…u could’ve started a conversation in your first response but you chose not to approach it that way, you chose to be condescending. It’s too bad, too, since I have actual proof of you being nice and mature. But I guess that’s only…
No, I didn’t choose to be condescending. But I was irritated.
Did you ever consider that you chose to react the way you did?
Based on some of your responses to other commenters, maybe condescension is in the eye of the beholder. In your article supporting Hillary, you wrote “So what we need right now is you, Bernie supporter, pulling hard for Hillary.” Is that any different from my comments about the need for party unity now? And yet, when someone pushed back against you, you made it personal and talked about their condescending tone when it didn’t sound that way at all. (By the way, “To act otherwise is to be incredibly naive” is incredibly arrogant and condescending. You are not an innocent in these types of exchanges.)
It’s all a matter of understanding context. The fact that your story about your grandparents was sweet, only made the snarky tone of your political story more difficult to understand. Sometimes, you think you’re writing something funny, but other people don’t interpret it the same way.
Since you have a large following, I thought you should take the responsibility that comes with it more seriously and not imply unsubstantiated accusations about voter suppression, rigged elections and conspiracy theories about the Clinton campaign.
I pointed out the areas where the facts didn’t agree with your post, but you chose to go ballistic, telling me “go fuck yourself” and launching into a knee-jerk attack on men.
For context, I explained my reaction to all these Bernie or Bust articles.
If you wrote that you were offended by the words “Can we just wake the f*ck up and look at the facts” I could have said, “Okay, that came off too strong.”
Instead, you’ve doubled down trying to justify yourself for reacting so badly.
So how should I interpret your remarks about how nice I was when I wrote about your story? Were you trying to make a repair by saying I was nice? Or trying to make me look like a jerk implying I was only nice to you when I was asking for something? Once again, that says more about your inability to have a conversation without seemingly sinking to personal attacks.
With regard to your Taylor Swift reference, I’m not a fan. So I apologize if your real intent was not to argue that you would dump your girlfriend, the DNC. (Considering the major players in this sh*t storm were DSW and Hillary, it would have been closer to the truth and therefore funnier if you wrote about a bad girlfriend getting jealous about you seeing an older man. Or is that too politically incorrect?)
We’re all upset and on edge because of the threat of a Trump presidency. I’ll leave you the last word.