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  •  It's the same (4+ / 0-)
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    forty or fifty posters, basically...

    This all started with "what the Republicans did to language".

    by lunachickie on Sat Sep 07, 2013 at 08:29:45 AM PDT

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    •  Yup (5+ / 0-)

      I keep notes here at my computer desk and among them is my list of "chicken koshawks".  I have 36 currently listed, I'm sure I've missed a few.  But it's the same ones, over and over and over again.  It's been a couple days since I added a single name to the list, despite reviewing these threads carefully.  All the same people, all the time.  (It would be interesting to know how many of them are employed by the Democratic Party, its pols and front organizations.  Some of them obviously work for the same entities as they recite identical talking points, in the exact same words and phrasing.)

      Clap On, Clap Off, The Clapper!

      by ActivistGuy on Sat Sep 07, 2013 at 11:54:38 AM PDT

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      •  I've got 41 (2+ / 0-)
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        and I figured there are probably some that I don't see, hence my estimate ;)

        Regardless of how many, I wonder what any of them really hope to achieve at the end of the day. I also think they're swimming uphill on this one and sooner or later, they're gonna wear out or get disgusted and find another (hobby, occupation, passion, whatever term is applicable to each)...

        This all started with "what the Republicans did to language".

        by lunachickie on Sat Sep 07, 2013 at 12:00:19 PM PDT

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        •  I don't keep a list (2+ / 0-)
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          but I do note who recommends what and I, like you and ActivistGuy, see the same names over and over rec'ing some of the most odious crap posted here.  I don't know whether or not they're actively working for anyone, though such would be expressly prohibited by site rules without disclosure.  It certainly wouldn't surprise me to find out that some of them are working for someone without disclosure, at least with respect to some of them because they always seem to parrot administration talking points and argue expressly in support of the administration's position no matter what the issue or which side of that issue they've taken previously.  I know that some of them gather off-site to strategize on how to forward their propaganda here.

          I think some of them simply argue in support of Obama because they are right-leaning centrists like Obama and they agree with the positions he takes while others support Obama just because he is Obama.  They are either biased in favor of whatever Obama says or does because they like Obama the man, or their views align with Obama's, which means their arguments have the same merit, for better or worse, as those made by Obama and his administration.

          They are an active an vocal group for their small size making it appear (and trying to make it appear) as though their numbers are greater than they actually are.

          Arrrr, the laws of science be a harsh mistress. -Bender B. Rodriguez

          by democracy inaction on Sat Sep 07, 2013 at 01:15:07 PM PDT

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          •  Absolutely (2+ / 0-)
            They are an active and vocal group for their small size making it appear (and trying to make it appear) as though their numbers are greater than they actually are.

            They're not all that. And you know the fact that it's now even more apparent via blogpoll has made them dig in that much deeper, right?

            I'm normally not big on "polls", but I was damned glad to see kos post that diary the other day. I mean, who here would answer it dishonestly? Really? Even if anyone did, trying to pump up the numbers on the "pro-invasion" side, they were still outnumbered something like 3 to 1 IIRC.

            That's fairly consistent with general national polling on this. It's also pretty consistent with what congresspeople and senators are reporting as "being communicated by their constituents", if not erring on the side of "there are some for it". There are reps reporting not one constituent approves.

            So I expect it to get even uglier here, as the bad actors around here double down because, among other things, their egos are taking a beating. Yes, unfortunately, ego is a part of it too :(

            This all started with "what the Republicans did to language".

            by lunachickie on Sat Sep 07, 2013 at 03:03:25 PM PDT

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