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  •  Why the attack on this diarist.... (4+ / 0-)

    All of the facts that he gives about Al Sharpton are true.  Does anyone think that the Republicans will fail to make the most of the connection between the Democratic Candidate and Rev. Sharpton?  

    A troll is defined by his attempting to harm the Democratic party, or to disrupt this blog by meaningless content.  Does anyone remember Bill Clinton's Sister Solgier (sp?) event, where he went out of his way to challenge this black entertainer, to separate himself from her extremist positions?

    Since he was the only elected two term Democratic President since FDR, how can we call this diarist a troll for suggesting that our candidate do something similar.

    I don't care about the motives or the goals of this diarist, but I care about the content.  If our purpose is to elect a Democratic President then we should be aware of the vulnerabilities of this candidate in the general election.

    And I happen to agree that Rev. Sharpton, for the reasons described in this diary, will be a potential liability that must be considered.  We can respond to this question in a way that is more productive than simply dismissing the diarist as as being a troll.

    •  Google this guy and you get some interesting (8+ / 0-)

      http://husaria.wordpress.com/

      Rightwing talking points about Democrats (besides the concern trolling about Al Sharpton.)

      MoveOn.org donor smears Fred Thompson with fake Web site
      August 9th, 2007 by wingedhussar1683

      Captain’s Quarters reports how a prominent MoveOn.org donor posted the following fake Fred Thompson Web site. After being caught, he apparently reregistered the site through Domains by Proxy, and redirected the site to a John Edwards Web site.

      Get it, Somebody who donates to MoveOn IS MoveOn.org. Nice leap there.

      We Don’t Do Dinner with Genocide Enablers like Obama
      August 7th, 2007 by wingedhussar1683

      We received the following from Barack Obama’s campaign:

         I’m looking forward to having dinner with Dorothy, but there are still three seats left at the table. Will you be in one of them?
         If you make a donation by 11:59 pm tonight, Tuesday, July 31st, you could join us for dinner very soon:

      We don’t do dinner with people who are on record as enabling genocide and infanticide while consorting with prominent racists and anti-Semites. Read the rest of this entry »

      Obama. Genocide enabler?

      John Kerry, Soviet Propaganda Mouthpiece

      Hoo boy. Yeah, this guy is here just to be helpful.

      Maybe do a little research.

      How the Media can Help Save America: Just Say No to Kristol Meth.

      by LeftHandedMan on Thu Aug 16, 2007 at 11:36:31 PM PDT

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    •  when you say shit like this (9+ / 0-)

      Had the Democrats put up a decent human being with a body temperature of roughly 98.6 F, they would have won in 2004. Instead, they nominated a self-proclaimed war criminal who said for free what John McCain was tortured for not saying.

      you aren't going to score very many points with the people here.  Also, why do all the new Republicans here (i.e., almost everyone around the UID of 133400 who has posted tonight) think that we want to take advice from them? I'm sure their plan is to help us elect Democrats, right?

      The influx of morons here lately is sad.  Many people spend hours putting together a terrific diary, and then they get shoved off the list by the surplus of troll postings.

      "The only way Democrats will win elections is if we stand up for what we believe in" ~ Howard Dean

      by the awful truth on Thu Aug 16, 2007 at 11:38:07 PM PDT

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    •  This is precisely why: (1+ / 0-)
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      Otherwise, 2008 is likely to be a reptition of 2004. Had the Democrats put up a decent human being with a body temperature of roughly 98.6 F, they would have won in 2004. Instead, they nominated a self-proclaimed war criminal who said for free what John McCain was tortured for not saying. This was not according to the Swift Boat veterans, it was according to John Kerry's own testimony during the Viet Nam war. (He said that he and his fellow servicemen committed atrocities and behaved like Genghis Khan.)  By posing with and endorsing a professional bigot like Al Sharpton, Democrats invite voters to ignore issues like the economy, health care, education, and so on, and allow revulsion and disgust to guide their hands to the R lever.

      "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." John Lennon

      by trashablanca on Thu Aug 16, 2007 at 11:50:07 PM PDT

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