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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-03-09 07:37 PM
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The Pitchfork crowd
Edited on Tue Nov-03-09 07:39 PM by DainBramaged
They have taken over the once staid Republican party, and they are angry. angry their country isn't White anymore. Angry that technology in all forms, from microwave ovens to yes, self-serve checkout scanners is beyond their capability for understanding. They believe that medicare isn't Socialized medicine, but THEIR right and privilege. They don't understand that the roads, police, fire department are all part of that grand scheme going back one hundred years called Democracy. They don't want to be helped, but they don't want any of their 'freedoms' taken away. yet they have no idea what freedoms they have lost, other than youth and vigor and the capability for clear thought. Led by circus clowns, they will flounder like a rowboat with a broken oar.


The pitchfork crowd, small victories tonight, the end of the GOP tomorrow.

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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-03-09 07:39 PM
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1. Wow! Just WOW!!!
Edited on Tue Nov-03-09 07:40 PM by BrklynLiberal
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I wish I could recommend a hundred times.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-03-09 07:44 PM
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GMA Donating Member (467 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-03-09 07:41 PM
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2. This is just so stupid
on so many levels. Get out of du a little and meet some people. This kind of stuff just creates more heat and less light.
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-03-09 07:43 PM
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3. Wow...
:eyes:
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-03-09 07:44 PM
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6. Indeed
:popcorn:
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-03-09 07:58 PM
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9. Trolling, not just limited to those with low post counts
I guess I struck a nerve.
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-03-09 08:01 PM
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11. Well.
What can I say? You know how it goes.

:hi:
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-03-09 07:44 PM
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5. Really, so you approve of the Teabaggers who are the basis for the pitchforks
ripping the GOP to pieces???
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-03-09 07:46 PM
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GMA Donating Member (467 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-03-09 07:57 PM
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8. I approve of every single American having a voice,
whether I agree with what that voice is saying or not. Just throwing insults (and those based on terribly one-dimensional stereotypes, at that) does no good, advances nothing.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-03-09 08:00 PM
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10. We're DU, we can insult freepers and teabaggers and Pitchforkers
all we want, so there. And being quiet lost us control of Washington for 26 of the past 29 years.
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-03-09 08:03 PM
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12. And besides it's kind of fun now and then.
It's almost as much fun as playing with trolls.
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bluethruandthru Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-03-09 08:06 PM
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13. Unfortunately, those statements aren't really stereotypes.
Edited on Tue Nov-03-09 08:06 PM by bluethruandthru
How many townhalls or protests did you see with people yelling about their freedoms being taken away? Ask them what freedoms they lost and they can't name one. I've got lots of friends and coworkers who are proud republicans and they really don't know that Medicare is "socialized" medicine. They do see it as their right. They want help when they, or someone in their family needs it but the hell with anyone else who needs help. They think the countrys troubles are caused by "illegals" and (the ones I know, at least) have a streak of racism a mile long...which is why they HATE Obama.

Unfortunately, many republicans share most of these characteristics.
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Mimosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 05:57 AM
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34. A lot of townhall protesters had corporate ties
A lot of townhall protesters had corporate ties to insurance and heath care services. Don't be fooled into thinking those protests were other than about maintaining the status quo of 2 million inurance related jobs.

I don't like demonising other Americans any more than I'd appreciate being demonised. That's why Bob Beckel is among my fave Dem pundits.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-03-09 08:11 PM
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15. Does that voice include Republicans throwing up legislative roadblocks
to every piece of legislation the House and Congress propose, and blocking every appointee because they don't deserve the right to speak?????


Give me a break.
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GMA Donating Member (467 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-03-09 10:21 PM
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31. huh. You're right.
You can call anybody anything. And you're right, I don't have a lot of posts. Silly me. I've said several times in the past month or so that I keep thinking du is a place for a real exchange of ideas, and I just don't get the wild insults... So, once again I'm thinking I'm probably in the wrong place. Sorry guys.
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Greyskye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 03:22 PM
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37. You said that a month ago as well.
Yet you keep coming back for more... :think:
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-03-09 08:32 PM
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19. .
Edited on Tue Nov-03-09 08:33 PM by SammyWinstonJack
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-03-09 08:40 PM
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22. Welcome to DU
:goodbye: :hi:
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-03-09 09:11 PM
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28. Hmmmmm
:silly:.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-03-09 08:10 PM
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14. Wait...weren't you just whining about self-checkout?
I don't know if you're coming or going, but I do know you're driving an American car.
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-03-09 08:16 PM
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16. I'd say DUZY...
But that would be mean!

I agree with this OP... but I would be confused as well had I seen the other... DU is suffering full moon syndrome, I swear!
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-03-09 08:49 PM
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24. That was enough to get you on his ignore list.
He is a fucking class act!

:rofl:

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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-03-09 08:23 PM
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-03-09 08:28 PM
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 03:04 AM
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32. Cross-thread personal attack
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Kablooie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-03-09 08:35 PM
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20. and unfortunately they are beginning to win elections ... again.
Edited on Tue Nov-03-09 08:35 PM by Kablooie
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-03-09 08:36 PM
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21. Small victories on a larger battlefield
Let them tear themselves to pieces in Texas and Florida too....
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-03-09 08:42 PM
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23. lol
swallow that spin whole, it'll sit better. 1 fucking election that hasn't had a Democrat since the civil war?

Give me a fucking break.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-03-09 08:57 PM
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25. It's strange, I attack the GOP, and supposed DU members attack me
and I mean cursing and personally attacking me trying their best to insult and degrade my contributions.



I wonder..............who is REALLY attacking me???
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-03-09 09:00 PM
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26. Not many Democratic supporters post on DU any more
I'm not sure what's going on.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-03-09 09:02 PM
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27. This has been a concerted effort for months now
I must really piss some of these brickheads off. oh well.
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TheKentuckian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 06:43 AM
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36. There are and have been a good chunk of anti-Democrats
They are pretty much tits on a boar but pretend to be both the base and not concerned about party.

Its like riding the teacups at Disneyworld with some of them. Their enemy is power so they could more or less function until we started getting some hand on the wheel and then they turned. All the handwringing like we've been fucking them over for the last 30 years. The not a dimes worth coalition can sit and spin in Dick Cheney's corner of hell.
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Jester Messiah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-03-09 10:12 PM
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30. They are small-minded, mean, and ignorant.
And they vote!
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-03-09 09:27 PM
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29. the lunatics win a few minor battles, but will lose the war as a result.
:rofl:
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Confusious Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 04:10 AM
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33. The GOP won't die

and I wish people would stop saying it. ( my superstitious nature )

It's a multi-headed snake of hate and privilege, and it will come back somehow, someway, and we have to be there watching a waiting to pound it back into the ground like that pop-up game.

Besides, they seem to be winning a lot in the laws that get passed, such as for the wall st crooks.

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Mimosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 05:58 AM
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35. The Dem power players are hand in glove with Wall Street
Don't we know it? *rolleyes*
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rvablue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 03:27 PM
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38. Nice succint rant. I like it! n/t
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