When Is Politicizing An Event/Occurance/Victory/Mistake OK?

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    It seems to me like the RWers like to play both sides of the fence.

    When its beneficial to them politicizing anything is perfectly acceptable...they argue and say things like "So and so is a politician, that's to be expected."

    However, when it's NOT to their benefit they tend to argue and say things like "How day they politicize such a sacred thing."

    I remember the 9/11 Snuff Film the GOP put on during their convention when McCain give us all Palin. That was THE worst case of politicizing an event in American history if I'm not mistaken.

    They seem to still want to use that event as a political stick...when and if it benefits them of course.

    Now they are all up in arms, getting their panties in a bunch because they perceive some people as politicizing Obama's victories in the death of Osama and the pending doom of Khaddaffi.

    So somebody please tell me, what's the protocol....when is it OK to politicize stuff?
     
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    If you want to politicize it go ahead.
     
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    You haven't answered the question Mr. Empty Calorie.
     
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    I'd say that, as long as your message isn't tasteless or bigoted, just about anything is fair game for political spin.
     
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    The rule is actually pretty simple, if it benefits your side go for it, if it benefits the other side it is wrong. That is why you support it when Democrats do it, and oppose it when Republicans do it. Pretending you don't get it just proves how much of a hack you are.
     
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    Obama was advised to bomb the compound because it is much safer. He made the call to use Navy Seals.

    Had Obama's risky gamble failed, like Carter's infamous helicopter disaster, the Rightwing would have used it to bring down his presidency.


    Had this failed, Limbaugh would have called him a rookie. The Right would have harped on his lack of experience. Every single pundit would be saying that Obama cannot keep us safe.

    But Obama refused to be distracted the Right. made the call not to bomb but to send in helicopters and Navy Seals. He did not have basing rights; he didn't have a safe place to launch the mission. This was one of the gutsiest presidential calls in history.

    (Our President is making important decisions to protect this country. He is trying to keep the troops safe. Meanwhile, Trump and the Rightwing Media are trying to distract him with Birther nonsense. The American Right is at war with the country. This is like Gingrich using Lewinsky when Clinton was trying to get Bin Laden in '98. Richard Clarke, the terrorism czar hired by Reagan, said that the Right was more concerned with Lewinsky than protecting us from the mountain Al Qaeda threat. Why do you think the Republicans never got Bin Laden? Because they are not concerned about protecting this country. They are only concerned with using fear to win elections or implement domestic surveillance programs. Wow, just wow. )
     
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    And of curse one need only switch around ‘Democrats’ and ‘Republicans’ and the rule still applies.
     
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    Yo ATL..................:up::up::up::fu:
     
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    Funny thing is I find it to be the opposite (when other people are doing it that is). For instance, last night I was disgusted by some of the comments from people that I generally agree with when they stated that the announcement of the death of OBL was basically done to boost his numbers for the coming campaign. Not their words, but the gist of what they said. While there were left wing comments that were equally politicizing. To me, it was the right wing ones that bugged me. What the left ones didn't bother me one bit.

    Immie
     
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    Tell me this MarcAtl isnt the perfect illustration of a miserable mofu far lefty? Here...........for the first time in months and months I might add..........he has a chance to celebrate for a few days, but instead is all OCD worrying conservatives might get in a few points on the torture stuff...............

    .............which is stupid because conservatives already won that debate years ago now.


    Miserable, jealous OCD asshole lefties cant help themselves I guess...........
     
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