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I'm thinking they want to shut us up by having us suspended

in the general. First it was outside Hillary groups they wanted us to join. Then it was banning us from the Bernie group. Then some suggesting Hillary Clinton supporters be put on ignore. Now the juries. Not fun. Is this what Citizen's United means for free speech.

Saying 'All Lives Matter' is the new wedge issue. Now that the confederate flag is gone

the GOP needed something that would slur African americans but in a more subtle way. Black Lives Matter is about value-ing lives that traditionally were not valued. It is about equality. It is not putting one set of lives above another. Saying All Lives Matter gaslights African americans. Don't be fooled. Don't use it. And don't hesitate to call out anyone who does.

I also think the GOP do not want activists negotiating with police on an equal footing. For sure it would be hard at first. But then issues of police training, community cooperation, police pay and hiring, black on black violence would inevitably be discussed. And solutions might come about. And peace and understanding of two groups on equal footing is not what the GOP, whose wedge issues are based on race during elections, do not want.

It is the perfect GOP wedge issues. Racists understand it as baiting BLM followers. Non racists or the na´ve see it as a reasonable statement of the importance of life, all the while they spread the hate meme by repeating it.

Remember how hard it was to go to bed for a nap when you were a kid - that meant an endless time

of no playtime or learning. I used to cry. That is because time was in a totally different perspective than it is when you are older (and time speeds up). I am 50 and for me now weeks fly by, and then years. I think that young adults have to 1)plan ahead 2)miss something fun to go vote 3)don't have cars to go vote and it will take forever to stand in line 4) are unsure of politics or 5) unsure of their registration as voters. That has a little to do with it. Of course the GOP is amping up #5. That may be their main motivation for voter ID. They may have studied youth voters and come to the conclusion naivete about the process stops them from voting so created the Voter ID issue with young adult Democrats in mind. Or maybe young adults are particularly easily frustrated. Of course the politically motivated young adults get out and vote. But not the ones who are bros and could be playing a game instead. How do we light a fire under them beyond Bernie (who I agree has done an incredible job of inspiring the young). I hope the Democrats are studying young adults that is for sure.

The DU is a place of seething disgust. No wonder dems aren't

voting in primaries and caucuses. GOP trolls on the DU and elsewhere are mucking up Democratic enthusiasm. While the GOP are breaking records in participation in their primaries, Democrats are not doing well.

If Democrats have nowhere to go to feel giddy with hope on the internet, why would they vote? Any time anyone says anything positive about Hillary on the DU the trolls show up and 'seeth'. Why would anybody feel excited when the choice is to follow the 'seether', supposedly Bernie fans, or the 'seethee', Hillary? Disgust is an emotion that keeps humans away bad pathogens. What the hell is it doing in our Democratic primary race, disgust every second of every minute of every day? No wonder nobody is showing up to vote or caucus.

GOP trolls on the DU and elsewhere are mucking up Democratic enthusiasm.

If Democrats have nowhere to go to feel giddy with hope on the internet, why would they vote? Any time anyone says anything positive about Hillary on the DU the trolls show up and 'seeth'. Why would anybody feel excited when the choice is to follow the 'seether', supposedly Bernie fans, or the 'seethee'? Disgust is an emotion that keeps humans away bad pathogens. What the hell is it doing in our Democratic primary race, disgust every second of every minute of every day? No wonder nobody is showing up.

Donald Trump is softening 'the base' up by smashing GOP wedge issues. He is softening them

up to vote democratic during the general if he doesn't win. People who follow Trump will be far apart from the GOP talking points and their version of history. Sure he is nuts on some issues and playing to the base's most basic instincts. But on some issues he is going right up against the GOP.

Also, for the majority in the South who vote Republican

and watch Fox, they do not get to enjoy living in Obama's kick ***ed country because the GOP do not allow people to connect with the government or Obama in any positive way. Used to be if you were poor and lived in America you were still a part of something amazing and powerful. You belonged. You were an American. You were something.

I got invited twice to the invite only Hillary sites. Now I've said

before that is against DU rules and what if it is GOP trolls doing the inviting? And trying to corral staunch and open Hillary supporters away from sites that advertise or are otherwise open to the public? Which would lower the number of Hillary supporters on sites such as the DU at any one time. Which would make her look less popular to the Democratic curious on the internet. Which would help the GOP who don't want to face Hillary in the presidential election. That's right I said corral.If so I wonder where they got the idea to do that? Infectious disease protocols? The Holocaust? Rat****ers!

Read the thread above you. I don't know how to respond to people coming at me and Hillary and

DWS and the Democratic Party from all sides. Kind of squeezes me. I think going to Flint is a great thing and typical of Democratic people. It will make the GOP look bad. And you both should be happy with that.
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