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Sculpin Beauregard

(1,046 posts)
Sun Apr 23, 2017, 02:51 PM Apr 2017

Something weird is going on.

(Understatement of the year, I know), but on twitter, there's a sudden huge uptick of tweets smearing Hillary. Why? I mean, what's the point?

This makes me think something big is going on in the Cheeto-Russia world, and the twitter hate fest is yet another desperate smoke bomb.

Something big is around the corner, I think.

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Something weird is going on. (Original Post) Sculpin Beauregard Apr 2017 OP
Go read comments on YT. bathroommonkey76 Apr 2017 #1
Recent book releases. N/T Chevy Apr 2017 #2
What's YT? Sorry n/t awesomerwb Apr 2017 #3
Young Turks jehop61 Apr 2017 #4
lol Thank you n/t awesomerwb Apr 2017 #5
Or it's easier to type YT instead of Youtube when you're outside on a tablet. bathroommonkey76 Apr 2017 #17
So is it Young Turks or YouTube? ret5hd Apr 2017 #21
Which is more popular? bathroommonkey76 Apr 2017 #22
YT Is YouTube Leith Apr 2017 #32
Thanks. bathroommonkey76 Apr 2017 #33
Yay - age bashing! nini Apr 2017 #25
Not age bashing at all. bathroommonkey76 Apr 2017 #26
uhhh.. Al Gore bashing too? nini Apr 2017 #28
It's not OK to make a joke about Al Gore now? bathroommonkey76 Apr 2017 #31
You're welcome to check out my 28000 tweets to see if I have any right-wing talking points on bathroommonkey76 Apr 2017 #34
I don't know, look at all the hate sites that have DK504 Apr 2017 #40
Which sites? bathroommonkey76 Apr 2017 #45
Something big is going on. Also French election over sharedvalues Apr 2017 #6
Not so; this is where the French election really gets going actually. malchickiwick Apr 2017 #15
French voters always switch their support in the 2nd round for whomever is not the front national drray23 Apr 2017 #19
The hate-tweets against Hilary are flooding Twitter. Sculpin Beauregard Apr 2017 #7
There was this meme I saw... Whatthe_Firetruck Apr 2017 #43
Ah, maybe that's at the root of it. Yeah, GOP Sculpin Beauregard Apr 2017 #46
Trump's numbers are dropping like a rock, QC Apr 2017 #8
crazy. They're really getting desperate. Sculpin Beauregard Apr 2017 #9
She lost. People suck. So it's open season on her. DemocratSinceBirth Apr 2017 #10
She didn't lose, it was stolen by GOP gerrymandering Sculpin Beauregard Apr 2017 #11
Right on! triron Apr 2017 #18
This is probably a stupid question BigmanPigman Apr 2017 #37
Democrats can't propose state redistricting unless you have the governerships and state legislatures Fla Dem Apr 2017 #42
Thanks for clearing that up. BigmanPigman Apr 2017 #44
+1000 Amaryllis Apr 2017 #41
+1 Phoenix61 Apr 2017 #12
+1000 bronxiteforever Apr 2017 #13
nope she won samnsara Apr 2017 #36
It's a Somewhat Slow News Day -- The Haters are Restless dlk Apr 2017 #14
Schiff, god bless him, is calling Cheeto on his Sculpin Beauregard Apr 2017 #16
Duck Frumpf. roamer65 Apr 2017 #20
They're desperate. Initech Apr 2017 #23
Trumps 1st 100 days are almost done with zero accomplishments stevenleser Apr 2017 #24
When it spills over here, I'll alert on those posts, too Warpy Apr 2017 #27
Exactly. This is so important to realize. Sculpin Beauregard Apr 2017 #30
russian bots in service to the KGOP against America Achilleaze Apr 2017 #29
That "Shattered" book came out. RedWedge Apr 2017 #35
I agree BigOleDummy Apr 2017 #38
if you want to know what the right is up to listen to talk radio, where the certainot Apr 2017 #39
I've noticed some rumblings too. I think you are right. Something is coming. Squinch Apr 2017 #47
They seem to switch on and off. beam me up scottie Apr 2017 #48
 

bathroommonkey76

(3,827 posts)
26. Not age bashing at all.
Sun Apr 23, 2017, 03:39 PM
Apr 2017

It's a fact Gen Xers and millennials are more tech savvy than baby boomers.

I forgot- Al Gore invented the Internet. My bad.

 

bathroommonkey76

(3,827 posts)
31. It's not OK to make a joke about Al Gore now?
Sun Apr 23, 2017, 03:50 PM
Apr 2017

Last edited Sun Apr 23, 2017, 06:57 PM - Edit history (2)

Should I not say Bernie Sanders goes to the same barber as Larry David?

And I definitely won't bring up Anthony Weiner's erection either.

Stop taking sh_t so serial, or you'll end up getting an aneurysm.

 

bathroommonkey76

(3,827 posts)
34. You're welcome to check out my 28000 tweets to see if I have any right-wing talking points on
Sun Apr 23, 2017, 03:57 PM
Apr 2017

Last edited Sun Apr 23, 2017, 06:03 PM - Edit history (1)

my Twitter page- Wait, Democratic Underground already follows me-- Nice try.




DK504

(3,847 posts)
40. I don't know, look at all the hate sites that have
Sun Apr 23, 2017, 05:54 PM
Apr 2017

emerged since President Obama was elected. There was some senior citizens involved in that hate campaign.

 

bathroommonkey76

(3,827 posts)
45. Which sites?
Sun Apr 23, 2017, 06:01 PM
Apr 2017

I'm not sure I know what you're talking about- The only comments I have seen from senior citizens (baby boomers) on the Internet comes from Facebook comments on news sites like WRAL. Some of my followers on Twitter are also older and they bash Trump and the GOP on a daily basis- Their numbers are much smaller than my generations though.

sharedvalues

(6,916 posts)
6. Something big is going on. Also French election over
Sun Apr 23, 2017, 03:00 PM
Apr 2017

so the France troll resources have been targeted back to the US.

malchickiwick

(1,474 posts)
15. Not so; this is where the French election really gets going actually.
Sun Apr 23, 2017, 03:17 PM
Apr 2017

I'm guessing Russian trolls will be working overtime on France over the next two weeks -- the run-off is May 07.

drray23

(7,539 posts)
19. French voters always switch their support in the 2nd round for whomever is not the front national
Sun Apr 23, 2017, 03:24 PM
Apr 2017

Which is why le pen is cooked. This has been true for decades. We vote for whichever crazy we fancy on the first round and then close ranks on the 2nd. That's why the fn never manage to win anything significant. For example they have only a dozen mayors, that's it. They also have a few representatives in congress because of the proportional system. Same is true for the extreme left, they run for elections but never win anything important.

Sculpin Beauregard

(1,046 posts)
7. The hate-tweets against Hilary are flooding Twitter.
Sun Apr 23, 2017, 03:02 PM
Apr 2017

It feels more strategic than just people tweeting about the book. More like a propaganda attack against...whatever big news may be coming.

Sculpin Beauregard

(1,046 posts)
46. Ah, maybe that's at the root of it. Yeah, GOP
Sun Apr 23, 2017, 06:22 PM
Apr 2017

has no ficking business running the country. No goddamned mercy. They must be driven out.

And Citizens United needs to go. There needs to be investigation into Koch 'foundations' which are really GOP incubators and think tanks that have far too much power in GOP. They are like the 'shadow presidency'.

QC

(26,371 posts)
8. Trump's numbers are dropping like a rock,
Sun Apr 23, 2017, 03:03 PM
Apr 2017

and there's the strong possibility of a government shutdown.

Back in the old days, pickpockets used to work with street performers. They could clean out people's pockets while they were distracted by the show.

BigmanPigman

(51,259 posts)
37. This is probably a stupid question
Sun Apr 23, 2017, 05:26 PM
Apr 2017

but why don't/can't Dems start doing gerrymandering? Are we too ethical? I am sick of being "too ethical". We need to take the gloves off. When will we learn to use their playbook? It works!

Fla Dem

(23,155 posts)
42. Democrats can't propose state redistricting unless you have the governerships and state legislatures
Sun Apr 23, 2017, 05:56 PM
Apr 2017

Right now the Republicans have 33 governors to the Dems 16 with one Independent.

Republicans control 32 state legislatures to Dems 18.

That's why we need to not only work on Congressional races but state and local races as well.

dlk

(11,317 posts)
14. It's a Somewhat Slow News Day -- The Haters are Restless
Sun Apr 23, 2017, 03:15 PM
Apr 2017

Some people require someone to hate. On a somewhat slow news day, Hillary is a convenient target.

Sculpin Beauregard

(1,046 posts)
16. Schiff, god bless him, is calling Cheeto on his
Sun Apr 23, 2017, 03:20 PM
Apr 2017

bullshit via twitter, deconstructing the bullshit. It's a beautiful thing. ❤

Initech

(99,757 posts)
23. They're desperate.
Sun Apr 23, 2017, 03:31 PM
Apr 2017

Trump is tanking and he knows it. And his supporters don't have anything to support, and they're still acting like they're in campaign mode. So the only thing they have to do, since Trump isn't doing anything constructive, is that they just bash Hillary, like the liars and bullies they are.

 

stevenleser

(32,886 posts)
24. Trumps 1st 100 days are almost done with zero accomplishments
Sun Apr 23, 2017, 03:32 PM
Apr 2017

The Russians and Republicans have to try to distract from that.

Warpy

(110,539 posts)
27. When it spills over here, I'll alert on those posts, too
Sun Apr 23, 2017, 03:40 PM
Apr 2017

but yes, trolls are trying to split our party so we'll be too weak to take on Putin's Orange Pussycat.

Don't fall for this bullshit, people.

BigOleDummy

(2,236 posts)
38. I agree
Sun Apr 23, 2017, 05:36 PM
Apr 2017

with everyone here and just want to add ...... because they are scared! They know..... they know. You can fool some of the people all of the time and you can fool all the people some of the time but you can't fool all the people all the time. And their time is getting short!

 

certainot

(9,090 posts)
39. if you want to know what the right is up to listen to talk radio, where the
Sun Apr 23, 2017, 05:50 PM
Apr 2017

groundwork repetition is laid while the left looks elsewhere - i guess so we can play cartch-up

i didn't listen to the local weekend blowhards but limbaugh will probably get to it tomorrow.

Squinch

(50,348 posts)
47. I've noticed some rumblings too. I think you are right. Something is coming.
Sun Apr 23, 2017, 06:41 PM
Apr 2017

Hillary has said she won't run again.

I feel awful saying this, because I love her, but maybe it's fine that the assholes keep shouting at clouds and calling them Hillary Clinton. It keeps them from smearing whoever it is that is coming up in the party. It took them decades to do that number on Hillary. If they are still obsessed with her, it might be good for our future.

beam me up scottie

(57,349 posts)
48. They seem to switch on and off.
Sun Apr 23, 2017, 06:51 PM
Apr 2017

One day they spread right wing talking points about Obama, the next it's Bernie, then they come back to Hillary again.

It's obviously a coordinated effort to keep us divided and distracted.

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