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Tue Apr 21, 2015, 10:35 PM

People, remember what you say

to people who support a candidate other than the one you prefer.

When all is said and done, the election will come and go and we're still here, still democrats, with lots of wounds to heal as bad as those of the candidates.

I like this group and am staying out of bashing because to tell you the truth, I feel like crap when I do. I won't refrain from saying I like someone, but that's it. I'll read threads about issues, if they're not too long, and it they're funny, that helps.

The seams are starting to pull, and I don't wanna talk about elections any more. I don't take back anything I've said because I feel the same, but saying the same things over and over is just not my style.

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Reply People, remember what you say (Original post)
fadedrose Apr 2015 OP
jaysunb Apr 2015 #1
cwydro Apr 2015 #2
KMOD Apr 2015 #4
betsuni Apr 2015 #10
cwydro Apr 2015 #15
TDale313 Apr 2015 #3
WhaTHellsgoingonhere Apr 2015 #5
Martin Eden Apr 2015 #7
BainsBane Apr 2015 #9
Martin Eden Apr 2015 #12
BainsBane Apr 2015 #13
Martin Eden Apr 2015 #14
olddots Apr 2015 #6
pnwmom Apr 2015 #8
corkhead Apr 2015 #11

Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Tue Apr 21, 2015, 10:39 PM

1. I've been here for 3 presidential elections over the past 14 years

and nothing ever changes except the level of anger and fratricide. I hate it, but it kinda comes with the territory.

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Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Tue Apr 21, 2015, 10:46 PM

2. It is kinda funny/sad

that a discussion board sometimes seems like a junior high school.

As I've said before, we should be able to disagree without being disagreeable.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 21, 2015, 10:53 PM

4. +++

 

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Response to cwydro (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 22, 2015, 02:38 AM

10. I just read this in "This Town":

"In the local literary traditions, such as it is, Washington is said to mimic high school. ... There are plenty of bullies and nerds here. Familiar tableaus, like the floor of the Senate and the White House briefing room, are set up like classrooms. Congress goes out on 'recess.'"

DC and DU both.

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Response to betsuni (Reply #10)

Wed Apr 22, 2015, 01:47 PM

15. I've been meaning to read that.

That statement is sadly true I'm afraid.

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Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Tue Apr 21, 2015, 10:52 PM

3. Really nice reminder.

It'd be nice if we could all try and stay a bit more civil. It's gonna be a long election season.

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Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Tue Apr 21, 2015, 10:55 PM

5. We'll have to elect a Republican to unite DU again!

 

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Response to WhaTHellsgoingonhere (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 21, 2015, 11:13 PM

7. DU will not unite

Until there is a candidate the vast majority of us can support.

Just stating the facts.

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Response to Martin Eden (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 22, 2015, 01:54 AM

9. So vote for someone you do like

Is there some reason you feel like you should be able to control the votes of everyone on the site? There is something bizarre about the idea that you think people have to agree with you on everything to be acceptable. No one is forcing you to slum it with the awful Democrats who refuse to vote like you want. Imagine the party having the nerve to allow someone to run that you don't approve of. Who do they think they are anyway?

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #9)

Wed Apr 22, 2015, 07:03 AM

12. Are you responding to my post?

I ask the question because what you wrote has nothing whatsoever to do with anything I wrote.

I just stated a simple fact. I wasn't telling anyone to do anything. I wasn't even making a suggestion; just an observation.

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Response to Martin Eden (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 22, 2015, 12:19 PM

13. You are clearly put out that there is a candidate that you don't like

and you cited that as a reason for animosity toward other DUers. That is what I was responding to.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #13)

Wed Apr 22, 2015, 12:53 PM

14. Nope. You assume incorrectly on all counts.

I made a simple, direct statement that I believe to be true -- that DU will not "unite" until there is a candidate that all DUers can support.

Do you think I'm mistaken about that, and DUers will in fact unite behind a candidate that many can't support?

I had no specific candidate in mind, did not express animosity, and was not suggesting anything beyond that simple observation.

I think most DUers will "unite" (vote for) the Democratic nominee in the general election, though with a community this large there will always be dissenters and complete unity will never be achieved.

I'm not saying that's a good thing or bad thing. Diversity of opinion exists.

Period.

You, on the other hand, seem very eager to take offense where none was given.

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Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Tue Apr 21, 2015, 10:57 PM

6. I agree 100%

 

seems like people even get flamed for trying to be civil during the election cycle and we can't blame it on trolls all the time .

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Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2015, 01:40 AM

8. Thanks for the reminder, fadedrose!

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Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2015, 06:37 AM

11. From my perspective, things seem to be not as uncivil as many are saying

however, I have cultivated a small but effective ignore list. I only have a half dozen or so on it. I was looking through their profiles last night and one was TS'd and 2 of the others were on "vacation" due to hidden posts.

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