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DFab420 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-10 12:34 PM
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23. Well said
and much nicer then I feel I could have been.

It's gotten to the point that no matter what success we have, we must somehow find a reason that it is actually a failure.

It's old.

It needs to stop.
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  -There is a BIG difference between "criticism" and "bashing". johnaries  Nov-15-10 09:50 PM   #0 
  - Very true and very well said!  JamesA1102   Nov-15-10 09:54 PM   #1 
  - Thanks! I will present facts and truth...  johnaries   Nov-15-10 10:53 PM   #8 
  - I hear ya  solara   Nov-15-10 09:56 PM   #2 
  - Why unilaterally appoint Simpson and Bowles to run a 'Deficit Commission'?  MannyGoldstein   Nov-15-10 09:56 PM   #3 
  - And here we go..... Automatic bashing.  johnaries   Nov-15-10 10:37 PM   #6 
     - ''bipartisan'' as a virtue depends on the false idea that their are no meaningful differences  yurbud   Nov-15-10 11:22 PM   #11 
     - The Fiscal Commission was a very, very, very bad idea  Kurt_and_Hunter   Nov-16-10 09:48 AM   #18 
     - Wow, you are defending a commission whose purpose is to tear down what is left of the New Deal?  MadHound   Nov-16-10 06:49 PM   #35 
  - Few people know the difference, and it's scarcely surprising.  Dr Morbius   Nov-15-10 10:04 PM   #4 
  - Good grief. I cant speak for the GLBT community but to suggest that we postpone a temporary solution  rhett o rick   Nov-15-10 10:35 PM   #5 
  - A comet is going to hit the earth in 2012? that's your argument?  johnaries   Nov-15-10 10:49 PM   #7 
  - Of course I would love to get the issue "resolved correctly and permanently". But we are playing  rhett o rick   Nov-16-10 08:11 AM   #12 
  - The OP also indulges in the fantasy that DADT is the whole  Bluenorthwest   Nov-16-10 08:44 AM   #13 
  - Actually that comet has been proven to be false. Link to article.  vaberella   Nov-16-10 04:02 PM   #30 
     - I was using it as a metaphor for the Repukes winning the election. nm  rhett o rick   Nov-17-10 12:15 AM   #36 
  - Think "Skinner's" NEW New Rules settled this today .....  defendandprotect   Nov-15-10 10:59 PM   #9 
  - Hmm, that's not what Skinner said. He did defend Obama supporters against insults, though.  ClarkUSA   Nov-16-10 09:50 AM   #19 
     - Evidently you did some selective reading ... here's also what it said ....  defendandprotect   Nov-16-10 12:17 PM   #20 
        - Any criticism has to focus on actions ONLY w/no disrespectful insults against Obama himself.  ClarkUSA   Nov-16-10 12:31 PM   #22 
           - Suggesting that criticism is "bashing" is intended to "poison the atmosphere" ....  defendandprotect   Nov-16-10 12:51 PM   #26 
              - That's not what the OP is doing at all. Evidently, you're misreading its content.  ClarkUSA   Nov-16-10 12:56 PM   #27 
              - Certainly looks like the OP is trying to highlight criticism of Obama as "bashing" .....  defendandprotect   Nov-16-10 04:19 PM   #32 
              - Unfortunately it is far too clear that it is plain old criticism you are labeling "bashing" ....  defendandprotect   Nov-17-10 12:13 PM   #37 
              - You didn't read the post---s/he is equating misinformation used to criticize as bashing.  vaberella   Nov-16-10 04:07 PM   #31 
                 - If there is "misinformation" then THAT has to be the basis of the objection ... not "bashing."  defendandprotect   Nov-16-10 04:35 PM   #33 
  - I'm trying to figure out how you presume to know the criticism comes from ...  laughingliberal   Nov-15-10 11:02 PM   #10 
  - Without much presumption  Bluenorthwest   Nov-16-10 08:46 AM   #15 
  - Kick for truthiness and civility.  great white snark   Nov-16-10 08:45 AM   #14 
  - Only a tiny handful of people have been President, we don't get to walk a mile in their shoes  TheKentuckian   Nov-16-10 09:40 AM   #16 
  - Last week I saw a fine example of the twisting of these terms.  JNelson6563   Nov-16-10 09:46 AM   #17 
  - BRAVO!!!  Phx_Dem   Nov-16-10 12:29 PM   #21 
  - +1000000.  political_Dem   Nov-16-10 12:49 PM   #25 
  - Well said  DFab420   Nov-16-10 12:34 PM   #23 
  - Although I criticize Obama a lot...  KeyserSoze87   Nov-16-10 12:39 PM   #24 
  - Very well said. Also, when those who ONLY offer critique of the President, hide under the  mzmolly   Nov-16-10 01:29 PM   #28 
  - Excellent post. I think you clearly expressed much of what some of us have tried to say. n/t  vaberella   Nov-16-10 04:00 PM   #29 
  - Amen!  angee_is_mad   Nov-16-10 06:43 PM   #34 
  - if you ALWAYS criticize, you are bashing  krawhitham   Nov-17-10 12:40 PM   #38 
  - Criticism is what one says of someone else's hero; bashing is what someone does to yours.  PurityOfEssence   Nov-18-10 12:19 AM   #39 

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