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  •  Because we can't let lies stand still (2+ / 0-)
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    mataliandy, highacidity

    If you don't counter the lies, they become incorporated truths into the body politic, and they say far more about our party than about Bill Clinton.

    This is not about ABC being fair, this is about a network airing propaganda as if it were fact, before an election.

    We complain about Dems being spineless?  Well, here's Louise Slaughter showing some spine.  You call a liar a liar.  You don't go: Yeah, but you did it too...

    Stephanie Dray
    of Jousting for Justice, a lefty blog with a Maryland tilt.

    by stephdray on Tue Sep 05, 2006 at 01:28:00 PM PDT

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    •  Is she calling anyone a liar? (0+ / 0-)

      No. Of course not. "Questionable assertions." That's part of the problem. No one is calling anyone a liar here, least of all Rep. Slaughter. The time is long, long past when words like "questionable assertions" were appropriate when confronted with defamatory lies.

      And I disagree with your "you did it, too" point. What makes this so outrageous is that the Republicans, after blocking Clinton, after refusing to increase the anti-terrorsmbudget under Bush, with a president who says "Tyouve covered your ass, now I'm going fishing" when he gets a memo titled "Bin Laden Determined to Atack within the United States," try to blame 9/11 on the Clinton Administration. An administration, by the way, that did stop the Millenium Attacks.

      It's not "you did it, too." It's "You're lying. You did it, not us."

      Republicans are leading with their chin here and Rep Slaughter is playing defense. That's appallingly stupid. No wonder Democrats look like a bunch of schoolteachers who don't have the backbone to fight Al Qaeda. They are trying to be civilized with political opponents who are out to destroy them and who lie, distrort and demagogue at every possible opportunity -- because it's all they've got.

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