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Saturday, April 15, 2006

Glorifying Moonbats

The Washington Post has an interesting article about the angry left bloggers this morning. Unfortunately, what it really does is glorifies the unhinged moonbats on the left. By completely ignoring the fact that there are some well written blogs by liberals, they paint the whole group as Maryscott O'Connor types.

With nearly one full page of the five in the online story glorifying "Bush Derangement Syndrome" type comments on blogs, did they really do the left any favors with this article?

The fact is these folks have become the loudest voice of the left and the Democrats, but also the one that costs them the most. It was reported a few weeks ago that Kos backed candidates were 0-17 in elections since 2003, to which they retorted 2 had won. Okay, 2-17, is that the group you want speaking for your movement and for your party?

One of the reasons I only occasionally quote or link to Michelle Malkin is that she, to me, is the right's version of Kos as often as not. Hysteria from either side of an arguement doesn't advance anything. Both MM and Kos have occaisonal good articles up, but they often get drown out by some of the more hysterical charges and emotional writings.

The Post would have done much better to find some rational left wing bloggers to write about, instead of a lady who seems to make irrational seem like a virtue. From a conservative perspective I love their choice; the more folks see Maryscott O'Connor and her group as the left, the more elections the left will lose. From a purely American standpoint, I dislike it, I'd rather have a logic discourse on the country, than argue with raging moonbats.

Don't Go Into The Light has more on this, Reihl World View has an excellent take also. Pirates Cove chimes in with Beyond Moonbat Exposed, Gun Toting Liberal isn't a happy camper over this article.

Update 4/16: I found the link to Maryscott O'Connor's own take on the article in WaPo this morning. Her, and her readers found it a very complimentary story other than the picture.

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Blogger LargeBill said...


I reached the same conclusion. The RNC couldn't have paid for as effective an ad as that article. People don't want to associate themselves with nuts and definitely not with someone as hate filled as that woman. She's just pathetic. I hope she is able to move past her hate.

7:39 AM  
Blogger Paula said...

What in the hell kind of weird-ass name is Maryscott anyway? I refuse to debate oddly named moonbats, or oddly named wingnuts for that matter. Thank god for Bobs! ;)

9:47 AM  
Blogger Gun-Toting Liberal said...

Good post, CP! I couldn't agree more with you. I saw that article earlier this week, too, and couldn't help but think about all of the great lefty bloggers at Bring It On. Yes, sometimes they get a little "moonbatty", but as a rule, they are independent voters who despise the thought of a Sentator Hillary Clinton Presidency, they are unhappy with the direction of the DNC, they have serious issues with the Democratic leadership, etc., etc. And there are tons of other great lefty weblogs where the party line is not towed as well. For instance, at least half of the members of the American Bloggers For Inclusive Debates Alliance, of which you are also a member (thank you for that, by the way).

Thank you for sticking up for those liberal bloggers who aren't carbon copies of the Daily Kos - for there are many of us out there, as you already, obviously know.

Hat's off again to ya, Sir!

12:06 PM  
Blogger Crazy Politico said...

Bill, you and others came to the same conclussion about this. It's amazing how everyone seems to wonder why they picked her, or the tone for this.

Paula... LMAO!

GTL, The angry folks will probably be happy their feelings got some air time, but I can't see any moderate democrats having this light shown on them.

No problem on the defense. I may not always agree with you, but I can always debate with you, unlike the Maryscott O'Connors of the blogosphere.

1:36 PM  
Blogger shoprat said...

"I want you to get mad!" from Network

I believe the term "mad" is actually a synonym for "insane". These people appear to be mad in both senses of the word.

2:55 PM  
Blogger Crazy Politico said...

Shoprat, yup, they do appear to be both types of mad. But then didn't another movie say "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad world"? So they have two more steps to go :)

8:23 PM  

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