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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 12:54 PM

38. Bashing republicans doesn't change their behavior. Obama TOLD us to keep him in line.

 

Whether this particular correction is politically effective is another matter entirely.

There, you may have a good point, depending on how strongly someone weights the amount of belief in Republicans left out there. The fact that so many are acting blatantly illegally, with no expectation of public support except through electronic voting, sort of argues against you, but your reference to so many specific side effects argues for you.

And in my book, factual statements - the order exists, Obama earlier said he would do such things, he isn't signing this one - are NEVER attacks. They may be irrelevant, or harmful to one's cause,but to confuse them with actual attacks (people have a RIGHT to make factual statements you don't like - they DON'T have a right to attack) does a disservice to both groups.

Sheer inappropriateness or incompetence is a legitimate reason to suppress a voice - it doesn't HAVE TO be an attack.

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