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MethuenProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 06:00 PM
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Why do seemingly smart people get so easily conned by right wingers?
Shouldn't somebody have told Obama who he was talking with?
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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 06:02 PM
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1. I dont understand posts like this ....
It makes no sense ....
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FormerDittoHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 06:31 PM
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2. It's common. The OP assumes you're watching the same TV show that they are at that time...
...and they don't give any context in their message...
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itsrobert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 06:33 PM
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4. Right! he/she thinks were nothing but BOTS taking orders from Spaceship Hillary.
;)
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 06:41 PM
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7. Sad to say...
Even if you understood the context, the post still wouldn't make a lick of sense.

Looney Tunes.
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 07:45 PM
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18. OT but that graphic freaked me out for a sec
I was thinking - I don't remember saying that. Then I saw your name and not mine. :rofl:
You have excellent taste in sig graphics. :D
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MzShellG Donating Member (835 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:37 PM
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30. I guess you have a point....
Since HRC was conned into supporting the Iraq/Iran wars by the right-wingers. Regarding Obamma, if I was him, I would not know who to trust either after the planted questions by her campiagn that she supposedly didn't know about.
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scarface2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 06:32 PM
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3. obviously they ain't that smart!
no person with half a brain could buy into the right wing bullshit! they have been taken over by the pods!!
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ClarkUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 06:38 PM
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5. Why do seeming Democrats plant stories with right-wing sources?
Should somebody have told Hillary not to try to swiftboat fellow Democrats?

Because there are some Democrats who'll kick the sh*t out of her if she tries.

P.S. I won't even get into Hillaryworld's planting stories with Drudge.
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MethuenProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 06:39 PM
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6. Hillary planted the story with Novak to make Obama look foolish?
Sure. Right. Open a window, will you?
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ClarkUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 06:51 PM
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10. Can you prove she didn't?
*crickets*
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 06:57 PM
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12. The burden of proof is on those making the allegation.
You need to prove that she did, not someone proving that she didn't. :shrug:
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ClarkUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:21 PM
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22. Are we in a courtroom?
No, I didn't think so.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:29 PM
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26. Pffffft...why the cowardice?
It's not a courtroom, but if you want to make a joke of yourself feel free.Anyone can make charges and then not ask for proof.Why, I just told my friend that ClarkUSA is a douchebag, and when he said no he's not I said, "prove it".

See how easy that was to take something untrue and demand it is without having to prove anything myself. Keep it up, you're rendering yourself irrelevant here. :hi:

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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:33 PM
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29. The poster doesn't "follow arcane Anglo rules of
engagement" Forkboy(see post # 24). He's a rebel.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:51 PM
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34. Too fucking funny!!!!
That is one for the ages!! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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CyberPieHole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 07:18 PM
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16. Do you have ANY idea what "burden of proof" means?
"Can you prove she didn't?"

*crickets*



:silly:
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ClarkUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:22 PM
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23. I know you never bother with it
You're too busy being an Obama-Edwards hater.
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Clintonista2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:25 PM
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37. You're not too bright are you?
Prove I'm wrong.
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ClarkUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:29 PM
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38. Don't you have another idiotic Hillaryworld push poll to post?
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 09:29 PM by ClarkUSA
Go away.
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Clintonista2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:30 PM
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39. Prove my polls are idiotic
Thanks in advance.
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CyberPieHole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:37 PM
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43. "Go away" you mean grown-up. WaaahWaaaahWaaah *kicks and stomps tiny feet*


You are way too easy. I'm putting you on ignore. Buh-by. :hi:
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CyberPieHole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:32 PM
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40. Are you going to answer the question? Or will you continue to whine and cry?
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Clintonista2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:33 PM
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41. That pic sums up every HillHater on DU...
LOL!
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CyberPieHole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:39 PM
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44. Doesn't it though?
The same thought came to me, when I first saw it. :hi:
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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 07:21 PM
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17. Oh my god. How low will this go?nt
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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:19 PM
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20. Please .....
It's the 'Prove a negative' thingy ....

You didn't actually say that, did you ?
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ClarkUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:24 PM
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24. Why not?
Since when do I have to follow arcane Anglo rules of engagement here where HillaryIs44 is considered a source?
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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:31 PM
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28. You're right ....
When have the quaint rules of common decency restricted the passions of sectarians ?

Hack away at us, man ... hack away .....

Don't let the blood splattering into your eyes stop you .... wipe it away and HACK again .....

NEVER stop attacking us ...... Even those of us who want the eventual candidate, WHOEVER that is, to have our support ...... Dont EVER stop attacking us, because to do so would reveal a hypocrite ....


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ClarkUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:43 PM
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32. Encore, encore!
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 08:50 PM by ClarkUSA
That was positively Shakespearean.
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 06:42 PM
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8. Because she knows that's what her supporters appreciate.
Smear. Lie. Deny. Smear again.

Win at all costs. Who gives a fuck what we all have to sacrifice along the way.
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ClarkUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 06:55 PM
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11. Smear. Lie. Deny. Smear Again. Repeat ad infinitum.
You got that right. That's the modus operandi of the "Politics is a blood sport" Clinton party machine.

Honestly, haven't we had enough of this after seven years of the Bush party machine?
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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:20 PM
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21. Cmon .....
I support ALL the candidates ....

So therefore: I am a supporter .....

Smear ? .... lie ? .... Deny ?? .... Smear again ? .....

Me ?

Cmon ......
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ClarkUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:30 PM
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27. Not you, dear Trajan.
You're on Santa's list. ;)
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 06:47 PM
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9. "Check out the big brain on Brad!"
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 06:59 PM
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13. Oh my Gawd!! LOL!
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 06:59 PM by jefferson_dem
Classic line from a classic flick!

http://www.killerclips.com/clip.php?id=63&qid=520
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:25 PM
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25. Mmmmmmm...Kahuna Burger
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illinoisprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 07:04 PM
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14. Hillary is know to plant info thru rightwing sources. i.e Drudge for one
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creeksneakers2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 07:15 PM
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15. What info?
I started to google about this and found one story about Drudge getting Hillary's fund raising totals 20 minutes before the rest of the media. I forget what the other story was but it was a routine campaign announcement.

Did Hillary plant a hit job on one of the other candidates with Drudge? What story, which candidate?
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ClarkUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:49 PM
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33. Hillaryworld planted a story with Drudge the morning after the Philly debate where she screwed up.
It accused Russert of being on a partisan Republican hunt-and-destroy witch hunt.
The story didn't work as well as planned, so they switched to the gender card the
same day. When that didn't work, it was Bill's swiftboat card. Then when that didn't
work, Bill moved onto the "the boys roughed her up" card. When that didn't fly, they
called up Spitzer and forced him to recant his earlier position on illegal DLs the
day before the Las Vegas debate so she could flip flop for the fifth time on the issue.

In so many words.

And then there's Novak....
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creeksneakers2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:19 PM
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36. I can't find that piece on Drudge
I did find an article from The Hill the day after the debate. The article was about how Hillary's supporters reacted on a conference call and very little of it was flattering to Hillary. I don't think Hillary planted that story. There is no other story.

The Hillary forced Spitzer to recant tale is a current favorite fiction on Rush Limbaugh. Is that where you got all this? Hillary can't force Spitzer to do anything, unless you believe Rush's nonsense about a Clinton mafia sending out hit men.
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MethuenProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 07:56 PM
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19. Did Novak tell you that?
:rofl:
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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:41 PM
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31. They are trying to equate the possibility...
That Hillary;s peopl leaked her fundraising numbers 20 minutes early...

To Obama's use of slime merchant Novak to attack Hillary...lame and transparent defense...but not uncharacteristic
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rjones2818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:19 PM
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35. The key term is seemingly.
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:34 PM
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42. I don't know, perhaps you should ask HRC
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CyberPieHole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 01:11 PM
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45. desperate people do desperate things...
Novak wanted to stir the pot and he did by finding a willing participant.

:kick:
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