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  •  People change. They pick up new (0+ / 0-)

    frames of right and wrong. I am not the same person I was in 2004.

    •  Nasty little ad hominem attacker UID 310212 (0+ / 0-)

      You don't know me.  And why not address the issue of Obama's utter failure to prosecute any of the crimes committed by Wall Street?

      You can't change the world without conflict. -- Markos

      by ZAPatty on Sat Aug 11, 2012 at 12:05:27 PM PDT

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      •  I never insulted your argument by (0+ / 0-)

        insulting you personally, that is what an "ad hominem" is. Know what you're throwing around. I said you were throwing a tantrum, which accurately describes your reaction to these events. Now, OTOH, if I had said "you're being a whiny little Princess", then that would be a proper ad hominem. See the difference? In example one, I belittle your argument. In example two, I belittle your argument by belittling you. You're welcome.

        I know the list of Obama's failures. The Wall Street issue. Some people see the drone strikes as an issue, I see it as more murky. As far as gun control, I think he's being very prudent.

        But despite the fact that Obama hasn't come through on all fronts for me, I'm not going to have a fit of pique and throw my vote. Like it or not, Romney is far, far worse, and anything we do to sabotage Obama just to "show him" brings us closer to a Romney administration. How will your sense of self-righteous indignation feel then? Like a great victory? When GOP and Tea Party policy seems "validated"? When they start implementing the Ryan budget in bits & pieces through a rubber-stamp Congress?

        Do whatever makes you happy, but don't try to paint yourself up as a moral crusader on the issues. You're not. Your just angry you didn't get the pony you thought you deserved, so to show it, you'll send all the other ponies people got --LGBT rights, equal pay for women, an end to the Iraq war, etc-- to the glue factory. Hint: that doesn't help.

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