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  •  Honestly? (4+ / 0-)

    Bob, if you want to know what part of the problem is, just take a look in the mirror. You've been a source of vitriol and nonsense in this "discussion" from the word go.

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    by maxomai on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 12:21:48 PM PDT

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    •  Yes, I am the one that caused the Senate cowards (3+ / 0-)
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      ... to vote down background checks.

      Hilarious.

      And you want to preach this?

      I think leading the discussion with emotionally heated language was a huge tactical error. It kept the gun control side engaged, but it also helped to transform the gun rights side from a demoralized, disorganized mess into a pissed off, determined, organized mob. It turned the discussion from one of crafting sane solutions to real problems, into a cultural battle. While progressives can win most cultural battles, they're still losing this one, and will continue to do so.
      Really?

      Calling other DKos members "weenies" is a personal insult and therefore against site rules.

      by Bob Johnson on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 12:25:08 PM PDT

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      •  I'm done engaging you. (0+ / 0-)

        I don't think you're the least bit interested in anything but trolling. Throw bombs elsewhere.

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        by maxomai on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 12:26:47 PM PDT

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        •  Heh, that's what I get for disagreeing with your (2+ / 0-)
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          ... post.

          I don't think the Newtown families or Obama or even Feinstein are to blame for background checks going down. The NRA and its lackeys in the Senate were going to push back on any and all legislation, regardless.

          Of course, you consider disagreement with your point of view to be "trolling," but I'd say that's more of a reflection on you than it is on me.

          Calling other DKos members "weenies" is a personal insult and therefore against site rules.

          by Bob Johnson on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 12:29:50 PM PDT

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          •  Honest brokers (0+ / 0-)

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            I'm a screaming liberal with a computer and a gun.
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            'nuff said, really.

            We demanded a plan to reduce gun violence. Now it's time to demand a vote.

            by tytalus on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 12:55:56 PM PDT

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