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  •  Political Value to Not Censuring? (3+ / 0-)
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    Fury, pico, Matt Z

    I gave to Wilson's opponent last night, but I think I'm actually opposed to a censure.  Why?  Because I want the public to view Wilson not as nuttier than most of the rest of his party, but as exactly as nutty as most of the rest of his party.

    Have a look at Muzikal203's currently rec'ed Barney Frank/Rachel Maddow appearance post where Barney said Wilson didn't bother him, he was exercising his free speech, the reason these Repubs are doing all these things is because they literally have nothing constructive to say and it is driving them to distraction.

    I don't want a single Repub to be able to vote for the censure and essentially say, "It's Wilson's rudeness we object to, but even though he shouldn't have said that we understand exactly how he feels."

    I don't want him to be singled out from among the Repubs; I want him to blend in with them and be thought of as their prototype.

    On the other hand, if there's a way to censure the entire batch of lying,  disingenuous, paper-waving, falsehood-weaving repubs at once, I'm in!

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