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Invitation from Conservative Underground

Okay, before you report me and insist this be deleted, please read on.

As I said in another post, I lurk over at CU now and then, mostly to see how low they will go to bash DUers. A few times I've actually seen an argument in defense of a specific position, but mostly their comments seem to be personal (what idiots we are) instead of directed at the issue involved. Please read on.

Now they have issued an invitation for us to come over and discuss stuff. As the fellow who issued the invitation put it, "to have some fun." The responses to his invitation have been... okay, I'll say it... pretty insulting to us: personal put-downs instead of comments on how we disagree or how an exchange of ideas might be useful. Which got me to thinking.

Granted DU and CU are both chat rooms, i.e., places to vent and commisserate with like-minded folks from the privacy of a username. I don't have a clue what would constitute a "serious political discussion forum," but neither one of them seem to be one. What IS noticeable is that nowadays people (and I see it here too) seem to be indulging in a lot of personal put-downs and spitball-throwing instead of addressing the issues involved. "If you don't agree with me, you're a fucking asshole" and such. Maybe it's just easier to call someone a moron instead of responding to what he/she said.

There's a huge difference between saying that somebody's specific comment was galaxy-class beyond-fucking-shitbrained-stupid, and calling that individual, personally, a fucking asshole. One addreses the comment and the other addresses the person.

Over the past few years, and especially over the past year and a half, a lot of people seem to have lost the ability to tell the difference.

Reminds me of name-calling back in grammar school. I thought I had left that behind.

Interesting observation re: McCain and Trump

Okay, here it goes... cards on the table: I occasionally lurk over at Conservative Underground. No apologies from me. Governments and industry do it too, but they call it spying. I just don't get paid for it, I don't carry a gun, and I haven't worn my trench coat in years.

Anyway, I found that some members over there don't like McCain because he opposed Trump. Which brought up something which I thought was interesting.

McCain was a Republican, a long-time Republican. Now that he's gone, it seems Republicans don't like him (or worse) because he opposed Trump. Meanwhile, from I see see here, Democrats do like him (or more) because he opposed Trump.

So now the guy has fans in both parties for the same exact reason.

How many times has that happened before?
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