Skip to comments.Without George W. Bush, division tears apart the online left
Posted on 08/22/2010 4:38:43 AM PDT by markomalley
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“Over-the-top assertions of bad faith” in Obama, or “advocating voting against Democrats, or in favor of third-party or GOP candidates; broad-brush smears against Democrats generally; broad expressions of contempt toward Democrats generally.”
Sounds like Journ0List.
I guess you haven’t been flamed when you didn’t tow the line on FR :)
FR sets a DOLLAR goal, the DUmmies set a 1000 donation goal regardless of size
if they aren't even hitting that, they are in real trouble...
I don’t think you can call yourself a Freeper until someone has pointed you to JimRob’s FR charter and flamed your post for being Outside The Pale.
Well, they are also universal in the desire to restrict speech, and that all most be dependent on officers of the state for personal protection.
Banning the F-word?
The irony is that DU is corporate-sponsored.
Exactly right about feminists.
I was looking at the Songfacts page for Under My Thumb by the Rolling Stones, and someone had a pretty long post on how the song is demeaning to women and is not very enlightened. The guy who wrote that completely missed the point of the song and took the lyrics as some anti-woman screed.
Ping to Post #10, which is begging for your “nailed it” graphic, SC
I was reading and posting on the Democrat(ic) Underground.
You know, “Keep you friends close, keep your enemies closer.”
A poster was complaining about the dishonesty, misleadings and lies from her fellow Democrats. My response was that followers always emulate their leaders. At the time the Democrats’ leader was Bill Clinton, a court certified liar. I suggested that for her to expect the followers of a dishonest man to be honest was an unreasonable expectation.
This got me banned forever from the Democrat(ic) Underground.
Don’t you just love “open minded liberals”.
Have you disinfected your computer? your fingers? your eyes?
liberals are never happy and only become united when they all share the same unhappiness.
Makes me think of that TV show which advertised something like “What will happen when there are no people?” I did a google and maybe it was the show “Live After People.” Sounded demonically depressive to me. Everytime I heard the ad I would think and sometimes say out loud, “Who cares? Shouldn’t we care about the here and now?” Seems like the kind of non-cheery show the libs would love. Imagine there’s no people. Wow, wouldn’t live be grand? Hmm, maybe they are really alien beings? lol
Rush has pointed out repeatedly that for the liberal, intentions are what count, not results. He is right. All manner of atrocity have been perpetrated by leftwingers with "good intentions," as a result.
Other comrades, in other places, discovered that marching the contaminated bourgeosie into the countryside works a charm!
You, too can be an "agrarian reformer", just like Mao or Pol Pot!
Buck up, Comrade Skinner - there's lots of revolutionizing to be done!
***I saw that on DU.***
Did you decontaminate yourself and go through deprograming when you came back to the REAL world?
LOL. OK, who has that "Attempting to give a damm" .gif handy.
Nice post #10.
IIRC they sell ad space over at the DUmp. Why do they even need a fund drive to begin with?
That show is global warming porn.
And this is a good thing.
Theodore Roosevelt famously asserted that"It is not the critic who counts . . . the credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena . . . who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds . . .Leftism is cheap talk, criticism and second guessing of the successful by those who will not undertake to expose themselves to the posssibility of second guessing by actually taking on any responsibility to actually get things done.
When their own is in power, suddenly criticism is not the highest form of patriotism. To the contrary, only good intentions can matter. Results must be irrelevant.
Website administrator Skinner has this framed and hung prominently in his operations room:
Thou shalt create an illusion of invulnerability shared by most members to foster excessive optimism and encourage extreme risks taking
Thou shall not allow any member to question the group’s inherent morality, instead members shall be encouraged to ignore the ethical or moral consequences of their decisions
Thou shalt promote collective efforts to rationalize in order to discount warnings, or other information that might lead members to reconsider their assumptions before they recommit themselves to their assumptions
Thou shalt reinforce stereotyped views of enemy leaders as too evil to warrant genuine attempts to negotiate, or as too weak and stupid to counter whatever risky attempts are made to defeat their purpose
Thou shalt self-censor any deviation from the apparent group consensus, inclining each member to minimize the importance of their doubts and counterarguments
Thou shalt create and maintain a shared illusion of unanimity concerning judgement conforming to the majority view
Thou shalt apply direct pressure on any member who expresses strong arguments against any of the group’s stereotypes, illusions, or commitments, making clear that this type of dissent is contrary to what is expected of all loyal members
Thou shalt appoint mindguards to protect the group from adverse information that might shatter their shared complacency about the effectiveness and morality of their decisions.
Based on Iving Janis’ groupthink behaviors. Explains everything website administrator Skinner has done to date.
Life After People is an interstesting show.
It shows both the speculative future if people suddenly disappeared from the earth and actual events where people have disappeared from various locals around the world during the last hundred years. Surprising how many places have had people ‘dissappear’ from them, never to live there again.
You gotta love it. I saw this coming a mile away. Their problem is that there is a group of Obongo freaks that worship the ground he walks on no matter what he does. Now that group probably consists of real posters, along with Obots, and Buffy Wicks and her clan.
Then there is the rest of DU that watches the real issues and what is going on. SO they aren’t liking their promised Messiah, the man they worship. Well when they say they don’t like things he does, the sheep go ballistic.
That’s the difference in people on FR and on DU. Freepers worship no president. We know there is only one person you should worship.
Half or more of DU members were Hillary supporters. That doesn’t mean they aren’t Democrats or aren’t liberal, it just means they probably see that the clown in chief is a dismal failure. I think the Obongo should just fund DU since they aren’t allowed to say anything bad about the punk in chief.
Skinner should want Palin to run and win. My God, they would be so united over there he would never have to worry about donations. :P You think they hated Bush, that’s nothing compared to what it would be with Palin. A pretty, God loving, 2nd amendment loving, patriotic, white woman. Their worst nightmare.
Try it sometime. one of my friends pushes their buttons daily and has remained without getting banned for years.
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
As such everyone else left disgusted as dissent against Obama became forbidden.
Same thing happened over at The Daily Kos. It happened very quickly.
Life After People is an interstesting show.
I saw it, liked it so much I bought it. That is fascinating and very well done. I’ve seen it several times.
I’m going to have to add that show to my buy list...everytime it’s on the tube I end up missing it somehow.
It’s really fascinating. I think you’ll like it.
It does look good, I’ve seen the previews but always seem to end up missing the show.
Story of my life! LOL
The collectivist busybodies are getting under everybody’s skin. We let them get away with too much for too long.
Hitting the Reset button is gonna have more serious consequences this time, since the Busybodies are like a runaway train, at this point.
It could get ugly.
The few things I have noticed when looking at DU is that they are always angry, they use curse words as if it were a second language, they constantly insult one another and call each other trolls. As for core values, they are very much pro Palestinian, anti Israel, they despise the military and they hate any religion that isn’t Islam. They also believe in robbing Peter to pay Paulie.
Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...
Thanks. That fits perfectly.
You’re welcome. :-)
low points on FR have been when they did purges of people, e.g., those who were backing the ‘wrong’ Republican candidates in the primaries.
more room to discuss and disagree is better.
I am starting to think that much more radical change is necessary.
really? what ever do you mean by that?