If you think you are independent you are kidding yourself. In the six or seven years I have seen you on this form you have always toed the Republican Party line.
It was obviously not your honest opinion.
Please note, that you can't call Amos as bad a M-G just because you think at some point he might get that bad. You still owe him an apology. But if at some point, in the very unlikely event he does get that bad, having predicted it, you might be able to say "I told you so."
For now, it is an unwarranted personal attack, one that is not up to your usual standard of behavior. I am sure that the moderators are giving you some leeway because of your past civility. But for me, comparing someone who does not agree with you and occaisionally critiques your style of argument to the most disruptive, insulting vulgar troll ever to pollute this forum is a step too far.
Please note that Sawzaw, earns some criticism. He is constantly chasing Amos all over this forum hurling half baked insults at him. It is understandable that Amos responds once in a while.