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Zodiak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-23-07 07:03 PM
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42. An easy pledge to keep
Edited on Tue Jan-23-07 07:09 PM by Zodiak Ironfist
This was my intention during this primary season...

I am going to promote Al Gore (and a couple others), but I will not use pejoratives against other candidates nor will I engage in any negative discussion about any of the candidates unless I have a valid reason rooted in policy.

If someone attacks Al with smears and slams, I will calmly refute the claims and point out that the poster does not convince anyone with such tactics.

Does everyone remember the "but Leiberman is 95% progressive" argument that sprouted here on DU during the Senatorial race last year? Man...nothing got my blood boiling more than hearing that talking point, which was wrong on so many levels. I just went in, listed every vote in which Leiberman betrayed the party, and stated that the 95% simply wasn't true. Killed a lot of threads that way. No drama, no attention :evilgrin:

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  -Will you take the pledge? I will not engage in mud-slinging against our Democratic candidates BushOut06  Jan-23-07 06:18 PM   #0 
  - I'm taking this pledge... thanks for bringing it up. K&R...  Radio_Lady   Jan-23-07 06:20 PM   #1 
  - Awesome, I'm onboard eom  spoony   Jan-23-07 06:21 PM   #2 
  - Nope. I'll cuss out anyone of 'em on a whim and like it. - n/t  porphyrian   Jan-23-07 06:21 PM   #3 
  - Yeah, what you said. n/t  5X   Jan-23-07 07:19 PM   #45 
  - Well, I would take the pledge...but....  The Straight Story   Jan-23-07 06:22 PM   #4 
  - I will bash them when they deserved to be bashed. n/t  Mojambo   Jan-23-07 06:22 PM   #5 
  - You can still do that in a civilized manner  BushOut06   Jan-23-07 06:24 PM   #7 
  - What if they actually are a liar?  Mojambo   Jan-23-07 06:30 PM   #11 
  - Well how about this -  kineta   Jan-23-07 06:34 PM   #15 
     - Sounds fine to me.  Mojambo   Jan-23-07 06:37 PM   #18 
        - heh - no kidding on that.  kineta   Jan-23-07 06:42 PM   #22 
           - Yep, I feel like a regular Don Quixote  BushOut06   Jan-23-07 06:48 PM   #23 
  - Agreed. Comparing platforms: good; personal attacks: bad.  jelly   Jan-23-07 06:30 PM   #12 
  - There is a difference between bashing and criticism  Warpy   Jan-23-07 06:51 PM   #27 
     - I would submit that "bash" and criticize are used somewhat interchangeably  Mojambo   Jan-23-07 06:53 PM   #30 
        - Subject line changed - I changed "bash" to "mud-slinging"  BushOut06   Jan-23-07 06:55 PM   #32 
           - I think it will. n/t  Mojambo   Jan-23-07 06:58 PM   #34 
  - happily.  lionesspriyanka   Jan-23-07 06:23 PM   #6 
  - I will not...  Stu DeBeouf   Jan-23-07 06:26 PM   #8 
  - No, hell no.  3121guitarist   Jan-23-07 06:27 PM   #9 
  - What fascist shit are you talking about?  BushOut06   Jan-23-07 06:31 PM   #13 
  - If you aint voting Democratic...  LoZoccolo   Jan-23-07 10:46 PM   #55 
  - I'm a Democrat, not a robot  Downtown Hound   Jan-23-07 06:29 PM   #10 
  - GODDAMNED IT!  BushOut06   Jan-23-07 06:33 PM   #14 
     - YOU said not to bash a Democratic candidate  Downtown Hound   Jan-23-07 06:35 PM   #16 
     - What does the word "bash" mean to you?  BushOut06   Jan-23-07 06:41 PM   #21 
        - Well, then shouldn't you have asked for a pledge not to attack personally?  Mojambo   Jan-23-07 06:50 PM   #25 
        - I thought that's what was inferred  BushOut06   Jan-23-07 06:52 PM   #29 
        - This is politics, and politics is hardball.  Downtown Hound   Jan-23-07 07:02 PM   #39 
     - You really shouldn't tell people not to criticize the candidates. What if they deserve it?  porphyrian   Jan-23-07 06:50 PM   #26 
  - I'm game!  mentalsolstice   Jan-23-07 06:37 PM   #17 
  - Don't make a pledge you know you can't keep...  derby378   Jan-23-07 06:39 PM   #19 
  - I DO!  xultar   Jan-23-07 06:40 PM   #20 
  - No problem here...  cynatnite   Jan-23-07 06:49 PM   #24 
  - I'll second that. It's okay to RESPECTUFLLY disagree with a candidate's  OregonBlue   Jan-23-07 06:52 PM   #28 
  - Yes, I will gladly take that pledge  AnnInLa   Jan-23-07 06:54 PM   #31 
  - fuck no  natrat   Jan-23-07 06:59 PM   #37 
     - Nobody is stifling dissent here  BushOut06   Jan-23-07 07:01 PM   #38 
     - we are not filthy to start with, like they were  AnnInLa   Jan-23-07 07:03 PM   #41 
  - This is the nature of politics and discussion boards. One man's bashing  MrsGrumpy   Jan-23-07 06:57 PM   #33 
  - That's fair, and  babylonsister   Jan-23-07 07:24 PM   #47 
  - No  Lord Byron   Jan-23-07 06:58 PM   #35 
  - Nope! I won't drink the kool aid and you can;'t make me!  Wizard777   Jan-23-07 06:58 PM   #36 
  - In memory of Kephra, I try my hardest not to sling mud at Dems.  cryingshame   Jan-23-07 07:02 PM   #40 
  - An easy pledge to keep  Zodiak Ironfist   Jan-23-07 07:03 PM   #42 
  - The use of the term "pledge" in this regard is cause for concern  Jcrowley   Jan-23-07 07:08 PM   #43 
  - I won't sling mud but will provide rebuttal links if/when they're warranted. nt  babylonsister   Jan-23-07 07:08 PM   #44 
  - Nothing wrong with that  Zodiak Ironfist   Jan-23-07 07:19 PM   #46 
  - I have my favorite and voice my opinion, but try not to bash anyone.  babylonsister   Jan-23-07 07:26 PM   #48 
     - I am totally in agreement n/t  Zodiak Ironfist   Jan-23-07 08:00 PM   #50 
  - and there is nothing wrong with getting bad info out  antifaschits   Jan-23-07 07:28 PM   #49 
  - I'm against the mudslinging.  Telly Savalas   Jan-23-07 08:18 PM   #51 
  - Awwww gosh, real democracy can be loud and angry and belligerent.  FredStembottom   Jan-23-07 10:37 PM   #52 
  - Absolutely!  WakeMeUp   Jan-23-07 10:42 PM   #53 
  - I agree, I've decided to leave the mud-slinging up to Hillary....  Imagevision   Jan-23-07 10:45 PM   #54 
  - Politics isn't a game for children  NobleCynic   Jan-24-07 05:56 PM   #56 

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