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To make a plea ahead of election results...

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OvariesForgotHerPassword · 08/06/2017 18:27

... for no smug crowing, whoever wins?

People who are upset tomorrow are not "drama llamas". They aren't hysterical or whiners or "sore losers". This isn't a football game; it's not about being "gracious in defeat". Tomorrow there will be people terrified for their jobs and homes and lives. People will genuinely be wondering whether they'll survive another five years, with good reason. People aren't bitter or bad losers, they're scared.

So rather than crowing and mocking them and smirking, if you're convinced that you have voted in the right person for the country, why not reassure them? Tell them what your chosen party is going to do to help them, and why you've voted for them.

This place was awful after the Brexit referendum because of the smirking and sniping on every thread started by anxious remain voters. If you feel that your choice was the best choice for the country, help to calm their fears rather than creating more division and hatred between people.

This applies to whoever wins tomorrow. People will be scared whatever the outcome. Just don't be a dickhead tomorrow.

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OvariesBeforeBrovaries · 08/06/2017 19:32

You can dress this all up as some pious plea to be nice, but actually all you're really doing is just suggesting that all those evil horrible Tory voters are going to be nasty tomorrow and upset all the poor, noble, suffering lefties.

Okay but -

whoever wins

This applies to whoever wins tomorrow.

whatever the outcome

I don't do bullshit. If I wanted to make a barbed comment about the Tories, believe you me, I would have done.

I've seen posts from people who are scared about their finances and homes etc if Labour win. I'd be disgusted if Labour supporters were snarking all over their threads if Labour win tonight.

I don't know what you want to paint me as, Bill, or even why, other than that you seem offended by the idea of people not being dickheads to one another, but I don't do subtle. If I want to insult the Tories, I'll be in your face about it.

That1950sMum · 08/06/2017 19:33

I don't suppose Labour really have a chance of winning, but if they do I will be outrageously smug! No point in trying to deny it. I'll be like a pig in shit!

Sycamorewindmills · 08/06/2017 19:37

It's the hysteria of social media that's to blame in my opinion. I remember Blair getting in for the first time. I was horrified, but that was pre internet, Facebook etc, so it was a quiet mutter to myself and then got on with it.

OvariesBeforeBrovaries · 08/06/2017 19:38

It's blatantly obvious that's what it is.

It really fucking isn't.

I've posted on my fair share of anti-Tory threads recently. You would 100% know if I was having a dig at the Tories because I'd come right out and say it.

Tomorrow is going to be crappy because people will either be scared and miserable or jubilant and smug, whoever wins ( whoever wins ) and life is too fucking short to be laughing at scared people or wishing disability on someone for having a difference of opinion.

Titsywoo · 08/06/2017 19:44

Sadly that's not going to happen. I miss the days pre-social media when we voted and maybe chatted a bit about it and that was it. Social media means we are turning on each other more and more with every vote that happens. It's very sad. I voted tory but I won't be happy tomorrow either way. They were the lesser of two evils in my opinion but only just.

CleopatraTheCatLover · 08/06/2017 19:45

Wise words

CheeseQueen · 08/06/2017 19:48

This place was awful after the Brexit referendum because of the smirking and sniping on every thread started by anxious remain voters

It was absolutely hysterical in places. I can still remember some of the posts saying how they were shaking, crying, in total disbelief at the stupidity of people, and they'd never get over it.
I voted remain, but was astounded at the total hysteria displayed by some.
Expecting more of the same on here tomorrow if the Tories win again. Hmm

CheeseQueen · 08/06/2017 19:50

I was horrified, but that was pre internet, Facebook etc, so it was a quiet mutter to myself and then got on with it.

True. Those were the days! Now with social media people just feed each other's paranoia and pander/validate tantrums and histrionics which makes it seem worse.

BillSykesDog · 08/06/2017 19:50

LOL at people trying to deny it by saying they're perfectly happy to openly insult Tories.

Exactly. This is just showing what I mean. People admitting that they're perfectly happy to insult Tories but piously insisting that their own poor little sensitivities aren't bruised tomorrow. The phrase 'you can dish it out but you can't take it' springs to mind.

LiviaDrusillaAugusta · 08/06/2017 19:51

And of course the 'I hope you are happy with yourselves for destroying my life and that of my children' ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„

OvariesBeforeBrovaries · 08/06/2017 19:54

The phrase 'you can dish it out but you can't take it' springs to mind.

What part of "no-one should be a dickhead to anyone tomorrow" are you struggling to wrap your brain around?

There's been plenty of insults on both sides, and plenty of Tory voters insisting that the nasty Labour voters are the reason so many poor Tories are scared to tell people who they vote for. There's been mudslinging and "woe is me"-ing on both sides, just as there always is in the run up to the election.

What I am saying is, no-one be a dickhead tomorrow. Don't laugh at scared people and don't call people cunts for having different opinions, because tomorrow is going to be a big day. I'm not sure how much more I can spell it out for you, Bill, if you're struggling so much with the concept of people not being dickheads, maybe you're best hiding this thread?

Sycamorewindmills · 08/06/2017 19:54

Actually it's not just elections that elicit such hysterical responses. Pre the death of Princess Diana it was quiet respect when someone died. Now a celebrity dies and it's actual weeping. And bloody piles of rotting flowers still in their cellophane. Now I'm ranting..

specialsubject · 08/06/2017 19:55

Quite enjoying today with a ban on news about politics.

Nothing to celebrate tomorrow whatever happens. Hope not a landslide for anyone.

PacificDogwod · 08/06/2017 19:55

Ok, so now we have sneering about the sneering?
HmmConfusedGrin

youarenotkiddingme · 08/06/2017 19:55

Excellent words.

OvariesBeforeBrovaries · 08/06/2017 19:57

Now I'm ranting..

Rant away, this appears to be becoming a rant thread. Lord knows we all need it after the last few weeks Grin

Justanotherlurker · 08/06/2017 19:57

It really fucking isn't.

It is though, you are framing the premise that the inevetible hyperbolic threads that will pop up after 10 o clock tonight are all justified and anyone saying something to the contrary is gloating.

If this was a close election threads like this wouldn't come up, it's only @That1950sMum that is being honest that she would be gloating, there are many more on this thread which would jump at the chance if somehow labour do pull it out of the bag.

As for things like this
I've seen posts from people who are scared about their finances and homes etc if Labour win.

I distinctly remember your name telling people to stop reading the daily mail and sun, so i don't think your as "balanced" and neutral as you think you are.

CheeseQueen · 08/06/2017 19:57

With BillSykesDog on this one. You general you) shouldn't dish out insults if you can't take any criticism yourself.

Coddiwomple · 08/06/2017 19:59

I don't vote, so I am trying to be as open-minded as possible, but all the attacks, even the threads, were very much one-sided on this forum. It will be interesting to compare with the real votes tomorrow.

PacificDogwod · 08/06/2017 20:00

I am not 'neutral', there is no point in being neutral when it comes to casing ones vote, is there?

I'd still hope I'd not gloat

PlanIsNoPlan · 08/06/2017 20:00

I don't believe anyone should be either "smug" or "scared" after the election result, nothing will immediately change because of it. 'Surprised' could be applicable - I was surprised by both Brexit and Trump not smug or scared. Just sayin.

OvariesBeforeBrovaries · 08/06/2017 20:03

This is like pulling teeth.

I've dished out and taken insults over the last couple of weeks as has pretty much everyone else from every side who's taken part in any sort of election thread on MN during this election.

TOMORROW, it would be very nice if people wouldn't be dickheads to each other. I hereby vow not to be a dickhead to anyone tomorrow. If I am a dickhead to someone tomorrow, you can point me in the direction of this thread and I will make a full apology.

I distinctly remember your name telling people to stop reading the daily mail and sun, so i don't think your as "balanced" and neutral as you think you are.

Over the last few weeks I've accused Tory voters of not caring about the disabled, not caring about the poor and generally being selfish, but I don't remember mentioning the Daily Mail or the Sun. Was this recently? I agree with the sentiment though, the Sun is a pile of crap and the Mail is sexist and grim.

OvariesBeforeBrovaries · 08/06/2017 20:04

Coddi don't mention not voting! We'll never get the thread back on track now Wink

Coddiwomple · 08/06/2017 20:12

Grin Ovaries

Before World War 3 starts, let me clarify that I am not a UK citizen so I can't vote

And relax...Grin

OvariesBeforeBrovaries · 08/06/2017 20:14

Phew Grin

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