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DU'er mindset vs. Freeper mindset
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Posted on 08/31/2008 1:10:58 AM PDT by PureSolace

Pardon the vanity,

So I've been reading a bit over at the Democratic Underground lately, and today I think I came to a solid observation.

After hearing that the DU'ers were talking about how Palin's baby was not her own but her daughters, I was curious about what they were saying. So I went over there and took a look.

They were comparing this rumor to the events that became known as "Rathergate" (Remember how the Pajama Patrol came about?) They seriously think people like Rove orchestrated the shift or public perception from Bush from Dan Rather's shoddy Journalism...

In fact, every problem they encounter, they tend to blame on some sort of "Super Villain" persona in their mind. Rove, Rice, Cheney, etc. In their minds, they're going up against what they perceive to be on par with great fictitious villainous adversaries such as Lex Luthor, Dr. No or Hans Gruber.

at the Free Republic, it seems that the perspective of problems of the day aren't caused by people they see as super villains, but people who are just plain morons. So while the DU'ers act as if their fighting evil beings that have god-like powers, the Freepers seem to just be fed up with idiots.

My two cents.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Government; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: baby; du; palin; vanity

1 posted on 08/31/2008 1:10:58 AM PDT by PureSolace
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To: PureSolace

You’re assuming the DU’er had a mind to begin with, which they don’t.


2 posted on 08/31/2008 1:13:43 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: PureSolace
The way I see it, most FReepers appear to have been around for a while and understand the way life works. The DUmmies are mainly just a bunch of snotty-nosed, misguided Kollege Kiddies waiting for mom and pop to put another grand in their debit card account.

My two cents.

3 posted on 08/31/2008 1:15:08 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (DemocRATS are a visible reminder of what it was like before people became civilized.)
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To: PureSolace

Well, DU seems to be crawling with examples of the idiots that we’re fed up with. :)


4 posted on 08/31/2008 1:15:12 AM PDT by Schnucki
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To: PureSolace

Thank you for your service to your country...entering DU is like running across no-man’s land...i don’t have the stomach for it.


5 posted on 08/31/2008 1:15:53 AM PDT by chasio649 (no longer sick of it all ...)
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To: BigSkyFreeper
They must have minds. They lose them regularly.

People with no minds at all just sit there quietly. The lights are on but nobody's home. Nothing quiet about DU people foaming at the mouth, barking at the moon, and flailing wildly in demonic-possession like seizures.

6 posted on 08/31/2008 1:17:03 AM PDT by Steel Wolf ("There are moderate Muslims, but Islam itself is not moderate" Ibn Warraq)
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To: PureSolace
A totalitarian movement cannot exist without an arch-villain to justify its excesses. Remember Goldstein and the "minute of hate" in Orwell's 1984?

In the present case, the media-left continuum will have to blame anybody but themselves for what is shaping up to be a monumental defeat: Diebold, Halliburton, Cheney, Rove, or, in some cases, lizard aliens from the 4th dimension. All will have a constituency supporting their culpability for the rejection of the messiah.

"The avoidance of responsibility is the root of all mental illness" - M. Scott Peck. If so, then liberalism truly and literally is a mental disease.

7 posted on 08/31/2008 1:20:48 AM PDT by atomic conspiracy (Victory in Iraq: Worst defeat for activist media since Goebbels shot himself.)
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To: PureSolace

Completely wrong.
I do not for a second think they are stupid, they are just evil.


8 posted on 08/31/2008 1:27:31 AM PDT by genghis
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To: Steel Wolf
They must have minds. They lose them regularly.

People with no minds at all just sit there quietly. The lights are on but nobody's home. Nothing quiet about DU people foaming at the mouth, barking at the moon, and flailing wildly in demonic-possession like seizures.

Touché

9 posted on 08/31/2008 1:30:15 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: PureSolace

I venture over to DU and DK from time to time. I never agree with their perspective, but I can’t resist. I like to keep in mind what our political rivals are saying.


10 posted on 08/31/2008 1:30:50 AM PDT by Pinkbell (”This guy is a jerk, an arrogant jerk. A Jerk Messiah.” - Rush talking about Obama)
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To: PureSolace

It’s easy to be amazed at the craziness/nastiness/stupidity of the postings at that site. But those people are not at the bottom of the fetid fever swamp that is leftism. A lot of the people who vote for Dem candidates are worse. People who are more interested in illegal drugs, nasty music and illicit sex than discussions about important things. They’re never on the ‘net. It’s why the left has never been able to get high ratings for a talk show Jabber Maven of their own. Their “base” voters (in both senses of the word) wouldn’t know a heuristic if it bit them...


11 posted on 08/31/2008 1:33:05 AM PDT by 185JHP ( "The thing thou purposest shall come to pass: And over all thy ways the light shall shine.")
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To: Pinkbell

Me too. In order to learn the enemy, you must find out how one thinks.

Unfortunately, DU posters CANT THINK, CANT COMPREHEND, CANT analyze with intelligence and CANT use logic.


12 posted on 08/31/2008 1:44:36 AM PDT by reaganixonbush
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To: PureSolace

I’ve only wandered over to the DU once, out of curiosity, and I was stunned by the swearing and blasphemies that they post over there. Every other word seems to be the F-bomb or the S-bomb.

Now understand, I am no stranger to “Pirate Language” — I am fluent in English and French-Canadian swears. So the occasional Oath — used in an appropriate forum at an appropriate time and place — sits OK with me.

Even so, the DU tolerates and unbelievable level of gratuitous sewer-mouth language.

I felt like I had to go get a shower after my brief sojourn at DU, such was the filth.

That told me everything I ever needed to know about the DU.


13 posted on 08/31/2008 1:54:21 AM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: PureSolace
I find them to be very angry people who have zero self esteem. Rove is blamed for EVERYTHING!

And of course, they have a million and one excuses as to why their fake messiah has recanted on several issues that were very important to them. “It's his brilliant plan”....”He losing to win”, etc....

14 posted on 08/31/2008 2:06:16 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (McCain/Palin 08!!!)
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To: PureSolace

Good observation. It suits their victomhood premise; in order to be a victim, there must be someone to blame— someone else, that is.


15 posted on 08/31/2008 2:36:29 AM PDT by skr (I serve a risen Savior!)
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To: atomic conspiracy
A totalitarian movement cannot exist without an arch-villain to justify its excesses. Remember Goldstein and the "minute of hate" in Orwell's 1984?

Bears repeating!
16 posted on 08/31/2008 2:48:47 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Wakka-ding-hoy - battle cry of the Plexus Rangers!)
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To: PureSolace

Fantastic summation!


17 posted on 08/31/2008 2:56:12 AM PDT by WKL815 (If the phrase 'Personal Responsibility' makes you defensive, you may be a liberal.)
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To: DieHard the Hunter
I am fluent in English and French-Canadian swears.

Those French-Canadian ones are a hoot, aren't they? I guess you can use all the sexual and excretory language you want, and nobody but old ladies bats an eye. If you want to be really offensive you have to mention the Eucharistic altar vessels.

18 posted on 08/31/2008 3:05:57 AM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: Pinkbell

I only enter DU wrapped in the protective coating of PJ Comix.


19 posted on 08/31/2008 4:25:32 AM PDT by norge
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To: PureSolace

Congratulations !!! You have just figured out one of the great mysteries of the universe . Take two “aataboys” & a “well done” out of petty cash.


20 posted on 08/31/2008 6:42:22 AM PDT by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: Schnucki

Unfortunately FR has its share of tin-foilers also.


21 posted on 08/31/2008 7:52:14 AM PDT by politicalwit (AKA... A Tradition Continues...Now a Hoosier Freeper)
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