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Sun Feb 21, 2016, 11:35 PM

My .02

When are we going to catch on that personal attacks only end up helping the opponent?

Enough with the "Shillary," "Hillarity" and other pet names, nicknames and petty insults. There is plenty to criticize in terms of her record, her positions, her campaign and tactics without using attacks that ultimately lose. Insults just make us, AND BERNIE, look bad. Leave the personal insults unsaid, even if you think them. They only result in legitimate points getting lost in the noise.

Please stop.

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Rebkeh Feb 2016 OP
HassleCat Feb 2016 #1
CentralMass Feb 2016 #2
Paulie Feb 2016 #3
TIME TO PANIC Feb 2016 #4
Rebkeh Feb 2016 #5
Rebkeh Feb 2016 #6
TIME TO PANIC Feb 2016 #7
Rebkeh Feb 2016 #8
blm Feb 2016 #10
Mufaddal Feb 2016 #9

Response to Rebkeh (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2016, 11:38 PM

1. Good advice

 

Concentrate on the specific activity, and leave it at that.

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Response to Rebkeh (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2016, 11:38 PM

2. I agree

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Response to Rebkeh (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2016, 11:40 PM

3. Many times yes, exactly.

Especially on DU. None will change their minds towards their candidate. Being hyperbolic even less so.

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Response to Rebkeh (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2016, 11:49 PM

4. Yep, and don't take the bait.

It's hard to resist sometimes, but that's what they want.

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Response to TIME TO PANIC (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 21, 2016, 11:57 PM

5. Yes! That too. Especially that nt

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Response to TIME TO PANIC (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 12:05 AM

6. It's exactly what they want

It's how they function, they bait you until you are playing their game on their terms, which is a win for them.

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Response to Rebkeh (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 12:14 AM

7. I'm certain some are republican trolls trying to be divisive. n/t

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Response to TIME TO PANIC (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 12:46 AM

8. As am I nt

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Response to Rebkeh (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:37 AM

10. I recognize some of the same tactics used here by trolls since the 2003-4 primaries.

They show up every election and after they feel safe they start showing themselves with their increasing aggressiveness and the RW propaganda they cite clearly apparent in their posts. No matter how they misdirect to other sites and links, when you track it back it obvious it was crafted by the RW's professional propagandists.

I see them on both sides - and have been trying to warn others here not to fall for the propaganda they are catapulting. I can't warn HRC group, because they blocked me early on. They let their touchiness get in the way of common sense.

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Response to Rebkeh (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:55 AM

9. I'm sure I'm guilty of this somewhere along the line

But yeah, you're right.

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