Skip to main content

View Diary: Rep. John Dingell announces he WILL run in 2010 (PHOTOS) (60 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Again you completely (0+ / 0-)

    msiread everything I saw, and then twisted it.

    It's a serious misunderstanding of what I wrote to come to that understanding. I really can't be any clearer or any more respectful. I took a step back and tried to, respectfully, demolish your arguments and toss them in a toilet. If that is what fundamentally bothers you, I can't help it, it's what I do to people who hold contrary opinions to my own, challenge them to defeat me in argument or join me, otherwise I would not hold opinions; there would be no sense in holding them.

    It is a very good point that it is to base an argument not only using people's whose life experiences are literally a world apart from our own and trying to make them relevant enough to form the foundation of any argument. I don't understand why you would equate the terms archaic and intellectual as completely opposed to each other. There is nothing wrong with the statement that their relevance is antiquadated at best, but that they were undeniable great intellectuals.

    I twisted no logic. I don't call all ideas that disagree with me dumb; only the ones that don't follow any stringent sense of logic and debase themselves with a slathering of emotion, period. I don't even like it when people take emotional debate slants supporting my opinion, it bothers me. Your argument for sending people out because they've served too long is frankly ludicruous, as I said, it is that long-standing stability within congress that makes it harder for sensationalists and temporary fads to overtake our democracy and it lends itself well to an even and balanced political process, at least as balanced as any democracy based on allowing ignorant and uninformed masses of voters to decide their own future. And when asked to justify yourself you only bring forth speculational arguments about the founding father's and your own opinions about "fresh-minds", corruption, etc, tired-out opinions I might.

    While you might have a very good point in isolated cases to apply it as a general rule is not right, especially in the case of someone like Dingell who is able to really help his district with his clout and seniority, and is still functioning sharply and without serious health problems. This is coming from someone who felt Robert Byrd should have stepped down years ago, it is sad to see the man who just 5 years or so ago finished books about the Senate rule precedings, and about the Ancient Roman Senate, now being controlled and shuffled around aimlessly by aides, though he was a very kind person to me while I worked in the Senate.

    "For fools rush in where angels fear to tread". -Alexnader Pope

    by ArkDem14 on Sat Feb 20, 2010 at 11:44:32 PM PST

    [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site