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  •  ... and FDR authorized internment camps, (0+ / 0-)

    JFK slept with Marilyn, Lincoln was a Federalist, Grant was an alcoholic, Nixon was a liar, Ford was a hack, Carter was too soft, Reagan was - well, REAGAN, Bush the First stopped short of Bagdad, Clinton liked the ladies way too much, Bush the Second was the village idiot who couldn't shoot straight and the current White House occupant is just as corporatized as the last 5.

    So what does all that prove? People are flawed. Nixon was a bastard but he gave us the EPA. JFK kept this country from being turned into a radioactive cinder. Emasculated as it is because it isn't single payer, we now have something approaching universal health care from Obama.

    If you want perfection, I'm afraid you're living in the wrong time continuum.

    By the way, speaking from personal experience, nothing quite brings out the humanity in a person, no matter how brazen and bloviated their opinions, when they see their fellow citizens blown to bits, mutilated and mentally tortured in front of their own eyes. Your quotes are cited prior to the Battle of Britain. It's clear from Churchill's writings post-war that he was far more circumspect about people than in his youth prior to the war.

    •  I'm not asking for perfection. And I'm sure the... (0+ / 0-)

      ...Kochs have some good qualities, too.

      But, speaking from personal experience as an Indian, I take offense at someone who (at age 63, not exactly a kid) labeled my kind an inferior race and (used that example to piss on the Palestinians).

      Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 03:18:30 PM PDT

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