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I am a Liberal. Before you BAN me, please read.

Posted on 03/19/2008 12:54:29 AM PDT by pdxliberal

Edited on 03/19/2008 12:57:40 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

I was BANNED from the Democratic Underground (DU) today.

I was banned for posting the following thread:

Subject: WOW!!! Sen. Obama is playing us like a fiddle!

Text: Sen. Obama's team set up this whole Race debacle from the get go, just so that he would have the stage set for this absolutely stirring speech on race relations. I have never seen the race card played so brilliantly in all the history of American politics. BRILLIANT!!!!

If the media gives this speech as much play as the racist Rev. Wright issue, and they will...he will find the new momentum he needs to secure the popular vote in the dem primary, no doubt. This man may even be our next POTUS, judging by the brilliant political savvy his team is displaying and his heaping helping of charisma, he is looking very very good!

Can any of you see this backfiring? I simply can not.


After being referred to as a "troll freeper," I wanted to join this forum as a liberal and see what it is you folks are all about. So, here I am, letting you conservatives know that there are liberals being banned by the [expletive deleted] from Liberal forums because we do NOT agree with the path Sen. Obama et al. have chosen. I am not the only one that has been banned for speaking out against these race card tactics.

Many of us are disgusted.

I'm sure it will not be long before I'm banned here too, but I will play by your rules until then.


Liberal from Portland

TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: ibtz; nobama; obama; trolltimer; wright
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To: pdxliberal
I am one of those liberals that *strongly* believes we can not move beyond race until we disavow ALL racism and put a stop to racially dual language no matter who it is the spews it. It can not be any more acceptable for the racist Rev. Jeremiah Wright to incite racial disharmony, sow resentment & anger, and stir racial prejudice from the pulpit than it would be for some racist Rev. of the Aryan Brotherhood.

I have no problem with any of that. Would you also agree that differential treatment by race ("affirmative action" and so on) also exerts a divisive force by creating resentment among whites and cheapening the achievements of blacks?

201 posted on 03/19/2008 5:58:32 PM PDT by Interesting Times (Swiftboating, you say? See - for short)
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To: pdxliberal

You shouldn’t have been banned. You and many others including independents and republicans were duped by Obama.

202 posted on 03/19/2008 6:05:17 PM PDT by Vicki (Washington State where anyone can vote .... illegals, non-residents, dead people, dogs, felons)
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To: pdxliberal

203 posted on 03/19/2008 6:14:23 PM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: freedomlover

They must also floss their brains.

204 posted on 03/19/2008 6:17:44 PM PDT by 50mm (:-O :-o - :-| ZZZZZZzzzzZZZZzzzz)
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To: pdxliberal

Banned? Shoot, I doubt it. We’re so tolerant of liberals we even have McCain supporters here!

205 posted on 03/19/2008 6:23:48 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ("I am sure that Senator Clinton would make a good president." - John McCain)
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To: pdxliberal; MurryMom

You’ve survived so far. Meet murrymom

206 posted on 03/19/2008 6:26:28 PM PDT by listenhillary (There's more people in the wagon, than there is pushin')
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To: pdxliberal
I want to believe that we can finally be free of people like the racist Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

I would love the idea that the racist Rev. Jeremiah Wright could not spew his racist vitriol unless secluded in a compound in Northern Idaho somewhere.

It's not really a bad thing when we hear idiots like (un)rev Wright and Fred Phelps spew their hate. When they do it they expose themselves for what they are.

207 posted on 03/19/2008 6:37:09 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: pdxliberal
I am a Liberal. Before you BAN me, please read.
03/19/2008 · by pdxliberal · 206 replies · 3,049+ views

Welcome to the other side of the force. Looks like you're a hit, wonder how long a conservative would last over at DU under a similar premise. Maybe you can hang around and explain to us what makes liberals tick.
208 posted on 03/19/2008 6:51:50 PM PDT by whatisthetruth
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu
made a great speech about 'race' yesterday and explained things from both a 'black' and 'white' perspective.

Yeah, he explained that his poor old grandmother's concern over a black vagrant aggressively demanding money from her is morally equivalent to a raving lunatic pastor screaming hate rhetoric from the pulpit for the past 20 years.

209 posted on 03/19/2008 8:11:30 PM PDT by puroresu (Enjoy ASIAN CINEMA? See my Freeper page for recommendations (updated!).)
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To: listenhillary; pdxliberal

Oh, please — this was such a nice thread and you had to go and invite the vicious hatejob MurryMom onto it?? She is a perfect example of how NOT to play a civil, inquisitive, intelligent role on FR or any online forum.

210 posted on 03/19/2008 9:03:27 PM PDT by Enchante
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To: Enchante

Just working on my new tagline, inspired by this thread........

211 posted on 03/19/2008 9:07:10 PM PDT by Enchante (Obama: My Honky Grandma Is a Closet Racist but My "Uncle Jeremiah" Is Just a Bit Angry)
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To: pdxliberal
See? You're still not banned.

Stick to the rules, enjoy the forum. Before you know it, we'll have you kneeling before a statue of Newt Gingrich, mwuahahahahahahaha....

212 posted on 03/20/2008 6:05:34 AM PDT by grellis (If the democrats want a re-vote, let THEM pay for it!!!)
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To: fanfan

All I am saying is that alot of freepers have troll accounts at DU for entertainment purposes alone.

Now...I would appreciate it if you get off my back about it.

213 posted on 03/20/2008 7:21:23 AM PDT by envisio (If you ain't laughin yet... you ain't seen me naked. 8^O)
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To: pdxliberal
What you're witnessing right now is the inevitable result of multiculturalism. A century ago, Marxists assured people that the dictatorship of the proletariat would fade away and people would then live in peace, harmony, and freedom. But, of course, the dictatorship never fades away. It only goes away when it's removed from power and people realize Marxism is a fraud.

Today, economic Marxism is so discredited that leftists don't push it as their main line of attack as much as they once did. Instead, we have cultural Marxism, which is what liberals call “diversity” or “multiculturalism”. We're assured that “tolerance” of all forms of “diversity” will eventually lead to a society that's race-blind, gender-blind, orientation-blind, and so forth. Yes, maybe in the short run we'll have to do some dictatorial things, like using the courts to force same-sex “marriage” down people's throats, or looking the other way when black punks on a bus beat up a white woman. But the end result will be peace and love and harmony and Kum-Ba-Ya.

Well, that's not what happens. What happens is that everyone becomes totally and even fetishistically (is that a word?) attached to race, gender, and all these other categories and they become the defining characteristics of people's identity. The result is that the Democratic primary is now being fought over race and gender “turf”. And the more liberal elements in the GOP want us to go the same route. Witness the obsession some people in the GOP have with having open borders, with Condi Rice as VP, etc..

It's only going to get worse until we say enough is enough and decide that multiculturalism and “diversity” are killing us as a nation and a civilization.

BTW, welcome! Feel free to inquire!

214 posted on 03/20/2008 7:25:32 AM PDT by puroresu (Enjoy ASIAN CINEMA? See my Freeper page for recommendations (updated!).)
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To: pdxliberal
DU is the dumbest of forums, Daily Kos is better but vulgar. Try TPMCafe. You won't get banned but you will be insulted by the Obamabots. So what? It's politics. Change your name, use a different approach, and try again.

The most intelligent liberal site - by far - is "Comment Is Free" run by the Guardian (England). There you find a real, free exchange of ideas between Left and Right. You won't be banned (if you don't make threats) but you will be humiliated if you are ignorant or stupid...and insulted if you aren't.

But you make a BIG mistake if you post only to liberal sites. Free Republic is a wonderful conservative site and you should make an effort to stay here. They won't tolerate liberal fools or party operatives but otherwise you'll learn a great deal if you can take the initial abuse (frat hazing).

215 posted on 03/20/2008 10:56:20 AM PDT by liberallarry
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To: Grizzled Bear

In the spirit of bipartisanship I must warn you, regardless of anything Darksheare tells you, there is no “Mandatory FReeper Initiation” involving a vat of tapioca pudding, jumper cables and a midget.


I’ve been bamboozled! I’ve been hoodwinked! And I can never eat tapioca pudding again.

216 posted on 05/25/2008 1:37:02 PM PDT by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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