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    belinda ridgewood

    "Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D."
    Four More Years! How sweet it is!!!

    by TrueBlueMajority on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 10:44:27 AM PST

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    •  I'm trying my best to be polite. (0+ / 0-)

      Gobsmacking is the word that comes to mind.

      •  what is wrong with the comment (0+ / 0-)

        am i missing something

        "Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D."
        Four More Years! How sweet it is!!!

        by TrueBlueMajority on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 09:13:31 PM PST

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        •  When I held my best friend's baby (1+ / 0-)
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          and she (the baby) started crying, did the wee one "nail" me?  Did the little cutie see through my soul in the way that my other best friend's baby (yes, I have more than one best friend) didn't?   Or did I undergo some moral transformation in the span of 48 hours?

          The drive to view ourselves as morally and qualitatively superior to our political opponents in every way is pernicious, and I've never seen a better example of it (or a better parody) than in the comment I responded to.

          And then there's the hagiography...

          •  oh (0+ / 0-)

            let me be polite.  it's not about you.

            it's about all the wonderful photos of PBO with babies.  they adore him.  it's a frequently documented event.

            there are scores of these photos.  conversely, it is almost impossible to find similar photos with McCain and Rmoney.

            if we want to draw political conclusions from that just as we draw from other evidence, it's not hagiography.  

            "Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D."
            Four More Years! How sweet it is!!!

            by TrueBlueMajority on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 11:37:42 AM PST

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            •  Of course it's not about me. (0+ / 0-)

              It's about illustrating how the original comment uses ridiculous evidence to make a judgment about people based on one's own prejudices.

              •  fine (0+ / 0-)

                it bothers you that children of all ages and races seem to adore President Obama and that trait makes some people think more highly of him.

                as a result you want to deny the long-held belief that children and animals have a sixth sense about trustworthy people, because one baby cried when you held it.  yet you're saying it's not about you.

                this takes rox/sux to a new level imo

                "Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D."
                Four More Years! How sweet it is!!!

                by TrueBlueMajority on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 04:31:44 AM PST

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