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last1standing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 11:32 PM
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They were not trolls, they were Democrats.
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There's been a lot of celebration since June 11th when certain members of DU have been tombstoned and some of it is justified, but some of it isn't. As a community we need to understand the difference.

The vast majority of those TS'd were sockpuppets and trolls who's only purpose here was to disturb DU and cause hostility.

But Tellurian, Ozarkdem and certain others weren't trolls, they were Democrats who had been with this board since the beginning. They spent years here donating, voicing opinions and supporting Democrats. Now they are gone.

I understand the mods decision in each of these cases and know they had to go. I found myself alerting their threads and asking repeatedly why they were still allowed to post here so I'm certainly not questioning anyone in that.

What I am questioning is what has happened to cause good Democrats who spent years fighting for the values we all share to change into people so obsessed with anger and hatred that they would turn against the very things they believed in?

The worst part of this is I know that if Hillary had won the nomination the same thing would be happening with Obama supporters unable to separate themselves from their candidate in order to support Democratic beliefs.

I've been around DU long enough to know that while there were a few posters who had to be banned after Kerry was nominated in 2004 it was nothing like this amount and there were definitely fewer gloating threads to celebrate their demise.

So what happened this time that caused all this hostility and venom? What has caused good Democrats to turn against their own values?

Really, what has happened to us?
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