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View Diary: Dear CNN: Don't Stop the Primaries; Don't Push Hillary to Quit (209 comments)

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  •  Hey, Wee Mama, thanks for moderating. (0+ / 0-)

    I see this would maybe have been better if I had put in a whole lot of links.  I keep ignoring the obvious fact that so many people will not be up on the news or the rules or the issues, but will feel free to comment with bold assertions.  You remind me not to skip the evidence so I have been trying to go thru comments and source stuff.  I also get the idea that a lot of the bolder commentors are not exposed to the workings of the nomination process, party history, representational democracy and the things we used to learn about our country that they used to teach 13 and 14 year olds in Civics class. Trying to carry out some civil discourse, then, is a challenge.  

    We need to find some ways to get the level of knowledge and shared perspective much higher very quickly.  If people who have not paid a lot of attention to the process rail against it and insist that people be pushed to act outside it, we get a lot of strife.

    I think I can do much better with building in more background and evidence and writing less from an assumption that we share so much common understanding.

    Maybe we can make some headway toward the peaceable kingdom if we try a little harder to make sure we are civil and starting with a shared understanding of the subject discussed.  The long winding path...worth traveling.
    Thanks for being here.

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