Name calling should certainly persuade me to your point of view.
GOP talking points? Where did that come from. You stated your opinion on the Helen Thomas matter, I stated mine.
Or perhaps you did a copy and paste from moveon.org?
I did serve my country in the United States armed forces, thank-you. I was never deployed into armed conflict, not that I had choice in the matter. It's a pretty high bar if combat service is the only qualifier to have an opinion on the subject.
Helen Thomas has changed from a "reporter" to a speech maker. Getting older makes you cranky I guess.
It is interesting that usually those on the "right" are called narrow-minded, bigoted, mean spirited haters. Read your own post and see if the way you elucidate your views fits that description somehow.
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