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PurityOfEssence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-08-07 04:57 PM
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95. No, that's not the intention
I should certainly stay away from any comparison to someone as truly evil as Cheney, though. Obama's not even a member of that species.

The problem is the rewriting of history, with which I have a HUGE problem. Obama's head and shoulders above any other candidate here on that issue--which is not to his credit--and I used an unfortunate comparison here.

Be fair though, what I wrote is NOT a straight equating of Obama and Cheney, and for you to resort to that is distortion of your own. If my hyperbole was overly strident by association with a despicable individual (Cheney), yours is at least as inflammatory.

I actually put a fair amount of efforts into my posted annoyances; the problem here is that I'm getting increasingly frustrated with Mr. Obama's flagrant rewriting of his personal history, and I'm getting even more annoyed with some of his partisans seeing nothing wrong with this. Just because a person's "good", many think he/she is exempted from the normal societal restrictions of honesty. At some point, the person is no longer "good" if the person is willing to distort and deny with regularity, and the person's judgment is in serious question to try it in this age of instant factual recall.

I'll back off from the comparisons like this, but I was having a difficult time coming up with an example of someone as guilty of distorting events. It's a BIG issue, and it seems to be just fine with far too many.

So, I suck here; what do you have to say for yourself? Upon rereading my post, is it even slightly fair to characterize that as saying that Obama equals Cheney? Were you REALLY unsure about that, or was that a rhetorical question in a backhanded smeary kind of way? For my misstep, does that open me up to such tactics and absolve you of the obligation of fairness to which I should be held?

Having said all that, your point is well taken: the subject matter is incendiary enough; I should keep away from comparisons to any traits displayed by certain true skunks like the VP.

Was your summation called-for? Is this just part of the way of the shadow warrior?

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