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Old 05-31-2013, 10:44 AM
 
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"Liberal activist" is the words he used to describe himself. I'm not like many on here willing to disparage an entire group of people because of the actions of one especially when a large portion of this article is showing how clueless this guy was in thinking he was going to be some sort of hero for what he did.

In a technology age marked by vigilante heroes like Julian Assange and Anonymous, the line between journalism and espionage has grown thin. McConnell was quick to frame himself as the victim of a crime, which was to be expected. It was the guilty repositioning of a politician who has been caught being craven.

What I never expected was the pushback from my own political side. One day in April, I turned on MSNBC and saw U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, a Democrat from Louisville and one of my personal heroes, rip me a new one:


So many today are so caught up in their beliefs they seem to not be able to understand that laws also apply to them. Yes, McConnell no matter what you think of him was the victim of a crime here. I am not sure why this guys gets so upset that those he thought would be cheering him are willing to point out that what he did was illegal.

I thought much of the defense for obviously illegal activities by politicians here was just internet foolery but it seems that there really are people who believe that the law shouldn't apply to ideas they feel are above the law.

Why I secretly recorded Mitch McConnell - Salon.com

Sounds like his hurt feelings are going to be one of his minor problems.
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:52 AM
 
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Why did you use the plural in your header?
Hmmmmm?
The article you linked clearly said "I" not "we".
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:57 AM
 
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Sorry, I did. I believe I made my thoughts clear.
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:30 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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"Liberal activist" is the words he used to describe himself. I'm not like many on here willing to disparage an entire group of people because of the actions of one especially when a large portion of this article is showing how clueless this guy was in thinking he was going to be some sort of hero for what he did.

So many today are so caught up in their beliefs they seem to not be able to understand that laws also apply to them. Yes, McConnell no matter what you think of him was the victim of a crime here. I am not sure why this guys gets so upset that those he thought would be cheering him are willing to point out that what he did was illegal.

I thought much of the defense for obviously illegal activities by politicians here was just internet foolery but it seems that there really are people who believe that the law shouldn't apply to ideas they feel are above the law.

Why I secretly recorded Mitch McConnell - Salon.com

Sounds like his hurt feelings are going to be one of his minor problems.
What he did was illegal, and he should be punished for it. It's not OK to record people without their knowledge or consent unless you're LE with a warrant and even then, you better have a damn good reason.
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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Let him cool his heels in jail for a while. Political espionage was one of the things that got Dick Nixon into trouble.

But libs will argue that this time it's deeeeeeferent.
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:50 PM
 
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Why are so many Democrats criminals?
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:55 PM
 
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Let him cool his heels in jail for a while. Political espionage was one of the things that got Dick Nixon into trouble.

But libs will argue that this time it's deeeeeeferent.
They'll indulge in the new favorite word: Poutrage. Little mimicing apes that they are.....

And their cries for "JUSTICE" would be breaking the bandwidth had the taper been a conservative and the tapee a lib.

Watch 'em............here they come!

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Old 05-31-2013, 12:56 PM
 
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Let him cool his heels in jail for a while. Political espionage was one of the things that got Dick Nixon into trouble.

But libs will argue that this time it's deeeeeeferent.
It's not different. Not at all. It's wrong when right-wingers do it, and it's wrong when left-wingers do it.
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:00 PM
 
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It's not different. Not at all. It's wrong when right-wingers do it, and it's wrong when left-wingers do it.
Thank you.
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