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  •  Do we really want to throw stones? (1+ / 0-)
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    eXtina

    Republicans are having a field day throwing stones at President Obama's investment in Solyndra and other failed/failing energy companies. Being in business is hard. Some businesses will fail. I don't think bashing Christie about this is wise.

    A waist is a terrible thing to mind.

    by edg on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 04:10:33 PM PST

    •  it's not throwing stones, it's pointing out his (7+ / 0-)

      hypocrisy. They have no basis to yell about Solyndra, because of this, that's the point. And if you want to make value judgements about the relative worth of what to invest in, green energy vs rapacious gambling- which one wins? And which is the better business decision? It's obvious both Atlantic City and gambling are losing propositions, so if he wants to pick winners and losers he needs better advice. And he can't criticize spending taxpayer money on a tunnel project that would actually have benefits on the one hand, then dole out this money on the other

      "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

      by eXtina on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 04:16:07 PM PST

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    •  Yes We Do (4+ / 0-)

      Politics is a stone-throwing game.

      How do you propose winning? Shying away from fights?

      I'll take the Democrats' losers over the Republicans' losers any day.

      "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

      by DocGonzo on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 05:52:55 AM PST

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      •  I know what I am but so are you. (0+ / 0-)

        Your momma wears combat boots. I am rubber, you are glue, bounces off me, sticks to you.

        Childishness in response to childishness is still childishness.

        A waist is a terrible thing to mind.

        by edg on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 01:15:08 PM PST

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        •  But I'm Not (0+ / 0-)

          Leveling real charges against a political opponent who's leveling a frivolous version of those charges against you isn't childish.

          Your false equivalence is not as bad as that false equivalence, but it's still bad.

          "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

          by DocGonzo on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 04:26:43 PM PST

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          •  But the public doesn't know the difference. (0+ / 0-)

            All most people know is that Dems and Reps are leveling charges against each other. Again. I totally agree with you that there is a difference between the charges, but we are in a no-win situation when "it's a matter of degree" is the case.

            A waist is a terrible thing to mind.

            by edg on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 07:44:15 PM PST

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            •  Speak for Yourself (0+ / 0-)

              You are insisting on abandoning real distinctions because false equivalences are easy to assert. You are also reducing Christie's state sponsorship of a major failure that he chose over clear winners to "business is hard".

              If Democrats running against Christie can't do any better than you do in communicating the differences, then you're right. If voters can't detect the differences any better than you do, then you're right.

              But they can. Unless they do what you say. In which case they can't do anything at all.

              "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

              by DocGonzo on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 11:53:22 AM PST

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