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  •  I believe Jon when he said..... (2+ / 0-)
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    Ron Paul is a hobbit.....and a bad one at that....

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    The goal is not to bring your adversaries to their knees but to their senses. -- Mahatma Gandhi

    by Mindmover on Fri Dec 23, 2011 at 11:51:32 AM PST

    •  It's fun making fun of people's looks isn't it. (1+ / 0-)
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      So easy to do.  Low hanging fruit.  

      Rick Perry is George Bush without brains.

      by thestructureguy on Fri Dec 23, 2011 at 12:19:40 PM PST

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      •  in Ron Paul's case, it is a whole hell of a lot... (0+ / 0-)

        more than looks.......

        racism2

        The goal is not to bring your adversaries to their knees but to their senses. -- Mahatma Gandhi

        by Mindmover on Fri Dec 23, 2011 at 12:26:59 PM PST

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      •  I watched the above CSPAN video (0+ / 0-)

        and I do not see anything wrong with what he said.

        We should have listened to him prior to the war on the people of Iraq. He was the most outspoken anti-war politician in congress. He wrote a 19 reasons article for not going to war on Iraq. I reproduced this strong article and passed in out on the streets in many anti-war protests.

        Had we listened to his gutsy rebuttal to the war-profiteers a million lives would have been saved along with more than a $trillion dollars.

        War is costly. Peace is priceless!

        by frostbite on Fri Dec 23, 2011 at 01:29:16 PM PST

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        •  In other words, you are a single issue voter nt (1+ / 0-)
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          •  The anti-Ron Paul rants on Kos (0+ / 0-)

            are mystifying to me. It seems apparent that Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee,  especially with the Repub  establishment and the big money behind him. Attacking Paul is only helping Romney. It's nutty.

            Yes, I am a one issues voter. The terrorism and cost of wars are greater than all other issues combined.  

            I have seen the terrorism of war. Every one that I knew during my infantry stint in North Korea was killed in a war that no one understood. Each day of my life I think of these very young men who died away from home and their loved ones.

            War is costly. Peace is priceless!

            by frostbite on Fri Dec 23, 2011 at 04:01:40 PM PST

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            •  I do not understand what is mystifying about (0+ / 0-)

              being a bigot......

              you either are racist or you are not racist......

              you cannot be a little bit pregnant......

              The goal is not to bring your adversaries to their knees but to their senses. -- Mahatma Gandhi

              by Mindmover on Fri Dec 23, 2011 at 04:34:07 PM PST

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              •  I disagree with your analysis (1+ / 0-)
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                Everyone stereotypes to one degree or another because you simply do not have all the information about everyone you interact with in a given day.  Nor does it make sense for you to attempt to acquire it.  Some of the assumptions you make about the people you meet will be wrong, but if you're a reasonable person, most will be correct, or at least correct enough for your purposes.  I would argue that what people mean when they talk about racism is an extreme form of stereotyping, one that focuses on what the color of a person's skin is.  We have other "-isms" to refer to other extreme forms of stereotyping, such as sexism, ageism, etc.  The difference is not one of kind, it is one of degree.

                •  according to what is being reported... (0+ / 0-)
                  I would argue that what people mean when they talk about racism is an extreme form of stereotyping, one that focuses on what the color of a person's skin is.

                  what you have just stated is exactly what happened.....

                  The goal is not to bring your adversaries to their knees but to their senses. -- Mahatma Gandhi

                  by Mindmover on Fri Dec 23, 2011 at 10:25:20 PM PST

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