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  •  By doing nothing you empower the assholes (0+ / 0-)

    "And if we do close Guantanamo, the SHARIA IS COMIN' TA GET YA assholes will freak out."

    Let them. Are you afraid of them? I'm not.

    "Politically, there's nothing to gain, and everything to lose."

    Actually, if you make a compelling case using core American principles (like habeua corpus and due process), there is a lot to gain. Your statement reflects the belief that they are stronger than we are. They are stronger only if you let them.

    Unfortunately, self-capitulation has become endemic to our party. Dems buy into the bullshit "War on Terror" rhetoric that supports the rationale that is driving this issue. Until we reject the terms the opposition hands to us, we won't ever level the playing field.

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