Bush Addresses the RNC, Insults the “Angry Left,” Himself

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Two “really?” moments from Bush’s address via satellite to the Party tonight:

1. Describing McCain’s five and a half years as a POW: “If the Hanoi Hilton could not break John McCain’s resolve, you can be sure the Angry Left never will.”

Wow, not nice.

2. Describing McCain’s support of the surge during his presidential bid, risking unpopularity with the voters: “John McCain said he cared more about the United States not losing a war than he did about losing an election.”

Well, duh. Oh yeah, if only you’d felt that way in 2004…

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Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

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Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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