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BalancedGoat Donating Member (255 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-05-08 08:49 PM
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130. I don't think this board is a good example.
I have not once during this campaign encountered supporters in real life that are even a quarter as harshly negative as some people on this board.
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  -Why do you suppose Obama is gracious toward Clinton? Sparkly  Apr-05-08 03:30 PM   #0 
  - (1) it's his campaign style and aspiration (2) he's that kind of person, I believe and  BklynChick   Apr-05-08 03:31 PM   #1 
  - (4)Negates victim card.  anonymous171   Apr-05-08 03:32 PM   #4 
     - oh yes, that too.  BklynChick   Apr-05-08 03:33 PM   #7 
  - That's what leaders do.  thevoiceofreason   Apr-05-08 03:32 PM   #2 
  - And I think they can lead their supporters to conduct themselves similarly.  Sparkly   Apr-05-08 03:33 PM   #6 
     - In the army, yes.  thevoiceofreason   Apr-05-08 10:58 PM   #144 
  - He is a true gentleman and a scholar.  stellanoir   Apr-05-08 03:32 PM   #3 
  - Exactly..stellanoir..his Mama and Grandparents  zidzi   Apr-05-08 03:39 PM   #26 
  - Yep! Why make shit up?  Juniperx   Apr-07-08 02:00 PM   #171 
  - He must be aware  gateley   Apr-05-08 03:33 PM   #5 
  - Could be.  Sparkly   Apr-05-08 03:33 PM   # 
  - This is what it looks like to have a candidate who's comfortable in his own skin  jgraz   Apr-05-08 03:33 PM   #8 
  - Well, I trust if it were a winning strategy to go negative, he'd do it.  Sparkly   Apr-05-08 03:35 PM   #15 
     - He's already done it, both against Clinton and against McCain  jgraz   Apr-05-08 03:40 PM   #27 
        - Okay -- then at this time, he's decided it's not advantageous to do that.  Sparkly   Apr-05-08 04:04 PM   #61 
        - Not sure I agree  jgraz   Apr-05-08 04:15 PM   #80 
           - At this point?  Sparkly   Apr-05-08 04:24 PM   #90 
              - You may not agree with my premises, but here's what I think  jgraz   Apr-05-08 04:31 PM   #96 
              - You're right, I don't agree.  Sparkly   Apr-05-08 04:36 PM   #99 
                 - I really hope you're right  jgraz   Apr-05-08 04:45 PM   #102 
              - I don't think this board is a good example.  BalancedGoat   Apr-05-08 08:49 PM   #130 
        - AND  mamalone   Apr-05-08 05:42 PM   #124 
  - This is how a president should act.  WHEN CRABS ROAR   Apr-05-08 03:33 PM   #9 
  - This is how his supporters should act, too, imho.  Sparkly   Apr-05-08 03:34 PM   #11 
  - He also criticized a radio host for calling McCain a warmonger:  Sandi_4_Edwards   Apr-05-08 03:34 PM   #10 
  - Thank you.  Sparkly   Apr-05-08 03:34 PM   #13 
  - He's gracious towards everybody  undeterred   Apr-05-08 03:34 PM   #12 
  - His mother raised him right  C_U_L8R   Apr-05-08 03:34 PM   #14 
  - That's not the point I was trying to make...  Sparkly   Apr-05-08 03:36 PM   #18 
  - Oh indeed, he does attract Hillary supporters  C_U_L8R   Apr-05-08 03:43 PM   #36 
  - self deleted inadvertent duplicate  stellanoir   Apr-05-08 03:39 PM   #24 
  - Hillary can't extract herself from the bitter bipartisanship.  stellanoir   Apr-05-08 03:39 PM   #25 
  - He goes to a church that teaches love and compassion...  tokenlib   Apr-05-08 03:36 PM   #16 
  - IF he loses, he's gotta work with her. Same with McCain. Some of the partisans here do not GET  MADem   Apr-05-08 03:36 PM   #17 
  - But that goes BOTH ways, or THREE ways  JayFredMuggs   Apr-05-08 03:41 PM   #31 
     - Don't count those chickens before they come home to roost.  MADem   Apr-05-08 03:47 PM   #44 
  - His quote on Lincoln  Ichingcarpenter   Apr-05-08 03:36 PM   #19 
  - He is truly a gentleman....  Freedomofspeech   Apr-05-08 03:36 PM   #20 
  - Because he's gracious, maybe?  ClassWarrior   Apr-05-08 03:38 PM   #21 
  - And smart.  Sparkly   Apr-05-08 03:38 PM   #22 
  - My guess.... that's how he has always been, and that is why ....  JayFredMuggs   Apr-05-08 03:38 PM   #23 
  - Again, I trust he can fight when he needs to.  Sparkly   Apr-05-08 03:42 PM   #32 
     - My fear is that people are giving him a pass when he as run the dirtest  Evergreen Emerald   Apr-05-08 04:29 PM   #92 
        - i respectfully disagree  mkultra   Apr-05-08 08:58 PM   #131 
  - You think he is gracious simply for political purposes...I really don't think that is correct  dkf   Apr-05-08 03:40 PM   #28 
  - Well, that wasn't my point.  Sparkly   Apr-05-08 03:43 PM   #35 
     - I think that he is what works for politics!  dkf   Apr-05-08 03:56 PM   #52 
        - Okay -- take away motive or character and stick with "what WORKS for politics"  Sparkly   Apr-05-08 04:02 PM   #59 
  - Because he is genuinely gracious.  mahina   Apr-05-08 03:40 PM   #29 
  - I agree: He thinks he has it wrapped up, so he's trying to unify.  zlt234   Apr-05-08 03:40 PM   #30 
  - You base your theory on which part of his career where he did that?  JayFredMuggs   Apr-05-08 03:42 PM   #34 
     - There have been plenty of times where he was much more confrontational when it was close.  zlt234   Apr-05-08 03:50 PM   #47 
  - Cause he's interviewing for a job  ksoze   Apr-05-08 03:42 PM   #33 
  - But, as of the moment, he's ahead in the employer's votes for the top job, not the VP.  JayFredMuggs   Apr-05-08 03:44 PM   #38 
  - Because he always was running for a spot as her VP.  MethuenProgressive   Apr-05-08 03:43 PM   #37 
  - Typical.  anonymous171   Apr-05-08 03:45 PM   #40 
  - ..white person?  MethuenProgressive   Apr-05-08 03:54 PM   #51 
     - Yeah he is. So?  anonymous171   Apr-05-08 03:56 PM   #56 
        - I glad you're a better person than Obama is.  MethuenProgressive   Apr-05-08 04:29 PM   #93 
        - WTF!? Obama is 1/2 black 1/2 white. Your point?  anonymous171   Apr-05-08 04:36 PM   #98 
        - I congratulated you on saying "I don't practice identity politics." That makes you better than Obama  MethuenProgressive   Apr-05-08 04:45 PM   #103 
           - you're so full of it and it stinks  cali   Apr-05-08 04:56 PM   #111 
              - You don't know my cat.  MethuenProgressive   Apr-05-08 10:29 PM   #138 
  - Despite what Obama says, "I'm not running for the VP"  JayFredMuggs   Apr-05-08 03:45 PM   #42 
  - Pardon? In English, please?  MethuenProgressive   Apr-05-08 03:54 PM   #49 
  - oh my  Warren Stupidity   Apr-05-08 04:52 PM   #108 
  - That's as crazy as the day is long...  Lucky 13   Apr-07-08 01:14 PM   #168 
  - While your attempt is admirable  ruggerson   Apr-05-08 03:44 PM   #39 
  - lol...  Sparkly   Apr-05-08 03:45 PM   #41 
  - Teacher? Is responding to being called a roach worth extra points?  Bongo Prophet   Apr-05-08 10:48 PM   #142 
  - Calling us roaches is indeed admirable, ruggerson. Shall I take it as a move toward civility?  Bongo Prophet   Apr-05-08 10:44 PM   #140 
     - Read it again  ruggerson   Apr-06-08 12:18 AM   #148 
        - Just having fun with it. Hardly an outrage post. Agree, it is like herding cats.  Bongo Prophet   Apr-06-08 01:00 AM   #155 
  - I don't -- he's not  DemGa   Apr-05-08 03:47 PM   #43 
  - Well...  Sparkly   Apr-05-08 03:56 PM   #55 
  - Okay, then I would say  DemGa   Apr-05-08 04:04 PM   #62 
     - I'm not agreeing or disagreeing with you...  Sparkly   Apr-05-08 04:05 PM   #65 
        - Maybe not  DemGa   Apr-05-08 04:21 PM   #86 
           - It's too late for many of us. The damage has been done.  goldcanyonaz   Apr-05-08 04:52 PM   #107 
              - Oh yes, I agree -- the damage is done  DemGa   Apr-05-08 04:54 PM   #110 
              - You won't be missed.  jaredh   Apr-07-08 12:46 PM   #163 
  - But then, she is all of those things. A proven liar.  Zhade   Apr-05-08 10:25 PM   # 
     - Barack Obama used right-wing generated slander on a Democrat for personal gain  DemGa   Apr-05-08 10:49 PM   #143 
        - Sorry, unlike you making things up out of whole cloth, there's actual evidence backing up my facts.  Zhade   Apr-06-08 12:17 AM   #147 
  - I think he is a natural gentleman  WesDem   Apr-05-08 03:48 PM   # 
  - Exactly. One can be a gentleman AND a fighter if need be -- this is a conscious choice.  Sparkly   Apr-05-08 03:53 PM   #48 
  - Because he has HONOR. n/t  Poll_Blind   Apr-05-08 03:48 PM   #45 
  - Because he's classy.  Erin Elizabeth   Apr-05-08 03:48 PM   #46 
  - Because he knows the difference between a primary and a GE campaign?  nxylas   Apr-05-08 03:54 PM   #50 
  - He's basically a more honorable person than she is. n/t  PoliticalAmazon   Apr-05-08 03:56 PM   #53 
  - And do you agree that being cordial toward her is also helpful to his campaign?  Sparkly   Apr-05-08 03:59 PM   #58 
  - Where do you suppose Powers got the idea Hillary is a monster?  McCamy Taylor   Apr-05-08 03:56 PM   #54 
  - Powers can form her own opinions  SOS   Apr-05-08 04:11 PM   #74 
  - I'm not arguing motives, inner feelings or statements in private....  Sparkly   Apr-05-08 04:12 PM   #77 
  - Because he's a bigger person than I am. (nt)  Ino   Apr-05-08 03:57 PM   #57 
  - It's simply his nature. nt  Whisp   Apr-05-08 04:03 PM   #60 
  - Don't you think if it were advantageous to be negative, he would be?  Sparkly   Apr-05-08 04:04 PM   #63 
     - I'd have to know more about how he ran his other campaigns.  Whisp   Apr-05-08 04:14 PM   # 
     - no, i think he would be losing instead  mkultra   Apr-05-08 09:00 PM   #132 
  - Along with all the reasons listed, it is also a way to subtly dismiss her as a real opponent.  WinkyDink   Apr-05-08 04:05 PM   #64 
  - Hm, that's a point...  Sparkly   Apr-05-08 04:06 PM   #67 
     - That's why it's clever. "Let her campaign to the end." Note: LET HER.......  WinkyDink   Apr-06-08 12:51 PM   #160 
  - I think it's because he's a fundamentally decent person  dmesg   Apr-05-08 04:06 PM   #66 
  - But if it were politically more effective to get in the gutter, I trust he would.  Sparkly   Apr-05-08 04:07 PM   #70 
     - *shrug* he has done some bare-knuckles stuff in Chicago  dmesg   Apr-05-08 04:11 PM   #73 
        - Again, I hope destroying is opponent IS in his constitution.  Sparkly   Apr-05-08 04:14 PM   #78 
           - I don't. It's unstatesmanlike.  dmesg   Apr-05-08 04:15 PM   #81 
              - That's a good point...  Sparkly   Apr-05-08 04:23 PM   #88 
  - Let Obama take the high road. I will call her out for the witch that she is. nt  my3boyz   Apr-05-08 04:06 PM   #68 
  - Does that help him? Or you? Or us? Or anybody?  Sparkly   Apr-05-08 04:08 PM   #71 
  - What is this, the 17th century?  bhikkhu   Apr-05-08 04:11 PM   #76 
  - Witch is not the word I wanted to use. I was being generous  my3boyz   Apr-05-08 04:23 PM   #89 
  - Help? NO but it makes me  my3boyz   Apr-05-08 04:22 PM   #87 
     - It might make him feel better, too -- who knows?  Sparkly   Apr-05-08 04:25 PM   #91 
  - Is it time for Sunday School again? nt  TomBall Democrat   Apr-05-08 04:07 PM   #69 
  - Saturday School.  Sparkly   Apr-05-08 04:08 PM   #72 
  - Because unlike another candidate, whose name I won't mention, he has a sense of humility and isn't..  JVS   Apr-05-08 04:11 PM   #75 
  - I'd go as far as to say that if acting like an asshat were politically expedient, I hope he WOULD  Sparkly   Apr-05-08 04:16 PM   #83 
  - We used to call it gentlemanly behavior. n/t  Daphne08   Apr-05-08 04:14 PM   #79 
  - Fine. My point is, it works in this situation. nt  Sparkly   Apr-05-08 04:17 PM   #84 
  - Because he is playing "good cop bad cop" having his surrogates trash  Evergreen Emerald   Apr-05-08 04:16 PM   #82 
  - I haven't been paying attention to what his surrogates have been saying lately, I admit.  Sparkly   Apr-05-08 04:20 PM   #85 
     - he is tearing her down.  Evergreen Emerald   Apr-05-08 04:30 PM   #94 
  - because he needs her voters in the GE  CreekDog   Apr-05-08 04:30 PM   #95 
  - It is how he believes we should all be. He is more verbal about it  WIllo   Apr-05-08 04:32 PM   #97 
  - He's a gentleman and trying to stay above the frey  TexanDem   Apr-05-08 04:36 PM   #100 
  - TOTALLY AGREE with your Analysis! Obama is no dummie  quantass   Apr-05-08 04:41 PM   #101 
  - Recommended. I wish every Obama supporter followed his example  flowomo   Apr-05-08 04:48 PM   #104 
  - He has everything at stake, she has nothing to lose.  Warren Stupidity   Apr-05-08 04:50 PM   #105 
  - Maybe he's enough of a pro that he realizes this ISN'T a war--it is a Primary.  davsand   Apr-05-08 04:51 PM   #106 
  - And if I were running for office, I'd be nicer too. But I'm not, so it's unnecessary....  BlooInBloo   Apr-05-08 04:54 PM   #109 
  - It doesn't help him for you to turn off her supporters, either. nt  Sparkly   Apr-05-08 04:57 PM   #112 
     - Anyone not voting for the best candidate because someone on the internet was mean to them...  BlooInBloo   Apr-05-08 05:00 PM   #113 
        - Then we need the votes of worthless weak-minded pieces of shit.  Sparkly   Apr-05-08 05:02 PM   #114 
           - It'd be nice to have them, but they can't be counted on no matter what I say...  BlooInBloo   Apr-05-08 05:07 PM   #116 
              - No, we got into this mess by not getting enough votes  Sparkly   Apr-05-08 05:12 PM   #117 
                 - Doesn't disagree with what I said.  BlooInBloo   Apr-05-08 05:14 PM   #118 
                    - Sure it does.  Sparkly   Apr-05-08 05:16 PM   #119 
  - Because his mother and grandmother raised him right?  EffieBlack   Apr-05-08 05:04 PM   #115 
  - Obama is anything but gracious towards Hillary. He has run a hateful campaign of personal  StevieM   Apr-05-08 05:28 PM   #120 
  - Let me edit for truth and clarity: "He has run . . . against her."  faygokid   Apr-05-08 05:34 PM   #122 
  - Easy  90-percent   Apr-05-08 05:34 PM   #121 
  - If Obama was 1% as negative toward her as she is toward him...  crankychatter   Apr-05-08 05:35 PM   #123 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-05-08 05:59 PM   #125 
  - He went to Harvard Law School...  RichardRay   Apr-05-08 06:23 PM   #126 
  - Interesting. Was this project there when he was there.?  JayFredMuggs   Apr-05-08 08:42 PM   #128 
  - Bingo!  ekwhite   Apr-06-08 12:24 AM   #149 
  - Yes, his time at Harvard was concurrent  RichardRay   Apr-06-08 05:19 AM   #156 
  - k&r  quantass   Apr-05-08 08:30 PM   #127 
  - It's a pity his followers cannot model that aspect of their hero's behavior. n/t  QC   Apr-05-08 08:48 PM   #129 
  - It's Also A Pity His Opponent's Supporters Here Emulate Her Crass Behavior  JimGinPA   Apr-05-08 10:32 PM   #139 
  - So - how does this help us achieve our objective  ekwhite   Apr-06-08 12:28 AM   #153 
     - Honestly...  JimGinPA   Apr-06-08 12:42 AM   #154 
  - Agreed. Few of us can. N/T  ekwhite   Apr-06-08 12:24 AM   #150 
  - Too late  usrbs   Apr-05-08 09:08 PM   #133 
  - Teacher, here is my response, in essay form.  Bongo Prophet   Apr-05-08 10:22 PM   #134 
  - Because he's not a scumbag liar, for one.  Zhade   Apr-05-08 10:23 PM   #135 
  - Because He Can  Crisco   Apr-05-08 10:25 PM   #136 
  - He believes in being the change that you want to see in the world.  polichick   Apr-05-08 10:25 PM   #137 
  - Because he's not a raving lunatic.  Mooney   Apr-05-08 10:46 PM   #141 
  - Because he's a decent human being and an excellent role model! nt  genevat   Apr-06-08 12:01 AM   #145 
  - He's been more nice to her ever since he snubbed her before the SOTU.  cat_girl25   Apr-06-08 12:02 AM   #146 
  - Obama has higher self-esteem n/t  48percenter   Apr-06-08 12:25 AM   #151 
  - He has class.  kwenu   Apr-06-08 12:26 AM   #152 
  - It's time. Hillary has become Huckabee. She's no longer is a threat.  Unbowed   Apr-06-08 09:19 AM   #157 
  - If we had 2 gracious candidates, complimenting each other, this long  morningglory   Apr-06-08 12:21 PM   #158 
  - if you want to catch flies,  Everybody   Apr-06-08 12:46 PM   #159 
  - It's called  Beregond2   Apr-06-08 02:49 PM   #161 
  - Because he's winning...  TTUBatfan2008   Apr-06-08 02:50 PM   #162 
  - It's a fair point, but I think this is his nature too.  cooolandrew   Apr-07-08 12:49 PM   #164 
  - Yes, it is  WesDem   Apr-07-08 01:06 PM   #167 
  - LOL, he says nice things while his subordinates call her monster and claim she is powerhungry and  Texas Hill Country   Apr-07-08 12:51 PM   #165 
  - Everytime I hear his stump speech on the news - he IS going after Hillary.  pirhana   Apr-07-08 12:51 PM   #166 
  - He wants his public persona to seem positive and does not want the public to notice  Auntie Bush   Apr-07-08 01:57 PM   #169 
  - Oh BULL!  Juniperx   Apr-07-08 01:59 PM   #170 
  - Because he is CLASSY and she is a POWERHUNGRY JERK. n/t  NoodleyAppendage   Apr-07-08 02:05 PM   #172 
 

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