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  •  I for one am really bored and tired (3+ / 0-)

    of this fake "politeness" that would have us take it easy on people who are or could be causing massive damage to the country and world if allowed to out of a misplaced sense of civility and fair play.

    I'm not just talking about the tendency of the media and some Dems to treat GOP whackadoodles with a level of respect they don't merit, but granting ANY credibility either moral or intellectual to people who deny:

    --Evolution

    --Global warming

    --The reality, extent and evil of income inequality today and the need to do something big about it ASAP

    --That free markets don't work and that government intervention in the economy is absolutely essential to its well-being

    Or who use lazy but potent epithets to marginalize their adversaries.

    To invoke that great philosopher Auric Goldfinger:

    I don't expect you to talk Mr. Bond. I expect you to [politically] die.

    "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

    by kovie on Mon Apr 21, 2014 at 08:55:51 PM PDT

    •  I agree entirely. (1+ / 0-)
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      jayden

      Being polite about these issues is every bit as destructive to mankind as being polite when racist, sexist or homophobic remarks are made.

      Sorry, but there's no point in "harmony" when the world is boiling folks, and it is starting to boil. And it's because of the 1% and their war on science.

      Trust, but verify. - Reagan
      Vote, but Occupy. - commonmass

      When the rich have tripled their share of the income and wealth yet again, Republicans will still blame the poor and 3rd Way Democrats will still negotiate.

      by Words In Action on Mon Apr 21, 2014 at 10:34:35 PM PDT

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    •  Agree 100% (1+ / 0-)
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      The Hindsight Times

      And ignoring these whackjobs doesn't work either. Confront them, shout them down, mock and shame them, and tell them to STFU already and get off the goddamned stage.

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