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  •  I feel like I'm missing something. (24+ / 0-)

    It sounds to me like Bashir's comment can be boiled down to two points:

    Sarah Palin is an idiot.

    Sarah Palin should understand the true nature of slavery before she makes cavalier comparisons to the "peculiar institution".

    Neither seems worth much of an apology let alone a resignation.

    •  Keep reading....if anyone should (2+ / 0-)
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      be subjected to Thistlewood's punishments, Palin is at the top of the list {paraphrasing}

      That's low.  And Bahir knows it.

      Listening to the NRA on school safety is like listening to the tobacco companies on cigarette safety. (h/t nightsweat)

      by PsychoSavannah on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 08:31:55 PM PST

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      •  Who are you? (1+ / 0-)
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        How low is it? Why are you the expert on lowness? How low is Palin?

        A true craftsman will meticulously construct the apparatus of his own demise.

        by onionjim on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 10:45:37 PM PST

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        •  Her lowness is irrelevant. He described a bloody (4+ / 0-)
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          beating followed by salt and vinegar and pepper mashed into the open wounds, followed by urination in the eyes and mouth.

          An important image that he completely wrecked by indicating there might be something noble about such barbarity if practiced against the right people. Rushbaugh-esque excuses about jocularity and literalism don't change how completely he wrecked his point, because violent humor doesn't belong in public political conversation either.

          He could've easily maintained the strength of his point and the integrity of his outrage if he'd simply let the stark contrast between the reality slavery and debt repayment stand alone.

          "The Democratic Party is not our friend: it is the only party we can negotiate with."

          by 2020adam on Thu Dec 05, 2013 at 12:17:51 AM PST

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          •  That's the game (4+ / 0-)
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            The RW media has called for violence, killing, and torture in response to Obamacare. Media is a rough sport and the rules of nicety have been thrown by the wayside long ago.

            He was within the bounds lined out by the conservative commentators by their own previous statements.

            A true craftsman will meticulously construct the apparatus of his own demise.

            by onionjim on Thu Dec 05, 2013 at 02:36:24 AM PST

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            •  But we are better than them! (4+ / 0-)
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              Stop sinking to their level.  Bashir did.  He realized what he said was really awful.  Being dragged into the slime is not the way to go.

              Good lord.  The people who are defending his comments....man oh man.  Sickening in its own right.

              Listening to the NRA on school safety is like listening to the tobacco companies on cigarette safety. (h/t nightsweat)

              by PsychoSavannah on Thu Dec 05, 2013 at 05:29:12 AM PST

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              •  So, you think we need 2 sets of rules, (0+ / 0-)

                one for the GOP and the softer, sweeter version for the Democrats, so you can feel superior?

                I guess feeling lofty and above is more important to you than winning. This is the mistake that we have made over and over. Let me be clear: We won't win this game by taking the high brow attitude. Its trench warfare, and they play dirty. Very dirty.

                Nope, we have to play on the same field and the same level, or we'll get Bush'ed again.

                A true craftsman will meticulously construct the apparatus of his own demise.

                by onionjim on Thu Dec 05, 2013 at 09:08:47 AM PST

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              •  Despite evidence to the contrary, (2+ / 0-)
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                it appears some are convinced that Mrs Palin's loser brand of hatred politics is the only way for our Party to survive.

                "The Democratic Party is not our friend: it is the only party we can negotiate with."

                by 2020adam on Thu Dec 05, 2013 at 12:30:31 PM PST

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            •  Fighting the dehumanizations of our... (0+ / 0-)

              politics with more dehumanization. You sure you didn't crib that idea directly from MLK's letter from the Birmingham jail? A truly revolutionary thought, sure to help us move forward as a society.

              "The Democratic Party is not our friend: it is the only party we can negotiate with."

              by 2020adam on Thu Dec 05, 2013 at 12:29:01 PM PST

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