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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 11:19 PM

So glad this is here

Tonight I posted a rather lengthy rant on my support for President Obama and my party. Right away the anti President Obama people swarmed my thread like bee's to honey and just went off on me.

For the first time in years, I ended up putting "so called Democrats" on my ignore list who told me to shut up that my views on President Obama and the support and love I have for my party were not warranted.

I almost left Democratic Underground for good tonight until I was reminded that there were more people like me here. I also got introduced to this group and I'm glad I found this group. Thank you to the hosts for creating this place where I can escape the anti Obama naysayers.

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Reply So glad this is here (Original post)
loyalkydem Dec 2012 OP
NYC_SKP Dec 2012 #1
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #2
Skittles Dec 2012 #3
SunSeeker Dec 2012 #6
Summer Hathaway Dec 2012 #11
SunSeeker Dec 2012 #4
freshwest Dec 2012 #7
Cha Dec 2012 #8
Number23 Dec 2012 #10
loyalkydem Dec 2012 #13
Number23 Dec 2012 #16
loyalkydem Dec 2012 #17
freshwest Dec 2012 #5
Cha Dec 2012 #9
loyalkydem Dec 2012 #12
union_maid Dec 2012 #14
loyalkydem Dec 2012 #15
Scurrilous Dec 2012 #18
Kath1 Dec 2012 #19

Response to loyalkydem (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 11:22 PM

1. Welcome to the BOG!

For all the crap we have to put up with in GD, the BOG is a safer haven than it was a year ago at DU2.

We weren't allowed to say anything that complained of unfair treatment on the boards, haters would alert and posts and replies would be locked or removed and it just ended up dying.

So, one of the better things about DU3 is the return to fairness for us supporters, our group is safe.

Welcome!

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Response to loyalkydem (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 11:32 PM

2. I only found the BOG recently myself...and I feel it is a safe haven! Great people!

Thanks for being here. Welcome loyalkydem!

We need you here my friend!

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Response to loyalkydem (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 11:50 PM

3. they do not goose step here

progressives do not do that because they feel free to speak out

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Response to Skittles (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 12:15 AM

6. And you are free to speak out in all of the many forums available on DU.

So why to you come to this one for people who want to express their support of Obama and insult us as suggesting we want progressives to "goose step"?

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Response to Skittles (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 03:40 AM

11. How pathetically juvenile

But I suppose this behavior is to be expected while the junior high kids are off school for the holidays.

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Response to loyalkydem (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 12:03 AM

4. And I'm so glad you're here.

I tried to reply to one of those naysayers when your "I've had it with this place" thread was locked. Sheesh. I was so incensed to read #66 (Egalitarian Thug), who repeated the right wing argument that Obama had "Democratic majorities in both the House and the Senate" ... "only to continue and expand the policies of his predecessor." Both statements are horrible lies, yet another DUer replied to him, approvingly referring to Thug's use of "facts."

I wanted to tell both of them that Obama only had a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate for 24 working days. http://factleft.com/2012/01/31/the-myth-of-democratic-super-majority/

And yet, despite that, he managed to accomplish an amazing number of things. Of course he could not get everything done that we wanted, but he did the most important things: he got us out of Iraq, he saved the U.S. auto industry, and (most important to me personally), he passed healthcare reform that will give my brother health insurance coverage for the first time in his adult life.

I imagine they already know that, though, and they just are here to stir the shit. Glad folks like you (and this Barack Obama Group) are here to counterbalance them, or else I would be gone from DU, as would a lot of others.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 12:16 AM

7. Yes, thanks for another link. I was tired of taking a beating for telling it over and over.

Here is a thread by alp with links added:

My rebuttal to claim obama "had two years of total control with the Senate and House"

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021643154

Some good, knowledgeable DUers here who know better but it's hard to get through to t the willfully ingnorant. They want him and the goverrnment to fail... for their revolution... or whatever it is they are selling here.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 12:53 AM

8. Here's 206 Accomplishments

"We'll Keep This List Going. Here are 206 Obama Accomplishments, With Citations! He's Done Plenty"

http://pleasecutthecrap.typepad.com/main/what-has-obama-done-since-january-20-2009.html

Glad your brother is able to get health insurance!

"Benefits Of Obamacare: Advantage of ObamaCare"

"Full list of Protections and Benefits Offered By ObamaCare (The Affordable Care Act) - 2010 - 2013"

Full list of Protections and Benefits Offered By ObamaCare (The Affordable Care Act) - 2014

No more pre-existing conditions denials. Starting in January 2014, insurers cannot deny coverage to anyone, regardless of pre-existing conditions. And they cannot charge you more because of your gender or more than they charge a healthy person your age. That means you can buy health insurance even if you are seriously ill.


http://obamacarefacts.com/benefitsofobamacare.php

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 03:24 AM

10. That is just one "untruth" that gets plastered all over this place.

The latest idiocy is that the president "self-identified" as a Moderate Republican because of his statements on how "mainstream" his policies/politics are and that most people are aware that he's not interested in implementing socialism in the country.

It's as plain as day what he's saying. But when you are desperate to make it appear that your irrational feelings have some basis, I guess anything goes.

Here's a link to what Obama was saying: http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/domestic-taxes/272957-obama-says-his-economic-policies-so-mainstream-hed-be-seen-as-moderate-republican-in-1980s and it's important to note this bit:

Obama made the latest comments in response to a question about why he did well in the election with Cuban-American voters in Florida who could be concerned about the U.S. moving toward socialism because of their experiences with Fidel Castro.


How anyone can take "I am a moderate Republican" from that is proof positive of how utterly lacking in anything resembling honesty and coherence some of his "leftist" detractors are.

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Response to Number23 (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 07:11 AM

13. I have seen

more than one Republican and "so called Democrat" make those claims and yet when I challenge them, I get yelled it. It gets to the point where you either have to sit there and take the bull crap they are peddling or put them on ignore so you can enjoy the site without having to see their constant attacks.

Some people here I do question if they are truly democrats. Because all they are interested in doing is attacking PBO. There always looking for something negative. Last night proved it to me when my thread got swarmed by anti Obama people. Heck in a group where we are free to voice our support and love for the President they are still coming on here and attacking the President.

I was told that "I was exposed" last night. It seems to me that the people who blasted me were the ones who were exposed. Exposed for not being democrats.

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Response to loyalkydem (Reply #13)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 05:11 PM

16. I wouldn't put one second of thought into their posts

As I said to you in my post in your thread (lucky I was able to get in before it was locked) the totality of these people's power and purpose is DU:GD. They ain't got nothing. And they know it too.

Heck in a group where we are free to voice our support and love for the President they are still coming on here and attacking the President.

The BOG is honey to the swarming flies. Read Meta sometimes. There are folks here that are absolutely consumed with this group, the fact that we exist, the fact that we continue to support President Obama is seemingly infuriating to some of these people. I'd suggest that these folks get a life, some friends or a hobby but it's apparent that some of them are way too far gone for any of these things to help.

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Response to Number23 (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 05:20 PM

17. I should kick myself

I can't believe I never knew about Meta. I spent a good hour reading it earlier today and was fascinated by what was going on.

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Response to loyalkydem (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 12:08 AM

5. My welcome as well. And the BOG is better than the BO group was on DU2.

Go through the threads here and enjoy yourself. BOG people posted their stories on canvasssing for his re-election.

And check my journal, a few pages past the holiday fun you'll find great threads, especially from John Lucas about his confidence when despair was being preached in GD daily was making Democrats sick at heart. He made believers out of many. I bookmarked and re-read it daily. Take a look and enjoy it:

ELECTION SPOILER: Obama wins in a LANDSLIDE


http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251130631

Here's another one in those last days, about what Obama believes about Americans and good governance:

Obama ‘Bets On’ Voters, Believes ‘Good Sense’ Will Prevail Over A Billionaire’s Ad Blitz



http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/11/04/obama-bets-on-voters/


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Response to loyalkydem (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:07 AM

9. I just saw on your

locked thread, loyalkydem that.. this type of discussion was best suited for the Meta forum. So, it would have been allowed in Meta-discussion.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1240

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Response to loyalkydem (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 07:06 AM

12. The post just made right then by DemoChris proves my point

I can no longer take people like him seriously. I'm not interested in the anti-Obama people any more. It's not worth me getting stress and gray hair. The fact that he had the nerve to follow me here is proof that he's looking for a fight. Thanks everyone. I hate to go to the extreme but if I'm going to enjoy this place, some people are going on ignore

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Response to loyalkydem (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 07:13 AM

14. I totally related to your post

I tried to respond, too, but it was locked by the time I did. I didn't really agree that it belonged in Meta. Close call, maybe, but it was about politics as well as DU. Anyway, nice post and the more people who migrate here, the better, right?

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Response to union_maid (Reply #14)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 07:21 AM

15. Totally agree with you there

PBO supporters need to be told about this group. I was truly touched by the support I got last night.

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Response to loyalkydem (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 06:11 PM

18. K & R

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Response to loyalkydem (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 06:39 PM

19. You have come to the right place.

We have hope in this President, we worked to elect him to a second term, we support his direction and appreciate his accomplishments. There is positive, rather than negative, energy here for a President who is getting things done!

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