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calimary's Journal
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October 25, 2015

Thank you for such a graceful statement, Cirque!

It's so encouraging to see all this evidence that we can unite - against one common enemy. And if not completely, now, then definitely in the future - especially facing the general election, when we're going to need unity the most.

I'm already on record as saying I will vote for Bernie if he beats Hillary to the nomination. And I still feel that way.

October 24, 2015

GREAT thread, Happyhippychick! Thank you for posting this!

I feel the same way. Staunch Hillary supporter here. I haven't posted much here in almost two months because of the acrimony here. And it hurt. Because I've loved this place since early 2001. It helped get me through the abysmal bush/cheney years. There are many people I respect and for whom I feel a lot of personal affection. And I miss them. And we're ALL on the same team, with the same goal - of keeping the White House in Democratic hands.

I've said many times, too, that I will happily vote for Bernie Sanders if he gets the nomination, but I like Hillary better, and have personally resonated with her since I first heard of her in 1992.

This thread is like balm for a wound, like big jugs of fresh clean water to the parched. It's hard to articulate how much I appreciate all the posts here - and the people here who wrote them. THIS is the DU I first fell in love with. And if there was still any doubt about who our real enemy is, yesterday's Benghazi inquisition made that clear. WE are not the enemy of each other. It's the CONs who are our real enemy. And JOB ONE is to keep them OUT of the White House.

Love you guys. And thank you!

October 23, 2015

Such a great post, Nance!

Out of bad comes SO MUCH good! And with the GOP, you know it was unintentional!

I would echo what Nance says here - if it were Bernie in the crosshairs, I'd be there yelling and screaming at them and posting all kinds of shit about how unsavory they are and idiotic they are and mean-spirited they are to persecute that poor man. That's how I felt about that committee (other than the Dems on there) when they were persecuting Hillary.

What I also liked, btw, was the language that various reporters have been using, either on camera or in print, to describe the hearing yesterday. Word choices like "inquisition" and "ordeal." GOOD. Good-good-good! Further to push the framing! Plant those seeds and let 'em take root! All the better for perception management.

October 23, 2015

Yes. Thank you!

October 23, 2015

Just another bedroom busybody. Typical CON.

That is all.

October 23, 2015

That was exquisite! BEST bite o' the night!

This ranks straight up there with "sick and tired of your damn emails!" BEST bite of the night. Bet both wind up in everybody's year-end reviews.

October 23, 2015

DUer Gloria described it as an "attempted gang rape."

Can't say I disagree.

October 23, 2015

More like Zippy the Pinhead.


October 23, 2015

Eleven hours.


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About calimary

Female. Retired. Wife-Mom-Grandma. Approx. 30 years in broadcasting, at least 20 of those in news biz. Taurus. Loves chocolate - preferably without nuts or cocoanut. Animal lover. Rock-hound from pre-school age. Proud Democrat for life. Ardent environmentalist and pro-choicer. Hoping to use my skills set for the greater good. Still married to the same guy for 40+ years. Probably because he's a proud Democrat, too. Penmanship absolutely stinks, so I'm glad I'm a fast typist! I will always love Hillary and she will always be my President.

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