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To: Confab

Gawd, I feel like I’m in the teen section on Facebook when I hear people who disagree with a candidate’s views, positions or record automatically called “haters.”

Sad, but still kinda funny.


25 posted on 11/17/2011 7:22:06 PM PST by fightinJAG (NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! Everyone should pay taxes, everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: fightinJAG
I feel like I'm in the teen section when I read the assinine, fatuous bullshit that passes among putative adults for informed opinion these days.
39 posted on 11/17/2011 7:44:05 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: fightinJAG
I like Newt and right now I think he may be the last best chance to stop Romney. However, I'm not a Cult follower and will criticize any candidate when I see fault. One thing in that article that I don't much care for is this:

New Newt is conciliatory, even bipartisan. In several debates, he's refused to criticize his rivals and has scolded moderators for — gasp! — trying to accentuate their differences. As president, he told voters in Iowa, one his first acts would be to reach out to Democrats.

"It's become much too partisan in both parties," said the man who has been accused of destroying the bipartisan tradition in the House of Representatives.


I'm not down with this notion on reaching out to Democrats. I'm more in the Rush camp on this. I think that the Democrats have shown that they can't in good faith be worked or negotiated with. It's fool-hardy to try to reach out to them. Instead, the only rational view left is that they must simply be defeated. This smacks of trying to court moderates. The cost benefit analysis doesn't pan out in my view. I believe that this risk alienating far more conservatives than what moderates it might woo. My hope is that Newt doesn't start trumpeting this. I can only see that this tack will be damaging if he does.

About cult followings... I see a lot of stuff here and elsewhere that borders on it. This is a choice about politicians not saints. Being a fanatic sports fan can be admirable, especially when you teams sucks (re. Colts). There's something to be said about home town pride and all that. But, some of these folks that continue to cling to hopeless candidates is something else. They're politicians... That's all.
47 posted on 11/17/2011 7:56:11 PM PST by TBBT
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To: fightinJAG

It’s one thing to have constructive dialog, even Newt welcomes the scrutiny. It’s quite another for some of these folks to spend all day posting one thread after another using articles from liberal rags rather than their own arguments.

You & I have had what I consider constructive, pleasant dialog lately. I don’t think anyone is against such dialog. However, when others simply rehash the liberal talking points, it’s quite another thing. Can we debate without eating our own?


60 posted on 11/17/2011 8:33:52 PM PST by Confab
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