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Been over to Big Orange recently? The thrill is gone. The kool aide has worn off. The Obots had given up and don't even show up anymore. Now that he is reelected, no one has any interest in defending him, and they aren't.

Last I heard, Obama's approval rating was 43%. And that was before his attack on social security.

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Submitted by chadwick newsome on

Alas, there are many of our fellows who actually don't know about O's attack on Social Security. And Medicare and Medicaid. Or his consistent, cruel, conservative agenda on every front. There are still folks out there who think he is, in some form or fashion, on their side. Ditto, the slugs in the Democratic Party who do his dirty work for him and carry his water. Have their smarmy, lying requests for money shown up in your inbox lately? I find them in mine every day.

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Submitted by Notorious P.A.T. on

An unpopular president wins re-election then takes on Social Security...where have I heard that before?

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Submitted by lizpolaris on

There's no need to continue 'defending' or being an apologist for Obama now that he's in his second term. Therefore, no need to pay agitators to play that role. I have always felt that much of the Obot commentary on the big orange and the invective directed at Obama critics came from paid bloggers/commentators. That activity wrecked the entire site, IMHO, and Kos did nothing to prevent it, rather he encouraged it - keep those page views high.

Submitted by lambert on

I remember during 2008 that it was reasonable to think that the Obots were paid, because they came in waves using the same talking points, as if there had been a shift change. Any behavioral clues from later adaptations of the same species that would suggest they're still paid? Or are we talking front pagers here, and not the routine bot?

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Submitted by katiebird on

(nodding) At The Confluence, they came in waves, with the same talking points and IP addresses that were in sequence. We had to start blocking IP addresses by the first sets to control it. So there HAD to be money involved at some point.