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  •  and in his ugly protests, he gave the right and (2+ / 0-)
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    Eric Stetson, kfunk937

    the left common cause to join together.  

    This is not something to be discounted imo, the confluence of the Patriot Guard riders and the DFH crowd coming together to protest someone who was hurting people loved to both groups.

    I agree with you Eric, I think in Phelps outrageousness, he forced the average minor homophobe to actually examine their own position to make sure it wasn't like his......

     By this and by the huge groups that gathered to protest him and block him from the grieving families sight, I think those on the right who originally were just there to "support the troops" , by blocking Phelps at a Military funeral, saw the left in all their hippie glory fighting just as hard to protect that soldier and their family.

    This has to have influenced the enormous swing in opinion in the last 10 years and really the last 5......

    Vaya con Dios Don Alejo
    I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.
    Emiliano Zapata

    by buddabelly on Fri Mar 21, 2014 at 02:50:50 PM PDT

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