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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:54 PM

 

Would it be worth it to someone who had $$ to gain, to hire posters to tell us to compromise?


Just a thought that occurred to me....what do you all think?

Would they do something like that?

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Reply Would it be worth it to someone who had $$ to gain, to hire posters to tell us to compromise? (Original post)
RepublicansRZombies Nov 2012 OP
The Wielding Truth Nov 2012 #1
Avalux Nov 2012 #2
cthulu2016 Nov 2012 #3
Egalitarian Thug Nov 2012 #5
RepublicansRZombies Nov 2012 #10
argiel1234 Nov 2012 #18
leftstreet Nov 2012 #36
bluerum Nov 2012 #4
leveymg Nov 2012 #6
RepublicansRZombies Nov 2012 #11
leveymg Nov 2012 #33
PoliticAverse Nov 2012 #7
DJ13 Nov 2012 #8
Robb Nov 2012 #9
RepublicansRZombies Nov 2012 #12
Robb Nov 2012 #14
RepublicansRZombies Nov 2012 #16
Robb Nov 2012 #34
Poll_Blind Nov 2012 #13
NuttyFluffers Nov 2012 #15
Selatius Nov 2012 #17
reformist2 Nov 2012 #19
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #20
sufrommich Nov 2012 #21
RepublicansRZombies Nov 2012 #23
Teamster Jeff Nov 2012 #22
RepublicansRZombies Nov 2012 #24
Teamster Jeff Nov 2012 #30
cbayer Nov 2012 #25
RepublicansRZombies Nov 2012 #27
cbayer Nov 2012 #29
RegieRocker Nov 2012 #26
beachbumbob Nov 2012 #28
JackN415 Nov 2012 #31
GeorgeGist Nov 2012 #32
raouldukelives Nov 2012 #35
woo me with science Nov 2012 #37

Response to RepublicansRZombies (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:57 PM

1. It is not out of their realm to set up false concern to push an opinion. Money can buy corruption.

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Response to RepublicansRZombies (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:01 PM

2. I see you've only been here a few months....

as a long time DUer, I can say there have been instances in the past where we've been 'infiltrated' either by paid or unpaid 'operatives' who try to confuse the dialogue.

As far as compromise goes, we should strive for it, as long all parties involved have the best interest of all of the American people in mind. When that's not the case, standing one's ground is needed (doing the right thing).

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Response to RepublicansRZombies (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:02 PM

3. Nonsense. People who support entitlement benefits are the vomit slurping RW trolls.

People making a project out of enabling potential entitlement benefit cuts are the only true Democrats.

The Democratic Party has always been about kicking these Medicare queens in the ass... with their fancy dialysis machines and lah-de-dah chemotherapy.

If liberalism stands for anything it stands for the proposition that the old and sick should go fuck themselves and I am excited to see so the liberal renaissance here and elsewhere.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:04 PM

5. +1

 


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Response to cthulu2016 (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:25 PM

10. OMG

 

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Response to cthulu2016 (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:18 PM

18. This is unfortunately not satire when I read others posts basically saying the same thing.

 

And they are dead serious.

If Social Security or Medicare/aid or food stamps are cut by Democrats, well Im not going to comment any further. Dont want my post to be deleted

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Response to cthulu2016 (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:47 PM

36. ...

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Response to RepublicansRZombies (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:03 PM

4. Uhh. You're joking. Right?

But yes. Absolutely no doubt.

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Response to RepublicansRZombies (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:04 PM

6. Karl Rove can now be contacted at hotturd1@Innermostringofhell.org

Last edited Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:30 PM - Edit history (1)

Maybe he has a job available. Casual attire. Bring your shorts.

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Response to leveymg (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:27 PM

11. that is scary

 

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Response to RepublicansRZombies (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:29 PM

33. You do not want to be buried in there with Karl. That's where Koch puts those who fail.

African ant colony made of elephant dung.

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Response to RepublicansRZombies (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:04 PM

7. Absolutely. It's widely believed that most significant Internet political discussion forums have

paid shills infiltrating them.

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Response to RepublicansRZombies (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:20 PM

8. If the elites can give Rove $350m and lose, why not

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Response to RepublicansRZombies (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:23 PM

9. "Everyone who disagrees with me is a paid shill."

Paranoid and self-important, all in one dish. Well done.

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Response to Robb (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:32 PM

12. well since they can't give us one Republican 'idea' that has any potential for compromise

 


They have no ideas. More more more. Mine Mine Mine!!!

They paid them, but they sent them out unarmed with any decent arguments whatsoever.

Except perhaps a team to help them with absurd backup and recs...


Why don't you tell us...what can we possibly compromise on? What good ideas do they have? Have you listened to them lately?

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Response to RepublicansRZombies (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:34 PM

14. Lean a little closer.

I have to get my orders via radio, using your fillings.

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Response to Robb (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:09 PM

16. ah, their first tactic- ridicule

 

good one

so it seems you also have no way to defend a Republican compromise with any actual ideas

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Response to RepublicansRZombies (Reply #16)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:27 PM

34. Actually, that was dismissive contempt.

Ridicule would apparently be redundant.

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Response to RepublicansRZombies (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:32 PM

13. Of course. ABSOLUTELY. nt

PB

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Response to RepublicansRZombies (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:06 PM

15. as sure as advertisements help business

remember, if i control what you see, hear, and talk about, then I CONTROL YOU!

there's more than one way to obedience. direct coercion is unnecessary if i can manage your opinions.

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Response to RepublicansRZombies (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:11 PM

17. If I had billions and a villain's mind, I might spend 50K/year paying folks to write/advocate.

Words are cheap, after all. The rest of that money would be used either to get richer or to buy off politicians when they run for re-election.

If the feds can monitor a website, right-wing think tanks probably could too.

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Response to RepublicansRZombies (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:20 PM

19. I'm sure they already have thousands doing just that as we speak.

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Response to RepublicansRZombies (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:20 PM

20. Especially after POTUS used the C word during his presser today

Who knew, the POTUS is part of this grand conspiracy.

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Response to RepublicansRZombies (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:21 PM

21. Yes, because everybody knows the true political force

in politics is DU.

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Response to sufrommich (Reply #21)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:29 PM

23. Social media won the election, not all the money in the world and lying pundits

 

you bet they are going to come to where the action is

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Response to RepublicansRZombies (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:23 PM

22. Probably not

Wall Street created "Third Way" Dems for that.

Without a serious fix, Social Security will become social insecurity, and Medicare will become pinched. We hope the progressive community can put aside ideologies of the past and join the president in seeking a responsible and balanced long-term fix to the fiscal cliff.


http://perspectives.thirdway.org/?p=2347

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Reply #22)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:30 PM

24. might they be the ones doing the hiring?

 

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Response to RepublicansRZombies (Reply #24)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:54 PM

30. Hmmm..... Possibly

If so I wonder what they pay? I can bullshit with the best of them and I always need money.

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Response to RepublicansRZombies (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:31 PM

25. Tell members of DU to do something? That's downright hilarious.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #25)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:51 PM

27. it's called manufacturing consent, and since we won this election on the internet

 


you can be sure they will try to get control of the messaging on the internet

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Response to RepublicansRZombies (Reply #27)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:53 PM

29. Of course they will. It's happening constantly here.

My point is that DUer's in general are pretty savvy about that, the MIRT team is also really on top of it.

That doesn't mean it doesn't happen or even that it can't be effective. It was just the *telling DUer's what to d* part that I found funny.

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Response to RepublicansRZombies (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:34 PM

26. NO COMPROMISE

 

TAKE NO PRISONERS!

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Response to RepublicansRZombies (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:52 PM

28. who would be the "they"

and wtf would any one care about what is discussed in an online forum...good lord

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Response to RepublicansRZombies (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:23 PM

31. Communist party of China has this for years - they are called wumao brigade

 

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Response to RepublicansRZombies (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:26 PM

32. Either that or we've got a lot of ...

Low iNfo DUers.

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Response to RepublicansRZombies (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:40 PM

35. They've been paying hippie punchers for decades. nt

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Response to RepublicansRZombies (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:36 PM

37. I have always said

that advertisements should be clearly labeled as such.



Seriously, any progressive poster who has been at DU over time witnessed the infiltration and the transformation of DU. It used to be very different. The Third Way tactics are clear and are a large part of why DU lost so many good, progressive posters within a short time period.

How to co-opt a party into Third Way, corporate loyalty.
http://sync.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=1489598

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