State of the Liberal Left in the US
Soon several people, including myself, pointed out that the analysis failed to take into account critical factors in the race -- namely a massive early turnout by registered Democrats. We were met, unanimously, by flames. The posters both at Kos and DU responded with personal attacks of a vile and disgusting nature. Many of the posts at DU have since been deleted, but they did include a mocking of the Canadian spelling of certain words. Even today, a new diary about the state of the election and the possibility of a recount in Ohio has been completely hijacked by a series of personal attacks on me -- focussing on my user name.
The question at this point is how much faith can we place in these individuals? It is a sad day when we must admit that the front-line soldiers of the Democratic party appear to have gone off the deep end. Last week the New York Times ran an editorial all but mocking Democrats in blogosphere for continuing to put forth unsubstantiated and, in some cases, completely debunked theories of electoral fraud. Should this pathetic focus continue -- especially when '06 looks like a disaster waiting to happen -- the party is certain to lose a great deal of respect within the American populous. In fact, the very future of the Democratic Party might be in danger.