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Thread #52026   Message #795225
Posted By: toadfrog
01-Oct-02 - 11:14 PM
Thread Name: BS: Patriotism -- what is it?
Subject: RE: BS: Patriotism -- what is it?
Well John, Lieberman is not usually considered a "conservative," and Lantos sure as hell isn't a conservative. But they happen to be hawks. And when I mentioned myself and Dick Armey as "liberals," I thought there was a clue there that I might be saying something like: The exercise of defining words, like "patriotism" and "liberal" and "conservative" too easily becomes a substitute for thinking about an actual issue.

Certainly I did not intend to insult you, except to the extent I doubt the merit of the question you asked. Which was, after all, addressed to "those of you who are liberal/Democrats."