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  •  The strange marriage of GLBT advocates and neocons (5+ / 0-)
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    poco, winsock, Maxwell, bevenro, whizdom

    on this issue is something I'd never thought I'd see. Conservatives like Jennifer Rubin are doing everything they can to torpedo this nomination and they're being helped by the president's titular allies like you.

    Politics DOES make strange bedfellows.

    "The two pioneering forces of modern sensibility are Jewish moral seriousness and homosexual aestheticism and irony." Susan Sontag

    by Shane Hensinger on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 03:46:37 PM PST

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    •  yeah (1+ / 0-)
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      the aipac crowd hates him, the anti-israel crowd loves him- single issue i/p people are just flip sides of the same coin.

      The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

      by Laurence Lewis on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 04:10:52 PM PST

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      •  Well I'm pro-Israel and I'm fine with him (2+ / 0-)
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        And I'm gay too - which tends to blow your theory to shit now doesn't it?

        "The two pioneering forces of modern sensibility are Jewish moral seriousness and homosexual aestheticism and irony." Susan Sontag

        by Shane Hensinger on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 04:23:22 PM PST

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      •  Why does opposition to neoconservatism... (3+ / 0-)
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        ...reduce to "anti-israel" "single issue i/p" for you?

        I think why some folks are riding you hard on 'sanctimony' is that you refuse to concede that there are valid progressive reasons to support Hagel – despite some misgivings about his social conservatism – due to his embrace of diplomatic engagement, his appetite for cutting defense spending, and his extremely close friendships with administration principals like Biden and Kerry.

        You're coming awfully close to calling other folks bigots (or indifferent to bigotry) because you're incapable of seeing another side. You're basically citing organizational scorecards, calling names, and complaining about a lack of adherence to party.

        And doing it all on a blog started by a former Republican.

        People evolve, and in some contexts, some things matter more than others.

        'Fie upon the Congress' - Sen Bob Byrd

        by Maxwell on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 04:43:20 PM PST

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