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Eloriel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-15-05 08:31 PM
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80. I have always been completely bumfuzzled by your ID
Edited on Fri Jul-15-05 08:40 PM by Eloriel
"old leftie lawyer"

I always imagine old meaning at least my age (57) if not older, and so therefore probably liberal when liberal really WAS liberal.

Leftie, that's a term an "old" liberal might consider equivalent to socialist -- when it wasn't quite such a "bad" word or concept.

And lawyer, i think of civil rights and EEOC lawyers I've known which would be in our age group, or what I would imagine is our age group. One of the "old leftie lawyers" I had the privilege of knowing slightly before she died a few years ago was the very young woman attorney who argued the Doe companion case to Roe before the Supreme Court in the early 70s.

So all these wonderful assocoations are running through my mind when I see a post of yours, and then I read the post of yours. And I am always not just shocked but thrown into cognitive dissonance.

They are NEVER (that I can recall) liberal or "leftish" at all. They are at best centrist or moderate, and more usually than not conservative to a degree that at least the DLC would love, if not more infiltration-oriented members Conservative Women of America would approve.

What you've written above would DELIGHT most people on the right who are smart enough to want to undermine and especially co-opt the left. I can't remember when I saw someone on the Left give a nod to anything Clarence Thomas would do, as just one example.

You're entitled to your particular belief system, but it always leaves me so curious as why on earth do you call yourself a Leftie? You're just NOT, not by any definition or understanding I've ever encountered. Oh well. :shrug:

And then I note who has applauded your post, which makes it abundantly clear that there are serious, irresolvable philosophical, poliical and ideological differences among some of us here on this forum. No surprise, right?
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