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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-11 04:16 PM
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54. I don't think TIA was tombstoned for 'fighting back'
I think he was tombstoned for repeatedly smearing people. I say that based on the representation of the mods and my personal experience of being smeared. Many of us lose our tempers, but most of us don't repeatedly accuse other posters of being operatives. My impression was that he couldn't control the behavior because it reflected his thinking. TIA has a really hard time accepting that anyone could actually disagree with him. I think that twice I actually got him to acknowledge outright errors in his work (once as himself, I think once as one of his sock puppets), but it was a struggle both times. Anything that involves judgment -- for instance, how much sense it makes to think that Kerry won New York by over 30 points -- is pretty much hopeless.

Anyway, TIA on Wisconsin right now seems to be all about questions. "Considering the heavy union turnout, how did Kloppenburg's vote share decline by 6.5% from Obama's?" I guess my short answer is: uh, whut? My slightly longer answer is: if TIA was actually surprised that Kloppenburg didn't do as well as Obama, I think he is in a small minority. But there's nothing wrong with asking why Kloppenburg did so much worse in Milwaukee County.
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