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  •  As I state in my post, I view the observation (2+ / 0-)
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    4CasandChlo, doroma

    as valid and necessary.

    What I don't value is the fact that this caricature exclusively represents liberals -- a broad brush cast to paint partisans as hypocrites.

    I'm partisan, and I don't fit this mold. It's necessary to highlight not just those  who fit this "truism," but those who break from it.

    "If the Jew who struggles for justice for Palestine is considered anti-Semitic, & if Palestinians seeking self-determination are so accused...then no oppositional move can take place w/o risking the accusation." - Judith Butler

    by David Harris Gershon on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 12:58:56 PM PDT

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    •  It is a useless truism: (1+ / 0-)
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      The issue of state intrusion into privacy in the name of "safety" transcends the normal definition of political philosophy.

      There are conservative of a libertarian bent that are appalled at the revelations and are very critical of them and there are progressives, like most of us here, who are very concerned and rightly critical.

      And then there are the "liberals" who will defend Obama through anything and there are conservatives that LOVE the new corporate driven strong arm that works to expose and suppress internal dissent.

      Greenwald's point, though factually true, is just valueless given the questions that do not fit traditional political philosophy.

      Blessed are the peacemakers, the poor, the meek and the sick: The "party of Jesus" wouldn't invite him to their convention - fearing his "platform."

      by 4CasandChlo on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 01:07:12 PM PDT

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      •  Its useful for those who may (2+ / 0-)
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        be shocked by the contortions most Democrats are going through to rationalize  what we are seeing

        in others, rather than spending hours and days and weeks trying to argue with some of the bat shit comments that are coming out fo the Democrats right now, one can simple note they are people without principles beyond my team versus your team

        What I look forward to is the hypocrites here in fact suddenly being against all these policies once the GOP is o nce again in power

        I will know then to ignore them as morally corrupt propagandist trying to get my vote through lies

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