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Mon Jan 28, 2019, 01:00 PM

Didn't DU usually have an election forum as one approached?

Wouldn't that be useful, in order to separate all that preliminary excitement from the discussions of the existential threat of a traitor in the White House?

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Reply Didn't DU usually have an election forum as one approached? (Original post)
Grasswire2 Jan 2019 OP
MineralMan Jan 2019 #1
Heartstrings Jan 2019 #2
msongs Jan 2019 #3
Grasswire2 Jan 2019 #5
emulatorloo Jan 2019 #4
Grasswire2 Jan 2019 #6
Demsrule86 Jan 2019 #7
TexasProgresive Jan 2019 #8
2naSalit Jan 2019 #9

Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 01:03 PM

1. Not this early. That may happen later on, though.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 01:08 PM

2. Good idea!

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 01:10 PM

3. du needs a trump forum where anything containing the word trump, used as a

name of a human, must be posted. that way that human named trump could not get free promotion

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Response to msongs (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 01:18 PM

5. I see that differently.

Trump is a unique and existential threat to our democracy. Ridding ourselves of him must be our first priority. Can't wait for the election. He must be stopped now. And we must lend support to those who are doing the work of that process.

I don't see following the investigations and posting important material as promotion. If only we had a way to separate the one from the other.

A problem to that end is the very real spectacle of the clownish distraction he provides. It's a lot of fun to mock the stupidity and the dotardish aspect. I participate in that, too, admittedly. This makes clutter on DU, though.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 01:13 PM

4. Yes, it was called GD Primary HellHole

Was a great place to post A.F. Branco cartoons and breathlessly repeat stuff Joe DiGenova said on the TV. <sarcasm>

Anyway, too early for that, as MM notes. I expect it will be more positive this time.

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 01:19 PM

6. you are an optimist :-)

There will be some who are just here to disrupt and exploit differences. Bank on it. We are a juicy target.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 01:24 PM

7. No way. The last primary one was a nightmare...let it get closer. And let's not allow candidate

bashing or the posting of right wing or even Russian propaganda. We want whoever is left standing to be electable.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 01:36 PM

8. I'm not ready for that yet.

It does help with forums/groups for each viable candidate is good as it keeps GD a bit cleaner. What the problem is the contentiousness between our members as the primaries get closer. I have been through several presidential seasons here at DU.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 02:46 PM

9. Too early...nt

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