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Sun Mar 1, 2015, 03:00 PM

24. Excellent OP, H20 Man

There have indeed been many threads on DU:GD that are McCarthyesque in nature. I've seen long time DUers called The Extreme Left and Rightwing. (I really think they need to get their act together when labeling us, because we can't be both.) I don't mind being referred to as Extreme Left because these days, that would be your basic Democrat. What is insulting and quite ironic is to be called a Rightwinger for not supporting the most conservative candidate hinting at a presidential run. Desperation is apparent when we see this during the pre-primary season.

Even the owners of DU agree there should be debate about the candidates being considered for office, and they expect the pre-primary and primary seasons to be cantankerous at times. I am posting this DU rule as a reminder:

Winning elections is important therefore, advocating in favor of Republican nominees or in favor of third-party spoiler candidates that could split the vote and throw an election to our conservative opponents is never permitted on Democratic Underground. But that does not mean that DU members are required to always be completely supportive of Democrats. During the ups-and-downs of politics and policy-making, it is perfectly normal to have mixed feelings about the Democratic officials we worked hard to help elect. When we are not in the heat of election season, members are permitted to post strong criticism or disappointment with our Democratic elected officials, or to express ambivalence about voting for them. In Democratic primaries, members may support whomever they choose. But when general election season begins, DU members must support Democratic nominees

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