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  •  Everyone is from out of state (0+ / 0-)

    in 49 states.  I pay attention, and have paid attention to Booker for many years.

    "Collaborator" is loaded, pejorative language to use in the best of circumstances and is particularly inapt in describing a politician who has a record of intense involvement and creative decision making.

    •  cut to the chase... (1+ / 0-)
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      How does Booker win a statewide election without the support of the teachers?  

      •  Oh, he may well lose. (0+ / 0-)

        Happens all the time.  What I object to is the pauperization of language in which we use a term like "collaborator" to describe a civic official who made a decision with which we disagree.  No one is fooled: a "collaborator" is a traitor, a quisling, a low form of life.  We throw these verbal nuclear weapons around with such ease and dispatch that the words lose meaning and every disagreement becomes a capital crime.

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