View single post by BayouBoogie
 Posted: Fri Jan 27th, 2012 04:21 pm
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dogfacedgremlin34 wrote: srossi wrote: But this has nothing to do with lack of civility.  
But that's the thing:  it does.

Let's say I'm having a Super Bowl party and I decide to invite you, rossi.  I send you an Evite.  You respond no, and in the commentary section, you say, "I fucking hate your guts, your house sucks, and your dog smells!  Why would you think in a million years I would attend your stupid Super Bowl party!?!"

Now, couldn't you have just resonded "no" and left it at that?  Why would you feel the need to let everybody on my invite list know your personal feelings towards me unless your were (a) a jackass, or (b) an attention whore?  You just turned my innocuous Evite into something it wasn't nor should it have ever been.

The moral of this story?  I'm not having a Super Bowl party this year.

Again, that example does not fit what happened at all. He declined and  issued a short sweet statement to answer the critics & made it clear he's not going to talk about it publicly again. No cussing. No personal insults. He didn't even single Obama out personally. Hell, he went out of his way to say he has a problem with BOTH parties and the actions of ALL branches of Federal Government.

Your examples just are not relevant to what actually happened. The first part where you just say "no thanks' and leave it at that is much closer to what actually happened. 

You keep trying to add this element of personal hostilty against Obama that simply has not been dsiplayed on Thomas' part.   I can't help but think the criticism of Thomas is a purely partisan reaction from the "you can't insult Obama" crowd.

And I still don't see why being politically motivated is worse than simply not giving a shit? To me, not giving a shit IS insulting to the office, whereas having a reason not to go (and again, Thomas did NOT make the issue of this, the mdeia did) shows that he DOES care about the office and feels this is worth taking a stance. It also shows that he has the ability to seperate the office from the man, rather than thinking the man IS the office.

Last edited on Fri Jan 27th, 2012 04:43 pm by BayouBoogie