Monday, November 15, 2004

State of the Liberal Left in the US

DailyKos and Democratic Underground are two of the biggest political websites in the world. Both have a liberal focus and a readership that is entirely pro-Democrat. Slightly over two days ago, an amateurish analysis of the results from North Carolina was posted with the suggestion that it proved electoral fraud in the state of North Carolina.

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.


Blogger Nylon said...

I've tried to back you up there, but it's of no use. They appear to have totally lost their marbles. That Bruh guy is completely nuts and pays no attention to facts at all.

It's rather disturbing.

1:36 p.m.  
Blogger Caurus said...

Just give up on them Gracchi. I tried to post on that North Carolina thread and it didn't go too well.

I think these Democrats might need a year or so to stew before they become rational humans again.

1:43 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are people more left wing than you? Wow that's crazy. What are the addresses for these sites?

1:57 p.m.  
Blogger Hobbesian said...

Those websites are ridiculous Gracchi. Go to one of the Canadian politics sites if you want reasonable discussion. The sad fact of the matter is that Americans are really just not nice people. I agree with Republicans on most matters, but they're just as big asses as the Democrats. There is just something wrong with their culture which creates a mean, self-righteous and conceited citizenry.

2:04 p.m.  
Blogger Marina974 said...

Just read those posts. I'm going to regster and flame the shit out of those retarded Americans.

2:08 p.m.  
Blogger Marina974 said...

It takes a day before you can post comments? Stupid Americans.

4:43 p.m.  

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