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  •  The right wing hates the ACLU (0+ / 0-)

    except when it needs the ACLU.

    The "left wing" just plain hates the ACLU.

    •  The left hates the ACLU? (1+ / 0-)
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      markthshark

      Really?

      "We the People of the United States...." -U.S. Constitution

      by elwior on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 04:42:54 PM PST

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      •  Pretty often, actually. (4+ / 0-)
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        corvo, BradyB, JesseCW, markthshark

        For instance, the ALCU sided with the right on Citizens United.

        And I'm always disheartened to see how often people around here are happy to join in on the “terrorists have no rights” bandwagon when the ACLU objects to things like indefinite detention.

        In general fact that the ACLU's core purpose often has them representing assholes often just rubs people the wrong way. (I always liked the Onion headline “ACLU Defends Klan's Right to Burn Down ACLU Headquarters” :-) )

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        by Code Monkey on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 04:58:20 PM PST

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      •  Oh, absolutely. (1+ / 0-)
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        JustinBinFL

        What passes for "the left" in this country finds organizations like the ACLU an active impediment to Looking Forward®.

        Another way of putting it: There's no "left" in this country.  Well, not a statistically significant one at least.

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        by corvo on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 06:47:31 PM PST

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