Also, DarthMetalliCube is correct. The disdainful mocking and derisive insults toward our candidates should be left to others unbefitting of civil discourse. We are better than that.
I disagree. Traitor is a bit of an exaggeration, but there are fair criticisms to be made about Gabbard, and I think we should be allowed to make them colorfully. Are we not allowed to call Biden a corporate drone either? Because if it's okay to be cynical and dismissive of centrist candidates as corporate drones and other such "insults", then it should be okay to be cynical and dismissive of Gabbard as being to authoritarian friendly. Sanders gets "insulted" for being a socialist, or extreme, or whatever. I don't take issue with it. Where I start to get sick of the thread is when we get nasty towards each other, which Darth was being, honestly. Comparing us to Snoopy? Calling us trolls? Claiming every criticism about his favored candidate is us personally attacking him? Calling us "Trumpian"? Backseat modding? Calling us xenophobic bigoted idiots? Who exactly is the uncivil one here? All I see the people he accuses of being "trolls" doing is voicing a valid opinion about a candidate they don't like. I never called Moren or jason or cycycychris or haxxiy trolls just because they're not progressive, or say socialism is bad, or even when Moren said some mean stuff about Sanders because he called the recent events in Bolivia a coup. I didn't call them bigoted, or accuse them of being Russian bots like that one guy did, I just accepted their opinion, and their right to be snarky sometimes, or even offended at times by my favored candidate's positions. I don't appreciate the self-righteous accusation that we're all "uncivil" for making snarky comments about the candidates when we've had to endure personal insults hurled from various sides, disingenuous Trump fans trying to waste our time, and complete strangers randomly popping in to call us government bot accounts. And really, come on, derisive insults are "uncivil"? Then what are we doing to Trump? The Trump fans on this forum would absolutely love your little statement there. There's nothing wrong with adding a little snark to your criticism if the criticism is valid.