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Thu Jul 11, 2013, 10:32 AM


Ever go and read the comments made to you from posters here during past elections?

. . . here's one that hit me right between the eyes (from a really nice guy, at that).

Ah, bigtree....

My favorite creepin' duMP'r.

The one thing I know about you, figtree, is that you have never served in the military.

I think you are the perfect Hillary supporter:

Blind to the truth about the bitter Half truths, lies, bullshit, intellectually corrupt wheedling, blaming, prevaricating, confabulating, foot stomping, pouting, fake tear generating, coattail riding, non-security clearance possessing Lewinski blaming position stealing Demo/neocon....ad infinitum.....

You really earn your keep, though, don't you.

Do they pay you by the post or the word??

. . . I dunno, maybe that response to me isn't as interesting as I think, but, the thing is, DU, I'm just a dedicated Democrat who will advocate as forcefully and as diligently as I am able for our Democratic candidates in these elections. It should have been obvious, but most folks couldn't see beyond the advocacy of their own candidate in that primary to imagine that I might, eventually, support theirs.

I'm just a fellow who stocks shelves at night, not a political operative, by any means. I 'belong' to DU, and I 'belong' to the Democratic Party. Outside of that, I'm just a working class slob living paycheck to paycheck. I make some strident defenses of our Democrats, no doubt, but, I've never felt I've done any big harm in posting here. All of the talk about how relevant DU can be ignores the fact that the bulk of our discussions; most of our venomous back and forth; doesn't usually amount to spit outside of this board. It has mattered, to me, though.

Hillary Clinton was my third choice in that campaign, I believe, followed by Barack Obama, when he got the nomination.

I hope we can keep sight of the fact that, while we may well disagree on issues and candidates here, most of us will continue to be strong advocates for our Democratic party and principles long after the votes are cast and the choice is made by the electorate.

Yes, I read more than a few of my own insults and accusations and I've found more than a few that were directed toward folks who I consider strong allies on this board today. There needn't have been a divide with some of my fellow DUers, on my part, if I'd kept that eventuality in mind during the heat of the campaign.

I'm looking forward to the congressional midterms with excitement and enthusiasm for the fight to regain the House and retain the Senate. I'm also mindful that the next presidential election is already being prepared for by folks who intend to make a serious run. I hope we can continue to find ways to elevate the issues and concerns that are important to us - and, to eventually unify in these upcoming elections; for the good our party - and for the good of the nation.

And, . . . that should just about do it. ('by the word' )

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Reply Ever go and read the comments made to you from posters here during past elections? (Original post)
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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 10:39 AM

1. Those were heady times, bigtree, and folks on both sides of the matter were passionate.


I don't think much good comes from reliving them.

Let's stick together!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 11:01 AM

3. I've read all the latest chatter here about what DU is, or was, or should be


. . . this has been the bane of my experience here.

I offer some reasoning and advice; using the contrast of the criticism for supporting Clinton with the way some here characterize mine and others support today for her victorious opponent in that election.

Fat chance for any perspective moving forward. The last election brought much of the same kind of vitriol and slander toward supporters of candidates.

Heady times? Okay, sure.

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Thu Jul 11, 2013, 10:49 AM

2. No. I would just as soon not relive the anomisity that was prevalent at that time.

Some bad things were said by people who supported different candidates. Then, when the nomination was secured, those who had originally supported Hillary were not treated very nicely (we'll just leave it at that) by those who had supported President Obama. We lost a lot of good posters in the dustup.

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