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  •  So if I max out a contribution to Gingrich... (1+ / 0-)
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    JML9999

    ... will all of my other donations and volunteer time absolve me of that fact, without too many questions being asked?

    Because $2500 is even more of a piddle.

    I would hope one might think to ask WHY I would give $2500 to Gingrich, regardless of how much of a piddle it is.

    Regards,
    Corporate Dog

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    by Corporate Dog on Thu Dec 08, 2011 at 09:12:28 PM PST

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    •  "I would hope......." (0+ / 0-)

      is that a fully loaded question?

      Response: If you "got it" you wouldn't be a republican

      by JML9999 on Thu Dec 08, 2011 at 09:25:49 PM PST

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      •  It's not a loaded question at all. (1+ / 0-)
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        Someone upthread suggested it was "purity-trolling" to take the Gates Foundation to task for their openly wingnut views on the US education system, because of all the other good things they do in the world.*

        Meanwhile, if I suggested that I donated to Gingrich (even while giving to Dems in other races; essentially compartmentalizing my donations like Gates did) I know I'd be ripped into on DK with the ferocity of a starving pack of wild hyenas.

        And rightfully so.

        Regards,
        Corporate Dog

        *"Good things", it should be noted, that help push computers and software.

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        by Corporate Dog on Fri Dec 09, 2011 at 03:11:26 AM PST

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