The Republican Party still hasn't grasped the meaning of "projection:" a psychological defense mechanism where a person subconsciously denies his or her own attributes, thoughts, and emotions, which are then ascribed to the outside world, usually to other people. According to Sigmund Freud, projection is a psychological defense mechanism whereby one "projects" one's own undesirable thoughts, motivations, desires, and feelings onto someone else. 'Emotions or excitations which the ego tries to ward off are "split out" and then felt as being outside the ego...perceived in another person'.
In fact Rush Limbaugh blurted out a tactic we just saw used masterfully during the Walker recall election, where poll results became a talking point intended to discourage Democratic voter turnout; polls showing the Walker lead over his opponents, the dissatisfaction over the recall process itself, and the public's ambivalence to spend money on maintaining a democratic republic...etc.
Another GOP tactic to be keenly aware of, thanks to the buffoon of right wing talk:
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