Please sir, can we have some more?
On Friday, it got to be too much for Alegre, a diarist on the flagship liberal blog DailyKos, who frequently writes in support of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.
“I’ve put up with the abuse and anger because I’ve always believed in what our online community has tried to accomplish in this world,” Alegre wrote Friday evening. “No more.”
Objecting to the tone of attacks against Mrs. Clinton and her supporters on the blog, the diarist called for a “writers strike.”
“This is a strike – a walkout over unfair writing conditions at DailyKos. It does not mean that if conditions get better I won’t ‘work’’ at DailyKos again,” Alegre wrote, promising to come back only “if we ever get to the point where we’re engaging each other in discussion rather than facing off in shouting matches.”
The blogosphere has never been known for its polite, gentle discourse, and while fiercely partisan, being a Democrat does not make one immune from attacks from the lefty blogs (see Lieberman, Joseph I.). But now, the major internal divisions within the Democratic Party seem to be splitting liberal bloggers. So what happens when the unity enforcement mechanism becomes disjointed?
Alegre’s post attracted a strong reaction, both negative and positive. The comment board was shut down about 5.5 hours after it was posted, with 1258 comments.
One user, Sentient, called for a “permanent succession”:
“Why should this site and Kos profit from the traffic we add to DailyKos, and the sense by outsiders that it represents the netroots as a whole?” the blogger asked, adding later, “But I just don’t see how people come back together on a daily basis after a falling out like this.”
Another poster challenged Alegre’s assertion that “DailyKos is not the site it once was thanks to the abusive nature of certain members of our community.”
Source: The Caucus
The nutroots are getting their just deserts while the rest of us will enjoy a little popcorn while we watch them implode.
THe Clinton Dirty Tricks Operation that released videos of Obama’s pastor has succeeded beyond my wildest dreams. Even the few Democrats at church this morning were expressing shock and dismay over Jeremiah Wright’s blasphemous words. They cannot understand why Obama just didn’t leave the church, and find one he agreed with. I hope I gave them something to think about when I told them that perhaps he agreed with the words, or was only at church for show.
If you are interested in helping split the Democrats further apart, you can donate a few bucks to help out Ralph Nader in the hope that he will split the Dem vote like he did in 2000, and Ross Perot did to the GOP in 1992.
I might not be ready to campaign for McCain just yet, but I will do everything I can to disrupt the enemy just on General Principles!
Hat Tip: PoliPundit