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  •  Sorry (4+ / 0-)

    I just can't believe this is mostly a republican thing. This one of those rare issues where both parties are about equally at fault.

    •  Actually, no (2+ / 0-)
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      Republicans have fought even the timid efforts by Democrats to push weakened forms of net neutrality.  And the original definition of ISPs as "information companies" instead of utilities came back in 2002, courtesy of the Bush FCC.

      So no, the two parties are not equally at fault.

      If Democrats proclaim the the Earth is round and Republicans insist it is flat, we will shortly see a column in the Washington Post claiming the the earth is really a semi-circle.

      by TexasTom on Tue May 13, 2014 at 10:44:35 AM PDT

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      •  Yet who appointed Wheeler? ... (4+ / 0-)
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        because that's where the problem is now.

        •  Not related to your assertion (0+ / 0-)

          You claim that the two parties are "roughly equal" when it comes to net neutrality, and I presented evidence to the contrary.

          That's not a defense of Wheeler, who was a horrible choice for chairman of the FCC.

          My point isn't that the Democrats are great on net neutrality (note the phrase "timid efforts by Democrats" in my prior comment), but that the Republicans are absolutely awful.

          In this instance as in so many others, mediocrity is not the same as equivalence.

          If Democrats proclaim the the Earth is round and Republicans insist it is flat, we will shortly see a column in the Washington Post claiming the the earth is really a semi-circle.

          by TexasTom on Tue May 13, 2014 at 01:37:41 PM PDT

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