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  •  Ford got trashed quite a bit here on dkos, though (2+ / 0-)
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    by ucla grad102 on Sat Nov 11, 2006 at 11:03:37 AM PST

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    •  I think most of that started after he (2+ / 0-)
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      and his family began attacking Cohen.

      •  or maybe after Kos dissed him (0+ / 0-) drive your car for free!

        by ucla grad102 on Sat Nov 11, 2006 at 11:11:13 AM PST

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        •  No, it was before that. (2+ / 0-)
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        •  I started trashing Ford... (4+ / 0-)
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          when he used Republican talking points about the (now essentially forgotten) N.J. Sup. Ct. decision about gay marriage.  The decision emphatically stated that the New Jersey Constitution did not provide any right for gay couples to be married.  It went on to say that the state constitution and laws did require that gay couples be allowed to have the same rights given to them as are given to straight couples when those couples get married.  In plain language, that while there was no right to gay marriage, there was a right to equal rights.

          Ford got out there and made a comment that: a) entirely ignored the court's decision and said that it was about "gay marriage" (which was a Republican talking point they used to try to fire up the base); b) was disrespectful towards another state's sovereignty; and c) shat on the concept of judicial independence and supremacy in the interpretation of the constitution and laws of a state.  His statements were used by the GOP to attack Bob Menendez and Menendez poll numbers fell in the aftermath of that.  Thankfully Menendez recovered and won.  But Ford's willingness to use GOP talking points and disregard other Dem candidates just to score a minor point for himself was what made me lose all respect for him.  That and his brash manner and condescending attitude were just too much for me.

          "Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm." James Madison, Federalist No. 10.

          by Mike McL on Sat Nov 11, 2006 at 12:37:56 PM PST

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        Ford has been bashed here for years. People have attacked Ford for a very long time. In the time that I've been here--I joined Kos in Feburary of 2004--I've seen Ford bashed here frequently. For DC related travel advice, please visit that link.

        by jiacinto on Sat Nov 11, 2006 at 11:34:56 AM PST

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