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View Diary: The Most Annoying Thing Markos Did in 2012 (73 comments)

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  •  I happen to agree with you on two things: (9+ / 0-)

    (a) that Obama's performance in the first debate simply was NOT as awful as the conventional wisdom would have it; and (b) that the risible "snap poll" after the debate, rather than the debate itself, did a lot to create that conventional wisdom.

    However, to object to Markos' "hippie punching" is taking it too far, and too personally.  Fact is, a lot of people around here DID completely lose their wigs, on no rational basis whatsoever, AND they were already doing so BEFORE any snap polls.  I was here on Daily Kos while the debate was going down, watching people's reactions in real time, and they were losing their wigs around here, Seneca, they were losing their MINDS about how terribly Obama was doing.  They didn't need any CNN poll telling them this; they were having the gigantic pants-pooping all by their own selves.  I saw them doing it.

    Sometimes hippies need a punch, quite frankly, and I could have punched a few that might myself.

    •  "might" s/b "night" n/t (0+ / 0-)
    •  I wasn't here on DKos when it was coming down (0+ / 0-)

      I don't object to the criticism that we shouldn't have panicked about Obama's performance even if it was bad.  I object to the criticism that we shouldn't have criticized CNN's performance because it put us down at the same level as the right-wing "unskewers."  It's false equivalence and Markos should realize it.

      I'm not posting the interactions we had in my diary of that day (because I think I know people's limits), but they're there if you want to look them up.

      Pro-Occupy Democratic Candidate for California State Senate, District 29 & Occupy OC Civic Liaison.

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      by Seneca Doane on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 05:27:24 PM PST

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      •  Let me take this opportunity (2+ / 0-)
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        kj in missouri, Seneca Doane

        to thank you sincerely for running for office.  We need more like you, and we shall have more like you, as time goes by.

        As for Markos, he may be a front pager but ultimately he's just a user with an opinion and he happens to have this commitment that querying polling methodology is unseemly when you're behind in the poll and only serves to confirm that you're behind in the poll.  I reckon it's just something for you and he to agree to disagree over.

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