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Mon Nov 25, 2019, 08:08 PM

So here's the thing, ANY negative comment about ANY democratic candidate, and I mean ANY

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whether fair criticism or not, is HEARD by several other people some of whom may very well NOT vote if they get the impression both sides are the same.

And it is tricky, for instance I dont like what Bloomberg has said about pot or strip and frisk, and I dont want that thinking in the WH, HAVING SAID THAT if for some reason he ends up the nominee, I have to act like I never thought that and support him as if I LOVE him. Cuz anything else will have the UNINTENDED (on my part it would be, some folks have this AS their intention though) consequence of planting a negative seed in the minds of anyone who hears or reads me.

Hell, I am NOT a Joe Biden supporter for several reasons NOW in the primary, but it is DANGEROUS for me to say that very often and especially dangerous for me to explain WHY because AGAIN those comments can HURT him later if he is the nominee.

The tricky part is we need to have our arguments, our "falling in love" in the primary but then we MUST "fall in line."

Right? Anybody disagree?

If you are around ANYONE who is not a fervent D party supporter DONT make negative comments about ANY of our candidates!

Please!

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Reply So here's the thing, ANY negative comment about ANY democratic candidate, and I mean ANY (Original post)
Eliot Rosewater Nov 2019 OP
doc03 Nov 2019 #1
TreasonousBastard Nov 2019 #3
doc03 Nov 2019 #9
msongs Nov 2019 #2
Eliot Rosewater Nov 2019 #5
LakeArenal Nov 2019 #4
SCantiGOP Nov 2019 #6
mahatmakanejeeves Nov 2019 #7
Eliot Rosewater Nov 2019 #8
mahatmakanejeeves Nov 2019 #10
Captain Stern Nov 2019 #11
Omaha Steve Nov 2019 #12

Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 08:15 PM

1. Does that include Telsi Gabbard? nt

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Response to doc03 (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 08:32 PM

3. Of course not. Nor Bloomberg. Restrictions on badmouthing them are waived...

But don't you dare say one word about Warren or Sanders.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 09:23 PM

9. Yes I have been reprimanded for what I

would call constructive critisism. But I have seen for example Telsi Gabard called a Russian agent. Not that I like her but rules are rules.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 08:30 PM

2. freedom of speech and association are so overrated nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 08:39 PM

5. Oh for FUCK sake.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 08:38 PM

4. Fight for who you like. Not against the ones you don't.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 08:53 PM

6. I agree with Eliot. Remember two things:

I remember in 2015, and most DUers were in agreement, that the best thing that could happen would be for the Repubs to nominate Trump because that would mean we would win about 45 states in the General Election. But of course we KNEW that Trump had no chance.
When I went to Congressman Clyburnís famous fish fry in 2007, I was interested in talking to John Edwards, Hillary, and a few others. My wife and I spoke briefly to that impressive first term Senator from Illinois, but everyone knew he had no chance as he was sitting at about 2% in the polls.

So, donít think that the candidate you are trashing now has no chance to end up carrying our flag in 2020.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 08:57 PM

7. Nonsense. When did I appoint you to tell me what to say? NT

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 09:06 PM

8. I asked you and said please. So you disagree with what I said.

Nonsense? Which part, you DONT think negative comments dissuades fence sitters?

Please dont say that, because OF COURSE it does.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 09:33 PM

10. Ignoring your candidate's flaws does not make them go away. NT

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 09:48 PM

11. This is sort of silly in my opinion.

You just made a point of saying on a public forum that you are not a supporter of Joe Biden for several reasons:

Hell, I am NOT a Joe Biden supporter for several reasons NOW in the primary, but it is DANGEROUS for me to say that very often and especially dangerous for me to explain WHY because AGAIN those comments can HURT him later if he is the nominee.

Then, later, you add:

If you are around ANYONE who is not a fervent D party supporter DONT make negative comments about ANY of our candidates!


You do realize that even people that aren't Democrats can read what we type here, don't you?

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 10:08 PM

12. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

Per the decisions and instructions of the DU Admins, all OP's regarding Democratic candidates for the Party's nomination for President are to be posted in the Democratic Primaries Forum. Please post your OP there. Thanks

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