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Sat Mar 5, 2016, 04:08 PM

Weird

A dozen of us Democrats had lunch together yesterday. We chatted about stuff in the news, shook our heads at the “debates” on the other side, discussed how we could improve our caucus process, made plans to attend our upcoming county and state conventions. Half of us are Bernie supporters, half of us are Hillary supporters. We had a most pleasant afternoon.

Weird, huh?

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Reply Weird (Original post)
madamesilverspurs Mar 2016 OP
WhiteTara Mar 2016 #1
AtomicKitten Mar 2016 #2
kstewart33 Mar 2016 #8
AtomicKitten Mar 2016 #10
Dem2 Mar 2016 #11
AtomicKitten Mar 2016 #14
kristopher Mar 2016 #15
Dem2 Mar 2016 #16
kstewart33 Mar 2016 #12
AtomicKitten Mar 2016 #17
kstewart33 Mar 2016 #19
AtomicKitten Mar 2016 #20
NurseJackie Mar 2016 #3
kstewart33 Mar 2016 #13
malthaussen Mar 2016 #4
longship Mar 2016 #5
Gregorian Mar 2016 #6
kstewart33 Mar 2016 #7
NCTraveler Mar 2016 #9
bigwillq Mar 2016 #18

Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 04:09 PM

1. No. We're all in this together. nt

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 04:10 PM

2. I think most voters support a fair and open process.

 

And then there are others who are fine with the 'by any means necessary' tactics.

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Response to AtomicKitten (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 04:38 PM

8. AK, lighten up, will ya?

Couldn't resist that little jab?

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Response to kstewart33 (Reply #8)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 05:02 PM

10. Truth is tough for some to digest here.

 

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Response to AtomicKitten (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 05:05 PM

11. When it comes to politics

Truth is a variable. Just sayin'

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Response to Dem2 (Reply #11)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 05:09 PM

14. I think the word you're looking for is malleable.

 

Distortion for whatever reason is not truth.

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Response to AtomicKitten (Reply #14)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 05:10 PM

15. +1

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Response to AtomicKitten (Reply #14)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 05:10 PM

16. Nope

People's priorities define "truth" - that which is so important to said voter that there shall be no compromise.

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Response to AtomicKitten (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 05:07 PM

12. A truce, just for a moment, a little truce?

For just a moment there, both sides were applauding the post. Climb down off those barricades and enjoy the moment!

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Response to kstewart33 (Reply #12)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 06:03 PM

17. "You are running as if you are the Republican and he the Democrat."

 

Keith Olbermann on how Hillary ran against Obama. And she's using that tactic again. Yes, I have a huge problem with that. She's a politician, a candidate. You choose to personalize that.

I don't think wanting an open and fair election is too much to ask. But your candidate and her family are lying to voters, coapting Bernie!s message. Worse, in my view, are the documented reindeer games such as your candidate's supporters buzzing registration in caucuses and going in to vote and a former president gumming up the works with his entourage in four heavily Bernie friendly precincts.

Yeah. Holding hands and singing kumbaya doesn't seem likely. This election matters and I'm dead serious about it. Perhaps you'd be more comfortable in the protected group.

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Response to AtomicKitten (Reply #17)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 06:57 PM

19. Whoa, there.

Do you converse this way with people you know who support Clinton for president? Do you accuse them of being Republicans and suggest they retreat to some safer place while you man the barricades and bravely push forward with Bernie's banner, stopping only for meals and sleep, in your campaign to save our democracy?

Geez Louise, lighten up for a moment.

You know, we aren't monsters. We're not on a seek and destroy mission, congregating with corrupt liars and cheats. We just believe that Clinton will be the better president.

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Response to kstewart33 (Reply #19)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 07:33 PM

20. Since you apparently feel the need to misstate by means of exaggeration what I actually said,

 

... I have nothing further to add other than reiterating the problem I have is with the way the candidate you support is running her campaign which is quite the opposite of inducing peace and ultimately the solidarity you seem to be seeking.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 04:10 PM

3. Amazing, isn't it? Real life is not at all like this web site. It's very refreshing. :-)

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 05:08 PM

13. You betcha.

Just wondering, are you really a nurse or a fan of the show? Just asking, don't mean to offend.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 04:13 PM

4. If conscience doth make cowards of us all...

... the Internet does wonders for our bravery. And in fairness, there are plenty of people on the 'Net with whom one can have a reasoned and courteous discussion of politics, including many here at DU.

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 04:18 PM

5. Something devoutly to be wished.


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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 04:34 PM

6. I think being face to face is very different than an anonymous forum.

We can be less than cordial and kind when there is no face on the other side of the conversation. We often do not know who we're conversing with.

I think that has much to do with how we are on the forum. And to be honest, I like the forum. There's too much social norm pressure in the way, when we are face to face. It's both good and bad. But now that you've brought this up, I think it merits observation. Perhaps the Democratic party isn't as divided as it seems.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 04:35 PM

7. That's good to know. Same thing at my caucus site.

Both sides very friendly with each other, happy to be there and cast a vote for their candidate.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 04:43 PM

9. Love it. Democrats rock. Nt

 

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 06:11 PM

18. Yea, Real Life is far different than social media/message boards

 

I've witnessed very little "infighting" in real life. Sure, folks have differences of opinions, but it's nothing like what goes on on social media/message boards.

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