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Thu Apr 30, 2015, 12:20 AM

 

This is going to be Great

First off allow me to impart a bit of political wisdom.

Refrain from making possible allies mad at us.

Yes, that means no more bad ju-ju on our dear Hillary supporters.

We are going to need them after the convention.

If we are going to win this thing against the republican owned media and the republican owned voting machines, we are going to have to show a united face and a united party in order to make it look like we are having a fun party and every one is invited to go to work and get Bernie elected.

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RobertEarl Apr 2015 OP
Ed Suspicious Apr 2015 #1
daleanime Apr 2015 #2
BrotherIvan Apr 2015 #3
delrem Apr 2015 #4
Dream Girl Apr 2015 #5
RobertEarl Apr 2015 #6
Dream Girl Apr 2015 #7

Response to RobertEarl (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2015, 12:26 AM

1. Right on.

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Response to RobertEarl (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2015, 12:30 AM

2. More then just staying on good terms with people supporting other candidates...

it's being aware that there is a ton of pressing problems that have to be addressed. Be willing to listen if you want any one to return the favor.


And learn to explain the difference between Communist and Socialist quickly, cleanly, and patiently.

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Response to RobertEarl (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2015, 01:02 AM

3. +1 Senator Sanders' record speaks for itself

He speaks the truth. He fights for Democratic principles. That's all that needs to be said.

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Response to RobertEarl (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2015, 01:04 AM

4. Focus on issues, and on demanding that candidates and their supporters be honest about issues.

That should be agreed on by everyone.

No ad hominem.
I say that it's an ad hominem argument to say that someone who focuses on an issue that speaks apparently to the disfavor of one candidate or another, is "hating" or whatever ad hominem smear is handy.
Rebut the argument, don't rely on smears.
Even in face of ad hominem smears, the response should be to continue focusing on the issue that's important to us all, and ignore as much as possible the baiting ad hominem... trolls.

So e.g. I say argue contra Ted Cruz, but argue vs. his position, his history, his trajectory, on the issues dear to us. Reject the politician Ted Cruz for well reasoned principles, not because you're fired up with ad hominem insults. Just taking as for example a politician few on DU would have empathy for.

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Response to RobertEarl (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2015, 01:36 AM

5. Absolutely delusional. ...

 

And I'm not even a Hillary supporter.

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Response to Dream Girl (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 30, 2015, 01:38 AM

6. Heh

 

Political wisdom is an acquired taste.

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Response to Dream Girl (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 30, 2015, 01:39 AM

7. If I could push a magic button, Bernie would be my pick too..

 

I'm way too jaded to eleven that's ever going to happen. I love the enthusiasm, but hate the idea of a President Rubio. Sigh...

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