Justmy own opinion about posting on DU and the coming elections...
I have read plenty of derogatory threads and posts about elected republicans and I have proudly written quite a few myself. And I have also read derogatory posts on young voters, undecided voters, 'independent' or unaffiliated voters, and even people who have voted third party in the past.
But I always keep in mind that anything any of us say here is actually wid open to the public for all to read, member or not, and our posts even show up easily on google searches when the keywords match. No one has to be signed in, or even a member, to read what we write here and we know we have "lurkers" of all stripes.
It's important to me to remember that my words here can be a public snapshot of what I, as a Democratic party voter, am thinking and sharing with other self-identified Democrats, and in that sense can be seen as representing the Democratic party to those people out there who are seriously thinking about who to vote for or which party to support and engage with.
I try to keep my statements here true and factual, I try not to disparage anyone out in the world who may actually be a possible Democratic vote in the future, but I also make a point of questioning and addressing those who DON'T represent the ideals of the Democratic party as I see them in an effort to clarify what being a Democratic voter means to me.
Most importantly I try to always remember that the very public nature of DU is an excellent opportunity to reach beyond our own shared conversations and enthusiasm for Democratic party ideals, intentions, and positions, and to openly share that enthusiasm with the world outside our membership.
I believe we can strongly support the Democratic party's growth and success by presenting an honest, true, and attractive snapshot of the Democratic party voting bloc here on DU.
And I think we should keep it in mind that we could also easily turn some folks away from voting Democratic with just a few poorly considered words.
Well thought out and written. I think that people should put thought into what they post. I also think it is okay to tell rude jokes about republicans, and cruel ones about the defendent.
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...young or old; man or woman; gay or straight; black, white, Asian or Latino; Democrat, Republican or Unaffiliated who doesn't vote for Joe Biden is a fucking moron and deserves to live in the Authoritarian Country they will have helped to create.
You don't have to love Biden to vote for him in the General Election against Trump. Staying home, blanking the Presidential voting line or voting for an alternative candidate in November is not an option. All you need to do is love America and be able to do simple math.
How's that for a public display of my sentiments?
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? bus ride. It gets you closer to where you want to go.".
(sorry, I've forgotten some if it, but I've seen this one, too)