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With diversity of thought comes a celebration of everyone's uniqueness while also valuing what we have in common. With tribalism, you get fear of differences and equating sameness with normalcy.
That's just what I was thinking throughout this column. Also for #4, they believe the most effective method of defeating their enemies is tearing down their self esteem. This is why they don't attack our ideas so much, but instead claim that no one as ugly, stupid, degenerate, uninformed, ignorant, sexually repressed, etc. could possibly have any good ideas.
Oh, but those conservative groups are "highly political" and "not acting for the public good. You know, unlike OFA or MMfA.
"Just stroke my ego and never question me, like all the other networks, dangit! I will not be happy unless every news network blames my predecessor or the opposing party when something goes wrong, and gives me all the credit when something goes right! That's what I deserve! Waa waa waa!"
I would wonder how it's possible for a man to have such a crippling lack of self-awareness. I would wonder, but Obama has ceased being able to surprise me. I'm serious. No matter what he does next, I will not be surprised, unless it's do a complete 180 and become a conservative.
"But increased media scrutiny and accusations of political wrongdoing, if anything, might only benefit him in the long run -- that is, if his hands turn up clean and unmarred by recent events..." I can understand the confusion. You clearly think you're referring to a democrat. As much as Christie agrees with them on pretty much everything, he is not actually a Democrat, at least as far as his registration is concerned. As a republican, it does not matter how clean he proves his hands to be. This will overshadow any future presidential aspirations, no matter how far in the future.
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A Traffic Jam?

jparker Wrote: Jan 10, 2014 2:04 PM
That's truly funny, coming from a leftist. In the 90's, a woman made allegations against Clarence Thomas, allegations that were completely made up, and already more than ten years old, in order to block his appointment to the supreme court. You cannot bring up Clarence Thomas's name around a liberal without them shouting about "Justice for Anita". In 2000, five days before the election, a reporter somehow uncovered a 25-year-old DUI George W. Bush committed. This was treated by the news media as if it mattered. In 2012, the media dug up two stories, one from the 80's and one from the 60's, about possible character flaws Mitt Romney may have had in the past. This was treated by the media as if it mattered. And these weren't even crimes. One was an alleged and never-verified story that Romney MIGHT have bullied a fellow student while a teenager. The other involved strapping a dog kennel to the roof of a car, which for some reason was considered abuse. There are many more examples. Republicans and conservatives are never allowed to live down any allegations ever made against them, even false once.
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A Traffic Jam?

jparker Wrote: Jan 10, 2014 1:51 PM
What's really strange about this is that the Left, both politicians and the media, were pinning their hopes on a 2016 GOP presidential nomination for Christie. They always do the same thing; pick a RINO (Dole, McCain, Romney), repeatedly drive home the message that he's the only choice the GOP has, practically declare him the nominee before polls even open, and then rake him over the coals once he's the official nominee, thus guaranteeing a win that they might otherwise have had to fight for. For 2016, that was gonna be Christie. So, if they're already turning on him, what does that say about 2016? Are they gonna stick with him, or are they on a desperate RINO hunt even as we speak?
How I wish that were true.
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Answering Liberal Race Exploitation

jparker Wrote: Jan 03, 2014 9:14 AM
I thought the percentage of the black populace that voted for him was slightly down in '12. Doesn't make those that DID vote for him any less racist, though.
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