The Daily McCarthy

Lanny Davis has a piece noting the way in which the “netroots” treat dissent:

A friend of mine just returned from Connecticut, where he had spoken on several occasions on behalf of Joe Lieberman. He happens to be a liberal antiwar Democrat, just as I am. He is also a lawyer. He told me that within a day of a Lamont event–where he asked the candidate some critical questions–some of his clients were blitzed with emails attacking him and threatening boycotts of their products if they did not drop him as their attorney. He has actually decided not to return to Connecticut for the primary today; he is fearful for his physical safety.

Given the level of extremist rhetoric coming from the leftyblogs, it’s not surprising that even Democrats who dare go against the marching orders find themselves in the crosshairs of the increasingly unhinged “reality-based community”. As Glenn Reynolds notes using political intimidation is nothing new for the left.

When you have a movement in which your political opponents aren’t just wrong, but the embodiment of all that is evil, you’re going to get people taking those accusations to their illogical extreme. The level of hate-filled extremist partisanship that emanates from the leftyblogs is simply atrocious – and even other Democrats are starting to notice it.

One thought on “The Daily McCarthy

  1. Is it humanly possible for you to be more obsessed with these people? For the most part, they’re typical partisans who are no more or less “extremist” than you or anyone from the right-wing blogosphere or punditocracy. There are certainly some guilty of “extremist rhetoric”, but if you wanna set up wingnut quote comparison from the lefty blogosphere compared to righty blogosphere (or even the average Republican politician for that matter) and see which independent voters find most objectionable, I’ll take that challenge any day.

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