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Response to virtualobserver (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 13, 2016, 11:19 AM

8. defining a plan which hasn't been presented in any detail

...even defining it incorrectly, isn't 'lying,' and it isn't a practice restricted to republicans.

All of the hyperbole about lying isn't making the case effectively. It stifles and polarizes debate and discussion. It does absolutely nothing to define the candidate's own view of his proposals. And it sets a destructive precedent of defining all differences expressed between campaigns as dishonesty.

In short, there's nothing productive to be gained by demonizing your opponent in this fashion, especially in our Democratic primary.

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