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  •  That was indeed his image. (4+ / 0-)

    A "constitutional President" who would restore public discourse from the chilling effect created by the post-PATRIOT Act, post-Guantanamo rollback of civil liberties.

    Now, of course, he's a champion of those who want to introduce a measure that, in its own small way, will produce a chilling effect every bit as effective as suspension of habeus corpus. What's more, he has the nerve to try to do so under the pretext of concern over the weight thrown around by "big corporations":

    It is an irresponsible response and a disservice to people who rely on them for information and use their services. It is also an abuse of power given the freedoms these companies enjoy in the marketplace today. It’s a dangerous and troubling development when the platforms that serve as gateways to information intentionally skew the facts to incite their users in order to further their corporate interests.

    Mr. Dodd, spare me your sanctimonious populist handwringing over the perfidy of "corporate interests." Your Senatorial career was buoyed disproportionately by contributions from the financial sector, and your post-Senatorial career as a lobbyist is an exercise in cynicism. So kindly go jump in a lake.

    Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of non-thought. -- Milan Kundera

    by Dale on Sun Jan 22, 2012 at 04:10:24 AM PST

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