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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 01:42 PM
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80. My bad,

You've got a deadpan sense of humor there, well done :evilgrin:
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  -Liberal Sock Puppets Right Wing/Corporate Operatives Attacking Democrats From The "Left" TomCADem  Apr-26-11 09:45 PM   #0 
  - I've suspected such tactics even here, and no doubt have seen them on other message boards. n/t  Kurmudgeon   Apr-26-11 09:49 PM   #1 
  - I don't just suspect it. I am completely convinced of it.  kestrel91316   Apr-26-11 09:59 PM   #4 
  - We know the Koch's gave $ to the DLC---why wouldn't they fund DLC/Third Way online-puppets, as well?  CrossChris   Apr-27-11 12:42 PM   #77 
  - Is that why "centrist" Democrats rewarded them with such massive tax cuts?  Dr Fate   Apr-27-11 05:14 PM   #103 
     - Centrist Dems reward the Koch's every day. Union busting, "entitlement" reform, etc.  CrossChris   Apr-28-11 09:47 AM   #145 
  - They are on forums like DU. Couching as the most ardently progressive  bluestate10   Apr-27-11 04:55 PM   #94 
  - I'll take this one step further and speculate  Telly Savalas   Apr-27-11 11:47 PM   #134 
  - Wow. Time to break out the black helicopters.  SlimJimmy   Apr-28-11 02:37 PM   #168 
  - That is what OP's such as this one are hoping to convince others of.  NorthCarolina   Apr-28-11 01:42 PM   #163 
  - This OP is total BS. Should have been ignore but I was so mad I took the bait  unc70   Apr-29-11 03:45 AM   #183 
  - This is what these Corporadems want!  Cascadian   May-01-11 02:20 AM   #199 
  - ^ That's BS and a bit of a silly smear^  Mimosa   May-01-11 01:06 AM   #193 
  - As am I...  sendero   Apr-29-11 05:35 AM   #185 
  - "Even here."  tabasco   Apr-26-11 10:02 PM   #6 
  - agree.  AsahinaKimi   Apr-26-11 10:35 PM   #18 
  - Yes. I am afraid so. I stated so many moons ago. nt  bluestate10   Apr-27-11 04:57 PM   #95 
  - Wouldn't most of that corporate lobbying $ go to "centrists" attacking the liberal platform?  CrossChris   Apr-27-11 09:12 AM   #60 
  - You're absolutely right...  Youth Uprising   Apr-27-11 09:29 AM   #65 
  - I disagree  PotatoChip   Apr-27-11 11:37 AM   #69 
     - How is the right even capable of attacking from the left? Like I said--what if it caught on?  CrossChris   Apr-27-11 12:39 PM   #75 
     - Thanks. Good thoughtful questions and I mean that sincerely.  PotatoChip   Apr-27-11 02:48 PM   #84 
     - In short, they don't think it will catch on.  boppers   Apr-28-11 12:46 AM   #139 
        - I have never seen one of those strawmen advocated in any online forum, troll or not.  CrossChris   Apr-28-11 10:53 AM   #152 
           - Those are exaggertions of some very valid left positions -  RaleighNCDUer   Apr-28-11 11:12 AM   #153 
              - I've never seen it, and frankly this seems like a left-discrediting, divisive tactic in itself.  CrossChris   Apr-28-11 01:00 PM   #160 
              - That was my point.  RaleighNCDUer   Apr-28-11 01:34 PM   #162 
                 - I could not disagree with you more. This whole thread is misdirection, IMO.  CrossChris   Apr-28-11 01:54 PM   #165 
                 - See my post 151, below.  RaleighNCDUer   Apr-28-11 02:05 PM   #166 
                 - Ding ding ding!  boppers   Apr-28-11 04:31 PM   #172 
              - Self-delete.  OnyxCollie   May-01-11 01:00 AM   #191 
     - Perhaps a bit of both?  RaleighNCDUer   Apr-28-11 10:42 AM   #151 
  - One reason only, to convince centrists either to change their vote to right wing or stay home.  Kurmudgeon   Apr-27-11 01:50 PM   #82 
  - If they do that, our party moves left. Why not do the same thing, but move it to the right?  CrossChris   Apr-27-11 04:41 PM   #92 
     - See my post 153, above. nt  RaleighNCDUer   Apr-28-11 11:15 AM   #155 
  - No. Moderates are easy to out if they attempt to mole in. But progressives  bluestate10   Apr-27-11 04:59 PM   #96 
     - Bullshit. When the left attacks Democrats it is because the Democrats  RaleighNCDUer   Apr-28-11 11:20 AM   #156 
        - Hear! Hear!  Cascadian   May-01-11 02:21 AM   #200 
        - +1  Kurovski   May-01-11 02:44 AM   #201 
  - My "Buddy" list here is a collection of people I am convinced are RW trolls...  cliffordu   Apr-27-11 11:31 PM   #132 
  - Just signed up to Freepers; Fighting them at their own game.  AllTooEasy   Apr-28-11 12:23 PM   #159 
  - Don't fail to mention sites like Bob Cescas Awsome Blog where  RonboKC   Apr-30-11 01:08 PM   #187 
  - The Freepers brag about their "operatives" here  K8-EEE   Apr-26-11 09:59 PM   #2 
  - Thanks for the memories, especially #2  Tarheel_Dem   Apr-26-11 09:59 PM   #3 
  - Well, I have never registered or commented under any name but my own. . .  markpkessinger   Apr-26-11 11:34 PM   #42 
     - Hit a nerve? You seem to be taking this way too personally.  Tarheel_Dem   Apr-26-11 11:39 PM   #44 
        - I am passionate about my views . . .  markpkessinger   Apr-26-11 11:43 PM   #46 
        - Alrighty then. And for the record, Greenwald is no liberal. He's a civil libertarian.  Tarheel_Dem   Apr-26-11 11:51 PM   #47 
        - Almost all liberals are civil libertarians too.  JoeyT   Apr-27-11 02:49 PM   #85 
        - Link? Because if true "liberals" understood the tenants of hardcore libertarianism,  Tarheel_Dem   Apr-27-11 04:29 PM   #91 
           - The 'there is no difference" progressives do stand out.  bluestate10   Apr-27-11 05:05 PM   #97 
           - Ya got me...  Tarheel_Dem   Apr-27-11 05:57 PM   #118 
           - No Progressive I know is comfortable with the election of Right Wingers  2banon   Apr-27-11 08:30 PM   #123 
           - You want a link, here's one of the best: "A Liberal Definition by John F. Kennedy"  bananas   Apr-27-11 05:07 PM   #98 
           - You're confusing civil libertarians with economic libertarians  bananas   Apr-27-11 05:10 PM   #101 
           - Here's another link - the Political Compass  bananas   Apr-27-11 05:17 PM   #105 
           - Here's how DUers rated themselves on the Political Compass  bananas   Apr-27-11 05:31 PM   #114 
           - Obama is so right-wing, he wouldn't be allowed to post here on DU  bananas   Apr-27-11 05:58 PM   #119 
           - Heh, Heh  panzerfaust   Apr-29-11 05:31 AM   #184 
           - Civil libertarians aren't necessarily libertarian.  JoeyT   Apr-29-11 01:05 AM   #181 
        - A civil libertarian is not a libertarian.  Luminous Animal   Apr-27-11 05:21 PM   #107 
        - Civil Libertarian's are largely Socialist Libertarians  2banon   Apr-27-11 08:32 PM   #124 
        - Greenwald is a CIVIL Libertarian. . .  markpkessinger   Apr-27-11 10:02 PM   #126 
           - And a huge difference between a "liberal" and a "libertarian" of any stripe.  Tarheel_Dem   Apr-27-11 11:26 PM   #131 
              - This is nonsense!  markpkessinger   Apr-28-11 05:37 PM   #174 
        - If that is said to you on DU, then it is against the rules, and you should alert.  bobbolink   Apr-27-11 03:54 PM   #90 
        - "People can be whomever they want to be, on the internet."  boppers   Apr-28-11 12:51 AM   #140 
  - Gee they are fast on this tactic.......not. I knew a long time ago that it was wing nuts that  mrcheerful   Apr-26-11 10:01 PM   #5 
  - Like "Both sides are the same, so vote Republican! " n/m  Kurmudgeon   Apr-27-11 01:52 PM   #83 
     - Or stay home. Which is the same as voting republican. nt  bluestate10   Apr-27-11 05:08 PM   #100 
  - The internet is a house of mirrors. Anyone could be/say anything for any objective. nt  patrice   Apr-26-11 10:03 PM   #7 
  - Very true. And while I've posted about Ratfucking on DU before, it's a sensitive subject because  KittyWampus   Apr-27-11 09:17 AM   #63 
     - I think about this a lot. I have decided that it can be "just words on a screen". It can also be  patrice   Apr-27-11 10:32 AM   #67 
  - Quick look away from the Koch powered Turd Way that has been eating the party like cancer  TheKentuckian   Apr-26-11 10:05 PM   #8 
  - +1  FLAprogressive   Apr-26-11 10:06 PM   #10 
  - True that!  Hardrada   Apr-26-11 10:24 PM   #12 
  - There's such a difference between what the OP is claiming is occuring and what actually is occuring.  FLAprogressive   Apr-26-11 10:55 PM   #23 
     - Exactly!  Hardrada   Apr-26-11 11:05 PM   #26 
     - WaPo (2008) - "Win Points for McCain! Rewards Program for Online Commenters" - Ignore at Your Peril!  TomCADem   Apr-26-11 11:15 PM   #29 
     - +1  Tarheel_Dem   Apr-26-11 11:42 PM   #45 
     - The only way to erode support for Democrats on the left  sabrina 1   Apr-27-11 11:57 AM   #72 
        - Classic Rovian/Third Way projection. nt  CrossChris   Apr-27-11 12:43 PM   #78 
        - Is that an agreement or an accusation? nt  RaleighNCDUer   Apr-28-11 12:08 PM   #157 
           - I agree with the poster I was responding to. Sorry, I wasn't clear.  CrossChris   Apr-28-11 02:57 PM   #169 
              - Actually, reading your other posts, I figured that out  RaleighNCDUer   Apr-28-11 03:22 PM   #170 
        - If so, then why do Republican propagandists engage in such acts? To help the left?  TomCADem   Apr-28-11 12:04 AM   #135 
        - First, I go by issues. I watch what a Democrat DOES, how s/he  sabrina 1   Apr-28-11 01:18 AM   #144 
           - Thank you... A million times, thank you!  theFrankFactor   May-01-11 12:43 AM   #190 
        - Pol Pot left or Stalin left or Mao left....?  boppers   Apr-28-11 12:58 AM   #142 
     - yep  saras   Apr-26-11 11:31 PM   #40 
  - +2  mmonk   Apr-27-11 05:27 AM   #57 
  - Fantastic, blanket discreditation of anyone critical of Dems from the left. Fall in line or else  FLAprogressive   Apr-26-11 10:05 PM   #9 
  - I Know It Is Forbidden To Suggest That Liberals Can Be Mislead By Corporate Propaganda  TomCADem   Apr-26-11 10:26 PM   #13 
  - There's a stark difference between what your OP claims and what it actually contains.  FLAprogressive   Apr-26-11 10:51 PM   #19 
     - Thank you! +1000 n/t  markpkessinger   Apr-27-11 10:04 PM   #127 
  - Sounds like misdirection from Third Way to me.  CrossChris   Apr-27-11 09:13 AM   #61 
  - Most people I know IRL are way to the left of Obama  XemaSab   Apr-26-11 10:15 PM   #11 
  - Hell Eisenhower was left of Obama. n/t  hootinholler   Apr-27-11 01:36 PM   #79 
     - Ironically, in some ways so was Nixon n/t  markpkessinger   Apr-27-11 10:04 PM   #128 
  - Point of information... The AZ Green Party sued to have the sham candidates removed...  Luminous Animal   Apr-26-11 10:27 PM   #14 
  - I am more leery of the liberal/dem posters that keep trying to pull us to the right. n/t  demmiblue   Apr-26-11 10:32 PM   #15 
  - Yes and this sounds like yet another attempt to discredit those of us that would ...  Ganja Ninja   Apr-27-11 05:23 AM   #56 
  - Sounds to me like they're getting out in front of the charge before we find out what they're doing.  CrossChris   Apr-27-11 09:14 AM   #62 
  - Of course it is. Pathetically obvious really.  NorthCarolina   Apr-28-11 01:43 PM   #164 
  - Me too. They do it by telling us that they're  socialist_n_TN   Apr-27-11 06:54 PM   #120 
  - Me too. n/t  myrna minx   Apr-28-11 02:12 PM   #167 
     - Me three. (nt)  Kurovski   May-01-11 02:50 AM   #202 
  - Tactic number 7:  napoleon_in_rags   Apr-26-11 10:33 PM   #16 
  - I Disagree - The Corporate "Mainstream Media" Ignores The Manipulation of Tea Baggers...  TomCADem   Apr-26-11 10:52 PM   #20 
     - I hear you on that point:  napoleon_in_rags   Apr-26-11 11:22 PM   #32 
  - "I'm a die-hard liberal, but..."  chollybocker   Apr-26-11 10:34 PM   #17 
  - Yep, this is how it is now....if you're dissatisfied with the way our "leaders" are doing things  FLAprogressive   Apr-26-11 10:53 PM   #21 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-26-11 10:55 PM   #22 
     - So why should those of us who are critical of the way this administration is doing things shut up  FLAprogressive   Apr-26-11 10:56 PM   #24 
        - Never said that. Read my OP.  TomCADem   Apr-26-11 11:10 PM   #27 
        - Who is "us?"  chollybocker   Apr-26-11 11:21 PM   #31 
        - I didn't say "I" because I am not the only one on this board who is liberal and critical of the  FLAprogressive   Apr-26-11 11:26 PM   #36 
        - I imagine the distinction is in content and format versus valid criticism...  LanternWaste   Apr-27-11 11:43 AM   #70 
           - The content of turfers is easy to spot. It's bullet point, and lacks nuance,  boppers   Apr-28-11 01:15 AM   #143 
              - You mean, without noting it was blocked by RW DEMOCRATS in  RaleighNCDUer   Apr-28-11 12:22 PM   #158 
  - No, that's not necessarily a clue. . .  markpkessinger   Apr-26-11 11:30 PM   #39 
     - Pay no attention to the Corporate Third Way! They're our friends now!  FLAprogressive   Apr-26-11 11:33 PM   #41 
     - Since you're name dropping...  JHB   Apr-27-11 11:53 AM   #71 
     - +1  crickets   Apr-27-11 04:41 AM   #50 
  - I would hazard to guess that the renewed "Trig isn't Palin's son" rumours on the left  applegrove   Apr-26-11 11:04 PM   #25 
  - Excellent post.  DevonRex   Apr-26-11 11:13 PM   #28 
  - Oh boy, let's have another excuse to ignore justified criticism from the left,  MadHound   Apr-26-11 11:17 PM   #30 
  - This is their favorite screed. Now they'll tell you that they're not saying what they're saying but  FLAprogressive   Apr-26-11 11:23 PM   #34 
  - When the criticism truly targets republicans and make a compelling  bluestate10   Apr-27-11 05:15 PM   #104 
  - While I don't put anything past the GOP. . .  markpkessinger   Apr-26-11 11:23 PM   #33 
  - Why, you must be a paid troll. It's simply IMPOSSIBLE that anyone on the left could have legitimate  FLAprogressive   Apr-26-11 11:25 PM   #35 
  - Post-election, 'democrats' switch to repub - 2010  Cerridwen   Apr-26-11 11:26 PM   #37 
  - Shhhhhhh.......that talk is not allowed. People trying to pull the party to the right clearly aren't  FLAprogressive   Apr-26-11 11:30 PM   #38 
     - Yeah, I know, huh?  Cerridwen   Apr-26-11 11:36 PM   #43 
     - Here's a tip ...If you're anti-war - - - you're a subversive now  Baclava   Apr-27-11 01:44 PM   #81 
  - LOL  woo me with science   Apr-27-11 12:08 AM   #48 
  - Well played. -nt  crickets   Apr-27-11 04:44 AM   #51 
  - While I do not think much of the criticism from the left is from paid trolls, I do think people with  BzaDem   Apr-27-11 12:18 AM   #49 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-27-11 04:59 AM   #52 
     - He doesn't. As far as I know, when he goes to the voting booth, he votes for Democrats  BzaDem   Apr-27-11 05:16 AM   #55 
        - His brand of enabling is the direct and with the force of law variety  TheKentuckian   Apr-27-11 06:36 AM   #59 
  - The left has no legitimate complaints about Obama.  mmonk   Apr-27-11 05:07 AM   #53 
  - LOL!  MadHound   Apr-27-11 09:41 AM   #66 
  - I thought it might lose impact with a sarcasm tag.  mmonk   Apr-27-11 12:41 PM   #76 
     - My bad,  MadHound   Apr-27-11 01:42 PM   #80 
  - Better turn myself in for re-education  unc70   Apr-29-11 03:33 AM   #182 
  - K&R  JTFrog   Apr-27-11 05:15 AM   #54 
  - Yuppers  SpiralHawk   Apr-27-11 05:56 AM   #58 
  - It's called "Ratfucking" and the Republicans have a long history of it.  KittyWampus   Apr-27-11 09:20 AM   #64 
  - Huge K&R.  Bobbie Jo   Apr-27-11 10:34 AM   #68 
  - Ratf-ing is nothing new, but neither is dismissing legitimate lefty arguments  JHB   Apr-27-11 12:07 PM   #73 
  - +! n/t  markpkessinger   Apr-27-11 10:08 PM   #129 
  - K&R...nt  SidDithers   Apr-27-11 12:14 PM   #74 
  - Yeah, everyone that criticizes people that act like Republicans no matter what letter they use are  JoeyT   Apr-27-11 02:57 PM   #86 
  - We've had #2 and #6 on DU since before the '04 election  Blue_Tires   Apr-27-11 02:58 PM   #87 
  - If it is dirty and underhanded,  Enthusiast   Apr-27-11 03:26 PM   #88 
  - They are here--I guarantee it  Kingofalldems   Apr-27-11 03:30 PM   #89 
  - Spitting image of several far Left on DU. Never an attack on a republican.  bluestate10   Apr-27-11 04:53 PM   #93 
  - In turn, I've seen plenty of centrists on DUand elsewhere...  Dr Fate   Apr-27-11 05:11 PM   #102 
  - dupe  Dr Fate   Apr-27-11 05:19 PM   #106 
  - I am a centrist democrat. I view any republican is the enemy.  bluestate10   Apr-27-11 05:24 PM   #110 
     - As far as the war goes, centrists opposed the left and agreed with the far right.  Dr Fate   Apr-27-11 05:41 PM   #116 
     - What about Republican ideology? This whole debate seems to center around ideology vs. people.  CrossChris   Apr-28-11 01:03 PM   #161 
  - I see more of so-called moderates supporting right wing ideals  fascisthunter   Apr-28-11 10:18 AM   #149 
  - Yup. You can tell who they are by their screeching and not so transparent  Skidmore   Apr-27-11 05:07 PM   #99 
  - Centrists dont need right wingers pretending to be Liberals to move the party to the right.  Dr Fate   Apr-27-11 05:22 PM   #108 
  - It is easy to make a contribution to DU maintenance. And while you are at it,  bluestate10   Apr-27-11 05:28 PM   #111 
     - I agree with that- act locally and put your money where your mouth is.  Dr Fate   Apr-27-11 05:33 PM   #115 
  - Actions speak louder than words!  mountainlion55   Apr-27-11 05:24 PM   #109 
  - Yup- centrists are either for a Liberal agenda, or they are for a more conservative one.  Dr Fate   Apr-27-11 05:30 PM   #112 
  - I hadn't visited Firedoglake in a while...  hwmnbn   Apr-27-11 05:31 PM   #113 
  - The firebaggers do give FR a run for their money.  AtomicKitten   Apr-28-11 10:20 AM   #150 
  - Elected centrists who openly agree witht he far right vs. Right wing trolls pretending to be lib?  Dr Fate   Apr-27-11 05:49 PM   #117 
  - I dont get it. So the far right is using the far left to fool centrists into being more far left?  Dr Fate   Apr-27-11 07:26 PM   #121 
  - Oh boy.. Hey Truthseekers, Mike Malloy enthusiasts! Did ya know We're Sock Puppets for the Right!  2banon   Apr-27-11 08:21 PM   #122 
  - Yes, RWers disguised as Liberals are fooling centrists into being even more conservative!  Dr Fate   Apr-27-11 10:16 PM   #130 
     - +1  readmoreoften   Apr-28-11 12:09 AM   #137 
  - I've said exactly that I might withhold my vot because Obama isn't liberal enough  caseymoz   Apr-27-11 09:34 PM   #125 
  - The Left had to do something or the RWing idiots would have taken  Rex   Apr-27-11 11:42 PM   #133 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-28-11 12:08 AM   #136 
  - Read the OP - Each Is Story Is About A Sock Puppet Getting Caught Redhanded  TomCADem   Apr-28-11 12:23 AM   #138 
     - Those may be true, but look into the DLC sometimes  Armstead   Apr-28-11 12:57 AM   #141 
     - The Rand Paul staffer story always seemed like a fake to me.  CrossChris   Apr-28-11 09:48 AM   #146 
  - Unfortunately it's too late for me to rec this but it deserves a big kick.  drm604   Apr-28-11 10:13 AM   #147 
  - Yes, and I'm sure many DLCers and conservo dems want us to be suspicious of the left  fascisthunter   Apr-28-11 10:15 AM   #148 
  - Another broad brush attack against the left  Avant Guardian   Apr-28-11 11:12 AM   #154 
  - It's a purge against the left!  Cascadian   May-01-11 02:16 AM   #197 
  - LOL! Ever read DU? Most of the time they're not even sock puppets here  Gman   Apr-28-11 04:06 PM   #171 
  - Most of the sleazy rethuglikan tricks you mention don't seem to be masquerading as "leftist"  That Guy 888   Apr-28-11 04:55 PM   #173 
  - This might well explain some of the anti Obama people here  cstanleytech   Apr-28-11 08:55 PM   #175 
  - oh.. this was a highly intelligent analysis.really well thought out..  2banon   Apr-28-11 09:15 PM   #176 
     - Gee, i must have hit a sore spot there.  cstanleytech   Apr-28-11 10:07 PM   #177 
        - Spot of deep Frustration would be more accurate  2banon   Apr-28-11 10:46 PM   #178 
           - Apology accepted and I extend mine as well to you  cstanleytech   Apr-28-11 11:09 PM   #179 
              - considering everything that confronts us  2banon   Apr-28-11 11:45 PM   #180 
  - Who cares?  themadstork   Apr-29-11 04:42 PM   #186 
  - So, the Vast Left Wing Conspiracy is really the Vast Right Wing Conspiracey?  Tierra_y_Libertad   Apr-30-11 02:05 PM   #188 
  - It all seems laughable but it's not!  Cascadian   May-01-11 02:18 AM   #198 
  - too late to unrec, what reactionary trash  inna   Apr-30-11 02:10 PM   #189 
  - It's alright. I recced that masterpiece op full of verifiable facts long ago!  FrenchieCat   May-01-11 01:03 AM   #192 
  - yep, decidedly hilarious.  inna   May-01-11 01:25 AM   #195 
  - It's sort of hilarious. n/t  EFerrari   May-01-11 01:08 AM   #194 
  - Yeah. You're right! I am an operative!  Cascadian   May-01-11 02:11 AM   #196 

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