The Tennessee Democratic Party better start walking back their war on bloggers right about the fuck now because I’m more than happy to put my metaphorical dog in that fight.
So, dear readers of Tiny Cat Pants, all 1,250 to 2,000 folks a day, I invite you to watch how this anonymous Tennessee Democratic activist tries to take after GoldnI.
Yes, that’s right. First they lose, then they blame Obama, and then they blame the bloggers, and now they’re making the attacks personal. Way to go, Tennessee Democrats. I hope for your sake that the first thing the Republicans do is loosen the restrictions on gun regulations so that you can just get a gun and literally shoot yourselves in the foot, because, right now, the only people in the state who are getting the word out about the Democrats and what we stand for and what we hope to accomplish are people like GoldnI.
You guys aren’t. You don’t send press releases. You don’t send emails. You barely update your own blog. And you’re going to patronize the shit out of the young people who have enthusiasm for Democratic ideals?
There’s enough mistrust between liberal bloggers and the TNDP right now so that, if that anonymous commenter doesn’t speak for you, I’d advise you say so to GoldnI and assure the rest of us that you’re not trying to start a war you have little way of winning (since you don’t get on the internet).
Also, I’m with Granju:
Second, let’s assume that the blogger really does only get 200 visitors each day to her site. That’s one hell of a lot of potential voters over the course of a campaign season. I know that when I have done political work – making calls or hitting the streets to shake hands and hand out literature on behalf of a candidate - getting 200 people each day to hear my message would have been considered a pretty great day.
Right now, you’d think the TNDP would be begging for 200 people a day to hear or read something positive about being a Tennessee Democrat. And you’d think that anonymous Tennessee Democrats would realize that.
Edited to add: Yes, I’m still steaming. This part–”Finally, party unity is most essential after a loss. I do not believe posts such as this, or attitudes reflective of the sort calling for Sasser’s ouster produce anything innovative or courageous.”–especially. First of all, when was the last fucking time we saw anything innovative or courageous from the Tennessee Democrats? Second
No, you know what, it’s obvious what a dick move this is.
And it does require action.