meninlove said Socal said, "You don't have to be defensive about your position."
You however, are, in the rest of your post.
Bullshit, Doug. If you think refusing to associate with the bad apples is being defensive, you don't know me at all.
OK, the words are the words of English but the sense is no sense. I was VERY specific in what I meant about you being defensive, but you did not quote that part. So I will,
"As much as many of us disagree with some of the positions on the right, we are equally opposed to the economic policies on the left."
Which is defending the rather enormous vacant area when it comes to pointing out HOW you 'disagree with some of the positions on the right'. You only point out the Left's deficiencies. If you were in fact equally opposed we'd be reading critiques of both sides from you.
As for this,
" I will go even further to state that participating in such discussion demonstrates a defensive lack of self-respect.."
That's a not-so-clever attempt at manipulation. If Mock sees someone saying something rotten about conservatives and wants to reply, it does NOT mean he is demonstrating a defensive lack of self-respect.