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  • If there's any doubt as to why the Republicans have done so poorly in this election, just look at John McCain's gracious concession speech. ... His "supporters" often booed him and shouted obscenities. Until people on all sides start realizing that those they disagree with are worthy of respect and consideration, we're going to continue down this torturous path.

    Ovid, how can you be so blind to the fact that the left is at least as virulently hateful of the right? []

    Yes, it's on both sides, but your argument is that Republicans lost because they were nasty. If that were true, the Democrats would have lost too. Your argument has no merit.

    I think most Republicans are decent people I merely disagree with. It's the extreme ones who accuse Obama of being a socialist

    Obama is a socialist, by a standard traditional definition that I, and many people, have used for many years. I am not going to stop using a perfectly legitimate word just because you hurl ad hominems at me.

    • by vek (2312) on 2008.11.08 22:14 (#65804) Journal

      Wasn't McCain on Larry King saying that he didn't think Obama was a Socialist?

      So he either didn't get the memo about that day's talking point or he actually genuinely didn't think the accusations of Obama's socialism had any merit. Now that the campaign is over, it's going to be hard to say I suppose.

      • Wasn't McCain on Larry King saying that he didn't think Obama was a Socialist?

        I have no idea if he said that, and I have no idea why you think it matters. :-) I disagree with McCain often. I gave legitimate reasons why I think Obama is a socialist; if someone cares to discuss those, fine. But I won't bend my opinion to fit someone else's, no matter which side he's on. I do not get memos.

        I've been calling Obama a socialist for a long, long time. More than a year ago. And it was based on his specific proposals, such as his proposal to outlaw the firing of striking workers, not on