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    If you're asking me not to put words in your mouth, then I would kindly request that you offer me the same courtesty.  Your claim that I am supporting Ron Paul, tacitly or otherwise, is an outright lie.  

    As for hypocrisy, I don't think I'm the hypocrite here.  I explained what I see as hypocritical in this instance here:

    The proffered rationale for not saying anything good about "the few positions [Paul's] good on" was that it was propping up Paul and, so the argument goes, that gave aid and comfort to his other, extremely noxious views.  And this was said to be true even when people made clear they weren't endorsing Paul and that they condemned his other views.  In other words, with Paul, it was all or nothing.

    With Santorum, however, it seems that we are being asked to do something that will help ensure he continues to have a platform to spout his hateful rhetoric.  The longer Santorum is a contender, the longer he'll have the attention of the MSM, and thus the longer he'll have a megaphone for his views.  Somehow, unlike Paul, actual electoral support for Santorum can be separated from his offensive views.

    So while you may see a difference between the praise of Paul and the voting for Santorum, the claimed rationale for condemning the one cannot be squared with the rationale for supporting the other.

    I hope that clarifies the matter.

    "Ça c'est une chanson que j'aurais vraiment aimé ne pas avoir écrite." -- Barbara

    by FogCityJohn on Thu Feb 16, 2012 at 04:23:26 PM PST

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