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  •  Just to note though (2+ / 0-)
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    mmacdDE, Dave in Columbus

    There have been several democrats (and republicans) who had horrific viewpoints on race in the past.. hell, Robert Byrd is a good example of that.. who changed their mind or positions over time.

    Those things happen.   I don't begrudge people who change their positions, and wish more would; just as Claire McCaskill today said she changed her position on Gay Marriage etc.

    There are a lot of people who have held bad positions.. and done some terrible things about it (LBJ is a good example there), but later moved to a position worth noting.

    I'm not saying this to promote anyone, I'm just saying it's a rare bird who is ideologically pure in prior eras.  All we can judge any politician by is where they are today

    Gandhi's Seven Sins: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Commerce without morality; Science without humanity; Worship without sacrifice; Politics without principle

    by Chris Reeves on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 12:34:26 AM PDT

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    •  but Robert Byrd is about our only example of that (1+ / 0-)
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      Dave in Columbus

      The Rs have half a dozen or ten of their most loudmouth leaders who used to be Dixiecrat racists of the highest order

      Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D.
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      by TrueBlueMajority on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 08:22:29 AM PDT

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