Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

they called Dean supporters a "cult" as well

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU
 
CTLawGuy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-05-08 01:32 AM
Original message
they called Dean supporters a "cult" as well
Four years ago, Dean = Satan on DU.

He wasn't really against the war (becuase he would have supported the biden-lugar alternative bill),
he was homophobic because he signed the landmark civil unions bill in a non-public ceremony,
he had no foreign policy experience,
his state was too small,
his state was too white,
he dodged the draft,
he was "angry",
he was a bigot because he wanted to reach out to "people who flew confederate flags" in order to convince them to stop voting against their interests,
he would have lost 49 states.

Dean supporters:
were a cult,
didn't represent real Democrats,
were irrational,
were hurting the party.

As Yogi Berra says: it's deja vu all over again.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
jlake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-05-08 01:33 AM
Response to Original message
1. And maybe they weren't entirely wrong.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Bread and Circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-05-08 01:37 AM
Response to Reply #1
4. Yeah, we were. I was one of the anti-Deaniacs. I was wrong. Dead wrong...
Dean has proven himself since then. I just didn't get it at the time because I was so sold on Clark. Clark has done well to, I'm proud of him and proud of my support for him. I really worked hard for him.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
jlake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-05-08 01:39 AM
Response to Reply #4
7. Dean may have proven himself. The insular following of him was very cult like.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-05-08 04:50 AM
Response to Reply #7
21. oh bullshit
I was here, Dean supporters were no more cult like than supporters of Clark or Kerry. That sobriquet is going to be thrown at an group of enthusisastic aupporters. I supported Dean, and I sure the fuck knew more about him than most people- both the good and the bad. He was my governor for 11 years.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-05-08 04:58 AM
Response to Reply #4
23. He's done great at the DNC
However it has proven to be as difficult to break the centrist lock as a lot of us predicted it would be. Maybe Dr Dean will have more freedom to speak his mind when he's not DNC Chair anymore. We'll see. We still need some straight talkers. Maybe if he and Edwards teamed up, without Joe Trippi, they could shake things up.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Writer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-05-08 01:40 AM
Response to Reply #1
9. You know, I have to say, Joe Biden is a very attractive man.
:thumbsup:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-05-08 01:44 AM
Response to Reply #9
15. He looks so clean and articulate
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Writer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-05-08 01:47 AM
Response to Reply #15
17. He looks downright snackable. n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Binka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-05-08 04:59 AM
Response to Reply #17
24. You Missed The Point Dear
Are you struggling with your weight? Jenny Craig might help.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Writer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-05-08 12:41 PM
Response to Reply #24
26. I GOT the point, dear.
However I chose to IGNORE the point.

I still think he's snackable.

And I'm the perfect weight for my height, so says my doctor. :P
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ErnestoG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-05-08 01:42 AM
Response to Reply #1
10. Yeah, they were entirely wrong.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
jlake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-05-08 01:43 AM
Response to Reply #10
12. Well, I'll have to call President Dean and ask... oh, wait.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-05-08 01:36 AM
Response to Original message
2. Better a cult
than a corporation.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-05-08 03:29 AM
Response to Reply #2
19. Don't think so.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-05-08 01:36 AM
Response to Original message
3. No they didn't. They called them poorly organized, and crash-n-burn.
He went up like a rocket and down just as fast.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
billbuckhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-05-08 01:38 AM
Response to Original message
5. The Dean of 2004 was a media creation that went away when the media pulled the plug
Cautionary tale for the Obamatons.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ErnestoG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-05-08 01:43 AM
Response to Reply #5
11. "Media creation" - all you Shillbots have the same memes.
no matter how wrong you are.

At least you are consistent.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Proud2BAmurkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-05-08 01:45 AM
Response to Reply #11
16. yet it's exactly the truth
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Egnever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-05-08 01:38 AM
Response to Original message
6. haha I remember those fights
fun looking back on them but boy were they brutal at the time.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-05-08 01:39 AM
Response to Original message
8. I don't think Obama supporters are cultish, especially compared to Dean or Paul
Dean supporters were rabid. I love you guys.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
CTLawGuy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-05-08 01:43 AM
Response to Reply #8
13. I think you as an Obama supporter
can understand that being motivated by an inspirational figure does not make one a cultist.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Egnever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-05-08 01:43 AM
Response to Reply #8
14. Glad we are on the same team this time :)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
CTLawGuy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-05-08 01:51 AM
Response to Reply #14
18. yeah
I know of certain posters who were horrendous, whom I fought with constantly, who are now allies. Funny this politics!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-05-08 04:55 AM
Response to Reply #8
22. Yeah they kinda were
Sorry guys, but you said you were taking out second mortgages on your homes and eating ramen in order to give money to Dean. That was a bit disconcerting. :scared:

I'm glad everybody came through it in one piece because I was seriously worried about a few folks.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
thoughtcrime1984 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-05-08 03:34 AM
Response to Original message
20. I wouldn't stoop so low to call fellow Dems "cultists"
But dozens of folks on here consistently insist on deriding Obama supporters as cultists, stupid, ignorant, too young, do not understand how politics work, etc. I am tired of those who keep pushing the buttons, so I have begun to fight back, right or wrong. I never realized that supporting a Democratic candidate on a Democratic message board could be considered so poisonous.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-05-08 05:00 AM
Response to Original message
25. Yea-ah!!
Dean and Obama fans get the same bad rap from the same apologists for the status quo. People who are driven by negativity are usually drawn to standard authority figures, do not understand inspiration or imagination - having little of either - and march behind authoritarians.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
book_worm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-05-08 12:42 PM
Response to Original message
27. I rememeber it well. Unlike Dean tho it looks like Obama can go the distance.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Fri Nov 28th 2014, 11:18 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC