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Perky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:17 PM
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I truly hope Clinton Supporters do not boycott DU
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 04:05 PM by Perky
Firs of all, the admins have been the epitome of neutrality. There is no institutional bias.

Secondly, ultimately we are going to have to find away to get along in the fall. A boycott would only be perceived hear as playing the 'whiny loser" card..

But there is a difference between being pro-Clinton and anti-Barack. ANd there is a certain portion of folks on DU wh have there heads up their ass in using their three posts to do nothing but bring up McClurkin, Rezko or now wright....over and over again....just as their are some that bring up Hillary's vote on the IWR or the healthcare debacle or ferraro or Billy Shaheen or Bob Johnson.


I wish they would boycott DU or at least find something Elsi to open a discussion about because the monotony of life without primaries to talk about for the next five plus weeks is just going to be unbearable.

People should spend more time telling us why the candidate of their choice is better and not why the other candidate might be so bad.


This is a time when whee should be practicing restraint.. because there is only five weeks until the penultimate Primary and n in PA. it is more than twice that long between the last primary and the Convention.





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Nitrogenica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:21 PM
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1. I agree 100%.
"People should spend more time tellins us why the candidate of their choice is better and not why the other candidate might be so bad."

That might just cause us to discuss issues that matter, like high gas prices for example, and who has the best plan to help working families fill their tanks.
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NaturalHigh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:32 PM
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17. "That might just cause us to discuss issues that matter"...
Oh, but it's so much better to fling "YOUR CANDIDATE SUCKS" back and forth a few hundred times a day. Never mind posting something that might inspire some of us to vote for the D in the general election.

I don't think I've ever been so disgusted with a primary race or two democratic candidates (or their supporters) as I am in this election year.
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AGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:21 PM
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2. There is no institutional bias. - yeah right.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:25 PM
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8. Details...seeing as though you're so sure there is.
I'm assuming you have a clue or you wouldn't open your pie hole about it?
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AGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:26 PM
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11. didn't you see the big "I love Obama" banner on the top of the website?
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AGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:28 PM
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12. It's like saying the "workplace has no insitutional bias against women"
becuase the rules made by men a dozen years ago apply to everyone else.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:32 PM
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18. Ahhh...the mods are sexist. Now I get it.
:freak:
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:31 PM
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16. Nope. Hope you can do better if you're going to accuse the mods of being biased.
Because as it stands now you're just making yourself look foolish.
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AGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:33 PM
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19. I am sure I look foolish in front of a bunch of fools.
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 03:34 PM by AGirl
But any internet forum site that is not moderated will be bias against those are more more mature, older and less likely to visit internet forums. Those people also tend to be Clinton supporters. This forum is not moderated , and you are going to get alot of trolls, and most of them tend to be younger kids who don't have much to do and like to spend their time on internet forums and they tend to be Obama supporters.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:38 PM
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21. Well if you look foolish to fools that doesn't say much for you.
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 03:38 PM by Forkboy
This forum IS moderated. There are deleted posts, locks threads, etc. And the fact that both sides whine about it I'd say it's pretty fair moderation too.

Your post is assumption, innuendo and ignorance all wrapped in one.
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AGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:40 PM
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23. This forum is moderated just like the we have a president now. USELESS.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:43 PM
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26. Well what do you expect from biased and sexist mods?
:eyes:
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AGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:47 PM
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27. not much.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:58 PM
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29. Apparently not.
Why stick around then? Not trying to get rid of you, but why stay if it's sooooo bad? Makes little sense to me. :shrug:
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:00 PM
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31. stick a Forkboy into her.. she's done
:toast:
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AGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:13 PM
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37. lol..it will take a little more than that.
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wrando Donating Member (949 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:02 PM
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32. try some of the others
I'm new to DU but besides Bartcop it's the most even handed.

Now I'm not talking about the posters, as it's clear who the majority favors, but the administrators have been fair.

Bill from ct
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TheDoorbellRang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:22 PM
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3. Agreed. We are all democrats
Too bad we have to do so much sifting thru drek here to get to the meaty threads by both sides. BO and HRC supporters -- hang tough everyone!
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SoFlaJet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:22 PM
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4. have you SEEN the main board here Perky
Christ Almighty-it's like you wandered over to some anti-Obama hate-fest board-every other thread is people trying to convince I don't know who, that Obama should just quit the race now because it's all over. I haven't SEEN such desperation here since the week before New Hampshire
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Texas Hill Country Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:26 PM
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10. Peeps are pointing out serious weaknesses and problems w/ BO, not using rude and insulting terms .
There is a distinct difference with the way some of the Obama supporter address the Clintons vs Clinton supporters address the Obamas.
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Perky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:10 PM
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35. I think both sides suffer myopia.. I think Clinton fans are slightly worse
but just ever so slightly.
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Texas Hill Country Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:06 PM
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41. i agree on rampant myopia, but would say that the obama supporters tend to be more vitriolic
Hillbot, calling her slime and a bitch, and much worse...

the worst i have seen is calling him a liar on this pastor gate thing. maybe i have not been around long enough, but just from what i have seen, the terminology has been much ruder coming from that direction.

but potato, tomato
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la la Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:36 PM
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20. What?
where?

I see it coming from all sides, so I'm thinkin' you're a bit prejudiced in that respect-----maybe?
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scheming daemons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:23 PM
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5. I hope they stay too... they're very entertaining.... however unenlightening....
...
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Texas Hill Country Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:23 PM
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6. Then please stop calling Hillary a bitch, a slime, that she is tearing apart the party, using ...
the terms Klinton Klan, Hillbot, etc.

Most of the pure venomous speech I have seen on here has come from the Obama camp and I am honestly quite shocked.
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Perky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:20 PM
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39. You don't thinl that is a two-way street?
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:23 PM
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7. "Inconvenient truths about the New Democrats, the Third Way, Democratic Leadership Council, etc."
read this active GD thread and learn about the political machine within the Democratic Party that abandoned the traditional Democratic Party base and policies decades ago-a political machine founded and funded by the RW

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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Major Hogwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:31 PM
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15. Hi bob.
~ poor reference to Bob Newhart show.
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:41 PM
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24. Hi.
:hi:
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K Gardner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:25 PM
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9. One correction: I don't consider PA "pentultimate".. Obama doesn't have to win to stay
ahead in states won, delegates, momentum or popular vote. Its buying into the clinton's ever-changing spin to buy into that latest moving of the goal posts.
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bhikkhu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:28 PM
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13. K&R! Read and Think, Dems!
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:28 PM
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14. I guess I stopped caring what most others on this board thought of me a long time ago.
"Boycott" implies some level of concerted intention. In my case, I just don't like what this forum and the political dialogue in general has become. I'm not boycotting. I'm just not interested anymore.
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la la Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:39 PM
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22. ditto--
thanks, deep13

I open the threads, all the while thinking---more shit, same AND different---different day It's about turned me off all of it.
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sueragingroz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:41 PM
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25. you don't have to worry about me
I considered leaving... briefly... because of the vitriol that I was seeing... then I started seeing the patterns.

Now I'm gonna stick around to see how this all turns out in November.

Please let it be a democrat in the WH!
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Rockholm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:52 PM
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28. What's up with all the typos?
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Perky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:06 PM
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33. Try dealing with a 4 year old and a one-year old and typng at the same time...lol
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 04:08 PM by Perky
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Rockholm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:19 PM
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42. That will do it!
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:58 PM
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30. Boycott? Where did that come from today?

Resilience is valued in the Clinton camp. :evilgrin:
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Perky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:07 PM
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34. Clinto foks are pruportedly boycotting DailyKos because they feel it is biased against them.
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burythehatchet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:11 PM
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36. Here's a picture that was sneaked out of their planning session
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BlackVelvet04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:17 PM
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38. Day after day the front page of GD: P has been full
of Anti-Hillary posts. Talk about monotonous.
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Perky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:04 PM
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40. ANd we arebobardred with REZKO and Wright continually.
Come on it works both ways.
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