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  •  Right. (9+ / 0-)

    In reply to a twitter user who said his retraction (not an apology) was a bad move:

    @stuart_zechman  I'm not going to let their intellectual dishonest dictate my standards - you're right, but the point was getting lost.

    In other words: "I stand by it, but people thought I was comparing Obama to Hitler, and I wasn't, honest, even though I pretty much did. But, that wasn't my point, my point was attacking a little known blogger on the internets who likes the president."

    Rand Paul- He won't let you down. His supporters won't let you up

    by second gen on Sun Dec 05, 2010 at 01:29:39 PM PST

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    •  Nope. His point was never to compare Obama to (0+ / 0-)

      Hitler.  It was to disdain the unreconstructed propagandists in the Democratic Party who still don't see what's really going on.  Riefenstahl is the most prominent historic example of such propaganda, and if anything, given her talents as an artist, BWD should be flattered.  So I guess I agree on the one point that BWD's really not worthy of such an analogy.

      [Conservatives are] engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; ...the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness. JK Galbrai

      by Vtdblue on Sun Dec 05, 2010 at 03:03:39 PM PST

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    •  Bingo! n/t (0+ / 0-)

      Freedom has two enemies: Those who want to control everyone around them...and those who feel no need to control themselves.

      by Sirenus on Mon Dec 06, 2010 at 01:34:51 PM PST

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