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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-17-08 01:38 AM
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78. It was a very close primary race, and too many Obama supporters showed too much contempt for HRC and
Bill Clinton, and anyone else not already supporting Obama. It became okay here for Obama supporters to echo every bit of freeper slime against the Clintons. I am not at all surprised that the viciousness of many of the messages targeting HRC and her supporters led to that much anger in response. I must've seen at least several dozen messges here suggesting Obama would have to fear for his life if HRC was on the ticket. Then there was the charming message calling HRC's supporters "vagina voters for Hillary" and all the posts calling her "Hilldabeast" and saying she looked like an "insane clown." And the topic with a subject line calling her a "lying piece of shit in a pantsuit."

It was like wading through a cesspool. And I did not see anything comparably vile from the Clinton supporters here, in their criticisms of Obama and his supporters.

We saw some very contemptible anti-Obama messages here from trolls with low post counts. But we didn't see trolls invading DU to post vicious anti-Clinton messages because, sadly, all too many of the Obama supporters here were doing that themselves. I'll never forget the day I tried alerting the mods to various "Hillary would kill Obama" idiocies on the board, before finally realizing there were too many to deal with individually. I finally posted a topic saying those stupid messages had to stop, only to find some Obama supporters here arguing with insane seriousness that yes, a Democratic senator and former First Lady was really homicidal.

DU has never seemed crazier.

It's amazing there isn't more anger from Clinton's supporters. But I have to draw an indelible line between Obama himself and his dumbest supporters here, or I'd never be able to support him. I know he has spoken up asking his supporters to be nice to Clinton's supporters, though all too many of them ignored him. And by doing so, they're dividing a party that really will have to be unified to win in November.

With supporters like that, Obama doesn't need enemies. His own supporters are turning many of Clinton's supporters against him. I wish they'd realize that when they post vicious messages attacking Clinton and her supporters, they're hurting his chances of winning in November. I have never seen any group of Dems who seemed so determined to divide the party.
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