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Tue Apr 19, 2016, 12:42 PM

Canít We Disagree Respectfully

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The Colorado Democratic Party State Convention was held on Saturday, April 16 in Loveland amid a mix of snow and rain. Let me say from the start that I have friends who are supporting Senator Bernie Sanders. At the precinct caucus, county and Congressional District meetings, there was enthusiasm, respect and courtesy shown to everyone from each side. At the State Convention, the only trait that carried over was the enthusiasm.

Among Sanders supporters from Weld County, they acted just as civilly as they did at our county meetings. But to our left and down the side of the meeting hall, were some of the rudest, most disrespectful people you could have encountered. Many of those seats were held by Bernie Sanders delegates from other counties.

The catcalls, chanting, yelling during Senator Bennetís nomination speech were very upsetting. Here he stood on the stage with wife and children talking about all the hard work he has done on issues that everyone cares about, and the response was to shout and stomp feet. It was difficult for him to finish in a way that we could all hear. Disgraceful is the word for the behavior of the hecklers. This behavior was certainly not helpful to Senator Sanders but undoubtedly produced a backlash of emotions from other Democrats in the room.
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Pat Waak, the author of this OP, was seated down front near the stage. She gives a better perspective than I was able to offer from my position at the back of the room.

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madamesilverspurs Apr 2016 OP
VulgarPoet Apr 2016 #1
Betty Karlson Apr 2016 #4
Lucinda Apr 2016 #2
JSup Apr 2016 #3
Punkingal Apr 2016 #5
ibegurpard Apr 2016 #6
NCTraveler Apr 2016 #7
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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 12:52 PM

1. With how often we've been decried as Nazis, misogynists, racists, and that kind of ilk

they're really lucky we're a civilized people enough to draw the line at returning their disrespect.

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Response to VulgarPoet (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 01:01 PM

4. Quite so. If you deny people proper representation, at some point the party will implode

 

and you can't keep hiding behind a pair of ovaries or shout "but think of the children" every time someone criticises you. That trick has been tried a few too many times by now.

And just so you know: these are worn record # 2 and # 3. On an unassailable number 1 is "but who else are ya gonna vote for? Be afraid of the GOP!"

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 12:55 PM

2. It's a shame to see that kind of behavior happening

I wish it was surprising to read, but it wasn't.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 12:56 PM

3. When...

...people treat you like you're inhuman because Hillary is in your avatar it's a little difficult and very disturbing, but some of us still try because there are still people that treat people like people on both sides.

So many "people" in that sentence.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 01:33 PM

5. Oh, spare me. It's a matter of opinion whose supporters act the worst.

I for one am tired of the same old line about how rude Bernie supporters are. I saw 2 Hillary surrogates on CNN yesterday who wouldn't stop interrupting and allow others to talk. But that is how Hillary acted in the last debate. My candidate is twice as polite as she is.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 01:35 PM

6. Clinton campaign shit that bed a long time ago.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 01:37 PM

7. I'm sorry good people are having to deal with this. nt.

 

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 02:04 PM

8. Well, yes, some people are rude.

Like the Clinton supporter at the Clark County, NV caucus who yelled "F*ck you, bi*ch" to a Sanders supporter. That was caught on video.

Civility is a two-way street, madamesilverspurs.

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