November 08, 2006

The “Power” of the “Netroots”

Whilst our far-left pals officially lament Lamont, we, the crack young staff of “The Hatemonger’s Quarterly,” have a question on our minds: Why, exactly, do people fear the rabid lefty nutters who have pretensions to colossal electoral powers? As far as we can determine, the Daily Cossacks, Democratic Undergrounders, and the Huff Po crowd aren’t exactly a fearsome political juggernaut.

We mean, come on: Howard Dean and Ned Lamont—remember those guys? Sure, the vitriolic ravings of Dr. Dean may be a bit of a hard sell nationwide, but if you can’t get Ned Lamont elected in true-blue Connecticut, your movement surely lacks some momentum. Or, perhaps we should say, Joe-mentum.

Frankly, dear reader, we’ve long been nonplussed by constant media obsession with the “Netroots” folk. It’s kind of like all those “Tonight Show” appearances Johnny Carson gave to Buddy Hackett. Why did good ole’ Johnny think that this washed-up comedian so often deserved the spotlight? If you ask us, it's no wonder that moderate Democrats (and not paleo-liberals) fared well last night.

The reasons for the limited appeal of our Internet-savvy lefties aren’t hard to come by. All one must do is take a gander at the “comments” sections of their “weblogs” and you’ll be awash in political rhetoric unlikely to sway voters outside of San Francisco and the faculty lounge.

You needn’t take our word for it. We’ll be delighted to offer an example or two.

As you undoubtedly know, Saddam Hussein has been convicted to death by hanging for crimes against humanity. Eschewing potshots at George Allen for a brief moment, the Huffington Post decided to broadcast this news to its readership.

For your perusal, dear reader, here are a few choice selections from Huff Po reader “comments” on the Saddam verdict (all of the errors are theirs):

Had this been an honest, fair, legal trial by other than a puppet court of a puppet government established by the Bush administration, Saddam may still have been found guilty, but sentenced with him would have been Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Perle, Wolfowitz, Feith, Rice, had the trial truly been concerned with atrocities committed against Iraqis.

The number of innocents massacred by the neo-con zionist regime directing the Bush administration dwarfs those attributed to Saddam, and since the USA is still, though tenuously, a democracy, all US citizens bear an ultimate responsibility for these atrocities.

By: FUBush on November 05, 2006 at 07:41am

Boy, that sentiment has limited appeal outside of the lunatic asylum and anti-Semitic rally. Here’s another:

Saddam is a far better man than George W. Bush ever thought about being.

By: shrike on November 05, 2006 at 07:58am

Well, we suppose that was more succinct, albeit equally unhinged. And these two exempla of zany paleo-leftism could easily be multiplied a thousand-fold. Is it any wonder that these folks have had a bit of difficulty getting their candidates in office?

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