Impeachment Porn

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Now there's a term. This is apparently the phrase of choice for the keepers of social norms at Daily Kos. Yes "impeachment" -- another verboten topic in the orange place. Here are some choice excerpts picked up by the folks at Mo Betta META.

Exhibit A:

Exactly what I did (0 / 0)

when I walked away from MLW and BT. And why I fervently hope the purveyors of impeachment porn at this site will get tired of it and go somewhere else, or else force Markos to boot them and ban that kind of mindless shouting at the rain.

When the signal-to-noise ratio drops to 1 or less, it’s time to move along. That hasn’t happened here yet, but it’s well past that at MLW and BMT–or was when I left both places.

So explain to me why I would particularly want to have them on “my” side? Especially since it just makes it easier for the MSM to mischaracterize blogs and bloggers as a temporary annoyance instead of a true threat to their traditional dominance of the field of news and opinion.

Michael
Musing’s musings

by musing85 on Mon Mar 05, 2007 at 11:15:49 AM MST

Exhibit B:

People that stand in the way of electing (1+ / 0-)
Recommended by:musing85

Democrats because of their addictions to drama and constant conflict have found their homes at MLW, Booman Trib, and other sites filled with malcontents that would like to collectively destroy dkos effectiveness and mission. The malcontents need to be shown the door so that they can not contaminate dkos.

Politics is the business of dkos, personality and discontent is the business of the sites Musing mentioned.

PaintyKat

WWYTR? “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend” MLK

by PaintyKat on Mon Mar 05, 2007 at 04:22:43 PM PST

Yes, if you're for enforcing the rule of law and impeaching the most criminal administration in American history, you're branded unmutual at Daily Kos. Well I don't want to live in a world where Booman is the gold standard for radical lefty.

Why the Democratic Party and its rabid enforcers in the blogosphere are so opposed to impeachment continues to baffle me. They are "outside the mainstream." Americans hate this President and want him gone yesterday. We're talking about a President who is polling at 29%, who was dissed by diners at a midwestern eatery, and who is considered worse than Satan and Osama bin Laden!!! The time for caution is long past. Impeachment! If Democrats would just demonstrate the political will to build it, trust me, they will come.

In other interesting news at Mo Betta META, it looks like the artist formerly known as Armando is finally being reined in. He has, once again, taken his ball and gone home. His GBCW diary contains this startling bit of honesty:

I am a narcissist to the end.

Yeah. No kidding.

4 comments:

Maryscott OConnor said...

Oh, god, it's all such bullshit.

I'll repost what I wrote at MBM and MLW so you don't have to go there for it:

~~~
Comment originally posted at Mo Betta Meta:

About this "impeachment porn" shit -- WTF?

When did that phrase become acceptable? Hunter? What bullshit.

God, I am so sick of being belittled by centrists because I happen to think there is no victory in winning seats in Congress if we sell out every fucking liberal principle that makes -- scratch that -- MADE us Democrats in the first place.

I've said it before and I will go to my grave saying it:

~~~
The Republicans are the party of the RIGHT.

The Democrats are the party of the CENTRE.

WHO SPEAKS FOR THE LEFT?

There is no party of the LEFT.
~~~

And until there is, this country and its government will move ever rightward until we hit fascism.

Unless, of course, we already have and just don't know it yet.
~~~

skippy said...

booman has got to be one of the most even tempered bloggers i have read. i can't believe he's considered a lefty radical.

Curmudgette said...

skippy said...

booman has got to be one of the most even tempered bloggers i have read. i can't believe he's considered a lefty radical.


Oh, by kossack standards, very outre. He's been very clear and reasonable in his calls for impeachment. So, you know, wacko. He also gave harbor to the "sanctimonious women's studies set" after the pie-war, and actually let people vent about their outrage at Kos, for a while. So he's seen by many to be the enemy of all things kos. You know how it is with those folks. If you're not with them, you're against them.

Librocrat said...

Oooh, Impeachment Porn. I love watching 55 year old men get their debate on.

There are literally books and books about every law that Bush has broken. Which law are they waiting for? It's not like he's going to have an affair - the only person he can get to sleep with him is his robotic librarian.