Name Calling in Context
If I understand correctly, Jodi thinks the liberal left never have to provide context for their name calling, while conservatives constantly have to explain their views.
I'm not sure I agree, but maybe leftists ask rightists to clarify or explain their views while rightists just dismiss leftist views as crap and don't ask? Or perhaps rightists like to cram their views down the throats of leftists by rambling on and on using weak arguments, a la Rush Limbaugh? I really have no idea, these are just my uninformed opinions that I'm stating as fact to make myself look smart and annoy the conservatives that read this site. And I'm probably actually a socialist (since I'm Canadian) so don't take anything I write seriously, it's easy to simply dismiss everything I say as a conspiracy against capitalism and globalization. I hope that helps.
Anyway, I consider myself to be a centrist. However, when it comes to American politics, I favour the left side since the right side is TOO far right for me, especially today. And, since I've been pretty anti-establishment my entire life, it's natural for me to repel against the conservatives and their back-rubbing old boy's club mentality.
As far as context goes, I don't have to provide context for everything I write because this site is an ever growing context. Just use the query page to find context. If I had to re-write everything every time this site would be pretty boring for regular readers, and myself especially.
Messages with the word 'Bush' in the subject... yes there's some overlap, but I couldn't find out how to do an "OR" query with the query page.
You'll note the first time I mention Bush it's because he thought the Prime Minister of Canada's name was Jean Poutine. Right from the start my opinion of him has been that he's a twit. I've linked to plenty of pages to solidify that opinion, so please don't make me do it again.
I appreciate Jodi writing about this on her site.