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  •  I can appreciate his work on human trafficking (3+ / 0-)

    and understand why it should be spotlighted.

    But actions have consequences in life. He used religion to attack people and has not repudiated that in the time since. Since he hasn't apologized or sought to clarify indicates he hasn't changed. I presume that "it's not a priority for him" anymore just means he recognizes he can't get fame and money by pursuing it.

    I don't really feel bad for him.

    "The marriage fight is over when we say it's over, and it's over when we win."
    —Dan Savage

    by Scott Wooledge on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 10:45:20 AM PST

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    •  I don't feel too bad for him (1+ / 0-)
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      He should have realized, for starters, that he was going to be under the spotlight ... and that his comments on gays didn't occur to him as something that might draw notice suggests he needed this lesson. He may, in fact, engage in some self-reflection, and that's good for all us. Note the "may".

      I feel more sympathy for all the victims of human trafficking whose plight will remain in the shadows.

      Economics is a social *science*. Can we base future economic decisions on math?

      by blue aardvark on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 10:51:23 AM PST

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      •  Many people may engage in self-reflection (1+ / 0-)
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        after this. The tides really have turned that comments like his and Hagel's that some time ago were considered acceptable, can now be significant political hurdles.

        And the young politicos of America are doubtlessly watching this, and learning to pick their words carefully if they are conservative.

        Robbing the far right of their ability to demonize the whole LGBT community so hyperbolically without consequences is a win and will be a further hinder their goals.

        "The marriage fight is over when we say it's over, and it's over when we win."
        —Dan Savage

        by Scott Wooledge on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 12:07:23 PM PST

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