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  •  Then learn to WRITE WHAT YOU MEAN and CLEARLY (0+ / 0-)

    'Cause if someone misunderstands you, it is by definition your fault.  

    You started by commenting about the cartoon.  You said: 'So, if something is legal, it's okay? You've just retroactively endorsed the vast majority of actions by President Bush.

    Well done, Mr. Both Sides Do It."

    IThe cartoon was ridiculing the claimed equivalency b/t Nixon and Obama. It did not say: 'if something is legal, it's okay'.  Nor did it say 'Both Sides Do It'.  

    Your declaring it did was mendacious.  

    I will say using 'lie' may have been impolitic. Perhaps I should have said: "stop misrepresenting what the cartoonist said"?

    Likewise, your comment occurred in the context of the cartoon.  That context was the recent abuse of power allegations against Obama.  In that context, your saying the cartoon 'just retroactively endorsed the vast majority of actions by President Bush' is both absurd - it did not take any position re: Bush, nor did it equivilate 'legal' with 'endorsed', only you did that - and incorrect since - as I pointed out in my response - the abuses by Bush were illegal.

    From there things progressed as they did.

    Now, as I've said, I've spent more than enough time on this.  

    •  I doubt this will help you.. but.. (0+ / 0-)
      Nixon:  Then have your Justice Department illegally seize the telephone records of leak-reporting journalists.

      Obama:  That I'll do! Except it's legal now, and the opposition party has been criticizing me for not doing it enough!

      Seriously, seek help.

      When extra-terrestrial beings make their first appearance on our planet, and ask for representatives of our species to best exemplify humanity, I'm sending a nurse, a librarian, and a firefighter.

      by Wayward Son on Fri May 24, 2013 at 05:44:42 PM PDT

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