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Cary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-11-09 12:22 PM
Response to Reply #28
31. Which opening post?
Look, my opinion is still that advocating not voting or advocating a a third party is: 1) against Forum Rule 2; and 2) going to lead to victories for Republicans.

If I've said that in a more aggressive way, I'm sorry. It's not a positive message but I have a reasonably objective argument. My argument has not been countered with reasonably objective arguments. It's been countered primarily with ad hominems and other red herring variations.

Also there are a lot of people who think my feelings are hurt or want my feelings to be hurt. I'm not a newbie and I'm no stranger to heated debate. I happen to be a trial attorney. My feelings aren't going to be hurt and the concern is rather odd. Believe it or not I'm nearly as emotional on the subject as those on the other side. I'm very concerned that we have opened a big opportunity for Republicans. I'm also more than a little amazed that when that argument is made the response is so defensive and even indifferent to that particular consequence. I mean really, if we can't coallesce around the notion of keeping neocons out of a position of power, then what hope do we have?

Like I said, I haven't seen anyone here engaging in constructive dialogue on the issue, yourself included. Instead of trying to convince me that I'm beligerent and inflammatory, which is really just another ad hominem, why don't you take the high road and engage me in a reasonably objective discussion of the issue?

I mean a simple "I disagree, it will work out because . . ." could go a long way Cali. Or else you could say a thousand other things. Why do you and these other people keep having to try to convince me that I'm somehow at fault for the controversy?
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  -WHY CAN'T WE TAKE THIS DOWN A NOTCH OR TWO AND ACTUALLY DISCUSS IT? Cary  Dec-11-09 11:09 AM   #0 
  - THANK YOU!.  redwitch   Dec-11-09 11:10 AM   #1 
  - You don't have to yell.  tekisui   Dec-11-09 11:10 AM   #2 
  - Unfortunately kind sir, I do.  Cary   Dec-11-09 11:12 AM   #4 
  - You have a big butt and you smell funny.  MercutioATC   Dec-11-09 11:11 AM   #3 
  - Good one!  Cary   Dec-11-09 11:13 AM   #5 
  - I suggest starting by not posting inflammatory threads daily.  Tailormyst   Dec-11-09 11:14 AM   # 
  - you want to take things down a notch or two after your last OP?  cali   Dec-11-09 11:14 AM   #6 
  - So I shouldn't express my point of view here. Right?  Cary   Dec-11-09 11:27 AM   #16 
     - Then start by drawing back your comment in your POV post.  enlightenment   Dec-11-09 11:36 AM   #21 
     - I never said I was perfect.  Cary   Dec-11-09 12:01 PM   #27 
     - I didn't say that, but that OP was belligerent and inflammatory  cali   Dec-11-09 12:08 PM   #28 
        - Which opening post?  Cary   Dec-11-09 12:22 PM   #31 
  - Grow up  Sebastian Doyle   Dec-11-09 11:14 AM   #7 
  - Okay  atreides1   Dec-11-09 11:14 AM   #8 
  - Please, let's discuss it.  Cary   Dec-11-09 11:39 AM   # 
     - It is fairly simple to disagree with something without calling people out  Caliman73   Dec-11-09 12:38 PM   #40 
  - Got a mirror, Cary?  Forkboy   Dec-11-09 11:15 AM   #9 
  - YEAH!!! LET'S STOP THE SCREAMING!!!!  Bjorn Against   Dec-11-09 11:15 AM   #10 
  - You keep posting blatantly insulting and divisive posts  Lyric   Dec-11-09 11:15 AM   #11 
  - You're reading that into my message.  Cary   Dec-11-09 12:29 PM   #34 
     - Take a step back and realize amaybe its not everyone else who is wrong about your posts.  Tailormyst   Dec-11-09 12:38 PM   #41 
        - Look at you.  Cary   Dec-11-09 12:58 PM   #43 
           - Good luck to you Cary  Tailormyst   Dec-11-09 01:04 PM   #45 
  - All caps = taking it down a notch?  TwilightGardener   Dec-11-09 11:15 AM   #12 
  - BECAUSE YOU KEEP YELLING AT ME!  asdjrocky   Dec-11-09 11:15 AM   #13 
  - From your previous thread:  Ganja Ninja   Dec-11-09 11:23 AM   #14 
  - I'm not accusing everyone that doesn't agree with me of being stupid.  Cary   Dec-11-09 01:02 PM   #44 
  - LOL!! "DISCUSS" AWAY!  ima_sinnic   Dec-11-09 11:27 AM   #15 
  - christonafuckintrailerhitch!  MNDemNY   Dec-11-09 11:30 AM   #17 
  - Is there some sort of award for the most locked threads?  laughingliberal   Dec-11-09 11:31 AM   #18 
  - This is classic funny dude.  asdjrocky   Dec-11-09 11:31 AM   #19 
  - I'm not laughing.  Cary   Dec-11-09 12:30 PM   #35 
     - You don't have to laugh.  asdjrocky   Dec-11-09 12:31 PM   #38 
        - And it's very important to you to tell me that.  Cary   Dec-11-09 12:52 PM   #42 
           - You tell me to leave the Democratic Party-  asdjrocky   Dec-11-09 01:05 PM   #47 
              - I never told you to leave the Democratic Party.  Cary   Dec-11-09 01:07 PM   #49 
                 - Yes, you did.  asdjrocky   Dec-11-09 01:14 PM   #50 
                    - No dude, I didn't.  Cary   Dec-11-09 02:38 PM   #52 
                       - Yeah, I bet.  asdjrocky   Dec-11-09 07:59 PM   #57 
  - Your reacting to the reaction of your reaction  niceypoo   Dec-11-09 11:35 AM   #20 
  - Worry about yourself.  Cary   Dec-11-09 12:31 PM   #37 
     - If you dont want people commenting on what you say, stop saying it  niceypoo   Dec-11-09 03:02 PM   #54 
  - When does this start to qualify as disrupting?  Marr   Dec-11-09 11:39 AM   #22 
  - +1 nt  laughingliberal   Dec-11-09 11:48 AM   #25 
  - Except that I repeatedly never said any such thing. n/t  Cary   Dec-11-09 01:06 PM   #48 
  - ROFL!  City of Mills   Dec-11-09 11:40 AM   #23 
  - This post is comedy gold !  Tailormyst   Dec-11-09 12:31 PM   #36 
  - I can think of worse things than a rip roaring argument.  Cary   Dec-11-09 01:05 PM   #46 
  - 7/16 of one inch...  OneTenthofOnePercent   Dec-11-09 11:46 AM   #24 
  - lol! (nt)  ima_sinnic   Dec-11-09 12:08 PM   #29 
  - Gee, does this mean we "purists" can stay?  StarfarerBill   Dec-11-09 12:00 PM   #26 
  - You've assumed I advocated kicking you out.  Cary   Dec-11-09 12:28 PM   #33 
     - No, we're not enemies.  StarfarerBill   Dec-11-09 12:36 PM   #39 
  - What is this "IT" you want to "DISCUSS"?  ima_sinnic   Dec-11-09 12:12 PM   #30 
  - There is everything to discuss, but only if you allow it.  Cary   Dec-11-09 12:26 PM   #32 
  - ok  Hatchling   Dec-11-09 02:17 PM   #51 
  - K&R x1000  rucky   Dec-11-09 02:39 PM   #53 
  - YOU DON'T TAKE IT DOWN A NOTCH BY YELLING  spanone   Dec-11-09 03:04 PM   #55 
  - GODDAMMIT YOU PEOPLE NEED TO STOP YELLING ALL THE FUCKING TIME!1!!!111!!  QC   Dec-11-09 03:12 PM   #56 
 

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