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  •  Site rules also say... (1+ / 0-)
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    UnionMade

    not to drag grudges from one diary to another. You can HR Scottdog's austerity comments 8 ways to Sunday, but a question very much in keeping with the subject of this diary is right on point.

    Furthermore, think about Scottdog and his motivations for posting as he does here on Kos: he thinks his "ideas" are superior to ours and he wants to show off and get validation by muting us with an unanswerable question that shows the "weakness" of our positions.

    It is likely that in this kind of showing off that he's invited a few friends along via social media to see how much better than us he is. If we just HR him every time he posts, that is a demonstration to his lackies that we can't answer his charges, and it validates him by giving him the mute response he craves.

    On the other side, when we answer and refute his nonesense, we can convince people that our positions are well-founded and well stated. We get to claim our own voices, which empowers us. We may even pick up the occasional low-info type who Scottdog invited to watch over to our side. That is full of win.

    A winning campaign? You didn't build that...

    by SilentBrook on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 01:48:41 PM PST

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    •  your argument is bogus on two counts: (0+ / 0-)

      1) i wasn't dragging any grugdes from one diary to another.  i wasn't even involved in the diary thread i (unsuccessfully) linked to.  when i first read her/his comment in this thread, i checked her/his profile/comment history to see how recently s/he joined & did s/he have a discernable record of derogatory/baiting comments -- which s/he did.  i attempted to post a link to a particularly abusive one & hr'd her/him for the current diary comment, citing comment history as being consistent with what i perceived as trollish behavior.

      and

      2) scottdog's questioning why unions weren't being swamped with workers seeking membership was a different verse of the same song mich gov rick snyder was singing just the other day when he said unions would have to justify their existence vis a vis the quality of the "product" they were trying to sell to potential members, & that's what the rtw law was all about.

      sounds like rw talking points to me.

      dkos policy is comments that are rw talking points are hr'able -- no matter how much you enjoy debating with the poster.  you can disagree with that 8 ways to sunday, but it is what it is.

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