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Bullying on DU

Someone who was actually there since February 2008 just noticed

Not to be all bullying this, bullying that, but I have noticed something really kind of disturbing especially since we have been talking about bullying lately.

I have noticed that when someone doesn’t agree with someone else’s response on certain threads, they are met with what can only be described as bullying.


This is meant as a rhetorical question.

Why is it necessary to go after someone because you disagree with them. I see nastiness and sarcasm talking to people like they are idiots for having certain points of view.

No shit, Sherlock! And where were you when someone proposed that all supporters of candidates other than Obama be banned?

Where were you when “grave dancing” threads were littering  the “best” page for anyone the mob disagreed with?

Or when hordes of , well, you were stalking Hillary supporters in the Hillary group and then other websites on the internet?

Or when those threads in the image bellow made “Greatest” (hint: April 2008)

One has to go through the many answers to see who is feeling victimized this time

276. Well, there are conservative-leaning Dems who HATE “loony lefties”

And that hatred, and w/some, coupled w/an actual agenda to shift the framework rightward, can definitely lead those type of people to go to unknown lengths to smear/attack lib lefties….point of clarification: many DUers are to the left of center, yet the real haters on board are to the right of it, and their primary enemies are far to the left of center, so what they do is attempt to negatively frame those types within the minds of the more middle of the road posters in order to win them over to the more pro-corporate, pro-authority, pro-war side of things
+ 1. That has certainly been my experience.

It was easier when we were all opposed to the war and to expanded drilling, etc.


283. Hard right “conservative Democrats” are allowed to attack the Party’s traditonal base here on DU.

Don’t blame the posters in general–this is a policy decision from up top.

I would have preferred to see the operatives complaining, but these new victims were the bullies from yesteryear. This sounds very familiar

285. It will never change. That’s why I rarely post here anymore.

When I posted about my medical problems, some of the more prominent people at DU actually kicked me when I was down…in order to defend their precious president! Most of my post didn’t even concern President Obama, nor was there a 1:1 correlation between Obama and my medical problems. But instead of looking at the rest of what I had to say, Obama Cheerleaders were out in force to hurt me when I was already hurting.

You know who you are.

DU is toxic.

I swing by occasionally, but usually don’t stay long because I’m appalled at the way DUers treat one another.

Yup. I knew several thusands people who declared DU toxic back in 2008 and went elsewhere. Because of all of you. So cry me a river. Then figure out what’s going on. We did. Oh, wait, this guy almost got it

265. People disagree on what it means to be a Democrat

There is a fight being waged now, and has been for decades, over the soul of the Democratic party. When you have a place for “Democrats” to communicate, the struggle plays itself out here. There are many of us here who are liberals. Politicians promise us the moon during campaigns and elections, and spends the rest of their time distancing themselves from us. They take our contributions, our work, our involvement, and our votes, and then tell the media that we’re a bunch of irrelevant smelly hippies. Sorry that there’s bullying going on. Sometimes, when people have an opinion that discounts, downplays, or dismisses the priorities we worked hard to advance, it seems as if the person expressing that opinion is attempting to silence or marginalize the more liberal element in the party, just as our politicians have been doing. It is very frustrating to work hard for something and to get very little out of it.

There are at least 2 very different factions under the “Democratic” umbrella. They are both fighting for dominance. There is going to be unpleasant exchange until we can all agree on policy. That won’t be happening any time soon.

And who is missing from this debate? Why all the operatives who do the bullying lately.

Outsider and invisible, I am passing the popcorn.

As for the bullies attitude, it can be summed up by this post

This country is too stupid for its president.That’s all


If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it…

If one reads the media, barely. Everyone, from Planned Parenhood to Moveon, from Kucinich to Michael Moore is blissfully content and proud of the Heritage Foundation healthcare/insurance/reform, offshore drilling, teachers firings – you name it.

Of course, my trips to B0botland find that, beyond the dozen or two operatives there, everyone else is hopping mad.

One of the access bloggers feels invisible and unrepresented in the media

The media loves-loves-loves this tea party story, but the tea partiers really aren’t anything new, and they don’t represent a very big group of voters. There is a lot of anger out there, but most of it is righteous anger that Democrats can and should tap into – anger that Wall Street and other bad actor big companies have been allowed to destroy our economy, and that no one is taking them on for it.

Duh! Welcome to my world! I have been invisible since 2000, as a Robbedvoter. Only very rarely the voter discontent would be brought up and then there were only blacks, and mostly blacks in Florida.

Riverdaughter has a good (and karmic) explanation

What the media has the power to do is amplify the voices it likes and mute the voices it doesn’t like.

And the cameras are never going to cover you, no matter how many millions you get to march on Washington.

Indeed, the only story the media covers today is the tea party. The only way disgruntled Democrats are going to be visible is…if they join it.

CNN actually gave them a headline

Disgruntled Democrats join the Tea Party

anectodal examples of Obama voters are given. When it comes to numbers though, CNN is more than stingy

To be sure, the number of Democrats in the Tea Party movement is small. A recent CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll shows that while 96 percent of Tea Party activists identify themselves as either Republican or Independent, only 4 percent say they are Democrats.

I seem to remember more from the “Angry White Women” poll

16 percent are Democrats or independent voters leaning Democratic;.

and then there’s a newer survey that finds that

Survey: Four in 10 Tea Party members are Dems or independents

he national breakdown of the Tea Party composition is 57 percent Republican, 28 percent Independent and 13 percent Democratic,


Two-thirds of the group call themselves conservative, 26 are moderate and 8 percent say they are liberal.

Of course, I can’t. for the life of me understand how someone calling themselves liberal can think that the Heritage Foundation bill is socialist – or too much intervention from the government. Except I know for a fact its true – they do exist, I know some of them.

Maybe they simply had enough of  being invisible and feeling isolated politically.

Like the rest of us who are keeping our political beliefs and find ourselves miles away from the party which went all the way to the right.

Some of us voted against Obama as we saw this coming. Some voted for him and are only now waking up to the reality. You can pretty much check any of my recent posts to hear their muted voices

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WaPo has an Orwellian headline on the so called recovery


In a surprise, Moonie Times sounds more optimistic (didn’t incorporate Summers lower expectations meme)

.In NYC, Metro shows us how that works locally

Obama Times surprises us with bad news from the 2 wars the Nobel Peace Prize laureate is continuing

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