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Mon May 2, 2016, 08:59 AM

So, how many DU users do you think

Are actually working for, and being paid by, one of the HRC's super PACS to spew lies about Bernie Sander?

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/4/21/1518537/-Clinton-SuperPac-Admits-to-Paying-Internet-Trolls

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Reply So, how many DU users do you think (Original post)
Helen Borg May 2016 OP
djean111 May 2016 #1
Helen Borg May 2016 #2
sarge43 May 2016 #3
Triana May 2016 #4
Scuba May 2016 #5
hereforthevoting May 2016 #7
Scuba May 2016 #8
hereforthevoting May 2016 #9
CompanyFirstSergeant May 2016 #6
dreamnightwind May 2016 #10
djean111 May 2016 #11
dreamnightwind May 2016 #12
CompanyFirstSergeant May 2016 #13
RoccoR5955 May 2016 #14
CompanyFirstSergeant May 2016 #15

Response to Helen Borg (Original post)

Mon May 2, 2016, 09:02 AM

1. Hard to tell - I think some just like spewing lies. I amazed they think it would work.

 

If someone is on the internet, and read that crap, they are likely going to look stuff up.

I just put them on ignore. My grandson says Redditors are aware of this, too.

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Response to djean111 (Reply #1)

Mon May 2, 2016, 09:03 AM

2. I started using the Ignore button as well...

No point in arguing...

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Response to Helen Borg (Original post)

Mon May 2, 2016, 09:36 AM

3. Seems like a fearful waste of money

Most of them are about as subtle as a hippo taking a leak.

They may have some effect among low info types, but on a politically sophisticated board like DU they stand out like a sore boil. Essentially they're preaching to the choir.

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Response to Helen Borg (Original post)

Mon May 2, 2016, 09:37 AM

4. Not sure but it seems they're on a

 

"Bernie is delusional -- he's misleading his supporters!" posting jag in the last 12 hours.

It's as if they're scared of something.

My Full Ignore list is getting VERY long!

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Response to Helen Borg (Original post)

Mon May 2, 2016, 09:38 AM

5. Today's meme: Bernie can't win, is just staying in the race to bilk his donors.

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #5)

Mon May 2, 2016, 09:43 AM

7. This one is particularly gnarly

Especially set against someone who is literally lying and stealing to amass a fortune.

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Response to hereforthevoting (Reply #7)

Mon May 2, 2016, 09:46 AM

8. Especially ironic considering ...

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #8)

Mon May 2, 2016, 09:47 AM

9. YES!

The irony knows no end I guess.

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Response to Helen Borg (Original post)

Mon May 2, 2016, 09:41 AM

6. I saw Bernie stealing my television last night

 

Thank goodness it was only worth $27

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Response to Helen Borg (Original post)

Mon May 2, 2016, 09:52 AM

10. There are a lot of low-post count Hillary supporters all of a sudden

I seem to have been running into quite a few of them, so my guess is some substantial percentage of them are working for and probably being paid to work for her campaign or one of her stupor PAC's.

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Response to dreamnightwind (Reply #10)

Mon May 2, 2016, 09:58 AM

11. I agree. I just ignore them. But it is revolting.

 

And not surprising in the least. I cannot understand why they think this stuff will work - seems like they just revel in the opportunity to be nasty with no repercussions. If I met one in "real life", I wouldn't have it in my home. Ugh.

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Response to djean111 (Reply #11)

Mon May 2, 2016, 10:08 AM

12. I think it's more about convincing casual readers than real progressives

They want pro-Hillary posts online countering any narrative that goes against her. They probably don't expect to convince anyone they are arguing with, but they want to have a refutation in the conversation for all the people who are reading the thread. Many casual readers are probably less informed and the sock technique might actually be effective with some of them, which is why I sometimes respond to counter the presumed socks. They usually end up on ignore after a pointless exchange.

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Response to dreamnightwind (Reply #12)

Mon May 2, 2016, 10:30 AM

13. Your post is just Right Wing Propaganda...

 

Oh, wait, Hillary is to the right on many issue.

OK, so it's Left Wing Propaganda...

NO, she needs people on the left to voter for her...

So it's just to the right of left somewhere near the center propaganda....

Make a left on Main Street and a right at the Diner...

Ohhhhh....

Never Mind.

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Response to CompanyFirstSergeant (Reply #13)

Mon May 2, 2016, 12:18 PM

14. If I hear that my post is RW propaganda one more time

 

I think I'll scream!
If I hear that Hilliary is a Liberal, or Progressive, I think I'll scream.
OH WTF, I'll just scream and get it over with.

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Response to RoccoR5955 (Reply #14)

Mon May 2, 2016, 12:22 PM

15. AAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

 

I'm with you.

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