I am an Obama Mama and I can admit a few of us get out of hand with the bashing. I have also seen OMs scolding each other for crossing the line. In the Obama Mamas group there are posts about keeping it positive.
On the other hand... I have only seen a couple of Republicans admit McCain supporters have gone too far. And those were people who aren't too thrilled with McCain. Every day I see McCain supporters insisting Democrats are hateful and do all the bashing.
Can you admit that you've seen people who support your candidate (who ever it is) get nasty and be mean?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:51 AM on Nov. 1, 2008 in Politics & Current Events
11:03 AM on Nov. 1, 2008 by: Anonymous
Answer by msmoody at 4:03 PM on Nov. 1, 2008
Obviously I'm biased, but I'd like to know hoe other people see it. Especially anyone who's not affiliated with either party.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:51 AM on Nov. 1, 2008
Answer by dedicatedrider at 10:55 AM on Nov. 1, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 10:59 AM on Nov. 1, 2008
Oh absolutely! We have a very large group and one of our first admonitions is to "rise above" the foolishness of berating a person, using foul and inappropriate language, and name calling. Tactics like calling names simply shows a persons lack of self control, as well as a lack of real intelligence. I tell them to debate the issues, but also to show respect to other posters. I have seen obvious republican mama's behaving badly, but frankly, up until just recently, my experience on cafemom was to view more ridiculous language coming from Obama posters. But that's not to say on individual group sites, that the ratio is not diff.
Answer by lifeasinoit at 10:59 AM on Nov. 1, 2008
Answer by msmoody at 11:10 AM on Nov. 1, 2008
msmoody, did you mean "not just here on CM?"
It's been posted over and over how many false smears the McCain campaign has spread. Yes, both parties have been busted for lies in campaigning, but McCain had been over twice as many times. When you consider Obama is showing so many more ads than him you realize that most of Obama's ads are pretty accurate.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:14 AM on Nov. 1, 2008
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 11:35 AM on Nov. 1, 2008