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  •  Then why did they leave in droves? (2+ / 0-)
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    CajunBoyLgb, LSophia

    They were outnumbered and harassed by other posters whom they thought were friends.  I grant you that there were a few unhinged Hillary supporters, but they were banned.  Most of the others left the site voluntarily because they were persona non grata.  

    Some came back, but risked being called PUMAs up until about now when Hillary's stock is magically rising here.  Even Kos, one of her most ardent detractors, seems to be giving her a nod.  

    It's the Supreme Court, stupid!

    by Radiowalla on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 08:41:58 AM PDT

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    •  The balance here went to Obama, sure (1+ / 0-)
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      askew

      But that's talking about sheer numbers, not the level of vitriol from each side.  Had Clinton supporters outnumbered Obama's here, it would have just been the same thing in reverse.

      Trying to claim one side was morally better than the other is revisionist history and absolutely not factually correct.

      •  Do I think one side was morally better? (2+ / 0-)
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        LSophia, JamieG from Md

        Hmmm.....

        Well, that's an interesting question.  As a 2008 Clinton supporter, it sure felt like being ganged up on and shouted down in what many felt was their online "home."  Suddenly "home" had become a hostile place.  Most of those who left felt that they were chased out and took great umbrage at that.  

        But morally superior? Not really.  I think the overriding feeling was hurt and anger at being marginalized.  

         

        It's the Supreme Court, stupid!

        by Radiowalla on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 09:13:58 AM PDT

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        •  As an Edwards supporter in 2008 (1+ / 0-)
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          PSzymeczek

          I can say I was perhaps as non-biased on the Obama v. Clinton fighting as one could be here, and I did not see any qualitative difference between the vitriol dished out by each side.  Big-name posters here on DK were on each side dishing the hits out.  It was just as much a self-perpetuating cycle of implacable attacks as we see in the Israel/Palestine fights here.

          Pretending your you-know-what didn't stink is simply not accurate.

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