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    Re: Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi marries longtime aide

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    The defensiveness of this post tells me I pegged the intent of your first post perfectly. You acknowledge you didn't like the man and you don't like him now. You then created an unfounded allegation with no basis or proof, presumably your dislike for the man helped out there, but you're not being judgmental (wink wink) - got it.
    If I were out to assassinate Cochran's character and were willing to make stuff up, the very fact that I spent all my formative years in MS means that it'd be simplicity itself to invent "personal observations" of whatever made him look bad. If I just wanted to make up accusations, I would have done so.

    But chances are pretty doggone good that yeah, he was doing the nasty with her and as I said in so many words in my FIRST post on this matter, WHO THE HECK CARES IF HE DID???? I said that we are NOT to judge him, did I not?

    It's only YOU who's blowing things out of proportion out of some imagined opportunity you have to pigeonhole me as whatever kind of person you want to believe that I am. I am not going to directly accuse you of trolling - that would be a violation of DP rules - but it sure as heck looks like it.

    But I'm not so naive as to think that any of this will get through to you, so I'll let it be. You can have the last word - I won't reply.
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    Re: Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi marries longtime aide

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    If I were out to assassinate Cochran's character and were willing to make stuff up, the very fact that I spent all my formative years in MS means that it'd be simplicity itself to invent "personal observations" of whatever made him look bad. If I just wanted to make up accusations, I would have done so.

    But chances are pretty doggone good that yeah, he was doing the nasty with her and as I said in so many words in my FIRST post on this matter, WHO THE HECK CARES IF HE DID???? I said that we are NOT to judge him, did I not?

    It's only YOU who's blowing things out of proportion out of some imagined opportunity you have to pigeonhole me as whatever kind of person you want to believe that I am. I am not going to directly accuse you of trolling - that would be a violation of DP rules - but it sure as heck looks like it.

    But I'm not so naive as to think that any of this will get through to you, so I'll let it be. You can have the last word - I won't reply.
    You clearly don't see the problem with your first post. I have no problem with vast majority of it, and agree for the most part. But you say out of one side of your mouth you don't care and then out of the other side you create the scenario that he was "boning" his aide. And out of that fabrication, you then claim Cochran is a hypocrite because he's supposedly a family values conservative. I simply stated you're the hypocrite in that scenario.

    If another poster pointing out the hypocrisy of your own posts is trolling, so be it.
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    Re: Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi marries longtime aide

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    Do I think Cochran was lying through his teeth? Yes, I do. But do I care? NO. As I said the first time, we don't know what's going on behind closed doors - it's not for us to judge.
    Apparently it is OK for YOU to judge. You're convinced that he's a liar and are clearly judging him based on nothing more than your desire to see him as a liar. Just in case you were wondering what the term for this is - it's called BIGOTRY.
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    Re: Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi marries longtime aide

    Quote Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
    Apparently it is OK for YOU to judge. You're convinced that he's a liar and are clearly judging him based on nothing more than your desire to see him as a liar. Just in case you were wondering what the term for this is - it's called BIGOTRY.
    I think he was saying judgment on his bedroom activities.

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    Re: Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi marries longtime aide

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Not a strawman, in my view, just a practical question.
    It is a strawman. No one is claiming that renting = adultery. We are pointing out that the evidence in this case which includes living together indicates an affair. The defense you've mounted (that he's a man of honor) doesn't stand up to the evidence of his actions (which were despicably dishonorable)

    And if there's no housing allowance for members of Congress, there's no public interest in the "arrangement".
    Personally I think it's important when Politicians lie to the public they supposedly serve.

    Innuendo and speculation don't cut it for me. As I suggested before, if you have citations proving your allegations, I'd love to see them and I'm prepared to admit I was wrong. Until then, it's just character assassination.
    Quite the contrary - Cochrane assassinated his own character when he decided to descend to despicable race-baiting against other Republicans in order to win a primary. This is just sort of a "yeah, well, what'd ya expect?".
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    Re: Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi marries longtime aide

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    I think he was saying judgment on his bedroom activities.
    He's still judging him and hes' still a bigot.
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