Thursday, May 01, 2008
For some reason, Downercrats and their liberal allies believe that instead of going on Fox News and arguing their points they should merely boycott Fox and be done with it.
That shit worked for a long time, but, for some reason, even the Downies are coming to realize that going on CNN and MSNBC, where ratings are low, is preaching to the choir.
So, in the past two weeks, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and even nutcase extraordinaire Howard "Aaarggghhh!" Dean have gone on Fox.
Of course, the liberal idjits who run their party are not happy. Not happy at all.
Fox trumps Netroots; bloggers rebel
The nation’s top Democrats are suddenly rushing to appear on the Fox News Channel, which they once had shunned as enemy territory as the nemesis of liberal bloggers.
The détente with Fox has provoked a backlash from progressive bloggers, who contend the party’s leaders are turning their backs on the base — and lending credibility and legitimacy to the network liberals love to hate — in a quest for a few swing votes.
In a span of eight days, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY.) and Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean are all taking their seats with the network that calls itself “fair and balanced” but is widely viewed as skewing conservative.
With the party’s presidential contest reduced to hand-to-hand combat, Democrats are turning to the ratings leader among cable news channels in a clear rebuff to the liberal activists known as the Netroots.
Markos Moulitsas, founder of the leading liberal site Daily Kos, told Politico’s Michael Calderone: "Democrats are being idiotic by going on that network.”
Ari Melber, the Net movement correspondent for The Nation, told Politico by phone that progressive activists and the Netroots are “not happy about it.”
“I don’t think that it is tenable to completely neglect or ignore what your base wants,” Melber said.
The Democratic leaders’ new openness to Fox reflects the liberal left’s diminishing power, at least at this point in the political cycle. Once feared by the Democratic candidates, these activists are now viewed at least in part as an impediment to winning the broad swatch of support needed to clinch the nomination.
The desperation of the Downies as a whole, matched with the increasing paranoia and hatred of their membership, is a great sign for those of us who continue to love America.