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  •  Ahem. (3+ / 0-)
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    ogre, Avila, vox humana

    You're joking, right?

    A campaign that disregards voters and makes what some people consider racist dog-whistle comments = forced starvation of enemy combatants, and we'll specifically pick the time it was done by a genocidal maniac.

    Yeah, that's just a harmless comparison.  A little simile, right?

    In fact, it's the kind of idiocy that the author of the Obama=Hitler diary was mocking in the first place.  If you noticed - because the majority of people who posted their protestations here didn't - the supposedly offensive MyDD diary was poking holes in this idea that comparing a candidate to a mass murderer is harmless.  It was snark, and it was trying to make a point.  You basically fell into the very behavior it was criticizing.  

    Comparisons of Obama/Clinton to Hitler are no more the norm here than they are at MyDD.  But they do happen, and depending on how riled up the community is, they sometimes get a free pass.  When I first started coming to dkos, the word "bitch" was considered unacceptable even for hated Republicans - now it sometimes lands you in hidden comments, and it sometimes lands you a ton of recs and well-wishes.  

    In my ideal world, we'd all be more consistent about slapping down these kinds of comments.  But we're not, and that's one of the reasons I don't like seeing tony slapped with zeroes for what's as fair a comment about the climate here as the diarist's about MyDD.  

    But even better: we have to stop this relentless cherry-picking just to find the worst in each other.  It's not helping anyone.

    Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

    by pico on Mon Mar 17, 2008 at 02:08:50 AM PDT

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    •  I didn't say I thought it was good. (1+ / 0-)
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      It's inflammatory.

      But in the larger context of the discussion about how Obama supporters are happily calling Hillary horrible names, it's thin.  

      Should have been trolled.  But as you observe, the sewers have backed up.  It's lamentable--and we know it happens during presidential primary season here.  It's worse this year -- I think -- because there are a hell of a lot more people dropping... stuff.... into the sewers.

      "I desire what is good. Therefore, everyone who does not agree with me is a traitor." King George III

      by ogre on Mon Mar 17, 2008 at 10:58:18 AM PDT

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