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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-05 11:35 PM
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78. There is a difference between style and substance.
So what if the debate is vigorous. Some like it some don't. That is a stylistic question. The question that's more important is what are the substantive claims of each poster. When you look at it that way, you've got:

TIA: serious questions about the legitimacy of the election(Land Shark's point on this thread, "legitimacy); serious questions about the connection between funny numbers from exit polls and outrages on the ground; serious questions about defenses of the exit poll discrepancies and inconsistencies including the demolition of "reluctant Bush responder;" a demand for release of all the data (save that which identifies the individual) including Precinct level data (which is essential to validate the fraud hypothesis); over 100 individual threads where the work is shown in detail and anyone who wants can question the work; years on DU; an unabashed Democrat.

OTOH: questions, questions, questions.

When you go to Paris or New York City, you can get hung up on the superficial style of the denizens and miss the true substance of the people's character (in both cases wonderful) and the great assets the cities have to offer.

I'm here for substance. The substantive contributions, arguments; the substantive demand for election reform and investigating election fraud is 100% in TIA's corner. That's why I pay attention what he produces and find it compelling.

It all ties together-- problems with voting machines -- take a look at how odd the results of elections are--both issues interact and support each other; problems with hacking -- take a look at how odd the results of the elections are -- both issues interact and support each other; problems with obvious voter suppression -- both issues interact and support each other.

IT ALL FITS TOGETHER AS A STRONG CASE TO DOUBT THE LEGITIMACY OF BOTH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS (AS YOU SO CORRECTLY POINT OUT IN A LATER POST DOWN-THREAD). YOU'RE *NOT* BEING SLAMMED, JUST REDIRECTED TO...

SUBSTANCE.
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