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I picked this blog because it seems to have the best content and in depth information about US politics. During the last weeks I miss this information or it is hard to find and to get.

As European relocating to the US of course I want to be informed about the US politics. This is why I picked this Blog. The information on there was detailed and trustable.

But things seemed to have changed in a way. Instead of relevant political content, I find more and more stuff that I can find on every other site too. Sure I disagree with McCain and Palin, but the great feature of this Blog and the big benefit of this community was that a lot of relevant content was posted here.
With all respect: I can't stand to see all this stuff about who is telling lies and who is blaming whom anymore. CNN tonight showed that Palin did not tell the truth and made this clear. This is not the info I am searching for.I think you can do this better.

From my point of view Obama is the right choice because he concentrates on content in his campaign. This is what makes him special and different.
Let's do it like he does and transport the message based on content again.

Maybe my view just different because I am far away. If I am wrong, just tell me.

Originally posted to maninthemountains on Wed Sep 03, 2008 at 10:16 PM PDT.

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  •  tipjar (6+ / 0-)

    "The issue of economics is not something I've understood as well as I should. I've got Greenspan's book." -- McCain, as quoted in the Boston Globe, Dec. 17,

    by maninthemountains on Wed Sep 03, 2008 at 10:17:12 PM PDT

  •  Not sure about the balance between (1+ / 0-)
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    Involuntary Exile

    issue-based content vs. attack-based content but there has been a deluge of really thin diaries the past few weeks.  Maybe this is simply a normal thing when the number of active participants here grows very quickly?  

    •  A lot of repeats, too (3+ / 0-)

      The same info in two paragraph blogs? Everything scrolls off.

      •  Yeah I agree (3+ / 0-)

        I usually rely on the recent diary list as my first and last place to look over the news and spin of the day.  There's hardly anywhere I learn more than that recent diary list, but that's definitely changed the past few weeks.   When one has limited time, it's hard to sift through so much noise to find the real good stuff right now.

        But again, I'm wondering if that's how it normally is during big election times when there are probably more people actively posting.

        Regardless, I completely understand your frustration and share it.

        •  Oh, no! (3+ / 0-)

          You mean we have two more months of D-Kos being useless?

          Notice how many trolls are posting diaries, too!

        •  have the same way of approch (1+ / 0-)
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          Lauren S

          so its hard to find the good stuff fast. But with the list I got here I think this will change. It became worse since the Palin announcement. Sure this will change again into more content. I just try to do everything here in Europe to make people aware that just talking about is not enough. We have to create awareness also here. The more international sympathy we can win for Obama, the more trust we maybe can create within America in his person. This is what I believe. And to get good information helps a lot in that.

          "The issue of economics is not something I've understood as well as I should. I've got Greenspan's book." -- McCain, as quoted in the Boston Globe, Dec. 17,

          by maninthemountains on Wed Sep 03, 2008 at 10:51:38 PM PDT

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          •  Those blogs that dallasdoc mentioned are (3+ / 0-)

            all very worth reading, you'll get some real indepth stuff without quite the current noise I'm seeing here.

            here are a few that I personally love:

            The Field by Al Giordano ... very electoral based from a grassroots perspective... great blog.

            Scholars & Rogues.... hard to describe but if you're looking for substantive socio-political commentary with a biting edge, this is the place.  It's always a great read.

            The Rude Pundit.... only enter if profane rants.... where profanity isn't there to spice it up but ... well... if you don't mind profane political rants, just check it out and you'll see what I mean.  

            •  Thank you very much (1+ / 0-)
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              Lauren S

              this makes life easier for me. comments like this make this community so special. I really appreciate your help!

              "The issue of economics is not something I've understood as well as I should. I've got Greenspan's book." -- McCain, as quoted in the Boston Globe, Dec. 17,

              by maninthemountains on Wed Sep 03, 2008 at 11:04:48 PM PDT

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              •  You're welcome. Thanks for the diary. (1+ / 0-)
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                maninthemountains

                What country do you live in?

                BTW, if you look at the bottom of the right hand side of the front page, there is a blogroll that randomly picks 10 blogs from members' personal blogrolls and posts them.  I love that feature, a lot of the same ones show up but there are a lot of really unique and not so well ones that show up as well.  :)

                It's the one at the very bottom of the right-hand side, very bottom of the blog listings, looks like this right now:

                10 Random User Blogroll Links (changed daily)

                Riverbend
                Black and Missing
                HorsesAss
                Michigan Liberal
                John McCain
                FLA Politics
                Asia Times, wide perspective
                John McCain
                The Daily Dish
                James Wolcott

                •  I live in Austria... (1+ / 0-)
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                  Lauren S

                  but due to te fact that I recently married a US citizen we decided to relocate to the states. If ecerything works out fine (get a job, apartment,..) we should move end of October. So I will be there on election day and I want to celebrate a Obama victory :-)

                  "The issue of economics is not something I've understood as well as I should. I've got Greenspan's book." -- McCain, as quoted in the Boston Globe, Dec. 17,

                  by maninthemountains on Wed Sep 03, 2008 at 11:35:42 PM PDT

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  •  I see your point of view on this... (4+ / 0-)

    BUT (you had to know that was coming) there is one major issue regarding the Palin nomination which I think fits Obama's message to a tee:  Judgement.  In order to fully delve into the mistaken judgement which McCain demonstrated by picking Palin we have  to look at her history, and reflect on what that history shows regarding her nomination.  Unfortunately there seems to be quite a bit to dredge up with Palin so she is sucking a lot of oxygen out of the room right now.  

    I was ranting at my wife just the other day, about how I detested McCain because he promised an issued driven campaign, but then dove straight into the mud.  Just once in my life I would love to have a Presidential campaign which focused on issues.  Now we have McCains chief of staff bragging that the campaign will not be issues driven.  

  •  You need to learn a thing or two about American.. (4+ / 0-)

    politics my friend.  It flashes in and out from policy to culture and sometimes you don't know where one begins and one ends.

    The man is brilliant, but he's black and it is still far better to be dumb and white in America.

  •  With all due respect (2+ / 0-)
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    David Kroning, maninthemountains

    You're the one who wrote this diary.

    With all respect: I can't stand to see all this stuff about who is telling lies and who is blaming whom anymore.

    The site was bound to be ugly this week.  The focus in media is on Republicans.  

    But you're right.  There are too many diaries that are actually more appropriately comments.  Things like people taking a spot on the diary list to complain about not enough diaries with more real content.  

    Welcome to the funhouse.  Dailykos is you maninthemountains.  

    Bob Barr for President(ial candidate)!

    by Sun dog on Wed Sep 03, 2008 at 10:33:39 PM PDT

    •  you're right (1+ / 0-)
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      Sun dog

      also my diary missed content. wanted to post it as a commend first.

      "The issue of economics is not something I've understood as well as I should. I've got Greenspan's book." -- McCain, as quoted in the Boston Globe, Dec. 17,

      by maninthemountains on Wed Sep 03, 2008 at 10:38:09 PM PDT

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      •  It's certainly not that you don't have a point (1+ / 0-)
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        maninthemountains

        I think a lot of us wind up leaning on this site as group therapy.  Trying to follow politics in the 'news' coverage can make a person completely insane, or, more likely, get them to back off of politics.  

        When they feel like the world is talking crazy, people wind up really wanting to have their own voices heard.  I think sites like this really help people to stay engaged, at least on some level.  People who might otherwise bail out because they can't make heads or tails of it all and they feel like what they think doesn't matter.  

        I think dkos rocks, even now when it's nuts because of the campaign.  

        Even your diary.  :)

        Bob Barr for President(ial candidate)!

        by Sun dog on Wed Sep 03, 2008 at 10:48:59 PM PDT

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        •  well I am also (1+ / 0-)
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          Sun dog

          a rookie here. I do not post a lot of diaries, because I simply do not have the insight view. What I can show is how things are seen here. And this is what I do sometimes to also give you a feeling what kind of affect things have in the world. Will focus on comments and avoid to also be a "no content diary poster".
          I really like tis kind of discussion and also critics.

          And yes... dkos rocks :)

          "The issue of economics is not something I've understood as well as I should. I've got Greenspan's book." -- McCain, as quoted in the Boston Globe, Dec. 17,

          by maninthemountains on Wed Sep 03, 2008 at 10:57:26 PM PDT

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  •  Does anybody out there have any extra Obama stick (2+ / 0-)
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    Lauren S, maninthemountains

    Does anybody out there have any extra Obama stickers or t-shirts that i can give to my friends in the military here in San Diego? Any bit of help will allow me to push my friends in the right(left)way

    please contact me at scottwiro@hotmail.com

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