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Posted on 04/03/2007 7:24:18 PM PDT by Reaganesque
It is always disappointing to be reminded that there are people in the world who do not like you so much that they are willing to debase themselves and others in order to get their way. We, as conservatives face this from the Left on a day to day basis. But when such action comes from another supposed Conservative, that is truly disappointing.
The posters at DU think nothing of swearing and posting the most filthy, perverted and twisted things about their political rivals. We here at FR are, for the most part, better than that. At least we try to be. Unfortunately, there's always someone who proves that both sides have their ugly side.
I have posted a number of pro-Mitt Romney threads recently as have many others. I discovered this afternoon that several of them have been the victims of childish and down right purile dirty tricks. Now, political dirty tricks are nothing new and nor are they uncommon on either side of the aisle. But some simply cross the line of decency. Such is the case with whomever played their little game of messing with the Keywords on these Pro-Romney threads. Here are four examples:
Romney Tops Republicans in Fundraising
KEYWORDS: ANTICHRIST; CULT; FUNDRAISING; MITTRAPESCHILDREN; ROMNEY; Click to Add Keyword
Why I Think You Should Vote For My Dad
KEYWORDS: 2008; ELECTIONPRESIDENT; ELECTIONS; MITTBEATSHISKIDS; MITTISTHEANTICHRIST; ROMNEY; Click to Add Keyword
Parsing the Polls: Answering the Mormon Question
KEYWORDS: CULT; JOEYSMITHDELUSION; Click to Add Keyword
KEYWORDS: ELECTION; FRED; FREDTHOMPSON; MITTISTHEANTICHRIST; ROMNEY; THOMPSON; VP; Click to Add Keyword
People, campaigning can be a hard and painful thing. You have to have a thick skin to run for office and heaven knows, all candidates take their blows, some more than others. But there is such a thing as decency. And this little prank doesn't just cross that line, it obliterates it.
Disagree with the thread? Fine. Present your arguments. You don't like the candidate? Great. Tell me why and make an attempt at intelligent conversation. That's the way this place is supposed to work. But, resorting to such sophomoric, vulgar and quite frankly bigoted childishness is beneath contempt. If you can't manage a reasonable level of maturity, then there's a whole bunch of like minds over at DU you can have fun with.
I'll try later and ping you one way or the other.
That’s why I want it locked and not deleted.
YES HE IS.
By the way, you and your people do not call the shots, not this time.
EV you can’t harbor that much contempt not to know the keywords were describing the topic of the thread!
Thank you. Is that FReeper still active?
“Funny thing though, I havent even seen Rudy bash anyone for being religious. Could it be he wants their vote?”
I’m sure he wants all the votes he can get, he’s a politician.
Shame on you.
Fire your sources. They have bad intel. :)
Bull, registered YOU are the liar and liberal here. You said I registered over there. WRONG! One of the members with access tothe inner sanctum lets me use her name. You said I did so to disrupt, WRONG! I said I troll around, not disrupt. Troll around, as in fishing, looking for stuff of interest, not disrupting. Get your facts straight before you lie any more.
I’ve had enough of your lies, LIAR! Be gone.
Someone suggested that you have to get your confirmation e-mail before you can log in.
Truth is hurting you isn’t it TROLL.
You are squeeling like a stuck pig.
I missed the part about screen names. I thought he meant identifying real names.
The mods revealing screen names regarding keywords is nothing new as they have done it before.
I don’t know of any constraints on your email.
But I think you have to be notified by the admin that your account is active.
I’ll check my email later.
Wow, parsing words like I haven’t seen since Hillary and Bill! lol
Trolling around does not make one a troll! Sheesh! LOL
Excuse me...but YOU are the one trying to shove your opinions down everyone’s throats here....
So are you a paid disruptor or are you doing this because you have a mental illness (Liberal on the brains)?
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