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Thu Jun 20, 2013, 01:25 PM

It's happening again. Every few months, like a chronic rash....

This discussion thread was locked as off-topic by grantcart (a host of the Barack Obama group).

Some new excuse arises for a bitter few to rekindle old wars and open old wounds between Obama supporters and three or four other DU groups.

GD is meta. Anything goes. Shit on other democrats, call out members, do it carefully and your OP won't be hidden.

To wit:

So... how did YOU become a racist?

Elizabeth Warren: Poutrage or Hate?


It's like Junior High all over again!

I am encouraged, however, by this post: Why the fuck...


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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 01:28 PM

1. I've rebooted my ignore list

and the addition of some rather obvious assholes to that list has reduced my blood pressure considerably.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 01:29 PM

2. We did

and no one listened except candidate Obama. He promised change and transparency among other things. People tend to get ticked off when they are lied to.

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Response to disidoro01 (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 01:52 PM

5. Please do list the lie or lies that have been told to us by President Obama.

But do it on another board.

This is the Barack Obama Group.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 01:33 PM

3. Makes me regret the loss

of the mods. GD is becoming toxic. The jury system just doesn't seem able to deal with the kind of crap we're seeing now.

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Response to pscot (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 01:49 PM

4. Skinner should just give the hosts and juries a break and bring back meta.

Cuz now it's a new game for the kids, how to post meta shit and get away with it.

Stupid-ass behavior.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 01:54 PM

6. God appearing from a cloud

to put his thumb on the scale.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 02:25 PM

7. politics and partisanship is played

by the hosts as much as anywhere in GD. I'm pretty much out of here.
It's not the criticism so much, it's the over-the-top emotionalism, the hyperbole, the sly and not so sly hatred for anything pragmatic.
And jumping on anyone for just about anything. I guy can't grip about the cost of Oreos without people jumping on his case.
It's turned into a hater site.
DU is in a bubble just as much as any right-wing site.

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 02:29 PM

8. I want to encourage you and others to stay, but you point out the problem.

If they let GD house these posts, then we're screwed.

Nobody wants to trash the main DU forum, these posts ought to have a place, like a Hate Obama Group, or HOG.

Hope you stay!

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 02:41 PM

9. Oh yeah.. you can see that in the Forum & Group Hosts.

And, the juries are a crap shoot. Sometimes they unanimously Hide a post that needs to be hidden because it's a slur and sometimes the HOSTs let a vulgar flamebait thread stand. But when a thread that's calling out personal attacks on a member gets lots of alerts from the personal attackers.. well that OP gets locked. Wah Wah Wah.

It's always been an Obama hate site.. poor little things just think they smell blood now so it's even more so. But, their noses are way off..and they have fucking nothing.

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 03:15 PM

12. Yeah it's kind of wild west lately

There's one thread that really stinks right now, one of manny (heh heh) but the hosts don't seem to be able to nuke it, and a jury didn't want to either (3-3). But that one is straight from freeperville and does NOT belong on the front page.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 02:57 PM

10. The last refuge of lameness.

 

Clap harder my friend.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 03:01 PM

11. Just gave WTF a rec, thanks SKP . . .

As for the racism threads I haven't seen this debated here before so from my perspective it's good that it's being discussed because I honestly didn't know a) how strongly many DU members resisted acknowledging it and b) how little many seem to actually know about it. So better racism than the latest fake scandal if it's really that big a mystery.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 03:57 PM

13. Become hosts of the GD everyone. Your voices are all welcome and needed.

 

one thing that is great though, we all know smears when we see or smell them, and one after another it is smears
and all of them are repudiated.
We also know, tomorrow, next week, etc. there will be yet another one.

We are in election season and it is not going to stop.

Look at the way that Boston article is so slanted against the President and in attempting to fracture the party.
Why would a 93-4 vote focus on the 4?
I will have to assume Sen. Warren herself is mortified by that headline and slant of the article.

People also seem to forget it was President Obama who picked her for his cabinet, and the republicans that would NOT vote on her
or confirm her, and the senate seat was obtained with 100% support of President Obama and the democratic party.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #13)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 04:01 PM

15. I find this unhelpful. Being a host in GD is not, IMHO, a proxy war to replace META.


Hosts should try to apply the SOP objectively and without regard to the ideologies involved.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 03:59 PM

14. Sorry this in violation of the SOP as it does not focus

on supporting either the President or his policies.

While we don't want DUers coming to the BOG to engage in confrontational exercises undermining the President we also don't want supporters of the President to use the BOG to bring conflicts in GD here, especially when the safe haven status doesn't allow them to respond.

My advice is to either ignore those that create dissension or to gather your facts and borrow some optimism from the President and patiently and persistently engage, much in the same way that the President has been doing these 5 years.

Thanks for your understanding.

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