Booman (Booman Tribune) has apparently taken on the role of Netroots Police and has deemed that Talk Left for the Clinton leanings probably shouldn’t be trusted after the primaries are over, to “get back on board” for the general election.
I don’t know why I care what Talk Left says. I think it is just pride in the artform of blogging. I can’t stand to see analysis so bad that it is indiscernible from straight-up undisclosed shilling. Talk Left is an insult to the genre of left-wing political blogging. It’s so easy to debunk their crap that it is an beneath most people to even bother.
And it’s impossible that they can just shrug off their performance in the primary and get back on board for the general. They have so little credibility…who would want them as an ally?
What kind of crap is that? Booman took offense to Jeralyn’s post that included a link to Republicans For Obama and the quote that I also posted from Jeralyn in my post below:
Who’s really picking our Democratic nominee? If it’s the Democratic youth or African American voters, I’m okay with that. That’s fair. If it’s Republicans, I’m not. We’ll get trounced in November.Without reliable stats to show Obama’s support is from those who will for the Democrat in November, I’d say the best way to ensure Republicans stay out of our race and don’t steal another election from us is for Dems to vote for Hillary to be the nominee.
I’m curious… Will Booman start blacklisting all the Clinton supporters in the netroots? Because there are more than a few of us. The implication that any blog or blogger in the netroots that supports Clinton shouldn’t be trusted “get back on board” for the general election is in a word asinine.
Personally, I hold no illusions that the Obama team will even be welcoming to those of us who support Clinton. But the netroots is about more than just one presidential election, isn’t it? May not, perhaps we’re all supposed to blog in lock step for the chosen netroots candidate in the primaries or else we face being called an “insult to the genre of left-wing political blogging.”
Of course, we could all reflect on the early days of the netroots back in the day of the ’04 election, when most of the members of the netroots supported Howard Dean. Those of us who supported Kerry were ostracized then as well. Nothing much has changed. The netroots version of the beltway boys deem that they run the show in the blogosphere.
I’ve never really felt a part of the netroots, as Kerry ’04 blogger, but it’s just really sad that Booman acts as judge and jury on who liberal and progressive blogs should support in this primary election season and whether they can be trusted to support the nominee in the general election. I’m not sure why any of us would want to participate in the general election given this sort of crap from Booman.