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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-20-08 09:47 AM
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16. May As Well Ask the Sun Not to Shine
Edited on Thu Mar-20-08 09:51 AM by Crisco
If we go around asking our politicians to not ever be human with human weaknesses.

For every Democratic sex scandal, there are 10 across the aisle and it seems 1/2 are under age, 1/8 with mere children.

And yet, it's we Democrats who allow ourselves to be cowed into letting Democratic politicians' weaknesses become full-blown public scandals. New York residents were given no more than 48 hours to absorb the shock of the Spitzer scandal before being informed he would step down. 24 hours or less to consider it before Republicans started up with impeachment threats.

Gawd. Philip Giordano was fucking 10 year old girls and made a deal to stay in office 5 months beyond the time of his arrest. Where were the screams, beyond Buzzflash and DU?

And yet, three weeks ago when the NYT went to press with a story about a lobbyist John McCain may or may not have been sleeping with, but certainly had an inappropriate relationship with? Every Republican in the land trashed the Times and the scandal went away in two days. Two. Days.

We don't like press intimidation, we believe in the 1st Amendment. And yet, asking "please be even-handed" all the while the press shows us over and over and over it will not gets us nowhere. When will we stop asking and start demanding?
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  -The First Day of Spring and the First Day of Crotch Sniffer Season Husb2Sparkly  Mar-20-08 08:48 AM   #0 
  - I support Obama but I don't want to rehash that BS against the Clintons  powergirl   Mar-20-08 08:50 AM   #1 
  - Prepare to rehash..  SoCalDem   Mar-20-08 09:03 AM   #9 
  - The Almighty Clenis!!!!  VolcanoJen   Mar-20-08 08:52 AM   #2 
  - Republicans were so busy sniffing Clinton crotch that they left the country in ruins  surfermaw   Mar-20-08 08:53 AM   #3 
  - I Know. It's Not Like bu$h Never F*cked Around  Dinger   Mar-20-08 08:54 AM   #4 
  - Maybe the reason we didn't find junk on Bush was: BENDOVER George  surfermaw   Mar-20-08 09:04 AM   #10 
  - So the r/w is trying to tarnish both Dem candidates in their own way.  babylonsister   Mar-20-08 08:55 AM   #5 
  - That posters HERE are sniffing Bills Fruit Of The Looms is disheartening  NNN0LHI   Mar-20-08 08:56 AM   #6 
  - I could have lived the rest of my life without seeing the pictures of  K Gardner   Mar-20-08 08:57 AM   #7 
  - Relevance ......  Husb2Sparkly   Mar-20-08 09:02 AM   #8 
     - Yes, you have definitely gone over to the dark side. Smug superiority?  Fredda Weinberg   Mar-20-08 09:09 AM   #11 
        - What in the living fuck are you TALKING about?????????????  Husb2Sparkly   Mar-20-08 09:16 AM   #12 
           - A reply in your thread is stalking? Try again ... n/t  Fredda Weinberg   Mar-20-08 09:33 AM   #13 
              - It is against the rules to call out other threads  Husb2Sparkly   Mar-20-08 09:37 AM   #14 
                 - Proud of everyone around me IRL ... locally, conditions  Fredda Weinberg   Mar-20-08 10:45 AM   #18 
                 - Wow.  Seabiscuit   Mar-20-08 11:17 AM   #20 
                 - Well, hell.. I got so curious about who you were putting on ignore and had  K Gardner   Mar-20-08 02:23 PM   #22 
  - It's not just the media--lots here are doing it.  QC   Mar-20-08 09:40 AM   #15 
  - May As Well Ask the Sun Not to Shine  Crisco   Mar-20-08 09:47 AM   #16 
  - Hoo boy! do I agree with you!  Husb2Sparkly   Mar-20-08 10:01 AM   #17 
     - Stockholm Syndrome  Crisco   Mar-20-08 11:10 AM   #19 
  - "a near-child"  eleny   Mar-20-08 11:27 AM   #21 
  - I know she was a grown woman ....... technically.  Husb2Sparkly   Mar-20-08 08:21 PM   #23 
     - As a child I was pretty damned good at keeping a confidence when asked  eleny   Mar-20-08 08:40 PM   #24 
  - I didn't realize today was the first day of spring  fuertegal   Mar-20-08 08:41 PM   #25 

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