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76. Do you feel compelled to click on the Obama fans' links?
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  -I contributed to Obama but find the hero worship threads nauseating PretzelWarrior  Feb-15-09 02:47 AM   #0 
  - Somebody had some wine....  PBS Poll-435   Feb-15-09 02:49 AM   #1 
  - Shorter OP: Wah.  BlooInBloo   Feb-15-09 02:49 AM   #2 
  - not really  Two Americas   Feb-15-09 02:55 AM   #4 
     - No I'm not. I'm not starting threads about it.  BlooInBloo   Feb-15-09 03:00 AM   #5 
        - what difference does that make?  Two Americas   Feb-15-09 01:13 PM   #73 
           - I completely agree that if you ignore the difference, then there is no difference.  BlooInBloo   Feb-15-09 01:42 PM   #83 
              - I am talking about the differences  Two Americas   Feb-15-09 06:49 PM   #122 
  - I suppose this Jason Wu fashion slide-show  sandnsea   Feb-15-09 02:55 AM   #3 
  - It's completely indecent, however either she or I would rock the  vaberella   Feb-16-09 12:07 AM   #145 
  - Thanks...I'll just tell the OP to  Cha   Feb-16-09 03:48 PM   #183 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-15-09 03:17 AM   #6 
  - Agreed. People are enjoying our victory after the nightmare of  Phx_Dem   Feb-15-09 10:35 AM   #58 
  - I reserve the right to euphoria for at least a year or two...  CLANG   Feb-15-09 06:06 PM   #120 
  - Amen(!!) to that...! n/t  propagandagirl   Feb-15-09 10:27 PM   #128 
  - Welcome to DU!  LosinIt   Feb-16-09 03:48 AM   #156 
     - Thanks...  propagandagirl   Feb-16-09 06:22 PM   #185 
  - Do your parents know you're using their computer little guy?  newtothegame   Feb-16-09 01:03 AM   #148 
     - ::facepalm::  MrSlayer   Feb-16-09 05:31 AM   #160 
  - Give people some space to celebrate that the president has a brain  CreekDog   Feb-15-09 03:20 AM   #7 
  - I totally get what you're saying. I even agree.  PretzelWarrior   Feb-15-09 03:26 AM   #8 
     - Reagan enjoyed hero worship, and he still remains a huge figure in the eyes  pnwmom   Feb-15-09 04:46 AM   #10 
     - Dear old St. Ronnie  Jester Messiah   Feb-16-09 05:57 AM   #166 
     - There is always some social aspect of the Presidency  treestar   Feb-15-09 01:46 PM   #85 
     - "I want to take TMZ out and head shoot it."  damonm   Feb-16-09 03:13 PM   #181 
  - I keep looking for those all-Obama-all-the-time stations that we had  pnwmom   Feb-15-09 04:43 AM   #9 
  - I want to see him playing on the beach again!  Cronus Protagonist   Feb-15-09 04:55 AM   #11 
  - I get what you are saying, but in the scheme of things  OKNancy   Feb-15-09 05:16 AM   #12 
  - What I'm sick of is people calling it hero worship whenever  Solomon   Feb-15-09 05:25 AM   #13 
  - Your my hero  grantcart   Feb-15-09 01:37 PM   #81 
     - As you are one of mine.  Solomon   Feb-15-09 10:47 PM   #129 
  - Admiring a good President is NOT "hero worship."  RBInMaine   Feb-15-09 05:30 AM   #14 
  - I contributed to Obama but the find the right wing-like bashing from the left nauseating  wyldwolf   Feb-15-09 06:02 AM   #15 
  - Admiring someone is not the equivalent of hero worship  SeattleGirl   Feb-15-09 06:02 AM   #16 
  - I'm on the fence a bit.  caraher   Feb-15-09 06:07 AM   #17 
  - very well said, caraher, in my humble opinion......n/t  veganlush   Feb-15-09 09:17 PM   #126 
     - Thanks :) n/t  caraher   Feb-15-09 11:30 PM   #139 
  - I, too, am bored with the Showbiz Tonight type stuff  silverojo   Feb-15-09 06:10 AM   #18 
  - Oh brother. I won't tell you to F off. But please give it a rest. We are all  Kahuna   Feb-15-09 06:11 AM   #19 
  - First time in GD/P?  Zavulon   Feb-15-09 02:33 PM   #100 
  - I Get What You're Saying...  JimGinPA   Feb-15-09 06:12 AM   #20 
  - I get your point  ErinBerin84   Feb-15-09 06:18 AM   #21 
  - Agree, Erin. Plus, during these trying times, I think light  Fire1   Feb-15-09 08:54 AM   #35 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-15-09 06:56 AM   #22 
  - And that "celebrity gossip" atmosphere......  Clio the Leo   Feb-15-09 06:59 AM   #23 
  - tee hee!  gblady   Feb-15-09 01:56 PM   #91 
  - Many of us admire him but we regret that you conflate this with "hero worship"  ShortnFiery   Feb-15-09 07:00 AM   #24 
  - Alrighty then!  Kahuna   Feb-15-09 07:48 AM   #26 
  - ummm what do you call this then:  Runcible Spoon   Feb-15-09 02:13 PM   #95 
  - Thank you oh-so-much for bringing that back up.  AspenRose   Feb-15-09 02:49 PM   #103 
  - Why? Someone challenges a point, I deliver evidence to the contrary.  Runcible Spoon   Feb-15-09 03:33 PM   #108 
  - Sweet jeebus!  Career Prole   Feb-15-09 09:12 PM   #125 
  - yeah that is just terrifying.  Warren Stupidity   Feb-15-09 10:59 PM   #135 
  - Good one, Short and Fiery!  Cha   Feb-16-09 05:24 PM   #184 
  - So, do you think your opinion makes a difference?  merh   Feb-15-09 07:17 AM   #25 
  - What troubles me is that posters who admit that they don't have the same  Arkansas Granny   Feb-15-09 07:55 AM   #27 
  - The only "routine criticism" I see is when said admission is decorated with primary phrases such as  JTFrog   Feb-15-09 08:07 AM   #28 
  - I'm with you.  emilyg   Feb-15-09 11:06 PM   #137 
  - Agree. nt  Captain Hilts   Feb-15-09 08:10 AM   #29 
  - OMG! But did you hear about Obamabrangelina?!?!?  The Doctor.   Feb-15-09 08:11 AM   #30 
  - Hide Thread  wildflowergardener   Feb-15-09 08:12 AM   #31 
  - No shit. If you're going to complain about a thread topic, at least pick a better topic.  Dawgs   Feb-15-09 08:17 AM   #32 
  - It is a little odd, but I think it will wear off in a few weeks  tavalon   Feb-15-09 08:18 AM   #33 
  - Call me shallow . . .  janet118   Feb-15-09 08:26 AM   #34 
  - Your pic! From the Metropolis Planet, right?  GinaMaria   Feb-16-09 06:38 AM   #169 
  - I find your sanctimonious intellectually vacuous posting nauseating as well  NJmaverick   Feb-15-09 09:02 AM   #36 
  - Geez....  RichGirl   Feb-15-09 09:05 AM   #37 
  - Agreed. Seeing "Greatest" threads that say nothing more than "Yay Obama!!...  Fly by night   Feb-15-09 09:07 AM   #38 
  - Then don't click on those threads.  Connie_Corleone   Feb-15-09 09:18 AM   #39 
  - the phrase "Hero worship" is part of the GOP attack  KurtNYC   Feb-15-09 09:22 AM   #40 
  - i'm not a hero worshipper..but i always find joy in seeing photos of my new president  xiamiam   Feb-15-09 09:30 AM   #41 
  - I like the pic threads for that too  treestar   Feb-15-09 01:53 PM   #88 
  - your dispise of it seems more unhealthy  mkultra   Feb-15-09 09:31 AM   #42 
  - Sounds like a disappointed supporter of one of the other candidates who likes to say...  Honeycombe8   Feb-15-09 09:33 AM   #43 
  - we're a celebrity based culture  Wetzelbill   Feb-15-09 09:37 AM   #44 
  - Good Grief. We're still on our Honeymoon with Obama.  Hatchling   Feb-15-09 09:39 AM   #45 
  - We need new avatars.  rug   Feb-15-09 09:48 AM   #46 
  - I wouldn't mind it, if it didn't get in the way of having debate over his policy and appointments  debbierlus   Feb-15-09 09:49 AM   #47 
  - Agreed. I've seen it too (nt)  sampsonblk   Feb-15-09 09:51 AM   #48 
  - I thought so, too. But really, Obama seems to be a very good man  Ishoutandscream2   Feb-15-09 09:52 AM   #49 
  - You have always had the option of hiding threads you find nausea-inducing.  AtomicKitten   Feb-15-09 09:57 AM   #50 
  - Puff piece, PW? Fuck off, tell it like it is! Groupies suck!  asteroid2003QQ47   Feb-15-09 10:01 AM   #51 
  - Well,  progressoid   Feb-15-09 10:11 AM   #52 
  - Obama: 'We are the ones we have been looking for.' He asked us to be involved in our government.  flpoljunkie   Feb-15-09 10:12 AM   #53 
  - Why is it so hard to understand that we can love Obama the man and pay attention to Obama as Prez?  Jennicut   Feb-15-09 10:17 AM   #54 
  - That is a right wing clap trap talking point and I find zero evidence of that here  usregimechange   Feb-15-09 10:19 AM   #55 
  - You're kidding .... right? Or are you just baiting those you disagree with?  Better Believe It   Feb-15-09 10:22 AM   #56 
  - Nah. Tune into the right-wing echo chamber for two minutes...  jefferson_dem   Feb-15-09 11:03 AM   #63 
  - No one could ever have imagined that you'd agree with the o.p. What would  Tarheel_Dem   Feb-15-09 01:34 PM   #79 
     - Is Pelosi human? How about Senator Reid? I wish he'd tone it down, is he still alive?  Better Believe It   Feb-15-09 03:05 PM   #106 
  - see my link above.  Runcible Spoon   Feb-15-09 02:14 PM   #96 
  - So hide the thread and keep moving. That's what I do to the  firedupdem   Feb-15-09 10:29 AM   #57 
  - but he's just so dreeeeeeeeeeamy!  leftofthedial   Feb-15-09 10:42 AM   #59 
  - At least he is not a dumbass like Shrub. Just for that he deserves a  Jennicut   Feb-15-09 10:43 AM   #60 
  - he's doing a good job so far  leftofthedial   Feb-15-09 12:15 PM   #66 
  - He makes me feel all funny inside!1!!!!  QC   Feb-15-09 02:06 PM   #94 
  - besides they're only 3 minutes long  mitchtv   Feb-15-09 03:19 PM   #107 
  - I think you have to seperate enthusiasm from policy  Renew Deal   Feb-15-09 10:45 AM   #61 
  - Lamest Concern Post Ever: Folks like our *Democratic* President too much!  jefferson_dem   Feb-15-09 10:59 AM   #62 
  - Agree.  mogster   Feb-16-09 02:19 PM   #179 
  - I'm with you.  DavidDvorkin   Feb-15-09 11:04 AM   #64 
  - I voted for him to destroy the republican party.  anonymous171   Feb-15-09 11:41 AM   #65 
  - Hey, I have an idea!  WeDidIt   Feb-15-09 12:17 PM   #67 
  - Click hide thread if you hate it so much. Some of us are happy to be proud of our president.  Danger Mouse   Feb-15-09 12:19 PM   #68 
  - it's a problematic (and hopefully temporary) scenario  Crooked Moon   Feb-15-09 12:46 PM   #69 
  - I think we have a "hide thread" feature.  Arkana   Feb-15-09 01:04 PM   #70 
  - It's the Media, NOT Democrats  Horus45   Feb-15-09 01:11 PM   #71 
  - i like having the option to see all posts...mundane, social, idol, political, pictures, policy, etc  kid a   Feb-15-09 01:11 PM   #72 
  - Lighten up dear!  Rosa Luxemburg   Feb-15-09 01:14 PM   #74 
  - Dude, we're only asking that you masturbate once a day to him  sniffa   Feb-15-09 01:17 PM   #75 
  - and twice on Sundays.  AlCzervik   Feb-15-09 01:37 PM   #82 
  - Do you feel compelled to click on the Obama fans' links?  lunatica   Feb-15-09 01:18 PM   #76 
  - You can always watch Fox for Balance! They are bashing him  FrenchieCat   Feb-15-09 01:19 PM   #77 
  - He really doesn't have to go that far. There are plenty right here  firedupdem   Feb-15-09 01:49 PM   #87 
  - After 8 Years of Loathing The POTUS  otohara   Feb-15-09 01:20 PM   #78 
  - Ditto!  Tarheel_Dem   Feb-15-09 01:36 PM   #80 
  - Et tu PW? There are any number of places in the MSM, and on the web...  Tarheel_Dem   Feb-15-09 01:43 PM   #84 
  - THANK YOU PretzelWarrior! I swear if I see one more post that starts,  salguine   Feb-15-09 01:49 PM   #86 
  - Do you have links to those threads?  FrenchieCat   Feb-15-09 01:55 PM   #90 
  - You, of all people, are kidding, right? nt  onehandle   Feb-16-09 12:02 AM   #143 
  - I'm gonna prepare one, just to see you puke.  MadBadger   Feb-15-09 01:58 PM   #92 
  - Here's one for ya!  firedupdem   Feb-15-09 01:59 PM   #93 
  - People are allowed to be happy and have a hero for once.  Radical Activist   Feb-15-09 01:55 PM   #89 
  - Politicians as celebrities bugs me, too (it lessens them, IMHO), but we crossed that bridge  WinkyDink   Feb-15-09 02:15 PM   #97 
  - a lot of stupid people have access to the internet. more the pity. nt  La Lioness Priyanka   Feb-15-09 02:16 PM   #98 
  - No "F offs" from me, PretzelWarrior  Jackeens   Feb-15-09 02:25 PM   #99 
  - I have all the hero worshippers on ignore.  Marrah_G   Feb-15-09 02:34 PM   #101 
  - if i posted 10 pics a week of angelina jolie, i would consider myself CREEPY  La Lioness Priyanka   Feb-15-09 02:38 PM   #102 
  - hahaha- yeah  Marrah_G   Feb-15-09 02:52 PM   #104 
     - LOL  La Lioness Priyanka   Feb-15-09 02:53 PM   #105 
  - me too and i bet Obama would be freaked out if he saw some of those threads.  AlCzervik   Feb-15-09 03:57 PM   #113 
     - He would probably get a restraining order if he saw them. n/t  QC   Feb-15-09 04:49 PM   #116 
  - That doesn't bother me. What does bother me is the attitude that we are not allowed to question or  liberalsince1968   Feb-15-09 03:49 PM   #109 
  - "We are not allowed to question or express a negative opinion about any of Obama's Actions"  MadBadger   Feb-15-09 05:54 PM   #119 
  - I find them fun, and for one, am thrilled to finally have a stylish, cool, likable first family.  Vektor   Feb-15-09 03:52 PM   #110 
  - I do too!  politicasista   Feb-17-09 04:04 PM   #192 
  - Yeah and find the posters who find constant fault with Obama as nauseating.  book_worm   Feb-15-09 03:53 PM   #111 
  - Thanks for the comments everyone  PretzelWarrior   Feb-15-09 03:53 PM   #112 
  - I wish I could recommend a thousand times nt  Seen the light   Feb-15-09 04:26 PM   #114 
  - you find the hero worship threads nauseating? --> 2 much time on your hands...  Imagevision   Feb-15-09 04:31 PM   #115 
  - We live in a culture that worships celebrities. The Freepers worshipped  Lorien   Feb-15-09 05:18 PM   #117 
  - Agreed  tammywammy   Feb-15-09 05:49 PM   #118 
  - ------------  Bluebear   Feb-15-09 06:10 PM   #121 
  - LOL! As one who remembers the British Invasion all too well, there are more  Arkansas Granny   Feb-15-09 06:57 PM   #123 
  - No, it is not just you. It started many years ago with the dumbing down of America through our  IsItJustMe   Feb-15-09 07:45 PM   #124 
  - I disagree with the OP's premise  Autonomy   Feb-15-09 09:25 PM   #127 
  - Obama is soooooo awesome! Tee! hee!  kwenu   Feb-15-09 10:48 PM   #130 
  - I contributed to DU but find the regurgitation of right wing crap here nauseating  Warren Stupidity   Feb-15-09 10:50 PM   #131 
  - And there's actually LESS right wing crap going on in Freeperville....  Clio the Leo   Feb-15-09 11:01 PM   #136 
  - I can stop buying Obama memorabilia whenever I want to. I just haven't chosen to do so yet.  Hekate   Feb-15-09 10:54 PM   #132 
  - PLATES!!! I NEED MORE PLATES!!!  Clio the Leo   Feb-15-09 10:56 PM   #133 
  - Tell me you don't have the Obama Lava Lamp !  Marrah_G   Feb-15-09 11:19 PM   #138 
     - What?! There's a lava lamp?  Hekate   Feb-16-09 02:25 AM   #153 
        - There is a lava lamp and one other REALLY disturbing item  Marrah_G   Feb-16-09 06:51 AM   #170 
  - Can I worship Robert Gibbs?  Clio the Leo   Feb-15-09 10:57 PM   #134 
  - POST WHAT I WANT  Teaser   Feb-15-09 11:35 PM   #140 
  - After eighrt years of Bush,  Zavulon   Feb-15-09 11:39 PM   #141 
  - I agree. Frankly, I find it embarrassing.  onehandle   Feb-16-09 12:00 AM   #142 
  - I actually like those type of threads because it allows me  ejbr   Feb-16-09 12:04 AM   #144 
  - me too, except for the cupcake one  Enrique   Feb-16-09 12:25 AM   #146 
  - But it's such a "historical" event to have a rock star in the white house doncha know?!  earth mom   Feb-16-09 12:46 AM   #147 
  - So is your schtick.  MadBadger   Feb-16-09 05:29 AM   #159 
     - Can't handle the truth, can you?  earth mom   Feb-16-09 03:13 PM   #182 
  - I'm 80% in agreement with our new Mr. President on policy.  Bette Noir   Feb-16-09 01:04 AM   #149 
  - thanks again for all of the comments  PretzelWarrior   Feb-16-09 01:46 AM   #150 
  - Why the Freeper Talking Points ?  SlingBlade   Feb-16-09 01:52 AM   #151 
  - you mean a virtually even split in opinion? that's what I had coming?  PretzelWarrior   Feb-16-09 02:20 AM   #152 
     - From what I am seeing  Grateful for Hope   Feb-16-09 05:58 AM   #167 
  - Why are those posts upsetting? The nauseating threads are those praising the  Skwmom   Feb-16-09 02:57 AM   #154 
  - A valid point.  AtomicKitten   Feb-16-09 03:47 AM   #155 
     - Wish I could recommend your post!  merh   Feb-16-09 05:52 AM   #163 
        - The campaign for 2012 or 2016 has already begun.  Skwmom   Feb-17-09 08:09 AM   #187 
           - actually, I think a good bit of it is  merh   Feb-17-09 09:05 AM   #189 
  - F off or whatever.....  alwysdrunk   Feb-16-09 05:11 AM   #157 
  - amen! . . . n/t  OneBlueSky   Feb-16-09 05:22 AM   #158 
  - Sarah Palin is Running in 2012  From The Left   Feb-16-09 05:48 AM   #161 
  - Awww,  FlaGranny   Feb-16-09 05:48 AM   #162 
  - There are....  quickesst   Feb-16-09 05:53 AM   #164 
  - Obama is genuinely admirable.  Jester Messiah   Feb-16-09 05:55 AM   #165 
  - There's always one person who just can't help it.  mac56   Feb-16-09 06:19 AM   #168 
  - .  Undercurrent   Feb-16-09 07:02 AM   #171 
  - Not as nauseating as this one.  InAbLuEsTaTe   Feb-16-09 07:06 AM   #172 
  - We need more PretzelWarrior worship threads.  WilliamPitt   Feb-16-09 07:18 AM   #173 
  - Hide Thread  Adelante   Feb-16-09 07:35 AM   #174 
  - I don't know about fawning but I do know that Obama needs our dedicated support.  olegramps   Feb-16-09 07:39 AM   #175 
  - I don't see hero worship threads.  TexasObserver   Feb-16-09 07:46 AM   #176 
  - this deserves a place on the top greatest list?  BlancheSplanchnik   Feb-16-09 08:14 AM   #177 
  - I suppose it depends on one wants to perceive it...  LanternWaste   Feb-16-09 01:33 PM   #178 
  - If Hillary had been elected, it would have been the same.  Arugula Latte   Feb-16-09 03:10 PM   #180 
  - Would have?  JTFrog   Feb-17-09 08:36 AM   #188 
  - I loves me some Obama....he is my hero....I worship him.  Thickasabrick   Feb-16-09 06:24 PM   #186 
  - That's why I tend to stay away from GD:P  rollingrock   Feb-17-09 10:17 AM   #190 
  - The Obsession About Obama Supporters & Heroes plays  Numba6   Feb-17-09 04:00 PM   #191 
 

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