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  •  Uh, no. (0+ / 0-)

    If Bill Maher entered politics and suddenly started parading around as a Bible thumping Christian and got called out for being full of shit, we would not cry foul.  We'd say he had it coming for being full of shit.

    If we do not tolerate bigot-baiting coming from the Right, we should not tolerate it coming from the Left.

    Baseless false equivalency duly noted.

    ThAnswr "If the administration can't fight for it's friends, don't expect us to fight their enemies."

    by Uberbah on Tue Oct 19, 2010 at 03:05:44 PM PDT

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    •  Hopefully we'd have more evidence of Maher's (1+ / 0-)
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      hypocrisy than a 25 year old fraternity prank.

      I don't buy your analogy.  Maher has made a career out of being dismissive of religion, his movie came out last year.  Of course he'd be ridiculed if he "suddenly" became a Bible thumper.  This is stupid college shit from 25 years ago.

      I hope Paul loses; he's an ass who openly supports a brain-dead ideology that subordinates real human sufferings to a textbook sketch of how society should operate.  I also don't really care that much if Conway thinks this is the way to win; whatever.  But, it's a stupid "issue", and anyone whose vote hinges on "aqua buddha" is a moron.

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      by sneakers563 on Tue Oct 19, 2010 at 03:39:13 PM PDT

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      •  Hopefully Dems wouldn't be so retentive... (0+ / 0-)

        ...as to refrain from questioning a Republican's history on religion after said Republican has made his religion part of the race.

        Paul could have easily blunted this by pulling a George W. Bush, as others have mentioned, and prebutted Aqua Buddha with a "when I was young and irresponsible I was young and irresponsible".  Instead, he's issued non-denial denials and angrily called Conway a liar without pointing out where the lies actually were.

        Speaking of Bush, did you also pull out your fainting couch on his behalf in 2004, when his Air Guard service was questioned - which had happened 32 years previously?

        ThAnswr "If the administration can't fight for it's friends, don't expect us to fight their enemies."

        by Uberbah on Tue Oct 19, 2010 at 05:14:43 PM PDT

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    •  You mean the baseless false equivalency (0+ / 0-)

      in equating Maher to Paul, right? Because that's the only one here.

      We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another. -- Jonathan Swift

      by raptavio on Tue Oct 19, 2010 at 06:26:37 PM PDT

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      •  Uh, no. (0+ / 0-)

        The obvious point that you obviously keep ignoring is that it's entirely fair game to question a bible thumping Christian who has a history of thumping Christianity.

        Duh.

        ThAnswr "If the administration can't fight for it's friends, don't expect us to fight their enemies."

        by Uberbah on Wed Oct 20, 2010 at 10:02:25 PM PDT

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        •  Uh, no. (0+ / 0-)

          Look, perennial troll, I never disputed that.

          What I have repeatedly said, and that you obviously keep ignoring, is that it is NOT fair game to engage in bigot-baiting while doing that.

          It would take very minor changes to the ad to remove that aspect.

          But it seems SOME people think IOKIYAD.

          Derp.

          We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another. -- Jonathan Swift

          by raptavio on Thu Oct 21, 2010 at 05:52:57 AM PDT

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