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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-24-08 11:57 AM
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9. It seems to be an odd internet phenomenon
I came to DU after the primary was over but I've been told that 2004 wasn't that different than this time. People in real life aren't even half as nasty or foolish in their support of their candidate as they are on the internet. I believe part if it is just the manners of dealing with a person face to face forces people to be more diplomatic. Sometimes when you're in a position of diplomatically dealing with people on a daily basis who disagree with your choice, you develop a wealth of repressed emotions. Some of these people then come to the internet to release these emotions in ugly and childish ways. Even if that means defending some of the nastiest, most ignorant rightwing idiots on the planet, just because what they said is sure to piss off their oppositions supporters.

This is the reason I don't read but a fraction of what's posted in GDP anymore. Of that fraction of post I do read most are still over the top foolishness, mere projections of the posters desires, which have no real facts to their claims. Every once in while though I still read a good and I'm sure there's more that I miss because they get lost in the shuffle of all the craziness.
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