I realize this may directly violate the rules of the board, and if this gets me kicked out, then so be it. But IcyPatriot took a very cheap shot at me just prior to the "Gentically Corrupt" thread being closed, and I'm sorry but I can't leave it go unanswered.
I did attempt to send him a private message first, but it seems he has disallowed anyone to send him any. How conveniant
is that? Actually, I had another two-syllable word in mind that also starts with "c
So here was his post...
Problem is you never read that link ... you have proven how ignorant you are.
Had you or anyone else read that link in that thread you would have seen it was written by a left of center guy, Joe Gandelman ... ... you've been had godef. More than anyone here you have responded to threads over the years that you have never read, never clicked the links. You have simply responded in a feable way to the title thread ... and you have done this many times.
And here is the response I composed before discovering I could send it:
Don't be such an *** (starts with "A"). I had read the link, and you're a damned liar to suggest I never read other links. I dare you to post links to such threads. This amounts to nothing more than the same bullying bull***** that always comes from the right.
Call this guy what you want, but this was not left-of-center commentary. It's stupid to presume that Obama had not expected that the GOP would be flinging the dirt, such as death panels and euthanasia and upsurping parental rights, because this is what they always
do. This doesn't surprise anyone with half a brain. What the link suggested is that it wasn't expected and thus Obama was naive.
From the link in question: "Polman’s key point is central: didn’t they kind of suspect this was coming given all the statements about how the GOP wanted to stop the proposed plan partially because it could “break” Obama?"
And what if in fact the White House did
expect the GOP to try to "break" Obama? How would one expect
Obama to react? By fighting back using the same dirty tactics? The truth is, Obama has refused to fling the same garbage back at them though they deserve it in spades. In fct, he has been quite diplomatic about it.
This is nothing more than an attempt to justify the dirt from the right. If you want to call taking the high road and not stooping to these same bully tactics as being naive, then I would proudly accept the title of Mr. Naive. And I'll call you Mr. Corrupt for attempting to justify the outlandish behavior from the right. Just because they right always play dirty doesn't make it any more justifiable.