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Response to Cerridwen (Reply #28)

Mon Dec 9, 2013, 10:02 PM

30. I am trying to help the Democratic Party toward a sounder platform.

 

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"In case you haven't noticed, the r/wers have been painting Democrats as Muslim, socialist, communist, pinko, lesbian, gay, baby-killers who are "soft on crime" and ready to round up all the r/wers and send them to re-education camps. Not only do they create the fucking paint, they create the brush with which to apply the paint. Why the hell are you helping them?

What Democrats really don't need is someone from the Democrat's side parroting their own paranoia back at them thereby proving to them "we" all agree with them."


The only thing I am trying to help is the Democratic Party toward a sounder platform. If paranoid rw'ers want to invent fantasies out of whole cloth about how Obama is a secret Muslim baby-eating, kitten-stomping communist fifth columnist, that's their business, but it won't convince anyone with two functioning brain cells. But when the 'paranoid' right wing of this country has a better grasp of and support for a Constitutionally guaranteed right than the Democratic Party as a whole, then something is amiss.

I will stop calling-out Democrats about supporting unconstitutional gun laws when they stop supporting unconstitutional gun laws. Pretty simple, eh? You don't see me attacking Jon Tester about gun control, because he is generally on the side of the Constitution. His is an example worth following.

On-edit: Cerridwen, you say "Well, not all our guns...just the specifically defined ones..." But the sad fact of the matter is that if NYC is confiscating .22 bolt action rifles simply because they hold > 5 rounds, there just are not many other firearms left. Since NYC already restricts pistols to the nth degree, I guess that NYC'ers can maybe keep a break-barrel or other low-capacity shotgun, but not much else.

-app

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