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tomhayes Donating Member (476 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-05-09 01:15 PM
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43. False equivalency is your fallacy
In 2007 it was delusional. No one was interrupting Bush town halls. Maybe it was because you had to sign a loyalty oath to get in? And no one was trying to stop DEBATE. Most of the protesters were trying to INTRODUCE debate.

In 2009 the right-wing groups send out letters instructing "protesters" how to stop debate and telling them to "not have an intellectual debate, stand up, yell, disrupt and sit down."

(And if at some universities the students yell down a paid political speaker Im fine with it. It's bad form - and the students should be escorted out, and the speaker allowed to continue. Stopping a meeting of constituents and their currently elected representative is much, much worse in my book.)

As for Coulter getting a pie in the face - that was wrong too.

But throw a pie at Coulter is not an organized movement by the Democratic Party. Or Move-on. Or Acorn.

If you think that the protest in the past are equal to this corporate funded organized attempt to STOP DEBATE then you are either willfully ignorant - or belligerently so.

Show me one example of an national, organized attempt by the Democrats to stop and stifle debate??
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