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2016 Postmortem

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cosmicone

(11,014 posts)
Sat Jul 16, 2016, 11:49 AM Jul 2016

Is it just me? [View all]

Or is there really a plethora of OPs with one or more of the following?

a) showing "concern" for Hillary's winnability,
b) don't be mad at Greens -- they are not really hurting us,
c) Hillary cannot win without a certain candidate as a running mate,
d) Trump is polling so much better

and other similar topics...

What's up with that?

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Is it just me? [View all] cosmicone Jul 2016 OP
It's not just you. It seems that the only ones required to walk on egshells and show "unity" are lunamagica Jul 2016 #1
+1 puffy socks Jul 2016 #2
+ infinity. nt JTFrog Jul 2016 #5
It's almost like not a damn thing changed. So old. Maru Kitteh Jul 2016 #11
Post removed Post removed Jul 2016 #25
That's how it's been for a long time Dem2 Jul 2016 #91
I have noticed that too. nt glennward Jul 2016 #120
I don't believe there is any necessity to "win over" anyone. joshcryer Jul 2016 #121
Yep n/t NastyRiffraff Jul 2016 #124
... and have! nolawarlock Jul 2016 #140
The message being given to the Clinton delegates to Philadelphia is unity Gothmog Jul 2016 #146
Funny how that..still..works huh? workinclasszero Jul 2016 #169
no, many of us have noticed this. the hillary-hating continues. niyad Jul 2016 #3
It is not hating. RoccoR5955 Jul 2016 #39
of course it is!! niyad Jul 2016 #42
so then why do you call it hating? n/t RoccoR5955 Jul 2016 #43
oh my. niyad Jul 2016 #45
It is hating Demsrule86 Jul 2016 #52
I think people Pharaoh Jul 2016 #67
I think this "making the nominee better", "making the Party better", "pulling Clinton to the left".. George II Jul 2016 #94
Oh yes. That's exactly how it comes across to me ... nolawarlock Jul 2016 #141
Debate does not make the nominee better. Demsrule86 Jul 2016 #172
ya right Pharaoh Jul 2016 #174
debates are for the primary not the GE. Demsrule86 Jul 2016 #173
I think more of them do want her to lose than would admit it LongtimeAZDem Jul 2016 #70
Some are already saying it...over a July poll. But they just can contain themselves lunamagica Jul 2016 #110
I think a few of them simply "CLAIMED to be a Bernie supporter...." MADem Jul 2016 #156
When the attempts are to push ones own fantasies, which are rooted in hate and either synergie Jul 2016 #96
What fantasies? Her Sister Jul 2016 #50
Or, just as validly, called "attempting to fantasize that which goes against conventional wisdom." LanternWaste Jul 2016 #171
Black and white thinking AgingAmerican Jul 2016 #71
Yes, that is how things used to be, before those people who engaged in the psychological synergie Jul 2016 #105
No, it's when the agenda is obvious, and provable with just a click away from this site. nolawarlock Jul 2016 #142
"Everything that isn't gushing praise is 'hate'." Bobbie Jo Jul 2016 #149
(Snort) lol AgadorSparticus Jul 2016 #161
Oh snap! JTFrog Jul 2016 #165
LOL betsuni Jul 2016 #166
actually, some of us are quite capable of recognizing hate when we see it, no matter niyad Jul 2016 #168
Since their hate site is whithering on the vine they bettyellen Jul 2016 #4
+1 Historic NY Jul 2016 #6
Correct Maven Jul 2016 #29
well, the GOP operatives are making too much money... stlsaxman Jul 2016 #34
pinebaggerz are always good for a laugh zappaman Jul 2016 #108
Post removed Post removed Jul 2016 #111
I would have had to hold my nose voting Sanders, and I would have done it none the less. seabeyond Jul 2016 #114
Nixon followed policy already in the works. joshcryer Jul 2016 #123
Hillary's negatives are higher because Rethugs have been trashing her for decades. pnwmom Jul 2016 #128
Not just you, cosmicone! sheshe2 Jul 2016 #7
ss2 - I stole that to add to my sig line! BlueMTexpat Jul 2016 #14
Lol~ sheshe2 Jul 2016 #21
Here is the thing. Nothing subtle. Nt seabeyond Jul 2016 #8
Plus empty threats like she had better win. La Lioness Priyanka Jul 2016 #9
To the moon.... Alice. Nt seabeyond Jul 2016 #16
Yep! Good old Jackie! RKP5637 Jul 2016 #28
Or she had better... something.... something Her Sister Jul 2016 #18
I noticed those too mcar Jul 2016 #95
Oh it's odd. Oh you poor dear, you! You poor, poor thing. Bless your heart! nt ChisolmTrailDem Jul 2016 #153
"So strange" blah blah blah. Your concern is noted. nt ChisolmTrailDem Jul 2016 #152
Well liberalnarb Jul 2016 #10
Imagine that.... SammyWinstonJack Jul 2016 #22
There is a whole other "progressive" hate site where such discussions are better suited cosmicone Jul 2016 #40
It's called get over it Cary Jul 2016 #154
GOP operatives post on this site all the time The Second Stone Jul 2016 #12
And they always come in large enough groups that back each other up WatchWhatISay Jul 2016 #24
Yep. It's called AstroTurfing I believe The Second Stone Jul 2016 #135
Trolls plus generic stupid people plus stupid megalomaniacs. It's hard to keep track of them all. Squinch Jul 2016 #13
So why don't they like her? greymattermom Jul 2016 #19
They are Bernie fans and don't care who wins if he is not in it. nt Demsrule86 Jul 2016 #55
Yes! & beaucoup angry with HER supporters/voters! Her Sister Jul 2016 #20
The thrill... quickesst Jul 2016 #15
If I answer at all, I only do BlueMTexpat Jul 2016 #17
There are other places that they can go and get ehrnst Jul 2016 #23
But, in those places ... 1StrongBlackMan Jul 2016 #157
That's true. They don't need to, though. (nt) ehrnst Jul 2016 #158
It's worry and concern. sofa king Jul 2016 #26
I don't want another Nader spoiler delivering us the Cheeto as President. kimbutgar Jul 2016 #32
GW Bush won (on paper) because of Ralph Nader the Rove funded cosmicone Jul 2016 #37
the chimp did not even win on paper. the newspapers that did a tabulation niyad Jul 2016 #44
It wouldn't have come down to puffy socks Jul 2016 #109
It would never have come to that if Nader hadn't siphoned 95K progressive votes pnwmom Jul 2016 #122
I don't think it is allowed. I have seen some posts hidden. nt Demsrule86 Jul 2016 #57
W, as the not so bright kid Motley13 Jul 2016 #132
Are you concerned, mad at the Greens, worried about certain VP candidates, polling? Tierra_y_Libertad Jul 2016 #27
The point is that anti-Clinton posters have found a new tactic, but aren't fooling anyone (nt) LongtimeAZDem Jul 2016 #31
If so, it apparently hasn't worked on you. Do you think it will work on others? Tierra_y_Libertad Jul 2016 #33
No, I think most DUers see right through it, as evidenced by this OP (nt) LongtimeAZDem Jul 2016 #35
People call it out. That is what we do. seabeyond Jul 2016 #54
It could demoralize people. Demsrule86 Jul 2016 #60
Which people? Tierra_y_Libertad Jul 2016 #74
People who are worried that these idiots could hand the election to Trump LongtimeAZDem Jul 2016 #82
Apparently, some people are easily worried. Tierra_y_Libertad Jul 2016 #85
But if the person isn't going to vote for her anyway, that's called "concern trolling" (nt) LongtimeAZDem Jul 2016 #90
^^^ Yes! ehrnst Jul 2016 #93
Whether it works or not the trolling is not appreciated. nt stevenleser Jul 2016 #72
This message was self-deleted by its author Blue Idaho Jul 2016 #36
My point is about people who have no intention of voting for Hillary cosmicone Jul 2016 #49
wow TyL posts sure increased in no time! Her Sister Jul 2016 #102
... puffy socks Jul 2016 #133
I love it when you do that... betsuni Jul 2016 #138
Oops. Looks like you have caught someone in a classic case of concern trolling. nt stevenleser Jul 2016 #159
I despise the Greens, and they are opponents of the Democratic nominee. Demsrule86 Jul 2016 #59
A completely different take on this OP. Stonepounder Jul 2016 #30
mmmm yeah right ... cosmicone Jul 2016 #38
I hope ur still 840high Jul 2016 #66
Care to elaborate? n/t cosmicone Jul 2016 #78
Me Thinks it is pretty self explainitory. sheshe2 Jul 2016 #112
Are you possibly ... frazzled Jul 2016 #131
This message was self-deleted by its author betsuni Jul 2016 #139
..... LiberalLovinLug Jul 2016 #75
Respectfully Blue Idaho Jul 2016 #41
I do all those things. Stonepounder Jul 2016 #47
Agreed. Blue Idaho Jul 2016 #61
The "concerned" don't want reassurance Cary Jul 2016 #155
I understand the fear Demsrule86 Jul 2016 #51
There are ways to get reassurance without "concern trolling" ehrnst Jul 2016 #97
I was in no way planning on appearing to be 'concern trolling'. Stonepounder Jul 2016 #113
Not the point at all, and I was not referring to your posts. ehrnst Jul 2016 #115
OK, thanks for the response. Stonepounder Jul 2016 #118
Kentucky? My thoughts are with you. ehrnst Jul 2016 #119
Understandable, and that's fine. But at this point, just what are the options? George II Jul 2016 #127
I don't think there is enough reassurance in the world to make you feel "reassured" AgadorSparticus Jul 2016 #147
nope, not just you n/t DemonGoddess Jul 2016 #46
I hate to believe that some here Demsrule86 Jul 2016 #48
Seems like passive-aggressive did-dig-poke-poke passing as "discussion" Her Sister Jul 2016 #53
Yep. (nt) ehrnst Jul 2016 #98
+1 puffy socks Jul 2016 #134
Don't agree cally Jul 2016 #56
So ... she is a babe in the woods with no guidance? cosmicone Jul 2016 #63
Well I'm worried cally Jul 2016 #73
Clinton 45% Trump 33% is too close? seabeyond Jul 2016 #76
This! mcar Jul 2016 #99
Here is a great resource for keeping a good perspective on election year polls: ehrnst Jul 2016 #100
Excellent points! mcar Jul 2016 #101
There have been a lot of polls puffy socks Jul 2016 #136
Just got through reading something 840high Jul 2016 #68
The source of that kind article is important ehrnst Jul 2016 #116
Consider the competition Generic Brad Jul 2016 #69
Post removed Post removed Jul 2016 #58
Primaries are over. Sanders has endorsed Clinton. PatrickforO Jul 2016 #62
^^^ THIS ^^^^ n/t cosmicone Jul 2016 #64
Thank you! NastyRiffraff Jul 2016 #125
Sanders is insisting on a roll call vote where he will not release his delegate Gothmog Jul 2016 #148
Trolls rock Jul 2016 #65
Republican ratfucking. baldguy Jul 2016 #77
The new jury system worked for a while Politicub Jul 2016 #79
I still thinking it is working better than before. Demsrule86 Jul 2016 #87
The concern trolls have always been with us. SheilaT Jul 2016 #80
Yes, and because of that I am using the ignore button again. redstatebluegirl Jul 2016 #81
This is their thinking .... cosmicone Jul 2016 #83
Is it possible you want no posts at all that don't worship Hillary??? WTF. Nt Logical Jul 2016 #84
Yes that is what we want Demsrule86 Jul 2016 #88
I especially Jamaal510 Jul 2016 #86
I completely agree...I don't like the green posts. nt Demsrule86 Jul 2016 #89
The Greens have basically become the protest vote ... nolawarlock Jul 2016 #143
I agree. I guess the concern is to fend off any complaints? George II Jul 2016 #92
GOP trolls have morphed into pleasant disseminators of bad information. applegrove Jul 2016 #103
People concern troll this site a lot. Rex Jul 2016 #104
Me too! Iliyah Jul 2016 #106
posting privileges over principles. zappaman Jul 2016 #107
It's not just you. And it is annoying as f*ck! AgadorSparticus Jul 2016 #117
Some people are just SO concerned NastyRiffraff Jul 2016 #126
It's not just you, cosmic. Hekate Jul 2016 #129
greens can sit and spin MirrorAshes Jul 2016 #130
K&R! Mahalo, cosmicone~ Cha Jul 2016 #137
Yeah, I've noticed that, too. Skid Rogue Jul 2016 #144
These posts are so transparent that they are sad Gothmog Jul 2016 #145
K&R (mistakenly K&Red someone's reply upthread, meant to K&R the OP) betsuni Jul 2016 #150
All of y'all's concern is duly noted... ChisolmTrailDem Jul 2016 #151
K&R! No, it's not just you. The "concern" about trouncing is noted. R B Garr Jul 2016 #160
It is amazing the same concern threads posted DI and JPR show up this website Gothmog Jul 2016 #162
Perhaps some of the "prorgressives" don't want HRC to win cosmicone Jul 2016 #163
I call them Andy823 Jul 2016 #164
The "so-called progressives" and the conservatives on DI share that interest Gothmog Jul 2016 #167
seems like another uptick this morning Sheepshank Jul 2016 #170
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