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  •  How can you target illegal political activity (2+ / 0-)
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    David PA, RockyMtnLib

    without using political language in your search terms?

    The question is, did they manage to target LIBERAL political groups without using such language, and if so, how?

    I think it may have been premature to condemn the use of terms that would identify the organizations that have demonstrated a willingness to flaunt the law, without first considering whether or not there is alternative language that would obtain the same results, and whether or not conservative groups were treated differently than liberal groups.

    This is one time I think the administration may have gotten rope-a-doped.

    Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed. --Herman Melville

    by ZedMont on Wed May 15, 2013 at 09:42:19 AM PDT

    •  You can look for political issues. (1+ / 0-)
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      VClib

      Easy enough.

    •  Zed - flaunt the law? (0+ / 0-)

      The Tea Party in nearly every event they sponsored were model citizens. They obtained all the necessary permits. Followed all the time, place, and manner restrictions imposed on them. They had insurance bonds, hired local police as security, brought in portable lavatories, had a clean up crew pick up any trash, and left the parks and public places as they found them. They broke no laws, had no clashes with police, and positioned themselves as law abiding citizens. How do you get from that that the Tea Party flaunts the law?

      I don't agree with their political goals but if we had any recent political movement that demonstrated how to hold multiple large, peaceful, meetings the Tea Party set the standard.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Wed May 15, 2013 at 10:59:19 PM PDT

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