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Didn't DU usually have an election forum as one approached? (Original Post) Grasswire2 Jan 2019 OP
Not this early. That may happen later on, though. MineralMan Jan 2019 #1
Good idea! Heartstrings Jan 2019 #2
du needs a trump forum where anything containing the word trump, used as a msongs Jan 2019 #3
I see that differently. Grasswire2 Jan 2019 #5
Yes, it was called GD Primary HellHole emulatorloo Jan 2019 #4
you are an optimist :-) Grasswire2 Jan 2019 #6
No way. The last primary one was a nightmare...let it get closer. And let's not allow candidate Demsrule86 Jan 2019 #7
I'm not ready for that yet. TexasProgresive Jan 2019 #8
Too early...nt 2naSalit Jan 2019 #9

msongs

(68,282 posts)
3. du needs a trump forum where anything containing the word trump, used as a
Mon Jan 28, 2019, 01:10 PM
Jan 2019

name of a human, must be posted. that way that human named trump could not get free promotion

Grasswire2

(13,613 posts)
5. I see that differently.
Mon Jan 28, 2019, 01:18 PM
Jan 2019

Trump is a unique and existential threat to our democracy. Ridding ourselves of him must be our first priority. Can't wait for the election. He must be stopped now. And we must lend support to those who are doing the work of that process.

I don't see following the investigations and posting important material as promotion. If only we had a way to separate the one from the other.

A problem to that end is the very real spectacle of the clownish distraction he provides. It's a lot of fun to mock the stupidity and the dotardish aspect. I participate in that, too, admittedly. This makes clutter on DU, though.

emulatorloo

(45,202 posts)
4. Yes, it was called GD Primary HellHole
Mon Jan 28, 2019, 01:13 PM
Jan 2019

Was a great place to post A.F. Branco cartoons and breathlessly repeat stuff Joe DiGenova said on the TV. <sarcasm>

Anyway, too early for that, as MM notes. I expect it will be more positive this time.

Grasswire2

(13,613 posts)
6. you are an optimist :-)
Mon Jan 28, 2019, 01:19 PM
Jan 2019

There will be some who are just here to disrupt and exploit differences. Bank on it. We are a juicy target.

Demsrule86

(69,487 posts)
7. No way. The last primary one was a nightmare...let it get closer. And let's not allow candidate
Mon Jan 28, 2019, 01:24 PM
Jan 2019

bashing or the posting of right wing or even Russian propaganda. We want whoever is left standing to be electable.

TexasProgresive

(12,201 posts)
8. I'm not ready for that yet.
Mon Jan 28, 2019, 01:36 PM
Jan 2019

It does help with forums/groups for each viable candidate is good as it keeps GD a bit cleaner. What the problem is the contentiousness between our members as the primaries get closer. I have been through several presidential seasons here at DU.

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