There are many people I respect on here, so it seems very odd to me when they go so off base with critiques on their own writings.
"unless you can provide some facts to explain why you called Obama a "pig""
As stated before..I did explain how he is an Orwellian pig. Mostly at the Times. But for some reason you don't seem to be getting that.
"Stop watching FOX.."
I watch Fox, CNN, Stewart and Colbert. I listen to NPR, Smiley & West. I read local news and news from BBC, Fox, CNN, and Haaretz.
"because your party"
I have no political party.
"Did not Ted Cruz say..."
I don't live in Texas, he is not my problem or responsibility.
"When you don't provide facts, but merely label your opponents, you are not contributing to positive discourse on these issues."
You tend to do that quite a bit on here.
"The "tea party" and its ilk have become more or less synonymous with what passes for the Republican Party."
Being the most noticed or vocal does not mean they represent the great silent majority. Also considering that the Tea Party is hardly a definable organization doesn't help in finding definable numbers on exactly how many true believers in the movement their are.
"You are grasping at straws because you called the President a "pig" merely because you don't like his policies"
"I see that you were quoted by Editor Smith in his column in today's paper"
The man has good taste...what can I say?
"SOME Republicans are bigots and neoConfederates,"
And unless the topic is about bigotry or succession....then mentioning such terms is incorrect and isn't any better than Obama haters bringing up socialism when it has nothing to do with a topic.
"SOME Republicans are bigots and neoConfederates, but not all."
And those who belong to the Tea Party..what of them?
"I respond here because you still don't seem to comprehend plain English."
Actually your comments were lacking in clarity. It happens to those that get too emotionally involved with their writings.
"Calling President Obama and his people "squealers" is not using "pigs" in the same context as Orwell's villains."
Actually it is if one understands the character called Squealer in the book and what he represented.
Do you understand?
And no group of loyal Americans would permit that symbol of treason to be flown at a group gathering, whether that gathering be public or private!!!
I don’t oppose Johnson’s pardon; I think it facilitated the healing process.
I also think those who, even today, stick that flag in the faces of loyal Americans are preventing the completion of the healing process.
Those who wave the Confederate flag offend loyal Americans as deeply as a Muslim would offend loyal Americans by standing in front of the World Trade Center Memorial and holding up a sign proclaiming, “Hooray for the jihadists who flew planes into these buildings.”
Those who display the Battle Flag of the Army of Northern Va. (commonly called the Confederate flag) are displaying solidarity and sympathy with probably of the most treasonous people in our history.
Those who originally carried that flag made war against the United States, killing over 100,000 United States servicemen, and were only saved from prosecution by the sweeping pardon of a loyal American from the South--Andrew Johnson--who refused to join in their treasonous deeds.
Anyone who displays a flag that was used to rally those who killed over 100,000 U.S. servicemen is no loyal American!!!
No problem...I have seen many different spelling of my name: Kendal, Kendell, Kendle..etc
You know...I find all this interesting. Not for the content because most of what you wrote is drivel. But I do believe you implied you were not going to comment here on this again. Guess you are a bit of a hypocrite in that regard. No doubt it was bugging you not to get the last word in.
"So you wrote the wrong letter to the wrong paper for nothing.."
As explained before yet you missed it again...I did write to the N&S and clicked on the Times option. So no, you are wrong Fred. I did write to the correct paper but only the Times picked it up.
But it reached the only person it was mainly meant to reach anyway...so mission accomplished.
"it was over my use of the term "neoConfederate" to describe some of the tea-party crazies."
There is the problem..."some" tends to become "all" when the arguments start to fly. Certain foolish people like to take a negative and attempt to paint a whole movement with that name.
Some Democrats are racist but if pointing out that has nothing to do with the debate in question...then it is a ad hominem.
So unless "neo-confederate" has to do a topic of people actually trying to break away from the union...it to is a ad hominem.
"For example, right-wing-nuts like to label unemployed persons or persons receiving some form of public-assistance as "too lazy to work"."
And those people are wrong for doing that. I've been having a conversation with others on here about this very topic.
But as for standards, I don't see any major differences between the parties in this case. I think it was Maher (might be wrong on that) that basically said that short of some public pandering to their bases...politicians are just that....politicians and have no real differences between them. They give to those that support them and ignore those that don't.
"You still haven't explained why you called the President a "pig""
Actually I have..multiple times but some left leaning ideologues are exactly like right leaning ones and only see what they want to see.
Whether it's my use of Obama's "squealers" or the reference to Benjamin the donkey...I have explained it. I suggest you try something new and read before you comment. My responses are here and at the Times if you are actually interested in understanding anything.
"Yes the extremists in the House have a Constitutional right to try.."
Thank you. So comparing them to the villains in Animal Farm was incorrect because unlike the pigs in the story...Congress didn't change the rules at all but went by them.
I am so glad you finally came around to seeing things like a rational and intelligent person we know that you can be at times.
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