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loadstar Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 9:28 AM
To the uninitiated: scrappediron, popwarner, and friley are troll bots repeating the same cut & paste posts they have for months. Years in some cases. Their goal here is not to disrupt the threads, although many do respond to the off-topic drivel, but to push legitimate and timely posts off the page. In other words, it is an attack. The posters are given a bunch of nonsense written by someone else (probably from Media Matters, or Moveon, or some other lefty outfit, maybe even the White House). They are drones who are merely paid by the post, they neither know nor care what it is they are posting. Responding to them merely helps them accomplish their mission: pushing real posts off the page.
It’s “game on” for the politics of retaliation.

While campaigning in the swing state of Ohio, President Obama’s supporters began to boo last Friday when he uttered the name “Mitt Romney.”

“No, no, no,” the President shouted, “don’t boo. Vote. Voting is the best revenge…”

Those who support the President’s re-election are to seek revenge on others. That’s quite a directive from the President of the United States, and it is quite a departure from the candidate of four years ago who promised to unite all Americans in the pursuit of higher purposes.

But it is nonetheless an example of...

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