Same as it ever was.
I’m starting a new “column” that will highlight sock puppetry and rat-fuckery in Blogistan, Twitterverse, and FaceSpace. If you haven’t read Allan’s two posts on the subject, you should do so. They can be found here and here.1
I read Greenwald’s latest childish screed — skimmed it, really, looking to see if he could manage to write something without sounding like Regina George from Mean Girls. I didn’t think he could or would. Turns out, I was right:
But the news isn’t all bad for the President. Aside from his shrinking though still-vocal The-Leader-Can-Do-No-Wrong loyalists (whose mirror image counterparts stood behind George W. Bush to the end no matter what he did), Obama is finding support for his conduct in the Manning/Crowley episode from the Far Right.
Yeah, Glenn. Because that’s what the “Obots” are. Pro-torture Bushies. The notion is so stupid, it’s not even offensive. It’s ridiculous and desperate-sounding.
But the point of this post isn’t to say that Glenn is a petty jerk (oh look, I just did!) but rather to point out the ratfuckery that runs rampant throughout his commentariat. I used to read religiously the comments on his posts — back when I respected him and his work — so, I delved in. And, whaddya know — I didn’t have to delve far.
Here’s comment number TWO on his blog (and if you read his blog regularly, you know that his comment section pushes 400 comments on the regular, so the fact that lucky comment number two was steeped in Ratfucker Sockpuppetry says something about how poised some of these fauxgressives are to unleash their “I’m voting for a Republican to teach the Democrats a lesson!” bullshit):
Vote Obama OUT OF OFFICE
I think all who would normally vote Democratic in presidential elections should be urged to vote AGAINST Obama in 2012, whether by voting for a third party candidate, or even for the Republican candidate. As distasteful as this may seem, Obama and the Democrats at large must learn there are consequences to betraying their base and their party’s larger alleged principles.
Only by learning that they cannot act with impunity because they believe their voters have no other choice will they learn they must earn their party’s vote.
(I didn’t vote for Obama but for Ralph Nader, as Obama’s vote for the revised FISA act showed me he could not and would not keep his promises and would do the expedient thing. Even so, he has been far worse than I anticipated.)
The person who wrote this comment is an idiot. Also? Our rat-fucker of the week.2
1If you see comments like this in your trips through Blogistan, drop me an email and a link!
2 I’m not linking these people anymore, so click “next page” for a screenshot.