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onpatrol98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 12:16 PM
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67. Actually, I would be arguing for the removal of double standards
Actually, I would be arguing for a removal of the double standard by all parties involved. So, we should agree.

Gun violence and many other forms of violence are a very real part of reality for many. If the implication of your comment is that others get to do it, so why can't we...I'm simply not impressed. Or, if the implication is...yeah, but Republicans are much worse with their comments. I think that's a given.

I have been guilty of saying many things that I now regret. I simply say no one should indulge in it. I think Republicans are wrong when they do it. I think Democrats are wrong when we do it. I have no desire to set up some false equivalency test to measure whose comments are more dangerous. I feel relatively at peace simply acknowledging that as an adult I recognize that Hoffa's comments were inappropriate in a political culture where we are "supposedly" trying for a higher standard since the horrible attack on Ms. Gifford.

If we're convinced only Republicans such as Tom Coburn make stupid, inciting comments, let's help that become the reality without having You Tube moments of our own.

To my mind, this is a win win. We get to 1) bring attention to the stupid comments made by Republicans; 2) perhaps provide a safer environment for own constituency; and 3) be able to say with a straight face that Democrats do not condone such behavior.

Again...I can't find any problems or reasons to disagree with my comment.
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