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  •  You have to have respect ... (0+ / 0-)

    ... in order to lose it.  You don't know me so I find it unlikely you have or don't have respect for me.

    You also recommended anotherCTDem's comment to me, another disrespectful comment which made it personal instead of about the issue, which is what I was talking about.

    I didn't see you calling her "childish," etc.

    And again, if you agree with her, that's fine -- but then don't put up a long comment on respect and expect me not to question it.

    Thanks for the clarification on the line I quoted, I did misrepresent it -- and that was also how I originally read it which is why I quoted it.

    I'm not trying for any gotcha moment.

    I am frustrated by folks characterizing those of us who "yell louder" and then when called on it make it a matter of "respect."  I think you have done this with buhdy and are now doing it with me.

    It's not a matter of good guys or bad guys, pinkbunny.  Either anotherCTDem is wrong or right about how effective "shouting" and "holding feet to the fire" is when it comes to Obama.  I showed that it was effective by talking about a project I was involved in where the shouting was an integral part of Obama ending up meeting with human rights organizations.

    Her words for this process was "boring" and she used Obama's strategies to compare with ones I showed worked in a very disrespectful way.  When I pointed that out, I was blown off.  And you rec'd that comment.

    So yeah, I'd say your judgment is questionable in this -- as is your assumption of whether I do or do not respect you.  I don't know you.  I only can deal with the words you put out and your own behavior.

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