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  • Who’s in touch with those ‘grassroots’? (telling D.C. to ignore Tea Party, Rush Limbaugh voices)

    10/11/2013 12:27:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 10, 2013 | Jennifer Rubin,
    There is a misnomer about the “grassroots” on the right. (The misnomer is on the right and the grassroots is as well.) It goes something like this: Longtime congressmen and senators are in a D.C. bubble and out of touch with the grassroots. The authentic expression for those people can be found among talk show hosts (many of whom reside in either New York or Washington D.C.), certain D.C.-based Washington think tanks, and the most ferocious of the right-wing bloggers and TV talking heads. The problem: It isn’t true. Oh, and the latter group of people don’t really know what...
  • The Problem, of Course, Is Washington

    10/08/2013 11:49:24 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 9, 2013 | Bruce Walker
    ........Most of us sense that politicians in Washington, whatever their notional ideology or party, are soon overwhelmed by the slavish attention given to them by the media. These folks can be bought -- and that means not so much criminal bribery as pandering to vanity, or rich jobs for spouses,or other perks and delights that aristocrats in far-off capitals from the Romanovs to the Nomenklatura of Moscow's Red Tsars have enjoyed.The problem, of course, is not some grand policy debate over ObamaCare, but rather the dreary,unblinking,dull focus on Washington,that artificial city populated solely by those with a profound professional and...