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  •  OK, But (8+ / 0-)

    I think that even if he has mitigating virtues or causes it's worth covering any dirt that is valid in its own right. Because otherwise those virtues and causes lose their larger context, and aren't seen as merely mitigating.

    Covering problems with politicians is the only way to pressure them to fix those problems, even if it's a lost cause. In which case it's probably even more important to cover them. It's up to them to balance the scales.

    Don't fall into the trap of partisan fetishism, which is a worse bias than partisan hatred. Consider the path that Bush and Cheney, to name just a couple, took under that kind of blind eye.

    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

    by DocGonzo on Fri Jan 24, 2014 at 10:22:29 PM PST

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    •  I see your point. You may be right. Let me think (0+ / 0-)

      about that some.  

      Would it make a difference if I were just a mildly partisan and lonely political blogger who wants to be liked, and not a professional journalist aspiring for a lifetime achievement award?

      The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

      by HoundDog on Sat Jan 25, 2014 at 03:00:15 PM PST

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      •  Yep (0+ / 0-)

        I like partisan bloggers who publicize Democrats' problems so they can either be fixed, or the Democrat replaced. The partisans I like want better Democrats even more than they want more Democrats. I suppose it depends on with whom you'd prefer to be less lonely :).

        "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

        by DocGonzo on Sat Jan 25, 2014 at 05:21:12 PM PST

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