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Reply #100: I don't know. Honestly, it was weird that long-time DU people would act that way. [View All]

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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-17-08 01:11 AM
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100. I don't know. Honestly, it was weird that long-time DU people would act that way.
And yeah, the mods exercised extreme restraint in many of those cases.

I agree. It was odd. Without being too much of an armchair psychoanalyst, I think some folks (obviously) got very emotionally invested in their candidate- and I think particularly with the case of Hillary Clinton, you had a bunch of different vectors going on... I mean, I will be the first to acknowledge that Hillary & Bill caught a lot of unfair crap in the 90s- I was one of the people out there defending them.

But whereas some of us made a distinction between Hillary before she got to the Senate and after, focusing on things like the IWR- and others supported Hillary but were able to distinguish between Democratic Criticism of her on the like and the shit that Mellon-Scaife and Pat Robertson threw at her 15 years ago.... I think some people were/are still wedded to a mindset that any criticism of the Clintons is an unfair attack, and it's coming from the right wing.

It's a permanent "circle the wagons" mentality.

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