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fadedrose

(10,044 posts)
Tue Apr 21, 2015, 10:35 PM Apr 2015

People, remember what you say

to people who support a candidate other than the one you prefer.

When all is said and done, the election will come and go and we're still here, still democrats, with lots of wounds to heal as bad as those of the candidates.

I like this group and am staying out of bashing because to tell you the truth, I feel like crap when I do. I won't refrain from saying I like someone, but that's it. I'll read threads about issues, if they're not too long, and it they're funny, that helps.

The seams are starting to pull, and I don't wanna talk about elections any more. I don't take back anything I've said because I feel the same, but saying the same things over and over is just not my style.

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People, remember what you say (Original Post) fadedrose Apr 2015 OP
I've been here for 3 presidential elections over the past 14 years jaysunb Apr 2015 #1
It is kinda funny/sad cwydro Apr 2015 #2
+++ KMOD Apr 2015 #4
I just read this in "This Town": betsuni Apr 2015 #10
I've been meaning to read that. cwydro Apr 2015 #15
Really nice reminder. TDale313 Apr 2015 #3
We'll have to elect a Republican to unite DU again! WhaTHellsgoingonhere Apr 2015 #5
DU will not unite Martin Eden Apr 2015 #7
So vote for someone you do like BainsBane Apr 2015 #9
Are you responding to my post? Martin Eden Apr 2015 #12
You are clearly put out that there is a candidate that you don't like BainsBane Apr 2015 #13
Nope. You assume incorrectly on all counts. Martin Eden Apr 2015 #14
I agree 100% olddots Apr 2015 #6
Thanks for the reminder, fadedrose! pnwmom Apr 2015 #8
From my perspective, things seem to be not as uncivil as many are saying corkhead Apr 2015 #11

jaysunb

(11,856 posts)
1. I've been here for 3 presidential elections over the past 14 years
Tue Apr 21, 2015, 10:39 PM
Apr 2015

and nothing ever changes except the level of anger and fratricide. I hate it, but it kinda comes with the territory.

 

cwydro

(51,308 posts)
2. It is kinda funny/sad
Tue Apr 21, 2015, 10:46 PM
Apr 2015

that a discussion board sometimes seems like a junior high school.

As I've said before, we should be able to disagree without being disagreeable.

betsuni

(26,621 posts)
10. I just read this in "This Town":
Wed Apr 22, 2015, 02:38 AM
Apr 2015

"In the local literary traditions, such as it is, Washington is said to mimic high school. ... There are plenty of bullies and nerds here. Familiar tableaus, like the floor of the Senate and the White House briefing room, are set up like classrooms. Congress goes out on 'recess.'"

DC and DU both.

TDale313

(7,820 posts)
3. Really nice reminder.
Tue Apr 21, 2015, 10:52 PM
Apr 2015

It'd be nice if we could all try and stay a bit more civil. It's gonna be a long election season.

BainsBane

(53,432 posts)
9. So vote for someone you do like
Wed Apr 22, 2015, 01:54 AM
Apr 2015

Is there some reason you feel like you should be able to control the votes of everyone on the site? There is something bizarre about the idea that you think people have to agree with you on everything to be acceptable. No one is forcing you to slum it with the awful Democrats who refuse to vote like you want. Imagine the party having the nerve to allow someone to run that you don't approve of. Who do they think they are anyway?

Martin Eden

(13,065 posts)
12. Are you responding to my post?
Wed Apr 22, 2015, 07:03 AM
Apr 2015

I ask the question because what you wrote has nothing whatsoever to do with anything I wrote.

I just stated a simple fact. I wasn't telling anyone to do anything. I wasn't even making a suggestion; just an observation.

BainsBane

(53,432 posts)
13. You are clearly put out that there is a candidate that you don't like
Wed Apr 22, 2015, 12:19 PM
Apr 2015

and you cited that as a reason for animosity toward other DUers. That is what I was responding to.

Martin Eden

(13,065 posts)
14. Nope. You assume incorrectly on all counts.
Wed Apr 22, 2015, 12:53 PM
Apr 2015

I made a simple, direct statement that I believe to be true -- that DU will not "unite" until there is a candidate that all DUers can support.

Do you think I'm mistaken about that, and DUers will in fact unite behind a candidate that many can't support?

I had no specific candidate in mind, did not express animosity, and was not suggesting anything beyond that simple observation.

I think most DUers will "unite" (vote for) the Democratic nominee in the general election, though with a community this large there will always be dissenters and complete unity will never be achieved.

I'm not saying that's a good thing or bad thing. Diversity of opinion exists.

Period.

You, on the other hand, seem very eager to take offense where none was given.

 

olddots

(10,237 posts)
6. I agree 100%
Tue Apr 21, 2015, 10:57 PM
Apr 2015

seems like people even get flamed for trying to be civil during the election cycle and we can't blame it on trolls all the time .

corkhead

(6,119 posts)
11. From my perspective, things seem to be not as uncivil as many are saying
Wed Apr 22, 2015, 06:37 AM
Apr 2015

however, I have cultivated a small but effective ignore list. I only have a half dozen or so on it. I was looking through their profiles last night and one was TS'd and 2 of the others were on "vacation" due to hidden posts.

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