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  •  It would appear... (4+ / 0-)

    ...that not everyone here agrees with the overall position of "more and better Democrats."

    I can fully understand people leaning more towards either the more or the better, but I see quite a few insisting that only the more is acceptable.

    Yes, I often dress as a pirate. Your point?

    by theatre goon on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 12:05:10 PM PDT

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    •  If you don't agree . . . (3+ / 0-)
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      then I have to question why you're on this site.  This site's explicit mission is electing more and better Democrats.  If you're willing to see Republicans elected because you are aligned with their views on guns, then you're undermining the site's mission.

      And I'd note that you've just recc'ed a comment about "going after" Democratic politicians.

      "Ça c'est une chanson que j'aurais vraiment aimé ne pas avoir écrite." -- Barbara

      by FogCityJohn on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 12:47:03 PM PDT

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      •  Didn't say I agreed or disagreed.... (6+ / 0-)

        ...with the overall stance, so, you are attributing to me a stance not taken -- an inherently dishonest tactic.  I certainly didn't say that I am "...willing to see Republicans elected..." so, that part of your assertion is completely unsupportable.

        But, perhaps you were just extremely mistaken in your interpretation.  I'll give you the benefit of the doubt, that this is the case.

        I recced a comment for what was in that comment, nothing more, nothing less.  You know, how we're supposed to do it?  Rec the comment, not the poster...?

        What I recced was a comment in which someone states that they don't support candidates that they don't agree with -- seems perfectly believable, to me, and on-point, particularly when one considers the better part of "more and better Democrats."

        I also recced a comment in which someone stated that they have been HRed for that stance -- proven in this very thread.

        That being the case, both major tenets of the comment seem to be factual and in keeping with the overall site mission statement.

        Now, if you want to discuss my actual position on this little tangent, all you'd have to do is ask me what it is, rather than assigning it to me.

        That is, if you want to have an honest and adult discussion.  If you simply want to attack me for positions not taken, you don't really need my input for that, now, do you?

        Yes, I often dress as a pirate. Your point?

        by theatre goon on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 12:58:13 PM PDT

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      •  Then you should be against gun control (1+ / 0-)
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        As both past & present elections prove.

        Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

        by FrankRose on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 01:51:25 PM PDT

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      •  Stop playing "Purity Police". (3+ / 0-)
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        43north, gerrilea, DavidMS

        You aren't very good at it, and it's a shitty game.

        Your hate-mail will be graded.

        by PavePusher on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 04:50:41 PM PDT

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      •  maybe he has a different definition of better (2+ / 0-)
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        one that includes civil rights.

        “Conservation… is a positive exercise of skill and insight, not merely a negative exercise of abstinence and caution…” Aldo Leopold

        by ban nock on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 06:30:33 PM PDT

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    •  re not everyone agrees (5+ / 0-)

      If you want support you must earn it.  Maintain it.  The 'more and better' message has become a demand not a goal.  People are clubbed with it, punished even.  People follow out of respect, not out of obligation.

      •  Personally, I think it's a case-by-case thing. (4+ / 0-)
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        FrankRose, Tom Seaview, Noodles, 43north

        To take an extreme and well-known example, I certainly wasn't willing to support Jon Edwards for any elected office, after certain information came out, even if he was a Democrat.

        Would I vote Republican in response?  No, that's the time I would stay home -- hypothetically speaking, of course, my voting for Edwards never came up.

        But, it's also somewhat off-topic, at this point, so I'll drop it there.

        Yes, I often dress as a pirate. Your point?

        by theatre goon on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 01:19:56 PM PDT

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