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  •  And John Yoo praised Obama's drone policy (2+ / 0-)
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    apotropaic, quagmiremonkey

    What does it take to get a stamp of approval from John Yoo?

    “In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.” Terry Pratchett

    by 420 forever on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 05:41:22 PM PST

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    •  I have never engaged in this (3+ / 0-)
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      On daily kos. I've always decided that letting the obmama can do no wrong crowd preach was better than fighting them. But this particular instance is beyond the pale.

    •  Yeah, but see, John Yoo really dislikes Obama. I (0+ / 0-)

      imagine Rand Paul will be on Ted Nugent party list for the weekend, as Paul is known to covort with crazy anti-Obama militia groups. That talk about Obama droning people while they're having their onion rings at cafes is straight out of the anti-Obama militia song book.

      •  Who cares abou Yoo's personal feelings (1+ / 0-)
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        toward Obama? This is about policy, not a popularity contest.

        “In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.” Terry Pratchett

        by 420 forever on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 05:50:38 PM PST

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        •  Well, it appears your referring to John Yoo, who (0+ / 0-)

          is a blast from the past, seem to indicate you care about his feelings. My point is clear. As a Democrat, it is quite stunning to see individuals here praising an individual like Rand Paul.

          When I mentioned Rush Limbaugh, it was to point out how well Paul's Stunt went over with the anti-Obama tea party crowd. John Yoo though? How far back is that? The Bush administration? Like Lawrence O'Donnell said last night, Rand Paul rather damaged your issues against the President than helped it.

          •  Noone is praising Paul or Rush (4+ / 0-)
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            420 forever, quagmiremonkey, cap76, Jo Bob

            We are agreeing with the point they are making. You're letting politics completely take over here. Take a pepsi challenge on the issue, will you take Holder's or Rand's drink when you don't know who said what.

            I've been on DailyKos since 2003. I don't do this lightly. We ARE really, really wrong to not back ANYONE who calls the president, whoever it is, wrong on drones and civil liberties.

            •  That's not true, Paul is so celebrated by (2+ / 0-)
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              tea partiers and some Democrats after his charade he is even fund raising off it. And this is politics, the fact that Paul is campaigning after holding a filibuster to force the administration to answer a question the administration had already answered will tell you that it is politics.

              "We ARE really, really wrong to not back ANYONE who calls the president, whoever it is, wrong on drones and civil liberties."

              You make an interesting point here, but let me say that I don't think we should listen to just anyone simply because they agree with our side of the issue.

              I'll close by just saying this, after hearing some of Paul's ramblings over the years on issues concerning a woman's right to choose and the voting rights act, and his crazy assertions and falsehoods concerning what the President will do to Americans while they are dining through the use of drones....I am not exactly prepared to accept his advocacy on anything.

              I have no doubt he’ll be staging a political run for the presidency out of this

              •  I heard him on hannity radio show tonight. (2+ / 0-)
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                Wildthumb, NedSparks

                Same gameplan as beck and rush. He humbly acknowledges an introductory puff piece from the host declaring his stunt a momentum shift that has thrust him into frontrunner status, then he spews his scalian constitutional correctness BS and fear mongering hypotheticals. He's poising the well, systematically.

                •  He definitely got a windfall out of this, thanks (1+ / 0-)
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                  edrie

                  to many on the left....

                  •  No doubt. (2+ / 0-)
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                    NedSparks, edrie

                    I hate the idea of him and what he represents gaining more credibility and exposure in the national consciousness. Dems are indeed culpable. The leadership could've handled this better on the front end and the bedwetters on the back end, who tossed nuance and reflection aside, bending over backwards to stand with this nutter, all in the name of appearing non-paritsan, lambasting us cynics along the way.

                    I've appreciated your efforts the last couple days.

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