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mudesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:30 PM
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Clinton loyalists resemble a cult
- Delusional belief in falsehoods
Hillary can still win despite mathematics!

- Contempt for anybody who strays from dogma
I am SO OVER Keith Olbermann!

- Perceived generalized insults from any criticism
Saying she's a bad speaker is SEXIST!

- Sense of entitlement over rules and/or regulations
Florida and Michigan should count!

- Hypocritical lack of cognitive dissonance
She was just speaking the truth about John McCain!

- Excusing condemnable actions of the leader
Her war vote wouldn't have made a difference anyway!
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Zachstar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:31 PM
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1. Great topic!!
K and R
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:32 PM
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2. Let's not go there
Enough of this cult bullshit.
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spoony Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:32 PM
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3. Physician, heal thyself.
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:32 PM
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4. Irony alert!
:o
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:32 PM
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5. So, we're a 'cult' because we disagree with you?
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 03:33 PM by bigtree
count me in. (although I prefer the term, 'movement')
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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:34 PM
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6. and many Obama loyalists don't??
I will vote for whoever gets the nomination, but this name-calling is ridiculous, and far more a cause of "holding one's nose to vote," in this instance, than either of the candidates themselves...
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:37 PM
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7. A simple response.
"Hillary can still win despite mathematics!"

Neither Hillary or Obama can win without the superdelegates, thus it comes down to being able to make a persuasive argument at the DNC. This is an irrefutable fact. Not some delusion or a failure to understand mathematics. In fact, in a twist of irony, this is exactly the sort of rule twisting Obama supporters support; the idea that superdelegates *must* chose based on pledged delegates. That's not how it works.

"I am SO OVER Keith Olbermann!"

I haven't watched KO in awhile. He's great though so I'm sure it wouldn't bother me that he's going after Clinton.

"Saying she's a bad speaker is SEXIST!"

I've hardly ever said it's sexist, except the seemingly disproportionate vote count (see my sigline). Basically red states are deciding our nominee, and they're sexist, in general.

"Florida and Michigan should count!"

They absolutely should. :)

The democratic process exists for a reason. And seating them is within the democratic process. Or revoting is within the democratic process. No rule breaking here! :)

"She was just speaking the truth about John McCain!"

Yeah, even some Obama supporters have admitted that she wasn't outright endorsing him, but Obama supporters are known for their hyperbole (this thread is a case in point).

"Her war vote wouldn't have made a difference anyway!"

Similarily as to how Obama's vote for funding wouldn't have made a difference. ;)
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blocker Donating Member (265 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:38 PM
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8. Talk about Cult, go read hillary's blogs, it's scary!!!!
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nonconformist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:40 PM
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9. Oh?

:scared:

OBAMA: (from a speech in South Carolina) That's his job, get you to the polls, vote for Obama. My job is to help him do his job. So I am going to try to be so persuasive in the 20 minutes or so that I speak that by the time this is over, a light will shine down from somewhere.

It will light upon you. You will experience an epiphany. And you will say to yourself, I have to vote for Barack. I have to do it.

And if you make that decision, if that moment happens, then it would be great -- even though it's just one day to go -- for you to fill out one of these supporter cards before you leave, because that way we'll know, you know, who, in fact, is going to be voting. Make sure that you are getting to the right precinct. It will be very heful to Dave in doing his job.

So let me just see a quick show of hands. How many people, be honest, are still undecided about who they're going to vote for tomorrow? Raise your hands.

Oh, see. Got some live ones right there. There's one, there's one over there. A couple others.

All right. We have you now in our sights. We are coming after you, and coming after you hard.
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THE BAM"... PASS IT ON AT THE NEXT OBAMA RALLY!

Having caught "Obama fever" like so many others rallying in support of Barack, I experienced something at a Barack Obama Rally on Thursday, January 10 at the College of Charleston here in Charleston, South Carolina, which I felt was both inspirational and spontaneous!

As Barack worked the line following the close of his speech, there was a surge of people moving forward hoping to get close enough to shake Barack's hand. Since I was standing about 20 feet back from center stage in the crowd, I felt the crowd down front tighten as many of us stood on our toes, stretched our bodies forward while reaching out to Barack. I noticed that a six foot tall guy who was standing in front of me had stretched far enough above the crowd and shook hands with Barack. As the guy drew back his hand I asked him, "You shook his hand didn't you?" Happily the guy said "Yes." I then said, "give me some of that" and the guy shook my hand with the same hand he had just clasped with Barack's. A woman friend of mine who was standing next to me saw me shake hands with the guy. I turned to her and said "He just shook hands with Barack," to which she responded..."Hey, give it up." We then shook hands. She then turned to the person next to her and shook hands. This chain of hand shakes went on for about five or six more persons.

I did not know the tall guy in front of me; he is white, I am black. But at the moment we shook hands, I felt some solidarity with this stranger, consummated by a handshake and signifying some unspoken agreement presumably about Barack Obama and his core message of UNITY!

I call this hand-shake scenario the "BAM" because, descriptively, it takes a bit of Obama's name and it's the sound of a collision, of People Coming Together!
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StevieM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:44 PM
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10. You're math is dependent on Michigan and Florida not getting to vote
furthermore, Obama has made his declaration of the irrelevance of super delegates by fiat. It has no precendence and it doesn't even mean one person one vote. He will most likely lose the popular vote and lose the electoral college map but still claim victory....just like he continues to lie about Nevada and Texas.

Steve
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ananda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:54 PM
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11. I'm one of those anti-Bush people who is..
.. totally appalled by the behavior on both sides,
but particularly by Obamamaniacs.

It's clear that supporters of Obama have gone so
far over the top in their attacks on Clinton that
I would think that many would find it so disgusting
and repellant that they might not vote for Obama
come November.

It's giving me that horrible feeling in my gut, and
I'm usually right.

Neither Clinton nor Obama represents much of what I
believe in or want from elected leaders, but both
are exponentially better than Bush and McCain.

We need to get a grip and realize that we all have
common ground here and show some decency.
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:56 PM
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12. Pot Calling Kettle _________
I don't mind Obama much, but many of his supporters here threw decency out the window a long time ago.
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surfin Donating Member (250 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:58 PM
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13. The Clinton News Network to their credit had this just on
the 17 yr old girl in the ad. She blast Hillary and said they could not have picked anyone more against her. Love to do an add with her Man, Obama.
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Speck Tater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:05 PM
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14. Hmmm. So DU is a cult too? NT
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