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femmedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:49 AM
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Fellow Obama supporters: Monster, Sybil, Queen Hillary...
Can we emulate the grace and decency of our candidate by refusing to use these derogatory terms for Senator Clinton? Likewise, can we stop using derogatory terms for the many, many fellow Democrats who support her?

Terms like these do our candidate no favors.

I was originally an Edwards supporter. I doubt I would have been able to give my wholehearted support to Obama if his supporters had been as insulting to me then as many of us are being to Clinton's supporters now.
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Madam Mossfern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:50 AM
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1. No problem,
I've never used those terms.
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femmedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:03 AM
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8. Glad to hear it!
And a belated welcome to DU.
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:51 AM
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2. I don't use those either.
But I will call her a neocon.
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:56 AM
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3. I agree. Senator Obama would never use these terms himself.
As a Hillary supporter, I really admire you posting this. :hi:
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femmedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:10 AM
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10. And I admire
that you recognize that the nastiness coming from some of Obama's supporters doesn't reflect the candidate himself. :hi: back atcha. :) We've all got to come together pretty soon.
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:13 AM
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12. We will come together, but I sure do feel nervous sometimes about the
intensity of the rivalry. I'm not happy with some of the things Clinton supporters say here, either.
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:59 AM
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4. Thank you
I think it's supremely stupid to use childish names like that - on either side.

I've managed to get through this entire campaign so far never using such terms. Hell, I've never even started a negative thread about any of the candidates. I don't see why people feel the need to belittle or destroy a candidate just because s/he's not your first choice.
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femmedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:02 AM
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6. You're welcome.
One way or another, I hope we all come together soon. :hi:
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:00 AM
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5. The childish names should never have started.
I think the mods should start enforcing 24 hour timeouts on name callers..
If people are going to act like children they should be treated as such.
This shit would end quick..I guarantee.
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:03 AM
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7. Thank you from a Hillary supporter. I would hope that her supporters
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 07:04 AM by Arkansas Granny
would take your advice also. Calling other Democrats names shouldn't be practiced here.

:thumbsup: :hi:
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femmedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:17 AM
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14. Thank you as well.
I didn't think it was my place to request that of Clinton's supporters. Get your own house in order, glass houses, and all that. :) But yes, I think supporters of either candidate are more likely to sway people without leaving irreparable rifts if we can avoid the personal insults.
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:08 AM
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9. I haven't been...
and won't; I don't think there's anything to be gained or any point to be made by resorting to childish schoolyard name-calling. For that matter, as much as I disagree with many Clinton supporters on this forum, I won't call them 'Hillbots', or 'Hill-shills', etc, as I've seen a lot of Obama supporters doing (but then there's as much name-calling from the other side, too--Clinton's supporters are equally guilty of this sort of thing).
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dailykoff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:12 AM
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11. How about Lady McBillary?
Or is that too obscure?
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:16 AM
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13. How about Senator Obama and Senator Clinton?
:hi:
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dailykoff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:17 AM
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15. Is this a dagger that I see before me?
:hi:
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:22 AM
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16. No- LOL.
I actually thought "Lady McBillary" was kind of cute- haven't heard that one :)
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dailykoff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:30 AM
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17. But screw your courage to the sticking place,
And well not fail.

Okay I had to look that one up. :)
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:53 AM
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25. Thank you.
You're part of the classy minority, Olney.
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:03 PM
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28. That's very nice of you to say, Bucky!
Although I voted for Hillary, I refuse to say anything negative about Barack Obama for the following reasons:
1. I believe he will be our nominee- and I will gladly support him.
2. He is the most exciting and refreshing candidate in my lifetime.
3. He is smart and capable and will make a great president.
So why did I vote for Hillary? After careful review of the policies of the two candidates, I found that I agreed with Hillary's proposals more.
And maybe I'm cynical after living around D.C. so long- I am worried about the sneaky and self-righteous GOP machine and I think Hillary
has dealt with them long enough to figure out how to manipulate the system. I don't think Hillary is perfect, and I wince at some of the things she
says about Senator Obama (e.g., the "shame on you" tirade was poor form). I originally supported Joe Biden- he said stupid things sometimes,
but he was always positive and smart. I just don't want to see our Dems wallowing in the mud, and I'm worried we might lose. :scared:


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CyberPieHole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:25 PM
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31. But what does Barack Hussein Obama have to say about it?
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GalleryGod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:32 AM
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18. A Good Read...
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:41 AM
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19. When Hillary's campaign cleans up its act, I'll clean up my mine.
Obama can't tell them where to go when they call him Ken Starr, but I sure can . . . and will.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:47 AM
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20. You're not effecting any change in the big picture.
DU isn't the M$M!! You are flawed in your thinking.

If you really want to get that thought out there, go on National TV.

But if you think, somehow, DU is this huge base that you can change

their thinking and then effect the elections? :rofl:

It isn't going to happen!! :P Get a clue!!

You need to get off the computer and take a walk down Main Street.

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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:50 AM
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24. When, exactly, did I mention changing the big picture?
I vent because if I keep it in I'll throw a clot and since I won't be able to get healthcare until the end of Hillary's second term, that's not an option.
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:18 AM
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21. Ditta. nt
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femmedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:06 AM
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22. self-delete.
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 09:07 AM by femmedem
Posted in the wrong place. Sorry!
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femmedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:45 AM
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23. Thanks for the R's.
It does seem like the forum is better today: everyone still posting for their candidates but using less inflammatory language. Hope it's a trend, not just a Saturday morning thing.
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:18 AM
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26. I don't refer to Hillary at all...
I express my distaste in terms of the Clinton Campaign and what they do. It doesn't make a difference. I still get the same kind of replies.
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femmedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:52 PM
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27. I understand.
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 01:06 PM by femmedem
I know some of the responses are painful even if you're trying not to be inflammatory. Tempers are pretty short these days, and it's hard not to be reactive.

Edited because the tone of my first response wasn't quite right.
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understandinglife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:07 PM
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29. # 5. And, yes, Senator Obama would never use those terms.
And, all we need to do is just allow Senator Clinton and her fellow DLC neoconsters write their own exit script from any relevance to the future of our Republic.


Yes. We. Will. - Be Counted & Elect Obama President
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:23 PM
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30. Let's do the Rodham rash!
The Rodman Rash,
Let's do the Rodham Rash,
The Rodham Rash.

hmm. Somehow monster works better. As for Queen Hillary, you are slightly mistaken. A woman marrying the King would be Queen only upon the death of the husband, and then only if there were no male progeny. So, unless Chelsea is male, she is Queen, not Princess. then again, Bill is still alive.

In that case what should we call her? In her starring role as Destroyer of the Democratic party?
McClinton seems to work.
BamBam for how she treats another democrat?
Billary is too dated, now that Bill has been gelded, leashed, and scripted.
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