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2016 Postmortem

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Mother Of Four

(1,714 posts)
Sun Jun 19, 2016, 10:26 PM Jun 2016

Trying not to add to the vitriol, but I'm angry and sad. [View all]

This discussion thread was locked by EarlG (a host of the 2016 Postmortem forum).

I'm angry, sad and a little bit sick. This Primary season has completely taken it all out of me, and I can't do this anymore.

Very rarely do I ignore anyone on here and I try hard to be fair on Juries. I don't care who you support, break the rules and I'll hide you in a heartbeat. I've spoken to some HRC supporters on here who others have torn apart, some privately in message, some in threads...and care for them as much as you can over a message board. Many times I read threads and never commented, sometimes because I don't know what to say but other times because I don't want to be attacked for what I say and how I feel.

This forum was my sanity. I came limping in here at the end of the Bush era, a broken person who had up until then voted conservatively. I was disheartened, and ashamed of who I had voted for and what they stood for. I was welcomed with open arms, yes there were a couple of bumps but for the most part people here were kind and understanding with my situation and how my direction had turned. We went through the primary process and I eventually ended up throwing myself wholeheartedly behind then Senator Obama. When he won I kept papers for our kids, I was ecstatic.

I was so happy I cried. I don't cry often.

The campaign for 2012 came, and I remember feeling like I wanted to cheer when President Obama said “Please proceed, Governor.” I remember watching the returns, and being close to crying again when he won for the second time.

I was PROUD of my President. When I talked about it, I smiled. I see the President and First Lady, how poised and able to relate they are and I know others see it all over the world. I see Michelle with children and wish mine could have met her. I see the President and how well he keeps it together with dignity even though he's faced with vileness every day. He isn't arrogant, he's just that chill.

I voted for someone, truly FOR someone, and it felt fantastic.

I don't, can't feel that way about SOS Clinton and her husband President Clinton.

I remember the controversies, I remember the bait and switches. I remember how he lied, bold faced lied. I've seen the same thing in this primary from her. Originally I had written about some of what I went through in the 90's as a young mother but it really doesn't matter. I don't need to air my old dirty laundry to say how I feel or don't feel about right now.

I feel like I've been driven out of my home. Yes I know it's stupid to feel like a forum is a home, and probably some are seeing my post count and going “WTF?” Let me explain. I may not post much, but I could always count on coming here after living in a small, VERY RED, community to re-balance and feel like I was a part of something bigger and safe. I didn't have to post to feel that way, I just had to read.

I'm sad, and sick. Tomorrow is a new day for those of you who are going to still be here. I see so many going “Tick Tock” and “One more day” ...gleefully rubbing their hands together and being so hurtful while doing so. Others are not and big kudos to you guys. You're my heroes.

To be clear, I'm well aware that there are probably going to be responses that are pretty mean to this post too. I don't expect people to gush or say “Don't go!” … because honestly I'm just not that prolific a poster. I don't think I hold as much value to people on here as you folks do to me. I also know that if I just disappeared people probably wouldn't notice. So this really isn't a post for others comfort, more for myself that I shut the door on this primary season. Maybe I'll be able to come back later towards the GE, maybe not. Who knows.

I do know that I wish all of you the best in this world, and ask – please try to be good to each other.

Take care, until I don't know when-
Mother Of Four.

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This message was self-deleted by its author itsrobert Jun 2016 #1
K&R Always a bit sad to go but there are better places in our future. nt Live and Learn Jun 2016 #2
Indeed, come here from somwhere strongly red and DU hasn't been a respite in a while Fumesucker Jun 2016 #3
Not trying to sound dramatic but... jcgoldie Jun 2016 #4
You don't sound dramatic. You sound cold hearted. jillan Jun 2016 #6
You could have just said nothing at all and walked away to the next thread. Alex4Martinez Jun 2016 #8
ok jcgoldie Jun 2016 #13
Welcome to ignore. TDale313 Jun 2016 #32
whatever jcgoldie Jun 2016 #48
---> Jury results Petrushka Jun 2016 #70
More than one DUer has posted that no set of principles makes us Democrats, no litmus merrily Jun 2016 #57
I always thought it was a committment to fight GOP and excessive Corporate Power Armstead Jun 2016 #100
That is the type of post DU bans were made for. nt Live and Learn Jun 2016 #9
Exactly. I see it as a personal attack. B Calm Jun 2016 #68
I echo what you said. demosincebirth Jun 2016 #102
I think you should reconsider GP6971 Jun 2016 #5
Nowhere near as much good info as there used to be. merrily Jun 2016 #60
I agree. n/t GP6971 Jun 2016 #82
You're not being driven out. geek tragedy Jun 2016 #7
This message was self-deleted by its author rjsquirrel Jun 2016 #12
Well put geek-We are trying to win an election. The stakes are enormous redstateblues Jun 2016 #16
Pay careful attention in the months to come. peace13 Jun 2016 #19
Your wishes will not come true. Trump will be the nominee. Hillary won fair and square redstateblues Jun 2016 #21
Thank you. I'm sick of the saboteurs and their passive aggressive feigned concern. grossproffit Jun 2016 #25
The media has never been gracious to Hillary. Cool story, otherwise. grossproffit Jun 2016 #24
And here's three things for you. Lord Magus Jun 2016 #29
One might be true peace13 Jun 2016 #34
Of course the Rethugs will spend the election smearing her. That's what they do. pnwmom Jun 2016 #55
You think message board posts win and lose Presidential elections? merrily Jun 2016 #59
Let's claim that the rules are detailed explicitly, never articulated only after someone has merrily Jun 2016 #58
pretty simple to avoid third party/republican advocacy geek tragedy Jun 2016 #71
Maybe, but people have been banned for other things as well. merrily Jun 2016 #83
yes, but a person has to work pretty hard to get banned here nt geek tragedy Jun 2016 #88
I understand what you're saying. I think a lot of us came here because of the Bush administration. jillan Jun 2016 #10
I hope you'll visit jackpineradicals.org many here are also there. Alex4Martinez Jun 2016 #11
So do they still ban anybody who doesn't participate in bashing Hillary and the Democratic Party? Lord Magus Jun 2016 #43
They never did that, but being an authentic supporter of Sanders is still a condition of joining merrily Jun 2016 #61
Saying "I am a Democrats and support Democrats" would get you banned at JPR. Lord Magus Jun 2016 #91
Short answer? Yes they do. It's a total echo chamber there where every anti-democratic party stevenleser Jun 2016 #78
I'm going to love watching the meltdown there HarmonyRockets Jun 2016 #51
That says a lot about you.nt merrily Jun 2016 #62
OT but could you please beg them to increase their font size because I can't read it zazen Jun 2016 #76
This is how many of us Clinton supporters have felt here for months. I've been waiting to exhale grossproffit Jun 2016 #14
The board owner supports Hillary. No one had to hold their breath making a pro- merrily Jun 2016 #64
You're really out of touch with what the primary experience was for Clinton supporters. shadowandblossom Jun 2016 #98
Felt like you couldn't breathe a word without harrasment or being alerted. No matter how inane. shadowandblossom Jun 2016 #99
Spoken from the heart. Many here understand your feelings. EndElectoral Jun 2016 #15
Beautifully put. peace13 Jun 2016 #17
I'm sorry to see you go radical noodle Jun 2016 #18
My best to you. The Democratic Party is torn apart by the Big Money that has used their wealth rhett o rick Jun 2016 #20
Sorry-but we are not corporatists. I'm a life long Democrat and Union member redstateblues Jun 2016 #22
There are two wings to the party the progressive wing and the corporatist wing. rhett o rick Jun 2016 #23
Sorry dude-that's bullshit. You don't tell me what I am redstateblues Jun 2016 #26
You sound like you're just another authoritarian. (nt) w4rma Jun 2016 #27
Pretty funny. I'm pretty much the opposite. The Democratic Socialists have been the ones redstateblues Jun 2016 #36
No, you actually sound like a neoconservative troll. (nt) w4rma Jun 2016 #37
You are not very creative at name calling. I've been here a long time. redstateblues Jun 2016 #46
You are not very creative at name calling. I've been here a long time. w4rma Jun 2016 #69
No need to get testy. There is a good reason that there has been so much bitterness rhett o rick Jun 2016 #28
A LOT of the bitterness comes from people like you trying to claim ownership of progressivism. Lord Magus Jun 2016 #30
A LOT of the bitterness comes from people like you trying to claim ownership of neoliberalism. w4rma Jun 2016 #38
We're NOT neoliberals. Lord Magus Jun 2016 #39
Hillary is. And people who attack progressives from a neoliberal point of view are neoliberals. (nt) w4rma Jun 2016 #40
No. She isn't. -nt- Lord Magus Jun 2016 #44
Clinton Email: We Must Destroy Syria For Israel dana_b Jun 2016 #47
Hillary Clinton was not a the helm of the Obama administration. lapucelle Jun 2016 #67
I get it now. "Neoliberal" is the replacement insult for "Third Wayer." It all becomes clear. Hekate Jun 2016 #54
'Neoliberal' is a very common political term, in the US we said 'neoconservative' but the rest of Bluenorthwest Jun 2016 #75
"Third Way" and "Turd Way" have become insults at DU, shorthand for ... Hekate Jun 2016 #92
Does anyone fit the term in your opinion? TheKentuckian Jun 2016 #97
"The Democratic Party is more diverse that your simplistic definition." Surya Gayatri Jun 2016 #65
Unfortunately that is the shtick of that poster. To tell you what you are stevenleser Jun 2016 #79
I really doubt that you've been a Democrat more than 50 years. rhett o rick Jun 2016 #85
The "split" is about to be repaired. There are a small number of far-lefties who will always whine. YouDig Jun 2016 #86
Life, and politics, are much more complicated than you think. n/t pnwmom Jun 2016 #56
Affectations of complexity are also often acted out as a way to avoid making changes which are Bluenorthwest Jun 2016 #80
Dear mom of four MFM008 Jun 2016 #31
The "tick tock" and "one more day" posts aren't about glee. Lord Magus Jun 2016 #33
+1 Lucinda Jun 2016 #45
+2 Hekate Jun 2016 #49
Cosign this 100% obamanut2012 Jun 2016 #73
Very well stated 'Mother Of Four' laserhaas Jun 2016 #35
Hillary's people just don't get it All in it together Jun 2016 #41
All in it together Buzz cook Jun 2016 #50
Seriously, dude? Donors send money to the DNC and the DNC helps down ballot candidates..... Hekate Jun 2016 #53
False premise. You don't know how mmuch $$ going down ticket or to whom by DNC. George Eliot Jun 2016 #96
Don't go. Eko Jun 2016 #42
Many more than you suspect understand your pain. Obama supporters were exiled to the BOG... Hekate Jun 2016 #52
They were not exiled anywhere. The board owner supports Obama and merrily Jun 2016 #63
Wish I could K & R this post. SO WELL SAID...How about reposting it as an OP? Surya Gayatri Jun 2016 #66
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The BOG abused the name Obama by among other things banning anyone who advocated for Bluenorthwest Jun 2016 #77
+1000 Lisa D Jun 2016 #84
~~~~ Hekate Jun 2016 #94
Right down to backing "Clean Sir Gene" in 1968... VOX Jun 2016 #89
~~~~ Hekate Jun 2016 #95
Perfect words! Thanks Hekate! Her Sister Jun 2016 #103
~~~~ Hekate Jun 2016 #104
lolz you guys! obamanut2012 Jun 2016 #72
Everything is going to be ok. Sunlei Jun 2016 #74
In other words take your ball and go home? stonecutter357 Jun 2016 #81
Me too. Adrahil Jun 2016 #87
My primary candidates rarely make it to the General. emulatorloo Jun 2016 #90
Good grief.... Good, good grief! TheDebbieDee Jun 2016 #101
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