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cherokeeprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-09-09 09:04 PM
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82. And I have to think less of anyone who uses the same old intellectually lazy method of
stifling discussion, when the discussion expresses opinions they disagree with.

I'm talking about the old "repeating right-wing talking points and the talking points of the DLC" and "people who are theatened by an extremely bright, outspoken black woman" bullshit that people around here tend to accuse others of when they don't like the direction the discussion is taking. I could have omitted "black" from the quote because I've seen it that way too. Same with calling people trolls and telling them they can go straight back to freeperville from whence they came when you don't like what's being said.

I wouldn't even know where to find "right wing talking points" if I DID want to use them. You must though, since you accuse others of using them, in an effort to shut them up. I assume you're hoping that the next time they have something to say, they'll hesitate and wonder to themselves if what they're about to post could be construed by some as "right wing talking points", thus embarrassing them for having an opinion different than yours.

Intellectual laziness and a dog-whistle form of censorship IMO.
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