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Tue Aug 7, 2012, 02:08 PM

remember 6 weeks ago when the concern trolls said that tax returns were a 1 week story?

How's that working out for ya?

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Reply remember 6 weeks ago when the concern trolls said that tax returns were a 1 week story? (Original post)
scheming daemons Aug 2012 OP
Xyzse Aug 2012 #1
ecstatic Aug 2012 #4
Xyzse Aug 2012 #9
DainBramaged Aug 2012 #2
Kalidurga Aug 2012 #3
Doctor_J Aug 2012 #5
ieoeja Aug 2012 #11
brush Aug 2012 #20
heaven05 Aug 2012 #13
Quantess Aug 2012 #6
freshwest Aug 2012 #12
Hassin Bin Sober Aug 2012 #24
Ruby the Liberal Aug 2012 #7
Javaman Aug 2012 #8
gollygee Aug 2012 #10
Skittles Aug 2012 #14
ocd liberal Aug 2012 #15
jeff47 Aug 2012 #16
Hissyspit Aug 2012 #17
ocd liberal Aug 2012 #21
unionthug Aug 2012 #18
mattclearing Aug 2012 #19
EvolveOrConvolve Aug 2012 #23
Logical Aug 2012 #22
progress2k12nbynd Aug 2012 #25
Downtown Hound Aug 2012 #26
Zorra Aug 2012 #27

Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 02:12 PM

1. Well, glad it is working still.

I am still also wondering about when he actually left Bain, as that retroactive thing, especially when he's still signing just doesn't work for me.

Any progress in that front? Was thinking that if he released the taxes up to 10 years or more, then we'll have an idea if he was still taking payments from Bain.

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Response to Xyzse (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 02:30 PM

4. Yep. The Bain thing has fallen to the background

but luckily there's a new tough ad out. We have to remember to emphasize that we need the returns to find out the truth about Bain, etc.

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 02:51 PM

9. I can agree with this.

Too much crap on this guy, it is hard to keep things straight.

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 02:16 PM

2. You mean the 'plants' in the garden of DU?

I remember

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Response to DainBramaged (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 02:24 PM

3. Romney has been doing this for years...

it is about time it catches up to him. Concern trolls, meh. I prefer to be optimistic.

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 02:31 PM

5. I don't understand how this is going to help retain the Senate/retake the House

if Obama beats this douche bag while the Repukes control the House, Senate, SCOTUS, and media, the only progress over the next 4 years will be more appeasement, up until the time he's impeached.

Where are the ads talking about the 30 million Americans who will lose their health insurance if ACA is overturned? Where are the ads featuring the drooling Bachmann calling for murder of Muslims? Where are the ads showing the costs of the 39 failed "repeal" votes? Where are the ads featuring car thief Issa proposing renaming the Pacific Ocean? You could have dozens of ads with just the corruption of Slappy and Fat Tony.

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 03:09 PM

11. You ...


... have a legitimate gripe.

While I enjoy the OP poking fun at the concern trolls - who are now seemingly convinced that this is a trick to make us look bad when Romney posts his taxes showing nothing is wrong ignoring the fact that this will show him as weak as he caves to the Democrats before even getting elected - it does bother me how much emphasis we put on the presidency.

One of the things I absolutely adored about Obama in 2008 was his taking the campaign to red states (excluding the Smokey Mt states) precisely because, even if he did not win there, in a lot of these regions everything they know about Democrats is what the Republics tell them. We may win the odd presidency, but will be a permanent minority in the House/Senate if we retreat to the urban enclaves.

Not to mention the rightist swing this country has taken while Democrats follow that strategy. What is the freaking point of winning an election if we are just going to implement Republican policy under the Democratic label?


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Response to ieoeja (Reply #11)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 04:59 PM

20. Concerns relevant

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You raise good points but I disagree on the "we may win the odd presidency" statement. The repugs are the ones who may win the odd presidency. And the more they (the mostly white, elderly party) ages out and the rest of the country's demographics change to an aggregate of minorities; African Americans, Latino Americans, Asian Americans, white americans (progressives and repugs) etc, the repugs will become a regional party unable to win a national election. And they know it and are desperate to get Rmoney in there to try to enact laws that will allow them to stay in power. It ain't gonna happen though. The numbers are in our favor for the senate and house as well. It may not happen this election cycle but it will happen.

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 03:32 PM

13. yep

I'm just hoping that Democratic Party quits the rope a dope and finally comes out swinging. left hook, right hook, uppercut, the repigs are down for the count, I'm hoping

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 02:32 PM

6. How about the one from yesterday

whose was "tired of Harry Reid" being a crotchety old man who "yells", and that we all must be a bunch of senior citizens here at DU.

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Response to Quantess (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 03:18 PM

12. Glad I missed that one. Bad for my blood pressure. I'm sure the poster was all of 13 years old.


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Response to Quantess (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 08:50 PM

24. I had the pleasure of nuking that one.

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 02:50 PM

7. All too well. Even bookmarked one

for the upcoming 1 month anniversary.

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 02:50 PM

8. Anyone paying attention knows this has been going on since last year...

it's only now that the fins have evolved into legs.

this is not going away.

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 02:51 PM

10. I'm concerend that we're putting too much emphasis on this when it's a non-issue to most people.

JUST KIDDING

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 03:34 PM

14. and better yet

how does it feel to have one of your rich fuck repukes on the receiving end of a SHOW YOUR PAPERS order?

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 03:42 PM

15. Slightly off topic, but...

what the heck is a "concern troll?"

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Response to ocd liberal (Reply #15)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 04:09 PM

16. Try this Google trick

Go to Google and search for "define: (term)". It'll give you a definition.

For example:
https://www.google.com/search?q=define%3Aconcern+troll

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Response to ocd liberal (Reply #15)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 04:09 PM

17. See:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concern_troll#Concern_troll

Also: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=concern+troll

1. concern troll 499 up, 80 down

In an argument (usually a political debate), a concern troll is someone who is on one side of the discussion, but pretends to be a supporter of the other side with "concerns". The idea behind this is that your opponents will take your arguments more seriously if they think you're an ally. Concern trolls who use fake identities are sometimes known as sockpuppets.
In the 2006 election, an aide to Congressman Charlie Bass (R-NH) was caught concern trolling the opposition on local blogs. While pretending to support Bass's opponent, Paul Hodes, the aide argued that Hodes couldn't win because Bass was an unbeatable candidate. Hodes won the election.
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2. concern troll 191 up, 101 down

A person who lurks, then posts, on a site or blog, expressing concern for policies, comments, attitudes of others on the site. It is viewed as insincere, manipulative, condescending.
A concern troll commented, "You should be careful about what you write because you might get in trouble with the government." Another concern troll wrote, "This debate makes our side look disorganized."
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3. concern troll 2983 up, 2107 down

January 27, 2011 Urban Word of the Day
A person who posts on a blog thread, in the guise of "concern," to disrupt dialogue or undermine morale by pointing out that posters and/or the site may be getting themselves in trouble, usually with an authority or power. They point out problems that don't really exist. The intent is to derail, stifle, control, the dialogue. It is viewed as insincere and condescending.
A concern troll on a progressive blog might write, "I don't think it's wise to say things like that because you might get in trouble with the government." Or, "This controversy is making your side look disorganized."

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Response to Hissyspit (Reply #17)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 05:06 PM

21. Ah, yes...

Thank you, HissySpit! Been reading your posts for years and years and years! Love them!

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 04:09 PM

18. Romney's "Friends"

It occurs to me that Romney not only angered his corporate targets... but probably stole from his friends as well. I bet he has a whole collection of angry 'partners' that might have been motivated to talk to Harry Reid.

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Response to unionthug (Reply #18)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 04:25 PM

19. Welcome to DU!

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Response to unionthug (Reply #18)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 05:42 PM

23. Excellent point!

Welcome to DU!

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 05:07 PM

22. I love these "I was right, you were wrong, I told you so", posts

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 12:31 AM

25. Half of DU are "concern trolls?"

 

This is going to be a lonely place for you someday my friend if u keep convincing yourself you're the only legitimate DU'er and that everyone else on here is a troll out to get you.

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Response to progress2k12nbynd (Reply #25)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 02:06 PM

26. It was hardly half of DU that was expressing "concern"

More like a few in an ocean of people that are fed up of Democrats throwing away attack opportunities and trying to take the higher road when we're faced with an enemy that uses mud slinging like they use respiration.

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 02:15 PM

27. Here's a photo of some of them at a secret off-site meeting ~

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