Tired of it: Cultist/Messiah/Kool Aid/Obamabot

I'm not a member of a cult, I'm an Episcopalian.  Referring to me as a "cultist" is a blatant attack, and I'm tired of it.

I don't consider Barack Obama my Messiah.  That's Christ's role, and accusing me of believing otherwise is an extremely offensive attack no matter how cute you think it sounds, and I'm tired of it.

The Peoples' Temple of Jim Jones murdered over 900 people, including Democrat Leo Ryan, the only Congressman in United States history to have been killed in the line of duty.  The "Kool Aid" line is a much sicker attack than you realize, and I'm tired of it.

Obama supporters are not all "boyz," no more than Clinton supporters are all "girlz." I'm also not sure whether this "boyz" thing is meant to carry primarily age, gender, or racial connotations -- but it reeks of carrying all three. I'm tired of it.

I'm not a robot or an automaton.  I support my candidate over yours, but would support either in the general election.  That's no excuse to refer to me or any other Obama supporter as an "Obama-bot" or "Obama-ton." It's a personal attack, and I'm tired of it.

These're the lines I'd expect from Republicans against Democrats in the general election, not from Democrats during our primary season.  Just so we're clear:  If you use these lines, I'm hide-rating you for attacking other users.  If you uprate any of these attacks, I'll report you for abuse of your Trusted User status.  These're all totally uncalled for, and've become far too commonplace in this Democratic community.  I'm tired of it.

Update: I would never refer to Hillary supporters as "Hillbots,""cultists," nor any other derivatives of the disgusting memes the Clintons were painted with in the 90s. I will refer to you by your username or as a supporter of your candidate, and ask that same courtesy in return.

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Stop hitting Alegre!

I posted this in the main on the daily Kos site just a minute ago.  A commentor suggested since Alegre isn't posting at Kos I put it up here. Well,it is in invitation to respond.

Enough already.  You made your point. She is a HRC shill, she is "paid" (although that is pure conjecture) she is a "fraud", as some have said (no names so you don't embarrass yourself). What "fraud" has been committed? throwing charges like that with no backup is smear. And it is of a long time Democratic party supporter. To whose benefit is it  when you do that ?  "She only has talking points, she never discusses...blah blah blah" You hate her style?

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An Open Letter on NARAL, Message, and Polarization

Update [2008-5-15 15:44:38 by Falsehood]: - There is a controversy in the comments on if this violates the site rules:
*Users who are bashing or attacking any other user on the site, including authors of diaries and frontpage postings, will be banned. *Titles of diaries should not be inflammatory, call out other users or the site, and will be deleted if not edited out, and the user banned.
I don't think I'm calling out Alegre in the way the rules describe, nor do I think I am attacking Alegre. This diary is, in essence, a giant comment. However, I can understand that interpretation of the title rules, so I've changed the name. /Update [2008-5-15 15:44:38 by Falsehood]:

Dear Alegre,

As I write this, your diary "Tell NARAL They're Wrong,"http://www.mydd.com/story/2008/5/14/2324 41/858 is coming down off of the rec list, where many of your diaries reach. I certainly haven't been blogging here for a while, and I'll be the first to say that I don't have any progressive blog "cred," but I hope my comments and thoughts over the past few days have shown me to be someone who is approaching you honestly, without looking to disrespect or troll.

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Constructive Complaint Thread

Instead of allowing a diary that calls out the moderators for treating its users "like shit" and likens us to the "gestapo" to become another excuse for a flame war, maybe we can have an open constructive forum for your complaints/suggestions on how we can manage this place better.

So, shoot.

Update [2008-5-14 21:35:7 by Todd Beeton]:I got rid of the other diary too in order to consolidate complaints in one place. So, do you guys really think rec ability has been suspended according to which candidate you support? If you do, disabuse yourself of the notion now.

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Grow up people

seriously its that simple. if you are over the age of 13 then grow up and stop using terms like "Obamabot" or "Clintonista" and also can we drop the whole "well they started it argument"

seriously months into this primary and I am just done, I am 24 years old and the fact I have to actually tell a bunch of 30, 40 and even 50 year olds to grow up is just sad.

did no one here have parents that taught em the golden rule? does no one here have kids? do you people really accept the "well they started it" argument from your kids?

grow up, if you can't treat people with basic level respect then be prepared to be treated like a child.

but honestly its pathetic that I can't go anywhere on the internet anymore and find Adults talking. its just a bunch of juvenile infants everywhere

"you are an Obamabot"
"you're delusional!"
"you're a kool-aid drinker"
"well they started it"
"no they started it"
"shut up"
"no you shut up"

its embarrassing to watch people probably twice my age, act like they are half my age.

is basic common courtesy that hard?

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