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  •  So don't complain when you lose support then (3+ / 0-)
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    Gator Keyfitz, Dave925, ctexrep

    If that's your political philosophy that's fine. Personally, I could care less about the physical flag etc.

    But to probably the majority of the 99% and main street America, it's a big f-ing deal (to paraphrase our VP).

    Burning flags is your right. Tea Partiers have the right to make racist signs and hurl racist epithets. It doesn't mean it's going to attract people to your cause and doesn't make it smart.

    When we stop putting leaders from the past up on pedestals and ignoring their flaws, we can start seeing our present leaders for what they really are.

    by PhillyJeff on Tue Jan 31, 2012 at 07:00:41 PM PST

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    •  There's a difference between noting what (0+ / 0-)

      you noted (which I agree with) and excusing it as ctexrep did by implying that the jingoism isn't, well, jingoism.

      I'm not willing to call it 'stupid' because flag burning can be an effective attention getter, but it probably isn't a tactic I'd personally use or endorse.

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