• on a comment on Obama's Party? over 5 years ago

    Not to me it isn't.  That would go in the category of not nominating anyone because people might have bullshit reasons for not supporting them (see: Obama, Barack and West Virginia, or, if you're a Clinton supporter, Iowa).

    I just don't think it's biased against her.  The idea that it was took root during the 11 primary sweep, when it's really hard not to give positive coverage to the candidate who's sweeping the primaries.

  • on a comment on Obama's Party? over 5 years ago

    I hear you, but there's not a whole lot of room to be socially graceful.  Half of the Clinton supporters here want it to go the convention.  Can't be graceful with them, because to them it isn't over.

    Plus there was a diary yesterday to the effect of "oh, NOW you want to be nice?  NO THANKS.  Besides you're all paid bloggers anyway."

    We're dealing with a lot of people who are taking everything in bad faith, as JJE mentioned - they'll get offended because they want to.  Because they need to stay angry.  

  • on a comment on Obama's Party? over 5 years ago

    And there it's not even useful.

    The popular vote is a clever way of saying "caucuses don't count", since turnout is necessarily lower in caucuses.  Some caucuses don't even keep track of total voters; once they establish the proportions and elect delegates, the process is over.

    The day that all states use primaries, the popular vote will be useful.  Until then, it's a metric like "number of states won" - it doesn't mean anything.

  • on a comment on Obama's Party? over 5 years ago

    BECAUSE SHE CAN.  What are YOU going to do about it?

  • on a comment on Obama's Party? over 5 years ago

    She's the one that spent the past four-months whipping her followers into a frenzy.  I've seen her tactics - she posts a piece of alleged hatemail and says "this is what you're fighting".

    Two days later and I'm arguing with someone over how I can support a candidate who calls his opponent a cunt.  I'm like "what????" and it turns out that the person I'm talking to is referring to Taylor Marsh's hatemail.  Checked her site for the first time in a couple of weeks and she's still at it.  I don't think her followers will let her back off.

    And I assume you've seen her site.  It's a clearinghouse for anti-Obama rumors - she finds something, and her supporters mail it out to right-wing contact lists they have.  This happens ALL THE TIME.  

    Mailing Hannity now!
    -boxer4hrc

    Don't need her, don't want her.  Won without her.  Can't have her anyway even if she was useful at this point, the damage is done.  Her followers will abandon her if she takes her boot off Obama's neck.

  • on a comment on Obama's Party? over 5 years ago

    Oh, and my mother's two sisters, ages 56 and 52 support Obama.  The 56 year-old, my aunt Susan, caucused for him in California.

    The 52-year-old doesn't vote.  But she's with us in spirit.  She's in California anyway so I never really felt like I had to engage her on her apolitical ways.

  • on a comment on Obama's Party? over 5 years ago

    I'm 26, so I don't count.

    But my mom is 62 and she supports Obama.  My father is is 70 and from the Blue Mountains in North Carolina and he supports Obama.  As does my aunt, his siter, who's still there.  She's 66.

    My sister is 37, so I guess she's just on the cusp of counting.  In another 13 years maybe.

  • on a comment on Meet Me In Denver! over 5 years ago

    ^-----------PAY ATTENTION!!!!!!

  • on a comment on Meet Me In Denver! over 5 years ago

    So all attempts to be civil will be rebuffed got it.

  • The diary you mention is even worse than that, because it cuts off all attempts to be civil.

  • Haha, is this Big Tent Democrat you're talking about?  I'm relatively new to things.

    Because I remember seeing linfar or whoever diaries saying things like "even BTD over at TalkLeft says..." and thinking "EVEN BTD?  I've never seen him saying anything that wasn't pro-Clinton."

    Guess it wasn't always that way.  Interesting what class interests will do to people.

  • Kos is huge - it's for organizing.

    MyDD is small - it's for interacting with people.

  • Too depressing.  I don't like to know that my fellow human beings are capable of that.

  • You are a paragon of the blogger who doesn't suffer fools gladly.

    Please post more.  

  • comment on a post Tommorrow's Rec List - Tonight! over 5 years ago

    HE RECEIVED A STANDING OVATION

    Now I will pause to allow the people who have just fainted to collect themselves.  You heard me right.  He received a standing ovation.

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