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Does anyone else notice an uptick of extreme troll accounts?
  • I don’t really think political spending is going towards Lemmy trolls

    Nor do I. I don't think lemmy is large enough for such spending to have enough return on investment to make it worthwhile. But it's convenient to dismiss deviations from centrist orthodoxy as the output of shills, and so it happens.

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    Does anyone else notice an uptick of extreme troll accounts?
  • No one is paying troll farms to go comment on lemmy though

    Could you tell that to the c/politics commenters who seem to think russian shills lurk behind every rock?

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    Joe Biden "drives me crazy"—Former Obama strategist David Axelrod
  • I think a lot of the problem is that the current messaging is "look how great the economy is doing!" Which doesn't ring true for people who have watched the price of everything but an hour of their work go up.

    It's galling to hear that we should be happy that billionaires have more yacht money because they're gouging us.

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    ‘Increasingly chaotic’: Why House Republicans are heading for the exits
  • Is it really a death spiral when there's a good chance they'll hold on to the senate

    They don't hold the senate now.

    I get that it's hard to tell because Democrats don't wield power when they have it.

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    Israel withdraws troops from southern Gaza for ‘tactical reasons’
  • Imagine that. Biden had it in his power to change what Israel does after all.

    Wonder what other times centrists have said he's powerless when he isn't.

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    Nancy Pelosi Among 40 House Democrats Demanding Biden Halt Weapon Transfers to Israel
  • I don't buy your arguments. You interpret this as me not understanding them.

    Your comment drips with condescension, gaslighting, and abuse. You call me a shill and an idiot.

    We're talking about genocide. Genocide is both evil and wrong. Support for genocide is both evil and wrong. There is no moral ambiguity here. Your patronizing attempt to abuse the Socratic Method to get me to accept the notion that I should treat centrists like they haven't spent the past 6 months abusing people who don't like Biden's support for genocide has not worked because you're trying to get me to accept something contrary to my lived experience and contrary to what that experience has taught me to be a fundamental truth: centrists do not have misgivings about supporting genocide, and are hostile to those that draw attention to this.

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    Nancy Pelosi Among 40 House Democrats Demanding Biden Halt Weapon Transfers to Israel
  • So… now they don’t support genocide anymore, now that the food trucks were destroyed?

    No, they still support genocide. They're just questioning that support now that the dead include the celebrity-adjacent.

    What’s the reason then why they were so hostile to your comment

    Well, one of them was Cryophilia. Search his username in the modlog to see what he's all about. I'm pretty sure you already know, though.

    Another is you, and we've butted heads before.

    I can only speculate about downvotes that were unaccompanied by comments. I already said I thought that they were personally offended. In any event, I was referring to a pattern of behavior I had noticed and that you're pretending isn't a thing.

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    Nancy Pelosi Among 40 House Democrats Demanding Biden Halt Weapon Transfers to Israel
  • I wonder what the reply to that user said before it was removed.

    I think centrists' opinion regarding Netanyahu's genocide has shifted since the deliberate targeting of aid trucks from World Central Kitchen. Tens of thousands of Gazans are dead, and this isn't the first aid convoy Israel has destroyed during this genocide, but it's the first one operated by a celebrity chef.

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    Nancy Pelosi Among 40 House Democrats Demanding Biden Halt Weapon Transfers to Israel
  • In contrast, your comments which say Biden supports genocide and also saying some additional statements in addition, don’t get the same reception.

    https://lemmy.world/comment/8972976

    What additional statements did I lead with there? Oh yeah, I must be making shit up because you don't want to accept that saying that Biden should not support genocide - by itself without anything additional - brings out hostility right here on lemmy.

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