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Author: jwiest Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 1966611  
Subject: An Open Letter to RECF Date: 1/11/2011 11:04 AM
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...where you're telling us to STFU about conservative rhetoric and the shootings. Here's the problem: you guys are driving the political discourse into the ground. Here's an example from just yesterday:

http://boards.fool.com/psychoanalysis-of-obama-29018186.aspx...

...which strings together a weird series of dubious "events" or observances, and turns them into evidence of psychological derangement.

And this is tame. Over the last two years and more, RECF has produced a constant barrage of stuff about birth certificates, government takeovers of medicare, a 3-man army of black panthers, and brownshirts from ACORN...ACORN whose entire financial history could have been bought by one Wall St. executive from one year's bonus.

This is real nutjob stuff, and based on the recs, it gets real traction. And you do get called on it, but here's a thing you seem incapable of understanding: getting called on it is not the same as telling you to STFU.

No doubt someone will say "you did the same with Bush". Not remotely. Bush lied to us all: about "compassionate conservatism", about the war, about funding Medicare part D; or he was secretive, about energy policy, about torture; or he was going down a moral path this nation has rejected for at least the last 70 years (torture, Guantanamo)...

These are concrete complaints of values, not weird attributions strung together to build a conspiracy theory.

So don't STFU. Say what you will. We just hope someday you'll engage in a little introspection and take responsibility for the volume of carp you produce.
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