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muffin1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-11 08:20 AM
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2. A big K&R
There really is no comparison. As stated in your OP, of course there are crazy people on the left, BUT - BIG BUT - they are NOT in leadership positions (Palin, King, etc). They do not have their own 'news' programs (Beck, Hannity). We shun our crazies while they celebrate theirs.
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  -Gabriel Giffords & the Rightwing Hate Machine: On The Bogus Equivalency Between Right/Left Extremism Hissyspit  Jan-09-11 08:13 AM   #0 
  - Rec #5... (NT)  Tesha   Jan-09-11 08:18 AM   #1 
  - A big K&R  muffin1   Jan-09-11 08:20 AM   #2 
  - The equivalency is very real, but it's easy to mask and deny it by restricting your scope to the US  slackmaster   Jan-09-11 08:22 AM   #3 
  - No, it's not EQUAL.  Hissyspit   Jan-09-11 08:26 AM   #5 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-09-11 08:28 AM   #6 
  - No, I'm disagreeing with your disingenuous analysis in the service of a right-wing talking point.  Hissyspit   Jan-09-11 08:31 AM   #8 
  - I haven't insulted you or anyone else  slackmaster   Jan-09-11 08:32 AM   #10 
     - "Please take care of yourself"  Hissyspit   Jan-09-11 08:35 AM   #13 
     - yeah, you did. that was condesending bullshit  bettyellen   Jan-09-11 09:35 AM   #31 
  - FAIL  DCKit   Jan-09-11 08:38 AM   #15 
  - "Please take care of yourself" - you are implying that the OP has a PERSONAL problem.  scarletwoman   Jan-09-11 08:38 AM   #16 
     - "Do you have the capability of offering a coherent debate point or not?" is a personal attack  slackmaster   Jan-09-11 08:41 AM   #19 
        - No, it's not. You are making a non-equivalence.  Hissyspit   Jan-09-11 08:43 AM   #20 
        - I'm challenging you to argue honestly, not attacking you.  scarletwoman   Jan-09-11 08:49 AM   #22 
  - it isn't equal at all  datasuspect   Jan-09-11 08:51 AM   #24 
  - At this time in this country, the imbalance is from the right.  mmonk   Jan-09-11 08:29 AM   #7 
  - I don't believe anyone is denying that the problem here, now is on the right, or excusing it  slackmaster   Jan-09-11 08:31 AM   #9 
  - I admit to watching Red Army Faction News 24/7  Warren Stupidity   Jan-09-11 08:39 AM   #17 
  - Insert remark about "those who will not see"  slackmaster   Jan-09-11 08:46 AM   #21 
     - there is no equivalence to what the right here has been doing  Warren Stupidity   Jan-09-11 09:54 AM   #33 
  - So you're saying Palin etc. are the right wing equivalent of Marx, Lenin and Mao?  muriel_volestrangler   Jan-09-11 08:56 AM   #25 
  - what a bunch of fucking bullshit  fascisthunter   Jan-09-11 10:21 AM   #36 
  - We are talking about today, in the USA and you are defending the insanity of the Reich Wing  TheKentuckian   Jan-09-11 10:39 AM   #38 
  - Nonsense, and I really mean "in no way making sense."  MsPithy   Jan-09-11 12:42 PM   #42 
  - Make a list of violent murders inspired by hateful rhetoric from the left  sabrina 1   Jan-09-11 01:38 PM   #44 
  - You are talking about people active in the 70s, along with the Symbionese Liberation Army  eridani   Jan-10-11 03:49 AM   #50 
  - Bull!!!!  olegramps   Jan-10-11 06:21 AM   #53 
  - you don't even have to leave DU to find that kind of bullshit.  KG   Jan-09-11 08:24 AM   #4 
  - Indeed  muffin1   Jan-09-11 08:33 AM   #11 
  - Apparently so.  Hissyspit   Jan-09-11 08:49 AM   #23 
  - k/r n/t  upi402   Jan-09-11 08:34 AM   #12 
  - I love Peter Daou. K&R n/t  OneGrassRoot   Jan-09-11 08:36 AM   #14 
  - K & R  malaise   Jan-09-11 08:40 AM   #18 
  - Someone on the teevee machine brought up SDS last night  REACTIVATED IN CT   Jan-09-11 09:04 AM   #26 
  - and that is the difference.  KG   Jan-09-11 09:19 AM   #27 
  - Also, it was half a friggin' century ago.  Hissyspit   Jan-09-11 09:26 AM   #28 
  - Bingo. Right-wing hate has been turned into acceptable discourse  RufusTFirefly   Jan-09-11 10:23 AM   #37 
  - comments are closed.  barbtries   Jan-09-11 09:30 AM   #29 
  - Yeah, I noticed that. Decided to leave it.  Hissyspit   Jan-09-11 09:50 AM   #32 
     - he changed it  barbtries   Jan-09-11 01:18 PM   #43 
  - "Democrats and liberals rail against the rights ideas; the right rails against the lefts very exis  bettyellen   Jan-09-11 09:33 AM   #30 
  - So very true, and long PAST time to say it--loud, clear, often,  Raksha   Jan-09-11 10:16 AM   #34 
  - Concocted Delusional Propaganda vs Protest of Mis-deeds  on point   Jan-09-11 10:19 AM   #35 
  - Thank you for that  niceypoo   Jan-09-11 11:02 AM   #39 
  - K&R. The right wing take over of our national discourse has been quite deliberate.  Overseas   Jan-09-11 11:17 AM   #40 
  - Thank you, Hissyspit, for another excellent post. ...  truth2power   Jan-09-11 11:22 AM   #41 
  - Kick for one of the best OPs on this matter. (nt)  scarletwoman   Jan-09-11 02:40 PM   #45 
  - K&R, posted on Facebook.  Odin2005   Jan-09-11 02:58 PM   #46 
  - There will be  BobbyBoring   Jan-09-11 04:11 PM   #47 
  - I had forgotten he had said that. Thanks for the reminder.  Hissyspit   Jan-10-11 04:40 AM   #52 
  - "Well, Hitler's bad, yes... but let's face it, Poland's no saint!" -- G. P. Bush, 1938  yoyossarian   Jan-09-11 09:12 PM   #48 
  - but Jon Stewart says they're the same  Johonny   Jan-09-11 09:18 PM   #49 
  - k&r  Swamp Rat   Jan-10-11 03:55 AM   #51 

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