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  •  The Republicans play "Can You Top This?" (5+ / 0-)

    Great job, aurabass.  Putting this in context makes it part of the long string of abuses you identify in that false equivalency paragraph.  Coming so close after Allen West's exhumation of Joseph McCarthy -- Communists in Congress! -- it's tempting to see this as a game of "chicken" where the Obama haters try to see how vile and incendiary they can be without getting arrested or pilloried by public opinion (and which of THOSE is most likely in today's political environment?)

    t & r

    -7.75, -8.10; All it takes is security in your own civil rights to make you complacent.

    by Dave in Northridge on Thu Apr 19, 2012 at 05:16:19 AM PDT

    •  or alternatively, finally piss someone else off (7+ / 0-)

      so badly that he takes a pot shot at one of these guys and inadvertantly unleashes a fire storm from these guys.

      i actually think this is what they want: to take it so far over the limit that someone responds and then they have their justification.

      Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounding yourself with a-holes - William Gibson.

      by doesnotworkorplaywellwithothers on Thu Apr 19, 2012 at 06:55:19 AM PDT

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      •  I think we should do more (5+ / 0-)

        to ignore and/or dismiss this sort of shit.  

        A teabagger friend (yes, a friend --not a very close one-- but aside from politics a good person) brought this up to me yesterday.

        "I'll bet you're all outraged about the Nuge," he said (smuggly laughing).

        "Nah.  What do I care about a dude who hunts fenced animals and whose dick is so tiny he can't even feel it in any girl over 14."

        His response was silence.  So I continued.

        "You really ought to find some new heroes, dude."

        Treating Nuge as a threat is exactly what he (and those who project themselves on him) desperately wants.

        •  i think i'm with you there. last night i (1+ / 0-)
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          suggested that what we should all do anytime anyone - a friend, a co-worker, a neighbor - brought up romney is to shake our heads, sadly, slowly, and say 'how anyone can vote for a man who sought the endorsement of a pedophile is beyond me'.

          Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounding yourself with a-holes - William Gibson.

          by doesnotworkorplaywellwithothers on Thu Apr 19, 2012 at 10:52:40 AM PDT

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