For the “You’re better than this” crowd:
You folks (so far as I remember) stood by when “ACORN did nothing wrong!” was being trumpted. You didn’t step in to say, “Yeah, OK, ACORN did things wrong, but they didn’t do what O’Keefe accused them of.” You stood by and let ACORN discussion after ACORN discussion be ruled by the “Cite?” tactic:
Look, obviously ACORN is not perfect.
YES! THEY ARE! THEY DID ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WRONG, EVER! Prove me wrong! Cite? Cite? Cite?
Where were you when that tactic was being employed? Were you “better than that?”
I love this place.
Cite? Cite? Cite?
OK, here’s a cite.
Really, Bricker. Must you drag all this old history up? Must you gloat? Gee, Bricker, you’re better than this.
Next time there’s a proposition in play for which everyone knows the truth, how about you step forward and say, “Yes, let’s be honest and admit it.” Because, really, I thought you were better than hanging back and not doing that.