The tone here and on DKOS is ridiculous! (with poll)

It's really over the top now.  I haven't found posts as negative and counterproductive on right wing sites, who must be sitting back and reveling in our circular firing squad.  Rove is laughing all the way to the bank.

Fortunately the candidates are showing leadership.  They snipe at each other, but neither has really crossed the line since the days before New Hampshire.  You can see that they admire and respect each other, and if I were to place bets they are probably going to be running mates.  So it's up to everyone else to get over it and accept what follows, and at this point it looks like Obama for president.  

Yes, maybe something will change before March 4, but for Democrats to be desperately hoping that the Rezko trial will bring Obama down is worse than morbid and predatory.

The Obama supporters have even fewer excuses.  You've probably won, and you aren't going to win by bashing Clinton at this point.  You win by promoting your candidate and if you're in the mood for bashing, bash McCain.  Remember him?

But I'm wondering - those of you who have said you'd rather McCain be elected to appoint a Scalia clone to replace Stevens - how serious are you about that?  

Tags: campaign, clinton, divisiveness, mccain, negative, obama, tone, unity (all tags)

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The tone on OBAMAKOS is ridiculous!

and I say criminal - obamabots have to be punished

by WeNeed3rdParty 2008-02-23 10:24AM | 0 recs
Well, this is interesting

Now, I didn't attempt to separate Obama voters from Clinton voters in this poll, but compare these results with DKOS.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/2/23/ 151631/096/105/462640

Does this mean that Hillary netroots supporters are more likely to ditch the party in November?

by Drummond 2008-02-23 10:36AM | 0 recs
by carloseljefe 2008-02-23 11:07AM | 0 recs
Truthfully what it means

is Hillary is losing and her supporters realize it and are angry.  Just like Hillary was today.  They will get over it.

by Moonwood 2008-02-23 11:42AM | 0 recs
Re: The tone here and on DKOS is ridiculous! (with

Whew!  I like these results better than earlier.

by Drummond 2008-02-23 12:03PM | 0 recs
DKos

I don't care to go on Daily Kos, it's the equivalent to gay porn right now in my interest. Doesn't catch my interest.

by falcon4e 2008-02-23 12:16PM | 0 recs
Re: The tone here and on DKOS is ridiculous! (with

I assume that the gap between the results here and Daily Kos have narrowed a bit.  But the results are interesting nonetheless.  Obviously Daily Kos has a pro-Obama bent while the opposite is true here.  An interesting note is that so far 49 have voted here versus 331 at Daily Kos (I voted on both polls, for the first option).

It has been interesting watching the how the two communities react to the race as it goes along.  Supporters of candidates that are down tend to be more strident and inflammatory than those of the candidate or candidates who are performing well.  Furthermore, the supporters of the candidate whose talking points dominate a community tend to have a rosy prognosis of their candidate's future performance.  At Daily Kos pre-Iowa, there was a generalized consensus that Edwards was going to win Iowa, despite polling to the contrary.  Currently, at Daily Kos, there is a significant block who think that the race is over, while here at MyDD, some people actually think that the race is even.

So, yes, the tone is absolutely ridiculous.  When netroots users can't muster a supermajority that say that they will support the Democratic nominee if it not their candidate, we have a problem.  How can the 10% here or 5% at Daily Kos say that they would vote for McCain?  Are you insane?  Are you being a troll voter?  What are you thinking?  Do you actually believe the hateful, inaccurate bile that is spewed against the opposing candidate?  If so, that is very disappointing.

In November, I will either be saying "Go Hillary!" or "Go Barack!"

The fact that 41% of MyDD users and 35% of Daily Kos users can't say the same is pathetic and disgraceful.

by Meng Bomin 2008-02-23 01:06PM | 0 recs

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