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Writer’s strike at DailyKos…

March 15th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Politics

…protesting abusive anti-Clintonism from the Obama supporters:

This is an open letter to the progressive blogosphere…

I’ve been posting at DailyKos for nearly 4 years now and started writing diaries in support of Hillary Clinton back in June of last year. Over the past few months I’ve noticed that things have become progressively more abusive toward my candidate and her supporters.

I’ve put up with the abuse and anger because I’ve always believed in what our on-line community has tried to accomplish in this world. No more. DailyKos is not the site it once was thanks to the abusive nature of certain members of our community.

I’ve decided to go on “strike” and will refrain from posting here as long as the administrators allow the more disruptive members of our community to trash Hillary Clinton and distort her record without any fear of consequence or retribution. I will not be posting at DailyKos effective immediately. I will not help drive up traffic or page-hits as long as my candidate – a good and fine DEMOCRAT - is attacked in such a horrid and sexist manner not only by other diarists, but by several of those posting to the front page.

The Dems need to start planning lock-ins and group-hugs and such to try and mend the damage this primary is doing to their party. Maybe Al Gore can play camp counselor.


1 response so far ↓

  • 1 ralf // Mar 16, 2008 at 10:54 am

    I’m not 100% sure, but I think the damage caused by the primary fight has been overestimated. Mostly because a lot of people don’t remember the last time the Democrats actually had anything close to a serious one. For example, for Hart/Mondale, I was nine years old. (At the time, I reasoned that Reagan was the one for me, because he had the SDI, and Star Wars was totally awesome. When you are 9, there is nothing cooler than lasers. Nothing.) Unless one imagines that Obama supporters will be rioting in the streets (a la 1968), I don’t think there is going to be any real fracturing of the Dem’s coalition. ‘The other candidate supporters were mean to me on the internet’ might be a reason to stop posting on the internet, but I don’t see how it would cause DailyKos posters of any stripe to vote Republican.

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