it better:


A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly against the city. But the traitor moves among those within the gates freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears no traitor; he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation; he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city; he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 7:09:15 AM EST

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
More like: If the masses are content with pablum SPAM, why bother giving them steak?


Fixed
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 7:18:06 AM EST

Originally Posted By PBIR:
Cicero said it better:


A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly against the city. But the traitor moves among those within the gates freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears no traitor; he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation; he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city; he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared.


That is better for Obama, but not an explanation of his campaign. How can someone who says nothing, enthrall so many. That defies even government education!
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 7:21:51 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/4/2008 7:22:06 AM EST by PBIR]

Originally Posted By Dr_Dickie:

Originally Posted By PBIR:
Cicero said it better:


A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly against the city. But the traitor moves among those within the gates freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears no traitor; he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation; he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city; he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared.


That is better for Obama, but not an explanation of his campaign. How can someone who says nothing, enthrall so many. That defies even government education!


The Book of Revalation talks about such a feat.

Back to Cicero, if you think of "he" as referring to the Dem party as a whole it still works.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 7:22:43 AM EST

Originally Posted By Dr_Dickie:
"If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you; But if you really make them think, they'll hate you."
Don Marquis
US humorist (1878 - 1937)


I haven't heard it before, but I like it.

Thanks.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 7:28:23 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/4/2008 7:28:35 AM EST by EternalVigilance]
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eta: That is spot on.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 7:33:13 AM EST

Originally Posted By Dr_Dickie:
"If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you; But if you really make them think, they'll hate you."
Don Marquis
US humorist (1878 - 1937)



It sums up every political campaign, especially the great race to preside over a nation of clowns. God knows the Republicans NEVER blow smoke up your ass and over simplify things.

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