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To BiPM and William f Harrison

Whatever is happening in the lefty blogosphere this year is NOT normal politics. It isn’t just rough and tumble primary season. In any normal year, a candidate with Obama’s lack of experience and fuzzy politics of hope wouldn’t stand a chance against a candidate like Clinton. There has been a deliberate concerted effort to drown out non-Obama voices on the net. It’s not an accident that some of our favorite bloggers have turned off their comments. The viciousness of the attacks is pretty breathtaking. I don’t blame William f Harrison for calling it quits on DKos. And I can similarly understand BiPM’s point of view. (Don’t worry, Bill, my contribution is on a monthly installment plan and I would gladly do it again to keep you posting full time. You are worth every penny) But I have to tell you Bill, that I *have* stopped lurking at DailyKos like I used to since I was booted. One of the reasons is because I’m *here* now and even though it’s tough to come up with new material everyday, I make myself do it anyway and it takes time. On the other hand, I don’t have to compete with a bunch of rabid Obamaphiles or the Republican operatives that pose as them. (Yes, I really think they are out there and anyone who thinks they wouldn’t try to manipulate the zeitgeist via the blogs is more of a fool than I am a conspiracy theorist. It’s one of the things *I* would do if I were Rove.)

I could never compete with the Great Orange Satan but that doesn’t mean that I have to STFU simply because the Obamaphiles have closed me down on DKos. William f Harrison also has places to go. We’re like water. We seek the path of least resistance. We’re out here. We’re not lurking like we used to and we’re putting our efforts into pulling the party together from the outside.

Keep doing what you’re doing BiPM and we’ll keep doing what we have to do. We’ll meet again in the fall whether in the netroots in general or on DailyKos. Because, gawd knows, the evil ones are already planning our funeral and we’re not dead yet.

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