Looks like you were looking for an excuse to jump--and really didn't have one.
I was most certainly NOT looking for an excuse to jump - if anything, the opposite. Your post totally
surprised me - just came out from leftfield, after what I thought had been a thoughtful and nicely anecdotal thread. It was like unexpectedly getting a bucket of cold water over you - hence my rather emotional reaction. (Too emotional, I admit, for which my apologies).
I did scroll back thru the thread before replying to you, tho, to check what you might have gotten it from. I didnt see anyone but Wilso proclaim that conservatives were simply greedy, and liberals were, conversely, presumably, charitative - of course, that was before Sparky posted, huh. I dont think Edgar did so and he actually went out of his way to say Wilso was wrong, about the thirties. I had also counted several other thoughtful posts here.
Perhaps its my tendency to just kinda overlook the posters I dont take seriously. The main division I experience on the board is that between serious posters and those who just say whatever they feel at the moment, no arguments - and I just dont count those when judging either political side of the debate. It is silly to judge "the conservative mind" on the basis of Italgato or cjhsa (or Pat Robertson or Pat Buchanan), and its silly to judge "the liberal mind" on the basis of pistoff, Titus or Wilso (or Barbra Streisand or Micheal Moore). To do that
, to me, comes across as looking for an excuse to "jump", i.e., bash liberals.