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20. Oh, kwitcherpouting!
Thu Nov 17, 2016, 08:33 PM
Nov 2016

You have no reason to try and stop me or anyone else from offering respectful critiques of what happened. Nothing bad can come from any of those.
Only, that's not what I'm doing. If you see it that way, then it's a very imaginative way to victimize yourself. More of the same old "poor me" bullshit! Cut it out!

And we can't ever win a future election if everyone who backed Bernie is treated like it's all our fault and as if we should have to apologize for supporting the candidate we thought best reflected what we stood for.
Can you show me where I've done or suggested such a thing. Go on. Show me. I'll wait.

But, on the other hand, if that's a veiled attempt to justify and defend those who wrote in Bernie's name because they "thought best reflected what we stood for" ... well, then... that's pretty damned disgusting, and you SHOULD be ashamed and you SHOULD apologize for defending them, and they should apologize for skewing things in Trump's favor.

The only reason people are saying things you disagree with is that we want to make sure that what happened last Tuesday never happens again. That we recover and create a long-standing progressive majority, pro-inclusion, pro-social equality, pro-economic justice or equality or whatever you want to call it.

That's your goal? Seriously? Coulda fooled me. Sorry, you're failing. Try again. It's a nice goal and all... but you're going about it the wrong way.

Actually, it kinda looks like "sneering" and "berating" and "talking down" in a "destructive" and almost giddy and celebratory way.

What we all want. HassleCat Nov 2016 #1
Well...all of us on this site, at least I hope. Ken Burch Nov 2016 #2
You are singing the same not over and over again in OP. boston bean Nov 2016 #3
I'm not calling for us to agree with anything Trump does, for God's sakes. Ken Burch Nov 2016 #5
Who said I see you as an enemy. I might be a bit suspicious because of the Bernie posting though... boston bean Nov 2016 #7
I was respectful to her, and got more so as we got closer to the convention. Ken Burch Nov 2016 #8
ok boston bean Nov 2016 #10
I am sickened that the election came out as it did. Ken Burch Nov 2016 #11
some folks got very used to DU being officially a 100% Hillary Criticism-free zone Warren DeMontague Nov 2016 #4
Possibly. Ken Burch Nov 2016 #6
That attitude kept me away. EOM sfwriter Nov 2016 #26
Understandable, but there is a lot of work to be done, so I hope we can all GreenPartyVoter Nov 2016 #28
(Yawn.) Dupe. NurseJackie Nov 2016 #9
Why do you even post here? Ken Burch Nov 2016 #12
Who said you're the "enemy"? WHO? (And why do you feel that way?) NurseJackie Nov 2016 #13
Ad nauseam indeed. nt JTFrog Nov 2016 #14
Everything you've said in response to me is about trying to taunt & shame me into ceasing to post. Ken Burch Nov 2016 #15
Thank you, Ken. Everything you've written here is well said and necessary if we're to win in '20. hedda_foil Nov 2016 #16
Thank you. Ken Burch Nov 2016 #17
Oh, kwitcherpouting! NurseJackie Nov 2016 #20
I have never justified anybody's decision to write in Bernie or to vote Stein. Never would. Ken Burch Nov 2016 #21
It sounds to me like that's what you're doing. Coming right up to the edge, then backing away. NurseJackie Nov 2016 #22
Bernie endorsed Hillary before the convention and campaigned for her all fall. Ken Burch Nov 2016 #23
He delayed and delayed and delayed WAY beyond what anyone could consider to be NurseJackie Nov 2016 #24
constructive criticism is appropriate for a portmortem.we learn no lessons living in our bubbles n/t BREMPRO Nov 2016 #18
There is nothing constructive Erin_Petrovna Nov 2016 #19
I often wish there was a "Like" button or "Rec" button for individual posts. And... NurseJackie Nov 2016 #27
Understanding how the Democratic Party did so poorly in this election is "Very Important" andym Nov 2016 #25
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