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  •  The alternate universe comes into play (1+ / 0-)
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    when you demand that they justify their claims - what they come up with is to (a)totally ignore the vast majority of the record, since it completely discredits them, and then (b)stitch together some flimsy tissue of selectively-interpreted anecdotes and memories of past outrage based on tabloid innuendo into a "context" justifying belief in the Infinite Badness of Barack Obama (hey, that's a pretty cool title for a future diary, isn't it?)

    Going faster miles an hour, with the radio on.

    by Troubadour on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 08:17:14 AM PDT

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    •  Like I said, (1+ / 0-)
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      a pissing contest. Asking for justification is playing into the hijacking, and it can go on forever, getting farther and farther away from whatever it was you were trying to say in the first place.

      Interesting title, yes.  Drink LOTS of water before you publish it. ;-)

      At least half the future I've been expecting hasn't gotten here yet. Sigh.... (Yes, there's gender bias in my name; no, I wasn't thinking about it when I signed up. My apologies.)

      by serendipityisabitch on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 08:39:41 AM PDT

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