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  •  The difference being... (0+ / 0-)

    I'm just some dude on a blog.




    Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us. ~ J. Garcia

    by DeadHead on Sun Nov 10, 2013 at 11:39:53 PM PST

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    •  We all are just some dudes and dudettes (3+ / 0-)
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      I just think we should take people at their word for what they are. I don't think slapping labels on them based on some arbitrary set of litmus tests does much to promote dialogue.

      •  Exactly (0+ / 0-)

        We should take people at their word for what they are, based on the comments they post.

        Saying "I'm a liberal" when their commentary indicates they espouse views that aren't liberal, as the term is commonly defined and understood, is applying a label to oneself, too. Inaccurately.

        So I guess you're right, we should eschew labels.




        Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us. ~ J. Garcia

        by DeadHead on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 10:33:43 PM PST

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        •  Right back to where we started (1+ / 0-)
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          MKSinSA

          Yes, you support Social Security and Medicare, Yes, you support massive infrastructure investment to improve our roads etc and create jobs. Yes, you support keeping public education under the purview of government. But, you support the President on issue xyz. Therefore, you are not a liberal. You're not even a centrist. You're a right wing Democrat to the right of Sean Hannity. Because, I said so. I'm the decider. I'm the authority. Off to the gallows with you. Signed, Maximilien Robispierre.

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