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Thu Jul 28, 2016, 04:03 PM

Did anyone read Amanda Marcotte's piece about Obama's speech?

She lamented how flawed and wrong it was, as if he had just given the most mediocre speech of his career. To be fair, Marcotte notes that there are some good points to his speech, but ... I didn't get what she was talking about. And virtually every single commentator in the discussion board for that article was all like WTF?

http://www.salon.com/2016/07/28/obamas_dnc_letdown_the_president_needed_to_hit_it_out_of_the_park_but_he_surprisingly_fell_short/

(apologies if someone's already posted about this)

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Response to bluedye33139 (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2016, 04:05 PM

1. It's a Maddow Special: make the thing you're commenting on about yourself by being

 

unreasonably contrarian.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 28, 2016, 04:06 PM

2. +1, some people just want to be different just to be different

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Response to bluedye33139 (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2016, 04:09 PM

3. not everyone is going feel every speech, probably her honest opinion but it's

 

a minority one

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Response to bluedye33139 (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2016, 04:10 PM

4. Let's see, Salon..... unhappy because good things said about Hillary. Looks like Salon's

analysis is wrong again.

perhaps not as bad as H.A. Goodman, but have been trying for second place for ever.

Salon is a pile of junk as far as I am concerned

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Response to still_one (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 28, 2016, 04:18 PM

6. Amanda M. is a huge Hillary supporter, though -- which is why I was all ... baffled

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Response to bluedye33139 (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 28, 2016, 04:24 PM

7. That may be, but the majority of articles from Salon are anti-Hillary

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Response to still_one (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 28, 2016, 04:25 PM

8. Editorially, it's a Buster site

I'll confess, I've seen some astonishing and funny things in the comments sections during this primary.

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Response to bluedye33139 (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 28, 2016, 04:30 PM

9. I am sure that is correct also

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Response to bluedye33139 (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2016, 04:12 PM

5. Yes, and I found it foolish--a lot like Rachel Maddox's nitpicking over Bill's speech.

Some people work really hard to find something wrong with a successful performance.

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