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September 27, 2010 4:57 AM

Commentary: GOP's 'no' and 'socialism' scare tactics have been around since Truman

In a world where little seems the same as yesterday and tomorrow is always uncertain, there are some constants. Even in politics, some things don't change. The opposition party has no program except opposition. It is as ready to sell out the common good to corporate interests and the wealthy as it was when it opposed the New Deal. And to ensure any progressive program is dismantled, Republicans, and their sock puppets on Fox News, are still dragging out that moth-eaten scarecrow and labeling anything they oppose as socialism.

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