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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.

WOW!!!

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.

Cheers,

Liberal from Portland


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1 posted on 03/19/2008 12:54:30 AM PDT by pdxliberal
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To: pdxliberal

I’m gonna get me a shotgun and kill all the whiteys I see
I’m gonna get me a shotgun and kill all the whiteys i see
If I kill all the whiteys I see,
Then whitey won’t be bothering me!
I’m gonna get me a shotgun and kill all the whiteys I seeeeeeeeeeeee!!

Slowly but surely, they are firing all 5 black people. WATCH UR ASS KEENAN


2 posted on 03/19/2008 12:56:09 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Barack Hussein Obama: THE WRIGHT STUFF)
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To: pdxliberal; MurryMom; Darksheare; Old Sarge

ping!


3 posted on 03/19/2008 12:57:01 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: pdxliberal
We're having a temporary amnesty for those liberals who bash Obama, so you should fit right in here.

I'm a Hillary-basher myself and, for now, represent the loyal opposition.

4 posted on 03/19/2008 1:00:57 AM PDT by Rudder (Klinton-Kool-Aid FReepers prefer spectacle over victory.)
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To: pdxliberal

LFP, I bet a buck that if you’re here to carry on respectful dialog, you’ll not be banned. Tell us about your liberalism and perhaps we can help you peel those awful scales from your eyes. :-)

MM (in TX)


5 posted on 03/19/2008 1:03:09 AM PDT by MississippiMan
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To: pdxliberal
Obama shifted the focus from what is the real elephant in the room: Black separatist Marxist liberation theology. I can imagine Obama and Michelle sitting in their church pews marveling at Wright's preaching and its subject matter. I can imagine his little head bobbing in affirmation and big “Amens” yelled out. It was the Marxist nature of this church that Obama was up to his eyeballs in and all ears in hearing.
6 posted on 03/19/2008 1:03:40 AM PDT by jonrick46
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To: pdxliberal
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!

mrs michelle obama, what a nice surprise to see you posting here in FR this morning.

7 posted on 03/19/2008 1:04:18 AM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: pdxliberal

Please tell me you’re from Maine......


8 posted on 03/19/2008 1:08:00 AM PDT by BruceysMom (taking my half out of the middle.)
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To: pdxliberal

Race is an absurd basis on which to vote either for or against someone. We should all want who is best for America, period.


9 posted on 03/19/2008 1:12:34 AM PDT by skr (How majestic is Thy Name, O Lord, and how mighty are Thy Works!)
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To: kingattax; pdxliberal
LOL! :)

mrs michelle obama, what a nice surprise to see you posting here in FR this morning....or
Mrs. ($HRILLary) William Jefferson Blight Clinton, what a nice surprise to see you posting here in FR this morning.

pdx, don't worry about it....welcome. :)

10 posted on 03/19/2008 1:19:12 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (just b/c your paranoid, doesn't mean "they" aren't out to get you...our hopes were dashed by CINOs :)
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To: pdxliberal

I, for one, welcome you here.
There’s been many former DU folks who have joined us.


11 posted on 03/19/2008 1:22:12 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: pdxliberal

Welcome to FR.


12 posted on 03/19/2008 1:23:54 AM PDT by Sarajevo (You're just jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: pdxliberal
Welcome to the vast Right Wing Conspiracy. "Who We Are: Democratic Underground is an online community for Democrats and other progressives.

2: "Members are expected to be generally supportive of progressive ideals, and to support Democratic candidates for political office. "

I guess you broke rule 2 on their forum.

13 posted on 03/19/2008 1:25:07 AM PDT by a_chronic_whiner
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To: pdxliberal

Jess keeps yer hans wheres we kin see’um ;o)


14 posted on 03/19/2008 1:30:15 AM PDT by papertyger (changing words quickly metastasizes into changing facts -- Ann Coulter)
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To: pdxliberal
The only thing that I have seen people banned for is obscene language and personal insult.

I love the liberal/Marxists here on this forum. They add to the fun.

15 posted on 03/19/2008 1:30:46 AM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid.)
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To: pdxliberal

I have a few liberal friends who have told me that they will vote for McCain if Obama is the nominee. This floored me.

On the other hand, there’s a better than 50/50 chance that the nominee will be Hillary.

Most of us on this forum see basically NO DIFFERENCE between her and Obama....

What say u?


16 posted on 03/19/2008 1:34:54 AM PDT by nikos1121 (I'm voting for McCain...and fixin' to get excited about it.)
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To: pdxliberal

BTW, not surprised that you were banned from DU. Liberals don’t want to debate anything. Look at the people at Wright’s church. Like sheep they can see no wrong.


17 posted on 03/19/2008 1:37:17 AM PDT by nikos1121 (I'm voting for McCain...and fixin' to get excited about it.)
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To: pdxliberal

One more thing. Obama didn’t orchestrate this. He was genuinely scarred to death that his campaign was slipping away from. This whole scenario, including Ferraro’s comments, was nurtured by the Clintons. But this will backfire on them. As I see Obama coming out strong against in the coming days and weeks.


18 posted on 03/19/2008 1:39:07 AM PDT by nikos1121 (I'm voting for McCain...and fixin' to get excited about it.)
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To: pdxliberal

Welcome to Free Republic.
Now beat it.


19 posted on 03/19/2008 1:39:40 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: pdxliberal

OK, but just so we’re clear - liberals suck.


20 posted on 03/19/2008 1:40:26 AM PDT by fr_freak (So foul a sky clears not without a storm)
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To: pdxliberal
Poll: PASTOR-GATE CAN HURT OBAMA

A new national study shows voters in all parties are “less likely” to support Illinois Sen. Barack Obama after viewing video segments of his former pastor’s sermons.

The study, conducted by HCD Research among 798 self-reported Democrats, Republicans and independents, was conducted earlier today to gauge Americans’ perceptions of video segments of sermons given by Jeremiah Wright.

One question: After watching the video are you: More likely/Less likely to support Obama?

* Democrats: More likely 19 percent; Less likely 52 percent; Don’t know 28 percent.
* Republicans: More likely 7 percent; Less likely 71 percent; Independents 54 percent.
* Independents: More likely 18 percent; Less likely 54 percent; Don’t know 29 percent.

http://primebuzz.kcstar.com/?q=node/10534

21 posted on 03/19/2008 1:40:49 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee ("A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.")
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To: pdxliberal
Welcome to Free Republic!


22 posted on 03/19/2008 1:41:12 AM PDT by backhoe (Just a Merry-Hearted Keyboard PirateBoy, plunderin’ his way across the WWW…)
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To: a_chronic_whiner

Besides that, seems like a bunch of rants with no discussion whatsoever behind the foul language, and intermittent death threats. It all seems so, juvenile.


23 posted on 03/19/2008 1:48:52 AM PDT by a_chronic_whiner
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To: a_chronic_whiner

Yeah, around here we try to keep the death threats to a minimum!


24 posted on 03/19/2008 1:59:59 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (I'm here for a purpose. I know what my purpose is.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Some of the polls are quite disturbing.

Instead of uniting everyone, Obama is doing the opposite.


25 posted on 03/19/2008 2:07:18 AM PDT by igoramus08
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To: pdxliberal

Banned from DU? Don’t take it personally. I’ve been banned from there a dozen times.


26 posted on 03/19/2008 2:08:36 AM PDT by bad company (How much easier is self-sacrifice than self-realization)
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To: pdxliberal

It’s a real shame that you’ve used the word ‘liberal’ as part of your screen name, because if you do in fact actually spend some time here and actually read what true Conservatives actually do say and think, and not what the dinosaur media ‘says’ we say and think, then you will most likely come around to our way of looking at things.
You see, Conservatism is based upon logic and solid ideological foundations, not emotion and Marxism or other failed, unworkable belief systems.

Some things that might surprise you:

1. We’re not racists

2. We’re not ‘full of hate’

3. We’re highly educated

4. We’re extremely open minded (but not so much so that our brains fall out)

and those are just a very few things that might surprise you.....others here can add to the list if they like :-)

So, make yourself comfortable and spend some time here, but you might want to consider changing that screen name unless you want to be CONSTANTLY explaining yourself.

Welcome to Free Republic :-)


27 posted on 03/19/2008 2:10:21 AM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: pdxliberal
If the media gives this speech as much play as the racist Rev. Wright issue

Curious. Do you mean the Rev is racist, or that those who brought up the issue are racist?

28 posted on 03/19/2008 2:19:34 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. - A. Lincoln)
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To: pdxliberal

Pdx,

A word of advice. If a newbie posts a vanity such as this or an article, we generally expect him to respond to the people who reply to it; otherwise, we think he’s a troll.

Best,

Roy


29 posted on 03/19/2008 2:26:24 AM PDT by Roy Tucker ("You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."--Ayn Rand)
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To: pdxliberal

I DO have to try to point out to you that “liberal” is a misnomer. Who’s more likely to let you smoke a cigar, or tell an off-color joke, or accept you driving a non-Prius, gas-guzzling vehicle? It’s the “Conservatives” that’ll let you get away with that behavior, not the “Liberals.”

The sides have, over the past couple of decades, switched. But the “Liberals” want to have it both ways. Sorry. Today’s “Liberals” are pure fascists. Today’s “Conservatives” likely would love you to drop by, and undoubtedly pour you a drink.


30 posted on 03/19/2008 2:36:03 AM PDT by JennysCool (They all say they want change, but they’re really after folding money.)
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To: pdxliberal
Welcome to Free Republic.

Pull up a chair and set a spell.

Take your shoes off.

And yunz-all come back often, Yunz hear.

prisoner6

31 posted on 03/19/2008 2:43:39 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts hold the country together as the loose screws of the Left fall out.)
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To: pdxliberal

Play by the rules, no problem.
Welcome.


32 posted on 03/19/2008 2:49:26 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: pdxliberal

Welcome.

I’m curious. I hope you don’t mind a few questions.

Do you believe Rev. Wright is a racist?

What is your opinion of someone who chooses a bigot as his spiritual advisor/leader? Are you comfortable with such a person becoming POTUS?

Do you agree that the left is NOT color blind and that in fact it is the right, generally speaking, who judge people by the content of their character as opposed to the color of their skin?

Why would anyone support hate speech coming from the pulpit?

Thank you. :-)


33 posted on 03/19/2008 2:49:44 AM PDT by alnick
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To: prisoner6

Hey prisoner6, didn’t realize you were from PA, checked your profile, and yunz is! V’s wife.


34 posted on 03/19/2008 2:53:58 AM PDT by ventana
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To: bad company

“Banned from DU? Don’t take it personally. I’ve been banned from there a dozen times.”


Only a dozen? Hey, I almost made moderator a couple of times.


35 posted on 03/19/2008 2:56:15 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: pdxliberal
I'm usually a sucker for a good speech.

I imagine others are, too.

I took a look at the YouTube record of Wright's speeches again late last night, after listening to Obama's speech and listening to the spin on MSNBC and CNN. (I'm a former Liberal and like to assure myself that I've done the right thing by turning conservative)

Wright's speeches looked even scarier after hearing Obama's and the media's attempts to make everything seem okay.

Too bad for Obama that his speech can't erase Wright's words.

36 posted on 03/19/2008 3:28:07 AM PDT by syriacus (Obama says......"Yes!! ...We CAN change!!! ...ALL of us can change....EXCEPT for Jeremiah Wright")
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To: pdxliberal

Welcome to FreeRepublic!


37 posted on 03/19/2008 3:32:38 AM PDT by syriacus (Obama says......"Yes!! ...We CAN change!!! ...ALL of us can change....EXCEPT for Jeremiah Wright")
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To: ventana
Yuppers...sadly I've "lived" in the Great Socialist State all my life...sigh. Near Pittsburgh. Not really as bad as I like to make it but the taxes and the ratz keep wearing me down, LOL!

prisoner6

38 posted on 03/19/2008 3:32:44 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts hold the country together as the loose screws of the Left fall out.)
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To: Roy Tucker; pdxliberal

Not to mention posting a vanity as your first act. Not the wisest reading of the rules that do exist.

But, welcome just the same. Lurking a little bit would not have hurt you and educated you as to “who we are” just the same.


39 posted on 03/19/2008 3:34:21 AM PDT by doodad
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To: pdxliberal

Welcome.

You might want to get a reservation on the name “pdxexliberal”.

You’ll find a lot of people, having lived on the dark side their entire life, discover one day they’re really not happy drinking the collectivist koolaid.

Once upon a time, we were called “Reagan Democrats”. Now many of us are simply libertarians.

You are in for some thoughtful times, friend.


40 posted on 03/19/2008 3:41:33 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: pdxliberal

MLK Jr. had his “I Have a Dream” speech. Now, Obama has his “I Have an Excuse” speech.

You’re right. Obama played you like a fiddle.


41 posted on 03/19/2008 3:45:06 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Vaclav Klaus on global warming skeptics: "a whip of political correctness strangles their voice")
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To: pdxliberal
Liberal forums and conservative forums will ban capriciously, sometimes. If you are truly a liberal, you might best be suited to another liberal forum -- you'll get in too many heated arguments over here.

No offense, just a suggestion.

42 posted on 03/19/2008 3:45:16 AM PDT by Lazamataz (We're all gonna die!!!!)
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To: pdxliberal

IBFTZ?

Welcome!


43 posted on 03/19/2008 3:46:33 AM PDT by PjhCPA (catchy taglines are boring)
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To: pdxliberal
Thanks for watching your language, this forum is mostly grown ups that can make their point without the vulgarity we see at DU.

You should not get banned as long as you are civil.

44 posted on 03/19/2008 4:03:09 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: pdxliberal
Welcome to FR!

Here's my election prediction:
Hillary steals nomination.
Obamanites, outraged at Democrats, vote McCain in protest
Conservatives, outraged at GOP, stay home.
McCain wins election
Conservatives get blamed for everything for the next 4 years.

45 posted on 03/19/2008 4:03:20 AM PDT by meowmeow (In Loving Memory of Our Dear Viking Kitty (1987-2006))
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To: TexasCajun
Thanks for watching your language...

If you look closely, you will notice that it was the moderator who cleaned up the liberal's post, not the liberal itself.

46 posted on 03/19/2008 4:06:14 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Vaclav Klaus on global warming skeptics: "a whip of political correctness strangles their voice")
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To: pdxliberal

Keep the language clean, you might last a few days.


47 posted on 03/19/2008 4:12:49 AM PDT by LowOiL (Duncan Hunter .. accept no conservative substitute... it can cause cancer of the heart...)
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To: fr_freak
OK, but just so we’re clear - liberals suck.

And just so I'm clear, Liberalism sucks, not Liberals. Liberals are just those that believe, because they've not been exposed to facts. It's what they've been brainwashed with.

48 posted on 03/19/2008 4:20:12 AM PDT by Big Giant Head (I should change my tagline to "Big Giant penguin on my Head")
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To: TexasCajun
I always try to be civil and avoid profanity. I did get a warning from Admin after posting what I would have liked to see happen to a certain Dem Senator.

I was once a Democrat. I even voted for Carter (thank god that Reagan won). As I served in the Navy during the Reagan years, my viewpoint changed and I realized what most here on FR know. The few times I have visited DU I was appalled at the hatred shown there.

49 posted on 03/19/2008 4:25:57 AM PDT by fredhead (4-cylinder, air cooled, horizontally opposed......THE REAL VW!!!)
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To: pdxliberal

“Sen. Obama’s team set up this whole Race debacle from the get go....”

I disagree with you on that.

Liberal ideology and your party’s identity-politics are responsible.

The Democratic Party is a cult of multi-culturalism that encourages division. You’re the party of “separate but equal” that professionally pits one group against another. Democrats maintain their power, in part, by fostering the lie that individual failures are the result of discrimination in an evil, white, Christian, capitalist, America.

The disgusting, divisive, anti-semitic, anti-American venom spewed by Rev. Wright is not new to the Democratic Party. To Obama it is neither fringe nor extreme and I believe that he was caught off guard by the fact that so many Americans are shocked and offended by it. It is mainstream in the circles he and many other Democrats run in.

You’re upset that Obama played the race card but face it, your party is a house of cards—race cards, gender cards, gay cards, etc....

Hope to hear one day that you’re a recovering liberal from Portland.


50 posted on 03/19/2008 4:27:52 AM PDT by Nickname
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