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  •  Like I said, I was not comparing her (1+ / 0-)
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    to wingers. I was comparing the language used. I have been seeing a lot of bullshit from people on this too. And this is one of tthose places where "both sides do it" actuall does apply.

    For me I defend cops when they deserve it and call them out when they deserve that. But every time we use a loaded term to describe them or the state of our country we lose credibility just like the right does when they attack President Obama as a fascist or communist.

    Most of the people taking a hard line against us are firmly convinced that they are the last defenders of civilization... The last stronghold of mother, God, home and apple pie and they're full of shit! David Crosby, Journey Thru the Past.

    by Mike S on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 09:45:23 AM PDT

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    •   huge difference is that (4+ / 0-)

      Obama is nothing like a fascist or a communist, whereas our system most certainly shares a great number of features with police states. It might be hyperbole, but it isn't made up whole cloth. We have 25% of the world's prisoners in the US. That doesn't jibe with being a free country.

      If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

      by AoT on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 11:54:11 AM PDT

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