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Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:17 PM

Goodness gracious, DU! Can we stop with doom and gloom?

Latinos in Florida. Construction workers in Ohio. Have I mentioned Latinos in Florida yet? Again?

Vote securely, support Democrats, give money and time when you can.

We will not change the minds of the Trumpublicans. Focus on Independents and new voters. I know many people who have changed their minds and will vote for Biden and I’ll bet you do, too.



Focus!

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Reply Goodness gracious, DU! Can we stop with doom and gloom? (Original post)
phylny Sep 2020 OP
smirkymonkey Sep 2020 #1
qwlauren35 Sep 2020 #21
MaryMagdaline Sep 2020 #2
cilla4progress Sep 2020 #4
MaryMagdaline Sep 2020 #7
cilla4progress Sep 2020 #15
MaryMagdaline Sep 2020 #20
cilla4progress Sep 2020 #22
MaryMagdaline Sep 2020 #23
cilla4progress Sep 2020 #27
LizBeth Sep 2020 #3
demmiblue Sep 2020 #5
phylny Sep 2020 #6
demmiblue Sep 2020 #9
ihas2stinkyfeet Sep 2020 #12
demmiblue Sep 2020 #13
ihas2stinkyfeet Sep 2020 #14
demmiblue Sep 2020 #16
Thekaspervote Sep 2020 #8
cilla4progress Sep 2020 #18
brush Sep 2020 #10
OneBro Sep 2020 #11
ihas2stinkyfeet Sep 2020 #17
OneBro Sep 2020 #24
ihas2stinkyfeet Sep 2020 #26
ihas2stinkyfeet Sep 2020 #19
crimycarny Sep 2020 #28
OneBro Sep 2020 #29
electric_blue68 Sep 2020 #37
crimycarny Sep 2020 #40
electric_blue68 Sep 2020 #42
JI7 Sep 2020 #36
writes3000 Sep 2020 #25
NightWatcher Sep 2020 #30
McKim Sep 2020 #31
marble falls Sep 2020 #32
ehrnst Sep 2020 #33
EllieBC Sep 2020 #34
Spazito Sep 2020 #35
Aepps22 Sep 2020 #38
Willto Sep 2020 #39
Awsi Dooger Sep 2020 #41

Response to phylny (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:20 PM

1. Thank YOU!

This has been one of the most depressing days on DU ever! I'm taking a break to watch some funny movies. I can't deal with this negativity.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:51 PM

21. YOU TOO!!!

I watched Princess and the Frog.

And felt SO MUCH BETTER!

I didn't realize it was because DU was depressing the shit out of me.

I just knew that I needed to shut it down.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:21 PM

2. K&R Let's take our cue from Biden

We’re ahead right now and we’re pouring it on. When speaking to anyone, let’s use “pouring it on”and “running up the score.” Everyone hates losers, right wingers even more so. Let them know NOW their guy is a loser and they need to bow out now before they are embarrassed.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:25 PM

4. Valid

observation.

But, might I also gently suggest, that we support, and yes, "allow" those who need to come here to vent their fears and grief to do so.

If you don't want to read their posts, you can scroll by.

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:31 PM

7. I've never attacked anyone's post here, nor would I

I am supporting THIS post because it expresses my point of view.

Why did you skip over response Number One and go to me?????

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:47 PM

15. My bad, I'm sorry ...

I combined my responses.

I just thought you had a very valid observation about Rs not wanting to stick with a loser.

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #15)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:50 PM

20. Thanks

Sorry for the overreaction

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #20)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:55 PM

22. No problem.

Tense times.

I love my DU community and am very positive about us!

🥰

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #22)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 03:09 PM

23. Me too! You all keep me sane!

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #23)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 03:36 PM

27. ...

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:24 PM

3. Trump has to have someone... Biden has women, educated, POC, vets heading his way, and who else?

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:28 PM

5. DU has a trash thread feature. I use it often, as well as the ignore feature.

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:29 PM

6. Not a bad idea.

Last edited Sun Sep 13, 2020, 06:25 PM - Edit history (1)

I’m just trying to 1) encourage 2) steer away from our Russian “guests.”

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Response to phylny (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:33 PM

9. While it is nice to encourage, it is also ok for people to post news items...

and express their feelings. I'm sure that that vast majority of people posting about these issues are not Russian or republican trolls.

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Response to phylny (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:39 PM

12. yup. they are here.

 

as are the useful idiots they depend on.

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Response to ihas2stinkyfeet (Reply #12)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:43 PM

13. Nice... calling your fellow DUers useful idiots.

I would welcome you to DU, but...

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #13)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:46 PM

14. well, i calls em like i sees em.

 

the debbie downers are not my "fellows"

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Response to ihas2stinkyfeet (Reply #14)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:48 PM

16. Aww... lol!

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:33 PM

8. Agree! Instead of fretting..get busy, do phone banking, write letters, volunteer at your hdqrts

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #8)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:49 PM

18. Being sad- even desperate and panicky -

is not necessarily fretting, and is not mutually exclusive of doing stuff.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:36 PM

10. Your post is exactly the right message. Do not dwell on trumpers...

they are not our target audience. Don't waste time trying to convert them. Indies and those who haven't voted before are who we should go after.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:38 PM

11. That we might learn from our past.

https://upload.democraticunderground.com/12512567255
Dear Election Concern Trolls:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/12512610420
Wow - the concern trolls were right.

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Response to OneBro (Reply #11)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:49 PM

17. yeahbut.

 

she got 3M more votes.
the polls were right. the vote counters cheated.

i'm still worried about the vote counters, but i see the election protection that is being stood up all over the country.
so, y

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Response to ihas2stinkyfeet (Reply #17)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 03:11 PM

24. Yes, and Biden too might get 3M more votes.

In this bizarro world where Trump is President of the United States and STILL commands 80+ percent of the white, evangelical, dependable voters; where right-wingers control the Senate and most of our appellate courts (which have systematically gutted the Voting Rights Act), it is understandable that some of our members are voicing their fears, concerns, and nightmares about the future of our country.

I have no idea whether doom and gloom helps to suppress the vote because voters feel no hope and thus stay home, or that it somehow inspires people to get off their asses and vote because they know their one vote can make a difference. I suspect, though, that calling people "concern trolls" or "worry warts" ultimately does little to help the Democratic cause.

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Response to OneBro (Reply #24)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 03:33 PM

26. well.mr darwin called.

 

those voters are dropping like flies.

but if i run into a single voter that didnt show up cuz of this sort of crap, i.will.be.pissed.

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Response to OneBro (Reply #11)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:49 PM

19. yeahbut.

 

she got 3M more votes.
the polls were right. the vote counters cheated.

i'm still worried about the vote counters, but i see the election protection that is being stood up all over the country.
so, yeah. not a debbie downer.

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Response to OneBro (Reply #11)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 03:49 PM

28. But the same "election concern trolls" were here for Obama too

Same hand wringing and worrying posts were here during Obama election 2008 and 2012, yet the outcome was different. It’s like living in CA and predicting an earthquake every single day—eventually you will be right.

I’m stating all this from the standpoint of a professional hand wringer. I’m TERRIFIED of another Trump Presidency so when I read too many doom and gloom threads I can get myself in a state of almost sheer panic. That is why I so appreciate those who write the “we can do this” threads! It doesn’t make me complacent—which I think is the fear of some—it just makes me less insane.

Not saying people aren’t allowed to post negative or doom and gloom threads, it’s a discussion forum after all, but I feel I need to give a major shout out to the positive posters. Those posts energize me, too much negativity drains me. I need all the energy I have to fight for a Biden win.


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Response to crimycarny (Reply #28)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 04:10 PM

29. I'm with ya!

Maybe the true enemy is complacency. Whether due to elation when our candidate is ahead, or doom and gloom when our candidate is behind, let us never sit on our laurels til the race is done.

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Response to OneBro (Reply #29)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 10:36 PM

37. So far I don't know anyone who is complacent

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Response to electric_blue68 (Reply #37)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 03:34 AM

40. Me either

But it seems like every positive post will inevitably have some commenting about “we can’t be complacent!” Or “too early to celebrate!”... Having hope doesn’t equate to complacency, but so many seem to feel the need to damp down any enthusiasm out of the mistaken view that it means people will assume Biden has it “in the bag”. After 2016 no one is assuming anything!

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Response to crimycarny (Reply #40)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 04:22 AM

42. I guess I fo from ...

doomy bc of Russia, convid, and potential vile drumphists trying to scare off voters in key areas who show up instead of mailing in their vote ( I checked and know I'm registered. An apt building aquaintence and I both got knocked off in the NYS primary decades ago at the same time). I have to get my absentee ballot.

And then I'm nuetral, and sometimes positive when I hear good news. So that's where I'm at currently.

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Response to OneBro (Reply #11)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 06:05 PM

36. Concern Trolls want Democrats to Lose. It might be different if they actually

offered ideas on how to help get out votes .

When they bring up 2016 they fail to bring up things like Comey and the Russian attacks on the election.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 03:19 PM

25. I believe it's absolutely intentional.

I can consistently predict who posts the doom and gloom stuff.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 04:13 PM

30. This is the RUSSIAN DISTRACTION MACHINE. Get a plan and VOTE!

Turn off your social media and respond to all "concern" posts with a simple "get a plan and Vote".

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 04:39 PM

31. Amen!!!!!

Amen!!!!! Just stop it. Stop reacting to their garbage headline grabbing structure messages!
They are loud because they are a losing minority and trying to look bigger than they are.
Do something to get out the vote or help realize BLM goals and stop feeding them!

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 05:00 PM

32. We're going to win, but we need to keep up the pressure, doom and gloom detracts from the effort.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 05:12 PM

33. I agree... The concern trolls are out in force.(nt)

 

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 05:13 PM

34. Some people need to fret or have drama.

They can’t ever see the good or positive in anything. Their entire lives are devoted to doom and gloom.

Ignore them.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 06:00 PM

35. You get to recognize those OPs and posters you just know are....

full of doom and gloom, all is lost, etc. etc. etc. I scroll past those OPs without opening them and, as a result, my reading has become a lot more on the realistically positive side.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 11:14 PM

38. Keep Working

I understand that some people are still in shock over 2016 but this is a new year and a new election. I am all for being real about our prospects, but things look very good for us right now. I encourage everyone that is nervous to donate to our candidates and volunteer. We are way more motivated than we were in 2016 and the Deplorables know it which is why they want to stop us from voting. Don't get discouraged.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 12:25 AM

39. LOL!

I got to agree with the OP. It does seem that even if 4 polls came out that all had Biden up 70 to 30 on Trump someone would dig into the specifics of one of the polls and post a thread titled "Biden Under Performing with Lithuanian Barbers Who Have Less Than 3 Kids"

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 04:01 AM

41. Get rid of Florida but there's no problem with the Hispanic vote in Florida

 

That seems to be the acceptable combination

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