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  •  Let's just wrap this (none)
    Armando, this discussion has descended to a level of silliness that embarasses me for both of us. Now you're changing the basis of the discussion, accusing me of making the "outlandishly false charge that the majority were name calling". I didn't write that, you know I didn't write that, and you're just making up new terms. This is not a discussion, it's a sophomoric debate along the lines of "you said that I said that you said that..."

    My objective in pursuing this silly exchange was the honest hope that I might be able to get through to you, to show you that political discussion need not be a confrontational exercise in one-ups-manship. In this I have failed. I sincerely wish you well; you have made many important and valuable contributions to the dKos community. I was hoping that I could help you get past this testosterone-soaked desire to establish dominance. Please go ahead and dump whatever vitriol on me you see fit, but I will ask you to consider the points I have made here. You don't need to conquer anybody, Armando. Just concentrate on the issues and keep telling the truth.

    Best wishes,

    Erasmussimo

    •  It seems to me (none)
      that you assume a superiority of wisdom and morality that is NOT an accepted term in this discussion.

      I am prepared to discuss anything without assuming any terms.

      It is clear that you are not. When you are challenged, you term the debate silly. Your idea of how this discussion should go is me nodding to your imparted pearls of wisdom.

      I don't expect that from you or anybody and it surely is silly of you to expect it of me. I don't accept statements from Cass Sunstein on the law uncritically. It is ridiculous of you to expect me to accept statements from you, I have no idea who you are, on anything, uncritically.

      I think you'll find "debate" here pretty unsatisfying. Not too many folks here are willing to be preached to in the unquestioning manner you demand.

      The SCOTUS is extraordinary.

      by Armando on Mon Jan 23, 2006 at 06:29:55 AM PST

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