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Bongo Prophet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-12-08 11:25 PM
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55. Perry, thank you for the word of the day. Labile. i had to look it up!
labile |ˈlāˌbīl; -bəl| -- liable to change; easily altered.
of or characterized by emotions that are easily aroused or freely expressed, and that tend to alter quickly and spontaneously; emotionally unstable.

I think a part of that is the voters (regardless of age) who are new to the process. And that process, as we know is a long and extended thing, far more measured than the rush of a single campaign. This is not about choosing a team and then razzing the opposition, but about making real change happen over time. Clinton assumes we know this, and Obama has stated this also - so there should be no disagreement on that.

Rather than yelling at each other, if the more experienced teach these newer activists to listen rather than lecture, to persuade rather than argue, we will be a much stronger party. This would then make us stronger as we support the new president and more democratic congress (those should go together if current trends hold) to pass all of these bills we are proposing.

Experienced citizens like you and others here.
Now, THAT is what passing the torch is about. :hi:
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  -As a Clinton supporter, I like the overconfidence of the Obama camp bigtree  Feb-12-08 06:54 AM   #0 
  - I will wait to the day after in Nov.  izzie   Feb-12-08 07:00 AM   #1 
  - I certainly don't write Hillary off. Not for a moment.  cali   Feb-12-08 07:05 AM   #2 
  - yep, the closeness of those races might be a factor  bigtree   Feb-12-08 07:07 AM   #6 
  - The Obama folks seem to have very labile emotions--always out of control.  Perry Logan   Feb-12-08 07:05 AM   #3 
  - It's basically operating like an insurgent campaign  bigtree   Feb-12-08 07:08 AM   #7 
  - Perry, thank you for the word of the day. Labile. i had to look it up!  Bongo Prophet   Feb-12-08 11:25 PM   #55 
  - Not me. Obama is still the underdog and I'll be doing my part here in Texas.  sparosnare   Feb-12-08 07:06 AM   #4 
  - we are going to work 3 x as hard now  bambino   Feb-12-08 11:29 PM   #60 
  - They'll Pry The Scepter From Her Cold, Dead Hands  MannyGoldstein   Feb-12-08 07:07 AM   #5 
  - We still don't know how much Clinton will push the envelope if faced with some Obama lead  bigtree   Feb-12-08 07:12 AM   #9 
  - I'm beginning to wonder if the Clinton campaign isn't  dkf   Feb-12-08 07:09 AM   #8 
  - those Clinton supporters who've witnessed the expectations game before  bigtree   Feb-12-08 07:15 AM   #12 
  - No, they're playing chicken.. The Hillary Camp knows they can win in Red states  Tellurian   Feb-12-08 07:21 AM   #16 
  - You are deluded. She has a universal health INSURANCE plan  dkf   Feb-12-08 07:35 AM   #23 
     - I fail to see the relevance of your example to Hillary Health Care Plan  Tellurian   Feb-12-08 08:34 AM   #25 
  - How so?  AX10   Feb-12-08 11:25 PM   #56 
  - It's more fun to hear them gloat than to hear them smear everyone on the other side.  Perry Logan   Feb-12-08 07:12 AM   #10 
  - Its just not the gloating--but the constant demeaning ridiculing of Hillary/Clinton. Its beyond  rodeodance   Feb-12-08 11:09 PM   #50 
  - You have a point  vedalia   Feb-12-08 07:13 AM   #11 
  - I agree that many of the Clinton supporters have been reckless as well  bigtree   Feb-12-08 07:17 AM   #13 
  - And I like the persecution complex of the Clinton supporters  BeyondGeography   Feb-12-08 07:19 AM   #14 
  - It's true from the other side's perspective, as well  bigtree   Feb-12-08 07:24 AM   #19 
     - No problems there  BeyondGeography   Feb-12-08 07:33 AM   #22 
  - It's a close fight.  H2O Man   Feb-12-08 07:21 AM   #15 
  - The choice was very hard for me.... As, I think, it should be for  hlthe2b   Feb-12-08 07:23 AM   #17 
  - So...all of the Hillary supporters on this board are nice??????????  my3boyz   Feb-12-08 07:24 AM   #18 
  - no, no.  bigtree   Feb-12-08 07:29 AM   #20 
     - Okay..thank you for being fair about it.  my3boyz   Feb-12-08 07:32 AM   #21 
        - I'm trying to evolve  bigtree   Feb-12-08 07:40 AM   #24 
  - We're not really. We're trying to demoralize y'all.  Occam Bandage   Feb-12-08 08:38 AM   #26 
  - At best, it's fired me up for my vote today  bigtree   Feb-12-08 09:16 AM   #27 
  - I'm not overconfident. You will NEVER hear me counting out the Clintons.  beachmom   Feb-12-08 09:18 AM   #28 
  - There's nothing wrong with narcissists (Obama supporters) that reasoning with them won't aggravate.  Triana   Feb-12-08 09:34 AM   #29 
  - it takes a thick skin sometimes  bigtree   Feb-12-08 10:49 PM   #40 
  - It is interesting...  WillTheGoober   Feb-12-08 09:39 AM   #30 
  - there is a great deal of appeal from both candidates  bigtree   Feb-12-08 10:12 PM   #31 
  - Tell it to Giuliani...  ddeclue   Feb-12-08 10:14 PM   #32 
  - No one said they don't care, but we're not going to flagellate ourselves  bigtree   Feb-12-08 10:18 PM   #36 
  - Guard down? I have no illusions and fully expect robocalls from Clinton lackeys and rigged votes  cryingshame   Feb-12-08 10:15 PM   #33 
  - I just got Michelle on my answering machine. Odd tactic, I think  bigtree   Feb-12-08 10:20 PM   #37 
  - I'm not overconfident, I just switched and I'm going to start phonebanking tomorrow! nt  Hill_YesWeWill   Feb-12-08 10:16 PM   #34 
  - yeah I've been thinking the same thing nt  tandem5   Feb-12-08 10:18 PM   #35 
  - At this point, it's Clinton supporters who are overconfident.  Spider Jerusalem   Feb-12-08 10:26 PM   #38 
  - that's quite a stretch to call Clinton supporters 'overconfident'  bigtree   Feb-12-08 10:38 PM   #39 
     - No, it isn't.  Spider Jerusalem   Feb-12-08 10:52 PM   #41 
        - let the people vote, and stop trying to discourage support through this lame tactic.  bigtree   Feb-12-08 10:55 PM   #42 
           - I'm not trying to discourage anyone.  Spider Jerusalem   Feb-12-08 10:56 PM   #43 
              - did you forget Puerto Rico's winner-take-all primary with 59 delegates, I think, votes  bigtree   Feb-12-08 11:16 PM   #51 
                 - I already commented on that.  Spider Jerusalem   Feb-12-08 11:21 PM   #52 
                    - still, that's one pickup. There should be others. I'm not up for the math right now  bigtree   Feb-12-08 11:23 PM   #53 
                       - She needs almost SIXTY PERCENT of the total remaining delegates...  Spider Jerusalem   Feb-12-08 11:28 PM   #58 
                          - keep in mind, there are other contests which can turn  bigtree   Feb-12-08 11:46 PM   #64 
                             - And you call OBAMA supporters 'overconfident'...  Spider Jerusalem   Feb-13-08 12:03 AM   #66 
  - I agree with your premise, but in all fairness the knife has been cutting both ways on that  still_one   Feb-12-08 10:59 PM   #44 
  - When will she hit back?  orchidlover127   Feb-12-08 11:00 PM   #45 
  - I think It's Hillary's heir apparent over confidence that is hurting her. n/t  Wizard777   Feb-12-08 11:01 PM   #46 
  - Some supporters may be  southern_dem   Feb-12-08 11:02 PM   #47 
  - Clinton is finished - it's now virtually impossible for her to catch up.  HawkeyeX   Feb-12-08 11:03 PM   #48 
  - No disrespect intended, but I'm reminded of the Black Knight from "The Holy Grail"  stahbrett   Feb-12-08 11:08 PM   #49 
  - We are not the "Obama Camp". We are a bunch of internet posters.  Bonobo   Feb-12-08 11:24 PM   #54 
  - It's just a term. The Obama camp, here at DU (or, beyond, even)  bigtree   Feb-12-08 11:26 PM   #57 
     - We have no affect on anything.  Bonobo   Feb-12-08 11:29 PM   #59 
        - weird how you've twisted what I've said here into an argument about DU  bigtree   Feb-12-08 11:39 PM   #63 
  - Good post. Clinton still has a chance  Xenotime   Feb-12-08 11:30 PM   #61 
  - we'll work harder  bigtree   Feb-12-08 11:48 PM   #65 
     - Agreed. She is in texas today. wish we could go see her.  Xenotime   Feb-13-08 08:40 AM   #67 
  - Hey, it worked for the Giants.  Forkboy   Feb-12-08 11:37 PM   #62 

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