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Response to IrishAyes (Reply #21)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 04:12 PM

24. Question about BOG

I'm perfectly well aware of the difference between a group and a forum, thank you, and I've never come to the BOG for the purpose of posting any of my criticisms of Obama.

In this thread, however, the OP brought in two other politicians. The point of the OP, as I understood it, was that some of the criticisms that have been leveled at Obama (elsewhere, of course) would be equally valid if applied to Sanders and Warren. My opinion was that such criticisms would not be valid as applied to them, because of the way their situation differs from Obama's. The point of my response was to explain that distinction, thus explaining why I, for one, do not criticize Sanders and Warren for voting for imperfect bills.

I'm a DUer who has voted for Obama every time he was on a ballot I could cast. I approve of the overall performance of all three of these politicians. Obviously, however, that doesn't mean that all three of them are peas in a pod, with no distinctions to be drawn among them. (I'm sure there are issues where Sanders and Warren disagree with each other, too.)

So my question is, does "We like our peace" mean that DUers can't say anything favorable about Sanders and Warren here, if the explicit or implicit point is that Obama is good but that Sanders and Warren are in some respect better? The BOG certainly has the right to set such a rule. It does greatly constrict the discussion, however, especially in a context where the whole point of the thread is an alleged double standard, and where the comparison is initiated by someone supporting Obama.

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