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Hamlette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-10 06:01 PM
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Will someone tell me when its safe on DU again? You know, when we blame the GOP not the dems for
all our ills?

It's bad here the last few days.
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DFLforever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-10 06:11 PM
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1. Yeah it's back to normal on Du - bashing the Pres
My consolation is I' don't care fuck-all about what most of them think or say.
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Born_A_Truman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-10 11:07 PM
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2. Past few days ??? How about the past two years?
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OregonBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-10 02:04 PM
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21. Last 2 years true but much worse since the election. The hate for the pres is endless in GD.
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nofurylike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 04:31 AM
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3. well said, Hamlette. nt
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 02:15 PM
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4. Fuck the trolls.
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 08:54 PM
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10. Is that some kind of kinky sex? Is it a derivitive of Fuck the Plushies?
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-06-10 03:38 AM
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12. Only less warm and comfy, and a lot more disgusting. Not that it would be HERE, of course.
Edited on Sat Nov-06-10 03:42 AM by Hekate
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DevonRex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 02:45 PM
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5. Never. It's time to face that fact.
DU is what it is. If you/we want a site that really is a safe haven for Democrats, we're looking in the wrong place. That's not a knock - it's reality. This is the place you come to in order to get beaten up from the supposed left, even though we ARE liberals. MSM and cable news are where you go to get beaten up from the right.

In fact, the part of the rules that talks about a safe haven clearly states that DU is a safe haven from attacks coming from the right. It says nothing about attacks that come from the left; therefore, those attacks are okay.

I think we all read too much into the safe haven clause. I know I did.



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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 02:58 PM
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7. +1
:thumbsup:
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-06-10 03:37 AM
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11. +2
A great deal of sad-but-trueness in those words
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Whisp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-08-10 11:09 PM
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13. "How far we all come.
How far we all come away from ourselves. You can never go home again."

*sigh
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DevonRex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-10 01:15 PM
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14. Did I call it or what?
From the new rules:

"Democratic Underground welcomes a wide range of people from the left half of the political spectrum, and our members are welcome to post messages either criticizing or defending Democrats. We permit any substantive criticism of President Obama and Democrats -- even harsh criticism that may not seem constructive -- provided it comes from a liberal perspective. However, we do not permit the following: Referring to Democrats using disrespectful nicknames (eg: Calling President Obama "Barry"); Crude insults against Democrats (eg: "Fuck Harry Reid"); Insults, attacks, or baseless partisan smears against Democrats that one is likely to find on right-wing blogs or talk radio (eg: Secret Muslim, No birth certificate)."

So, folks can bash the party, bash the Pres as much as they want, as long as they do it from the perspective of the Greens or Socialists, etc., and don't say Fuck Obama. Welcome to "Democratic" Underground folks.

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CBR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-10 03:29 PM
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15. Yeah. I think the Democratic part may have to go from the name. nt
Edited on Thu Nov-11-10 03:29 PM by CBR
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Number23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-10 06:16 PM
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18. "I am soooo angry that
Muslin corporatist didn't kill a member of Congress over the public option! How long will he go on felating Wall Street?? Arrgghh! The base hates him -- except blacks, Hispanics, women, college educated liberals and working folk. And that Nobel Prize!! Bah!!! Catfood Commission!! Pretty speeches!! BLARRRGGHH!!! GOD I hate him!!!one! ONE TERM! ONE TERM!!!"

Do you think that fits the bill?? I mean, I'm coming from a "liberal" perspective, ain't I?? :shrug:
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JTFrog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 07:38 AM
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22. +3
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 02:46 PM
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6. Who's stopping you from blaming the GOP?
:shrug:
Go ahead and blame away! It's an open discussion board. Start posting away!!!
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CBR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 03:06 PM
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8. This is no longer a Dem message board.
It has been infested with GOP memes.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 05:17 PM
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GoCubsGo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-10 03:34 PM
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16. It's getting better
The moderators have shortened my "ignore" list substantially this week. I was about to put another back on it today, but that person got a pizza before I could do that. The purveyors of republican memes are slowly being weeded out.

And, sometimes, you just have to take advantage of that little box with the "X" inside.
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-10 04:15 PM
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17. Good news is that they put away the knives.

Bad news is the shipment of Machetes has arrived:

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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-10 08:40 PM
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19. Bingo for grantcart!
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JTFrog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 07:40 AM
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23. Nailed it.
You are one going to be one sorely missed DUer around here.

*sigh*

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bobburgster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-10 02:57 PM
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20. Look at the election results....
Look at DU over the past 18 months. Our own party brought on the results of a big republican win. This party may be positive in the big umbrella sense, but the inability of so many members to view the big picture results is disgraceful.
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 10:03 AM
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24. I'd like to know too
Edited on Sun Dec-12-10 10:21 AM by Proud Liberal Dem
I'm thinking about taking at least a brief vacation from here. It has been in full meltdown mode here since last week and I'm tired of being brought down every time I come in here by the unceasing barrage of anti-Obama OPs. I get that a lot of people are upset about the tax cut deal that Obama negotiated and I understand why but the way some people are talking like it's the end of the world- or that he gave away the farm with NOTHING to show for it. Of course, there has been a (fairly) low intensity or undercurrent of discontent towards President Obama here since day 1 but it has always been somewhat tolerable. It has become far less so in recent days. As a matter of fact, it is even beginning to sound like Fox News-lite with somebody making a veiled references to Obama's supposed reliance on teleprompters when comparing him to Bill Clinton. Also, it seems like some people have begun rehashing the primaries as well. I don't think that people need to "heart" the President or worship him or anything but it seems like there is so much more energy being expended attacking President Obama for EVERYTHING- whether or he is not actually responsible for it- than the Republicans, which makes ZERO sense to me. I hope that things die down and that we are able to pull ourselves together enough in time for 2012 because we need another Republican Presidency like we need a hole in our heads. :banghead:
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Strelnikov_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 02:21 PM
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25. Not 'safe', they are still flying over the shark n/t
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