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Response to malthaussen (Reply #94)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 02:50 PM

96. Well said.

Very well said, indeed!

Far too many of the OP/threads here resemble the republican debates. They are shallow, bitter, and without intellectual merit. Either one candidate is identified as a hero, capable of saving us; or pegged as a monster, intent upon destroying the nation and all of its citizens. The very concept of electing a president to represent democratic values is lost in the nonsense that substitutes for meaningful discourse.

Such behavior could not come about at a worse time. In the years that I've been a member of this community, people have rightfully expressed concern that the party's leadership has shifted far too far to the right. Yet, the current "debates" about Clinton vs Sanders show that lots of people here are more than willing to invest their energies in behaving exactly like the idiots in the tea party/ right-wing of the republican party.

I'm not a delicate butterfly, with easily hurt feelings. Nor am I in need of an upbeat, chipper pep-talk, to encourage that I develop a thicker skin, thus allowing me to engage in debates with a rough, tough crowd. I'm no more interested in participating in those discussions, than I would be interested in debating the greatness of Dick Cheney with his supporters.

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