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Welcome to the General Election. So, what does this mean for Democratic Underground?
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Now that the Democratic presidential primaries are over, and the seven-day transitional period here on DU has passed, it's time to start looking forward to the General Election between Barack Obama and John McCain.

I think the switch to General Election mode has gone better than expected so far, and I honestly believe that the vast majority of visitors to this website have not had any difficulty moving forward and coming together to support our presidential nominee. Indeed, most of the people who were very active in the heated primary discussions of the past six to nine months have already made great efforts to rebuild the bridges they burned during that time. I'm very glad to see this - but not entirely surprised, considering that the differences between Senator Obama and Senator McCain are so vast and so glaringly obvious.

Unfortunately, there will be a very small number of people on both sides of the former Obama-Clinton divide who want to keep fighting the primaries. I know from previous experience that some of these people will not be able to let it go for years, and may never fully come to terms with what has happened. Hopefully these people will be able to find solace elsewhere because as of today there is no place on DU for those who seem committed to a never-ending rehash of the 2008 Democratic primaries.

If you are wondering what will be permitted here from now on, here is a short excerpt from our rules:

Constructive criticism of Democrats or the Democratic Party is permitted. When doing so, please keep in mind that most of our members come to this website in order to get a break from the constant attacks in the media against our candidates and our values. Highly inflammatory or divisive attacks that echo the tone or substance of our political opponents are not welcome here.

You are not permitted to use this message board to work for the defeat of the Democratic Party nominee for any political office. If you wish to work for the defeat of any Democratic candidate in any General Election, then you are welcome to use someone else's bandwidth on some other website.

That pretty much covers everything you need to know...

* Constructive criticism of Democrats or the Democratic Party: Permitted.
* Highly inflammatory or divisive attacks against Democrats: Not permitted.
* Using this message board to work for the defeat of any Democratic Party nominee for any political office: Not permitted.

If you follow those rules, you'll be just fine. If you try to find a way around those rules, you take your chances with the moderators. It's that simple.


It is really easy to tell you what is permitted and what is not but in practice it is often very difficult to enforce the guidelines that we set, and that is particularly true in this case. We want to make DU a more civil and unified community where members can support the Democratic nominee, but we do not want to go overboard and disallow honest and open discussion of certain issues. This means that we can rarely draw a bright line and say "Do not cross."

With this in mind, here are a few issues to consider:

Now that Senator Obama is our presumptive nominee, he holds a special position in the party, and on Democratic Underground. Barack Obama is now the only person on the planet who can stop John McCain and finally put an end to the disastrous policies of the Bush Administration. You don't have to love the guy. Heck, you don't even have to particularly like him. But if you act like you want him to lose in November we're not going to cut you a great deal of slack.

You're still allowed to criticize Democrats. And you're even allowed to criticize Barack Obama. But if your criticism smells like a partisan political attack designed to tear down our candidates and help our Republican opponents, we're likely to conclude that it is.

Believing or spreading certain right-wing smears about Senator Obama or Michelle Obama could earn you an immediate tombstone. Ignorance is not an excuse -- everyone on Democratic Underground should know better on this stuff. Some examples: The suggestion that Senator Obama is a Muslim; xeonophobic use of his middle name; spreading rumors about secret videotapes with racist rants. If you're acting like a Freeper or a "concern troll," we'll assume that you are one.

You may not post threats to vote third party, to vote McCain, to not vote, or to write-in a Democrat other than Barack Obama. As in 2004, we will permit some room for sincere expressions of ambivalence toward voting for the Democratic nominee. But we're not going to permit this website to be used for much beyond that. If it looks like you are trying to get people to withhold their votes from Senator Obama, then we're likely to conclude that that is your intent.

No more attacks against people based on the candidate they supported during the primaries. There are no more Clinton supporters, Edwards supporters, or Kucinich supporters on Democratic Underground -- at least not in the sense of supporting their candidacy for president. We are Democrats, and our opponents are John McCain and the Republican Party. So starting threads to attack Clinton supporters or Edwards supporters or Kucinich supporters makes no sense, and it is also counter-productive. Similarly, starting threads to attack Obama supporters would be pretty foolish and nonsensical.

No gratuitous rehashing of the primary fighting. We can't possibly give specific instructions about what is permitted or what is not. The Democratic presidential primary is recent history, and still very fresh in all of our minds, so it is inevitable that there will continue to be a number of discussions on Democratic Underground about it. But if you seem to be discussing the primary in order to inflame or divide our members, we will assume that that is your intent. This goes for people on BOTH SIDES of the former Clinton-Obama divide.

Don't trash the moderators. You all should know how this works by now. If you want the moderators to consider taking action on a post, the first thing you need to do is alert on it. No alert, no action. But more importantly, take a moment right now to re-familiarize yourself with the idea that the moderators are not always going to do your bidding. They arrive at decisions by consensus, and their collaborative process will not always produce the result you desire. If you believe they have truly screwed up then the proper procedure is to send a message to an administrator to see if you can get the decision overturned. Messages that don't contain threats or long passages all in capital letters are more likely to receive a positive hearing, but I'll be honest - in most cases you shouldn't be surprised if the administrator sides with the moderators' decision. What you should absolutely NOT do is start spamming the moderators with rude alerts or private messages, or start threads to slam them publicly. We have, and always will, take a very dim view of this kind of activity.

Have realistic expectations. This is a very active discussion forum filled with passionate, opinionated people. As such, there will always be plenty of robust disagreement. If you're expecting that from now on everyone will always agree with you, or that everyone will always say nice things about Democratic public figures you like -- particularly public figures who have always been controversial here -- then your expectations are not realistic.

I think the vast majority of DUers are relieved to have the Democratic primaries behind us, and are excited about the General Election contest ahead. It's time to look forward, not backward, and we hope that everyone here will do what is necessary to help unify our community, and help win the election in the fall.

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  -Welcome to the General Election. So, what does this mean for Democratic Underground? Skinner  Jun-11-08 12:33 PM   #0 
  - WooHoo. On to the White House we go!!!!!  Midlodemocrat   Jun-11-08 12:34 PM   #1 
  - The Rest of the World says!  bobama   Oct-16-08 05:50 PM   #247 
     - Indeed... We need to listen to the rest of the world  MsSnooty2Shus   Oct-23-08 07:50 PM   #254 
  - WOO HOO! We're all on the same team now!!!  corkhead   Jun-11-08 12:35 PM   #2 
  - Yay! Onward and upward!  TheDoorbellRang   Jun-11-08 12:41 PM   #11 
  - Obama to the Whte House  dem75   Sep-27-08 10:47 AM   #239 
  - Looking for Obama Macro  Starteddy   Oct-27-08 11:22 AM   #257 
  - finally  Bush h8ter   Oct-23-08 06:59 PM   #252 
  - Apparently, it also means there will be a whole bunch of goofy,  MrsGrumpy   Jun-11-08 12:36 PM   #3 
  - Hey, I came damn close.  Midlodemocrat   Jun-11-08 12:37 PM   #4 
  - Will we be able to access any of the data posted in defunct GD:P through archive searches?  cryingshame   Jun-11-08 12:38 PM   #5 
  - Can we have some sort of ceremony...  Jeff In Milwaukee   Jun-11-08 12:38 PM   #6 
  - I just celebrated that six off my ignore list had been  rebel with a cause   Jun-11-08 06:21 PM   #119 
  - actually...  Bush h8ter   Oct-23-08 07:02 PM   #253 
  - Thanks, Skinner. Can you let us know if there will be a post limit  babylonsister   Jun-11-08 12:39 PM   #7 
  - I'm pretty sure I saw something  zidzi   Jun-11-08 12:44 PM   #21 
  - I missed that, but it's now confirmed!  babylonsister   Jun-11-08 12:52 PM   #36 
  - The three-thread limit is gone.  Skinner   Jun-11-08 12:46 PM   #24 
     - Sweet.  Bleachers7   Jun-11-08 12:50 PM   #32 
     - Thanks again! nt  babylonsister   Jun-11-08 12:50 PM   #33 
     - YAY!  dailykoff   Jun-11-08 01:07 PM   #50 
     - Those rules and guidelines sound awesome  RMP2008   Jun-11-08 01:45 PM   #69 
  - Thank you.  Hieronymus   Jun-11-08 12:39 PM   #8 
  - I'm Lerkfish and I approve your message.  Lerkfish   Jun-11-08 12:39 PM   #9 
  - What about the 3 post limit?  Bleachers7   Jun-11-08 12:40 PM   #10 
  - Agreed. No need for it anymore because no one will  babylonsister   Jun-11-08 12:44 PM   #20 
     - LOL.  48percenter   Jun-11-08 01:34 PM   #68 
  - Awwwww.....  gblady   Jun-11-08 12:42 PM   #12 
  - Very well written Skinner..  zidzi   Jun-11-08 12:43 PM   #13 
  - One question: behavior in DU Groups.  MH1   Jun-11-08 12:43 PM   #14 
  - Good question.  Skinner   Jun-11-08 12:49 PM   #29 
     - Thanks for your reply.  MH1   Jun-11-08 12:52 PM   #38 
     - I'd like to ask if you'd be willing to keep the supporter groups open but just now allow any  musicblind   Jun-11-08 03:25 PM   #99 
     - Silence them. . .  brensgrrl   Jun-13-08 11:11 PM   #177 
  - Thank you, simply thank you. This place is still the best. nt  blondeatlast   Jun-11-08 12:44 PM   #15 
  - Did you hear Obama is a Musli...oops!  AngryAmish   Jun-11-08 12:44 PM   #16 
  - oh thank god  swampg8r   Jun-11-08 01:03 PM   #46 
  - I heard he has two black daughters  Hekate   Jun-12-08 03:00 AM   #146 
     - I sure hope you're wrong about the campaign  SusanaMontana41   Aug-23-08 11:20 PM   #218 
  - He's a whole grain cereal??!!  Tandalayo_Scheisskopf   Aug-26-08 07:37 PM   #221 
  - I'm so very grateful for this forum, and for DU!  CaliforniaPeggy   Jun-11-08 12:44 PM   #17 
  - Very nice clarification of the rules. Thank you Skinner! I hope folks will refer to them  saracat   Jun-11-08 12:44 PM   #18 
  - this is like a breath of fresh air...  Blue_Roses   Jun-11-08 12:44 PM   #19 
  - Well, I was with you right up until "don't trash the moderators"  FatDave   Jun-11-08 12:45 PM   #22 
  - Please KEEP the 3 post limit.  cboy4   Jun-11-08 12:46 PM   #23 
  - There's no need for such censorship  dailykoff   Jun-11-08 02:20 PM   #84 
     - Of course, Al Capone didn't feel there was a need to pay  cboy4   Jun-11-08 02:33 PM   #86 
     - Capone is not a Dem candidate either.  dailykoff   Jun-11-08 02:42 PM   #90 
     - How does this help?  Jakes Progress   Jun-11-08 02:39 PM   #88 
     - There's no need to be rude.  dailykoff   Jun-11-08 02:44 PM   #91 
        - That was the point of my message. nt  Jakes Progress   Jun-11-08 05:51 PM   #117 
     - She's still a Democrat, though  Andrea   Jun-11-08 03:20 PM   #98 
        - All too true. . .  brensgrrl   Jun-13-08 11:14 PM   #178 
        - What is "your way", and why do you keep painting our nominee as some sort of beast?  Zhade   Jun-14-08 07:44 PM   #193 
        - R.I.P.  TahitiNut   Sep-07-08 10:39 PM   #231 
  - Thank you, Skinner!  fight4my3sons   Jun-11-08 12:47 PM   #25 
  - Here's a gift from our friend Swamp Rat  Bleachers7   Jun-11-08 12:48 PM   #26 
  - ...and all I got was a Purple Heart. n/t  PoliticalAmazon   Jun-11-08 02:15 PM   #82 
  - A purple heart! Yes! Can we have it as an avatar?  aquart   Jun-12-08 11:31 AM   #166 
  - More than ready for this. More than ready. It's like Morning in America . . .  faygokid   Jun-11-08 12:48 PM   #27 
  - What about GD?  lynyrd_skynyrd   Jun-11-08 12:49 PM   #28 
  - At the moment, we are letting people decide where to post.  Skinner   Jun-11-08 12:52 PM   #37 
  - kicking  slinkerwink   Jun-11-08 12:49 PM   #30 
  - I doubt that there will be much of a problem  Vattel   Jun-11-08 12:50 PM   #31 
  - Skinner, you need to make this one sticky  Hokie   Jun-11-08 12:51 PM   #34 
  - I will pin it later.  Skinner   Jun-11-08 12:54 PM   #39 
     - Well, in that case, let's kick it back to the top.  Arkansas Granny   Jun-11-08 12:58 PM   #40 
  - Thanks, Skinner!!  cliffordu   Jun-11-08 12:51 PM   #35 
  - Skinner - aren't you glad you had a lot of parenting practice on DU before you had...  Triana   Jun-11-08 12:58 PM   #41 
  - Thank you, Skinner!  Mad_Dem_X   Jun-11-08 12:58 PM   #42 
  - "Barack Obama is now the only person on the planet who can stop John McCain ..."  Juan_de_la_Dem   Jun-11-08 12:59 PM   #43 
  - Yeah,that kind of puts things in stark reality, doesn't it? n/t  krispos42   Jun-11-08 01:05 PM   #48 
  - Oh Happy Day!  Juniperx   Jun-11-08 12:59 PM   #44 
  - Monkey  underpants   Jun-11-08 01:01 PM   #45 
  - Thanks, Skinner....  polmaven   Jun-11-08 01:03 PM   #47 
  - As long as we offer a particular avatar, you can use it.  Skinner   Jun-11-08 01:22 PM   #60 
     - Ugh.  janesez   Jun-11-08 03:10 PM   #95 
        - Lies aren't a gender issue.  Zhade   Jun-11-08 07:44 PM   #129 
        - What the fuck does that mean?  janesez   Jun-11-08 08:09 PM   #133 
           - That some of the criticism of clinton isn't sexist - criticizing her when she lied wasn't.  Zhade   Jun-11-08 09:44 PM   #136 
              - You're just going to keep going, aren't you?  janesez   Jun-12-08 07:58 AM   #155 
                 - "admin-sponsored"  Forkboy   Jun-12-08 12:21 PM   #168 
                 - All too true. . .  brensgrrl   Jun-13-08 11:16 PM   #179 
                 - Telling the truth about clinton's video-verified lies isn't hate or abuse.  Zhade   Jun-14-08 07:09 PM   #188 
                    - Not ever being able to let go IS hate  MonkeyFunk   Jun-21-08 03:54 PM   #198 
                    - Not wanting to let lies slip by is hardly hate.  Zhade   Jun-22-08 11:43 PM   #199 
                    - It's funny how all these lies came out at the same exact time. All these so-called examples of  StevieM   Jul-02-08 03:35 PM   #200 
                    - Just let it go. It is no longer an issue. That's the point.  JDPriestly   Jul-07-08 05:21 PM   #202 
        - If you go out of your way to inflame those who fully support Obama, anticipate resulting flames.  Buzz Clik   Jun-12-08 09:22 AM   #157 
        - Stop stalking me.  janesez   Jun-12-08 10:01 AM   #158 
           - Stalking? You flatter yourself.  Buzz Clik   Jun-12-08 10:18 AM   #160 
           - So, searching my username and posting lounge threads here isn't stalking?  janesez   Jun-12-08 10:19 AM   #161 
              - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-12-08 10:25 AM   #162 
           - Don't worry. . .{brandishes fire extinguisher}  brensgrrl   Jun-13-08 11:49 PM   #182 
        - I agree. . .  brensgrrl   Jun-13-08 11:09 PM   #176 
  - Hallelujah! Everyone work hard to bring your Democratic friends together in your local dem parties,  SaveAmerica   Jun-11-08 01:07 PM   #49 
  - Skinner is made of awesome!  AspieGrrl   Jun-11-08 01:07 PM   #51 
  - only one question sir  swampg8r   Jun-11-08 01:08 PM   #52 
  - K & R'd  Breeze54   Jun-11-08 01:10 PM   #53 
  - Whooot! Well done Skinner.  applegrove   Jun-11-08 01:10 PM   #54 
  - Skinner, what are your plans for handling the mountains of SPAM  kestrel91316   Jun-11-08 01:11 PM   #55 
  - Kick!  housewolf   Jun-11-08 01:12 PM   #56 
  - Very nicely done  grantcart   Jun-11-08 01:13 PM   #57 
  - This post is too long  progressoid   Jun-11-08 01:15 PM   #58 
  - What about the congressional elections?  suston96   Jun-11-08 01:19 PM   #59 
  - I would suggest General Discussion.  Skinner   Jun-11-08 01:25 PM   #62 
  - > . . . .Waiting to see how many who bashed her and trashed her  brensgrrl   Jun-13-08 11:55 PM   #183 
  - It's too clean  WesDem   Jun-11-08 01:24 PM   #61 
  - Thanks, Skinner!  southern_belle   Jun-11-08 01:27 PM   #63 
  - Acknowledged recommended and Thanks... well done! N/T  Ichingcarpenter   Jun-11-08 01:29 PM   #64 
  - Thanks glad it is over  marlakay   Jun-11-08 01:29 PM   #65 
  - Any chance of getting that fist-bump emoticon someone post made officially part of DU?  BlooInBloo   Jun-11-08 01:29 PM   #66 
  -  48percenter   Jun-11-08 01:32 PM   #67 
  - Thanks! n/t  NorthAmerican   Jun-11-08 01:47 PM   #70 
  - Skinner, one thing you left out. GD:P archives  Lochloosa   Jun-11-08 01:47 PM   #71 
  - That is correct.  Skinner   Jun-11-08 01:48 PM   #72 
  - Now that was an unexpected result....  Lochloosa   Jun-11-08 01:48 PM   #73 
     - Stop sticking your tongue out at us! Yes, I found out too... you have to check off  Radio_Lady   Jun-11-08 10:22 PM   #141 
  - Many heartfelt thanks to you  cbayer   Jun-11-08 01:51 PM   #74 
  - THANK YOU!!!!  ih8thegop   Jun-11-08 02:00 PM   #75 
  - Can we remind folks that Cindy Sheehan is a 3rd party candidate  LynneSin   Jun-11-08 02:01 PM   #76 
  - See post 101 and the reply. He pretty much slaps advocating for her candidacy outta the park, nt  blondeatlast   Jun-11-08 06:57 PM   #123 
  - And the same is true for Cynthia Mckinney! She is a third  JeanGrey   Jul-21-08 05:25 AM   #206 
  - Thank you, thank you, thank you. My headache is already going away. nt  Vinca   Jun-11-08 02:02 PM   #77 
  - Obama: The only person on the planet that can stop the pukes.  DUlover2909   Jun-11-08 02:07 PM   #78 
  - Well Done I Say  endarkenment   Jun-11-08 02:09 PM   #79 
  - Can't be more clearer than this;  spokane   Jun-11-08 02:09 PM   #80 
  - Does this rule also apply to the Bush enabler Nancy Pelosi?  Raksha   Jun-11-08 04:29 PM   #101 
  - I am not familiar with this "Bush enabler Nancy Pelosi."  Skinner   Jun-11-08 05:25 PM   #112 
     - Excellent. Again I must thank you. nt  blondeatlast   Jun-11-08 06:58 PM   #124 
     - And yet, above you indicated that she's taken heat and that's not off limits.  Zhade   Jun-11-08 07:45 PM   #130 
        - she's not off limits  canucksawbones   Jun-11-08 10:09 PM   #137 
           - Ah, yes, that makes sense. Thanks for clarifying!  Zhade   Jun-14-08 07:12 PM   #189 
  - But I will be posting the Hard Questions that Obama refuses to answer. . .  brensgrrl   Jun-13-08 11:59 PM   #184 
  - AWESOME!!!  Zachstar   Jun-11-08 02:13 PM   #81 
  - Duly noted. Now about the 2004 primaries ..... :)  beachmom   Jun-11-08 02:16 PM   #83 
  - Dear DU Friends  pearl   Jun-11-08 02:29 PM   #85 
  - Would you please pin this up for a few days?  JVS   Jun-11-08 02:36 PM   #87 
  - I was just going to ask the same thing.  jgraz   Jun-11-08 02:42 PM   #89 
  - thank you Skinner  merh   Jun-11-08 02:50 PM   #92 
  - K&R  rasputin1952   Jun-11-08 02:55 PM   #93 
  - Skinner, you and your team are wise beyond your years. Thanks.  higher class   Jun-11-08 03:09 PM   #94 
  - Clear and cleansing post, Skinner, thanks!  DemExpat   Jun-11-08 03:12 PM   #96 
  - Yippee!! All right.. McFuck and ReFucks here we come!!!  futureliveshere   Jun-11-08 03:15 PM   #97 
  - Thanks; great post, and I'm glad to be here. n/t  demokatgurrl   Jun-11-08 03:51 PM   #100 
  - Extremely glad to be involved with DU in this General Election phase.  trickyguy   Jun-11-08 04:56 PM   #102 
  - Outstanding.  Tatiana   Jun-11-08 05:02 PM   #103 
  - kick for sanity n/t  AZDemDist6   Jun-11-08 05:02 PM   #104 
  - Kick n/t  Hatchling   Jun-11-08 05:06 PM   #105 
  - cool  blogslut   Jun-11-08 05:08 PM   #106 
  - K and R  proud patriot   Jun-11-08 05:10 PM   #107 
  - Sincere question  votesomemore   Jun-11-08 05:12 PM   #108 
  - Just in case it arises, my psychic self says Obama will win.  JDPriestly   Jul-07-08 05:57 PM   #203 
     - leo  Bush h8ter   Oct-23-08 06:58 PM   #251 
  - I've cleared out my ignore list and I'm ready to go...  Kaylee   Jun-11-08 05:16 PM   #109 
  - If all posts were so well written and so well reasoned, DU would be...  garthranzz   Jun-11-08 05:18 PM   #110 
  - Awesome. Thanks, Skinner. nt  BullGooseLoony   Jun-11-08 05:21 PM   #111 
  - BTW...."Presidential?"  BullGooseLoony   Jun-11-08 05:26 PM   #113 
  - Seconded.  ellisonz   Jun-11-08 06:01 PM   #118 
  - K & R  L0oniX   Jun-11-08 05:37 PM   #114 
  - Thank you.  RTBerry   Jun-11-08 05:43 PM   #115 
  - Phew! Now I can post all the McInsane info I've been saving  Shoelace   Jun-11-08 05:50 PM   #116 
  - K&R!!  liberaldem4ever   Jun-11-08 06:32 PM   #120 
  - Sounds good!  Raine   Jun-11-08 06:33 PM   #121 
  - UNITY!  Snarkoleptic   Jun-11-08 06:53 PM   #122 
  - Thanks, it's bout time to move forward to GE.  curious one   Jun-11-08 07:22 PM   #125 
  - I loved reading this - it was well written  themartyred   Jun-11-08 07:37 PM   #126 
  - Thank you, and an apology.  Peake   Jun-11-08 07:39 PM   #127 
  - do you think she'll stay out of the way of the impeachment precedings  themartyred   Jun-11-08 07:41 PM   #128 
  - She's not a Republican, just a coward for abdicating her sworn duty to hold criminals accountable.  Zhade   Jun-11-08 07:47 PM   #131 
  - This nation is in DEEP TROUBLE  brensgrrl   Jun-13-08 11:44 PM   #180 
     - I'd happily trade impeachment for b*s* going to the Hague. It's trading up!  Zhade   Jun-14-08 07:32 PM   #190 
     - Is this a good time to ask...  Tandalayo_Scheisskopf   Aug-26-08 07:45 PM   #222 
  - "Barack Obama is now the only person on the planet who can stop John McCain..."  RUMMYisFROSTED   Jun-11-08 07:53 PM   #132 
  - Can we give discreet encouragement to Barr as a spoiler? nt  dmesg   Jun-11-08 08:10 PM   #134 
  - Absolutely.  Skinner   Jun-12-08 05:37 AM   #150 
  - K & R & Impeach two too is overdue! End the Junta!  L. Coyote   Jun-11-08 08:48 PM   #135 
  - well done. well said well cleansed  concerned canadian   Jun-11-08 10:13 PM   #138 
  - fascinating. absolutely fascinating.  cornermouse   Jun-12-08 05:27 AM   #149 
  - The future of D.U ?  penndragon69   Jun-11-08 10:13 PM   #139 
  - k&r  TexasObserver   Jun-11-08 10:16 PM   #140 
  - HEY SKINNER! Can you add these smileys?  Fighting Irish   Jun-11-08 10:26 PM   #142 
  - Those are good.  Skinner   Jun-12-08 05:38 AM   #151 
     - Credit for those goes to DUers "JoeIsOneOfUs" and "jody".  dicksteele   Jun-12-08 12:53 PM   #170 
  - I Salute you Sir!!  discerning christian   Jun-11-08 11:25 PM   #143 
  - Wow! Rules with wisdom and understanding  gtar100   Jun-12-08 01:35 AM   #144 
  - Yay! I'm glad the transitional period is over  Progs Rock   Jun-12-08 02:04 AM   #145 
  - Thanks for the heads up, and for spelling everything out so elequently. On to winning in Nov.!! ~nt~  Impeachment_Monkey   Jun-12-08 04:07 AM   #147 
  - Must the moderators be reminded that the Democratic Party has  styersc   Jun-12-08 05:14 AM   #148 
  - "Will posters never be allowed to disapprove of Obama policies?"  Skinner   Jun-12-08 05:41 AM   #152 
  - Thanks, Skinner  RedLetterRev   Jun-12-08 05:42 AM   #153 
  - So can we get to the topic of GETTING EVERYONE REGISTERED  happygoluckytoyou   Jun-12-08 06:38 AM   #154 
  - Why do you hate America?  Buzz Clik   Jun-12-08 09:19 AM   #156 
  - K&R  CaptJasHook   Jun-12-08 10:18 AM   #159 
  - K&R  Seabiscuit   Jun-12-08 10:25 AM   #163 
  - This confuses me.  oktoberain   Jun-12-08 10:38 AM   #164 
  - three cheers for unity!  toadzilla   Jun-12-08 11:28 AM   #165 
  - Unity?  brensgrrl   Jun-14-08 12:01 AM   #185 
     - Your issues are our issues, so I think you'd find plenty of people on your side.  Zhade   Jun-14-08 07:33 PM   #191 
  - (Sigh of Relief.) Thank you.  aquart   Jun-12-08 11:32 AM   #167 
  - 24 hours in and the forum has been much more sedate...and useful.  Forkboy   Jun-12-08 12:25 PM   #169 
  - Will the threads still be hide-able?  hootinholler   Jun-12-08 01:04 PM   #171 
  - I'm still in shock from the campaign  LiberalLovinLug   Jun-12-08 03:29 PM   #172 
  - There were no negative tactics. . .  brensgrrl   Jun-14-08 12:02 AM   #186 
  - I think people don't like being lied to - at least when there's no denying the lies.  Zhade   Jun-14-08 07:43 PM   #192 
  - here, here!  Athens30603   Jun-12-08 05:06 PM   #173 
  - Thank god that three post flop is gone!!  Kerry2008   Jun-12-08 07:52 PM   #174 
  - This election is life or death for America--too big to leave to spin-pros  danielet   Jun-13-08 05:39 PM   #175 
  - I think I agree with this but got lost in parts of it. n/t  Athens30603   Jun-13-08 11:47 PM   #181 
  - You'd better be right about Obama, and he'd better be  brensgrrl   Jun-14-08 12:05 AM   #187 
  - Absolutely!!!  ncteechur   Jun-15-08 07:07 AM   #194 
  - "Barack Obama is now the only person on the planet who can stop John McCain"~~~The starkness  WinkyDink   Jun-17-08 04:50 AM   #195 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-17-08 10:02 AM   #196 
  - Very intersting suggestions that need to be heeded  Swingstater   Jun-20-08 09:59 PM   #197 
  - Hey Mr. Democrat Moderator, is your name Ceausescu?  danielet   Jul-03-08 07:58 PM   #201 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-12-08 07:02 AM   #204 
  - First the election, then what?  Karl_Bonner_1982   Jul-14-08 03:06 AM   #205 
  - Karl, I can't wait please tell me....  danielet   Jul-30-08 07:33 PM   #208 
  - Why McCain is succeeding with stupid slander ads against Obama  danielet   Jul-30-08 07:20 PM   #207 
  - We Owe Our Souls to the Company Store  misterconcept   Aug-09-08 01:40 AM   #209 
  - this is reasonable n/t  Skittles   Aug-10-08 02:46 AM   #210 
  - Voting D for 25 years  25 years voting D   Aug-12-08 01:08 AM   #211 
  - Key Note Address to the Democratic National Convention of Denver  elizorwrightjr   Aug-13-08 10:40 AM   #212 
  - Keynote address  elizorwrightjr   Aug-13-08 10:43 AM   #213 
  - So when did these rules get shit canned?  ronnykmarshall   Aug-13-08 02:03 PM   #214 
  - Here's a bar of soap  MrMickeysMom   Sep-03-08 10:49 PM   #226 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-20-08 05:33 PM   #215 
  - Reach Out to Hillary Voters (From a Hillary Fan)  PeacePuppy   Aug-22-08 08:49 AM   #216 
  - Hear hear!  SusanaMontana41   Aug-23-08 11:16 PM   #217 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-24-08 08:41 AM   #219 
  - I think Democratic Underground is going to remain the party's "underground"  derby378   Aug-25-08 10:14 PM   #220 
  - Tough cookies Cindy Sheehan supporters!!!  bluestateguy   Aug-27-08 10:13 PM   #223 
  - oh boy...  MrMickeysMom   Sep-03-08 10:47 PM   #225 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-30-08 09:19 AM   #224 
  - Reaaaallllyyyy...then I'm gonna vote....Republican  Artful_Dodger   Sep-05-08 07:19 PM   #227 
  - Palin Countdown  kblonder   Sep-05-08 09:30 PM   #228 
  - Now that BOTH conventions are over,  LWolf   Sep-06-08 01:46 PM   #229 
  - DON'T LET UP  mimir   Sep-06-08 02:08 PM   #230 
  - This woulda been nice to know an hour ago...  mscuedawg   Sep-09-08 11:07 PM   #232 
  - k & R n/t  aexitado   Sep-09-08 11:27 PM   #233 
  - ah, skinner--a man so wise beyond his years  orleans   Sep-10-08 04:42 PM   #234 
  - An Amazing Anthem For The Obama Campaign  Darryl Smithburg   Sep-11-08 08:26 AM   #235 
  - The Clarion Fund  itzdaun   Sep-16-08 04:52 PM   #236 
  - Vote for Obama  dem75   Sep-26-08 02:35 PM   #237 
  - First presidential debate  dem75   Sep-27-08 10:46 AM   #238 
  - We're SOOOOOO close!  crunchgarcia   Sep-27-08 05:55 PM   #240 
  - Reponse  GodsMercy   Oct-01-08 03:58 AM   #241 
  - You're a Bush supporter, what did you expect?  krispos42   Oct-01-08 10:33 AM   #242 
  - You wrote a letter to the editor that was commented on. Grow a thicker skin.  Kerrytravelers   Oct-01-08 12:38 PM   #243 
  - US Presidential Candidate Momentum  dem75   Oct-08-08 12:36 PM   #244 
  - Thanks for this post  paulthomson   Oct-13-08 07:45 PM   #245 
  - As my Sophomores would say, "You Da' Man!" ,Skinner!  GalleryGod   Oct-14-08 12:36 PM   #246 
  - *That* mean we get to ignore people of substance & vision...  bridgit   Oct-18-08 01:13 AM   #248 
  - once again  JitterbugPerfume   Oct-19-08 11:57 AM   #249 
  - Skinner, I *** LOVE*** these common-sense ground rules...  KrazyKat   Oct-22-08 05:20 PM   #250 
  - please watch this obama video, it will inspire you  melanie1   Oct-24-08 10:41 AM   #255 
  - OVER 64, 000 VIEW OBAMA ROCK THE VOTE AMERICA by Miami's JK CITIZEN  raymondstclaire   Oct-26-08 03:35 AM   #256 

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