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girl gone mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-28-09 01:36 AM
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10. I just don't get all of the hatred directed toward progressives.
This site used to be a shelter from the storm. Now there are multiple daily threads attacking private citizen bloggers and activists who have no power and virtually no influence on policymakers. It's a tactic that I find entirely offensive and creepy, bordering on something even more sinister.

I can only conclude from the supporters' actions that the bill itself must be indefensible.
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  -How deep does all this run? HCR opponents, how do you feel about supporters here? CreekDog  Dec-28-09 12:28 AM   #0 
  - They tend to resort to personal attacks when their arguments are rebutted. eom  Hello_Kitty   Dec-28-09 12:37 AM   #1 
  - You just described the internet. nt  ZombieHorde   Dec-28-09 03:27 AM   #24 
  - Depends  Prism   Dec-28-09 12:46 AM   #2 
  - thanks for sayin  CreekDog   Dec-28-09 01:00 AM   #3 
  - Yes. Well put.  emilyg   Dec-28-09 01:05 AM   #4 
  - +1  tblue   Dec-28-09 02:37 AM   #17 
  - Are you talking about Howard Dean and the people letting him do their talking?  NJmaverick   Dec-28-09 06:24 AM   #27 
  - I'm still looking for a rational justification of why setting MLRs counts as regulation  eridani   Dec-28-09 01:19 AM   #5 
  - MLRs are worse than that.  lapfog_1   Dec-28-09 01:31 AM   #8 
  - I agree, though I mainly object to regulation after the fact  eridani   Dec-28-09 01:32 AM   #9 
     - An equally big objection is, how is all that going to be ENFORCED?  snot   Dec-28-09 02:06 AM   #15 
  - Nicely done. Speaking of the Sarkisyan's -  waiting for hope   Dec-28-09 01:59 AM   #14 
     - Yes. CIGNA is run by sociopaths n/t  eridani   Dec-28-09 11:19 PM   #57 
  - More like the straw that broke the camel's back.  lapfog_1   Dec-28-09 01:26 AM   #6 
  - "The Dems have caved to Lieberman"  HughMoran   Dec-28-09 01:39 AM   #11 
  - One big difference... Lieberman is still in the Democratic caucus  lapfog_1   Dec-28-09 01:51 AM   #12 
  - You primary him and support his opponent  mdmc   Dec-28-09 03:27 PM   #50 
     - Yes, we should get rid of him  HughMoran   Dec-28-09 03:33 PM   #51 
  - I agree with everything you said.  tblue   Dec-28-09 02:47 AM   #19 
  - Amen brother/sister  yourout   Dec-28-09 06:32 AM   #29 
  - Words Well Spoken... I Agree! n/t  ChiciB1   Dec-28-09 10:47 AM   #37 
  - At times, I feel sorry for some  depakid   Dec-28-09 01:29 AM   #7 
  - I just don't get all of the hatred directed toward progressives.  girl gone mad   Dec-28-09 01:36 AM   #10 
  - I'm not angry at the people that are supporting it.  JoeyT   Dec-28-09 01:55 AM   #13 
  - I'm not angry at them; but they scare me.  snot   Dec-28-09 02:13 AM   #16 
  - That really depends.  Jamastiene   Dec-28-09 02:45 AM   #18 
  - +1  Sapphocrat   Dec-28-09 02:54 AM   #20 
     - Hey, Sapph.  Jamastiene   Dec-28-09 02:56 AM   #22 
  - How I feel about pro-this-HCR-bill DUers is, they're entitled to their opinion, period.  tblue   Dec-28-09 02:55 AM   #21 
  - I think their heart is in the right place.  hollowdweller   Dec-28-09 10:24 PM   #55 
  - I really resent being told to accept the unacceptable and havingmy rights marginalized.  saracat   Dec-28-09 03:05 AM   #23 
  - I'm tempted to buy health insurance stocks just to gouge them and  dkf   Dec-28-09 03:38 AM   #25 
  - I love everyone here.  mmonk   Dec-28-09 05:30 AM   #26 
  - I think it is really sad that there is so much dismissing and demeaning  TheKentuckian   Dec-28-09 06:29 AM   #28 
  - The Third Way is killing us.  Laelth   Dec-28-09 06:44 AM   #30 
  - Well THAT was depressing!  PassingFair   Dec-28-09 10:36 AM   #36 
  - After the treatment of the gay community and the defense of the Bush Doctrine?  VMI Dem   Dec-28-09 07:06 AM   #31 
  - The thing that distinguishes Democrats from Republicans is that  Vinca   Dec-28-09 07:12 AM   #32 
  - I feel bullied  carolinayellowdog   Dec-28-09 07:17 AM   #33 
  - I'm opposed to the bill without a po but am not mad or betrayed by  katsy   Dec-28-09 09:43 AM   #34 
  - I am opposed to the bill as it presently stands.  totodeinhere   Dec-28-09 10:01 AM   #35 
  - It depends on what kind of supporter.  Starry Messenger   Dec-28-09 11:21 AM   #38 
  - I didn't even realize people were using "left bagger" but that term has got to go  CreekDog   Dec-28-09 04:06 PM   #54 
  - I think they have a right to their view  Tailormyst   Dec-28-09 11:24 AM   #39 
  - I think that some are misinformed about the true nature of the bill,  Lydia Leftcoast   Dec-28-09 11:24 AM   #40 
  - I feel that they are wrong.  LWolf   Dec-28-09 11:28 AM   #41 
  - I'm neither mad at nor do I feel betrayed by the supporters  Blasphemer   Dec-28-09 12:02 PM   #42 
  - I think supporters are trying to make lemonade out of lemons.  Blue_In_AK   Dec-28-09 01:34 PM   #43 
  - Depends on their attitude about it  Armstead   Dec-28-09 01:42 PM   #44 
  - Exactly  dflprincess   Dec-28-09 01:51 PM   #45 
  - Everyone is entitled to their opinion  girl_interrupted   Dec-28-09 02:33 PM   #46 
  - +1  CreekDog   Dec-28-09 04:03 PM   #53 
  - I feel that some supporters are so heavily invested in seeing President Obama "succeed"  cherokeeprogressive   Dec-28-09 02:48 PM   #47 
  - Well, I think we are all on the same side  mdmc   Dec-28-09 03:20 PM   #48 
  - I Think That Most of Them Are Looking At The Politics Instead of the Policy  Yavin4   Dec-28-09 03:26 PM   #49 
  - I understand their point of view and respect it.  freddie mertz   Dec-28-09 03:35 PM   #52 
  - I'm just really pissed that Obama lied about the public option  donheld   Dec-28-09 11:09 PM   #56 

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