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revmclaren

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Peabody and Sherman...DU style (or ,why all the negative attacks).

With the Democratic primary season well underway, the ghosts of primaries past are already rearing
their ugly heads.

The attacks ( or perceived attacks ) here on DU of Democratic candidates seem to be happening
on a daily basis and many have a familiar deja vu quality about them. Well I
had a free day yesterday to go exploring for older DU posts and I came across this
wonderful site...

https://archive.org

This site has a great internet archive called WAYBACK MACHINE with the ability to
search the history of over 357 billion web pages.

Type www.democraticunderground.com into the Wayback Machine and get ready to explore

My internet search specifically concentrated on past posts on DU and on the bizzaro
anti-Democratic site Jack Pine Radicals (which I wont type the link here but you can find on Google).
I searched the Jack Pine Radicals site because most of the old posts and members
lists have been purged and I was VERY curious to see why and I know there are others who wonder too.

Not every day is represented, but the hundreds of page screen shots will give the curious a LOT to digest.

I concentrated on the year 2016 at DU and I was dismayed by the number of anti-Democratic posts I
found there all the way up to the general election and beyond. Most of the negative posts were from long
FFRed and PPRed DU members, but sadly many posts and responses are from DU members who left for a
while and have returned and some who stayed.

I will not post any of the disturbing links that I found at this time since I'm posting the link to the archive for fellow
DUers to use or not.

I do encourage the curious at DU to take a stroll down this particular memory lane. But be sure to wear hip
boots for much of 2016.

Paraphrasing from a famous Chinese proverb - A journey of a thousand miles begins with a couple clicks.

Good luck.

Edit - Green links seem to have the most Ops saved. Blue links may only have DUs main page archived.
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