BREAKING: Pearl Clutching Purity Trolls Raise Hypocrisy To New Heights!

Irony and Hypocricy:

“If you’re in a coalition and you’re comfortable, you know it’s not a broad enough coalition” Bernice Johnson Reagon

Daily Kos is Pure and True, other blogs are icky. Other blogs say bad things. I must mount my high horse and say bad things about them! Otherwise, there will be a Bad Things Gap! And we must ignore all the people dying in Afghanistan and for lack of Health Care, we must pretend that foreclosures and homelessness don’t exist, we must forget that there are starving children and that our planet is dying….none of THOSE things are important!

What is important is smearing other blogs….and if there is not enough real evidence to smear them, let’s throw in some nasty pictures of Barack, just to get the outrage pumped and the blood up…..even though those images have NO relation to the Evile Other blogs at all.

What is important is that we get to feel pure and holy, we get to clutch our pearls and righteously condemn Others, for THEIR sins. While assiduously ignoring the beam in our own eye.

THAT will broaden our coalition!

What is important is that Others are not Pure enough, not good enough, not loyal enough, not obsequious enough, what is important is that Others think and act differently than ME, and my ego cannot rest until I have righteously condemned them for the sin of not being me sufficiently.

That’s how you get people to join together for victory!

“If you’re in a coalition and you’re comfortable, you know it’s not a broad enough coalition” Bernice Johnson Reagon

Issues? Coalition? EFFECTIVENESS???

Who cares!


You can’t worry about the ISSUES when there are people out there who need condemnation for thinking differently than us!!!!

The Dems are selling out and alienating the base again? Heck lets join in! We don’t do ANYTHING else, we don’t use the community for activism or to make a difference or to pressure politicians anymore, so HEY! Let’s use it to condemn other blogs!

Because that is how you persuade people, and the diary section at Dkos is all about persuasion now, not activism. So let’s persuade people by posting offensive images of Obama and pretend the people we don’t like did that! (Instead of it being us that is posting offensive images)

All while pretending to talk about a broad coalition.

While clutching our pearls and looking down our noses and condemning everyone ELSE in that coalition.

For not being pure enough to join US.

Because THAT is what coalition means right?

Coalition means that WE are pure and righteous and everyone else sucks. So if they want to join OUR coalition, they have to do what we say, say what we say, and think what we think. Any deviation from that and we will give you ANOTHER strong talking to!

So just stop it, just STFU like we keep telling you. Everything is FINE, he’s got this! IGNORE all of that pesky reality stuff and issues and suffering and sing along! The Choir sounds great don’t it?

Maybe then, if you sing loud enough…and PURE enough…maybe then we will let you into OUR coalition.

Maybe. If we happen to like you that day. And if our pearls are not riding up.

“If you’re in a coalition and you’re comfortable, you know it’s not a broad enough coalition” Bernice Johnson Reagon

I think someone needs to change their sig line.


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  1. While talking about coalition building???


  2. Im sorry for laughing, but it was even funnier in real time.

    ANywayz buhdy what do you know about coalition building? ya friggin hippie!

    The irony is… just … astonishing.

  3. … foolish to be serious at this point when the drama and gossip value of this event is outperforming the insurance company numbers in the stock market … but what the heck.

    I read a diary in the diversosphere a while back, couple or so years ago.  Maybe it was a comment here, I don’t remember.  And I read variations of this from several different people and am condensing it into one comment.

    A woman of color was speaking about a magazine she worked on, how the white publishers didn’t get the women of color onboard until after they had set everything up — her point being that if you wait until everything is set up before you begin to share power, then you’ll never get true diversity.

    In the “white-o-sphere,” this is what has happened.

    To separate out the strands of honest view based on real diversity from personal pique when it comes to that diary would take someone a lot more savvy than me.

    Because of that lopsidedness, there really wasn’t any other way to break through the doors of the whiteosphere than doing what De did — and it had to be done IN the whiteosphere.  I disagree with pretty much everything she wrote.  I have seen far better diaries slamming the whiteosphere at Daily Kos and they have either scrolled down the rec list with no comments or turned into a flame war.

    What’s different here is that De and the folks at Black Kos — especially Dopper, who for years did this work pretty much by himself — have solidified an integrated group into a power base, and that is probably a good thing, ultimately.  It’s not a power base I can join for the reasons I’ve elaborated elsewhere.

    So coalition?  Where’s the safe place to meet?  Which power base?  Here?  There?

    I did think of the sig line as well when I started seeing this situation unfold.

    And as I said earlier, it really is time for us to draw our own lines in the sand and not hide behind fake civility.  I’m sick of that.

    • Edger on December 21, 2009 at 21:18

    • Inky99 on December 21, 2009 at 21:33

    This is not a DK bashing site!


    I don’t know how many people read my diatribe before I deleted it late last night, but holy shit, yeah, those people are unbearable over there.

    Stay away, just stay FAR FAR away …..

  4. about the motivational value of small victories, but I just cannot pour on the syrup and call it pancakes.  My reaction is visceral and reflexive.  There’s no point in defending or denying gag reflexes.  They just are.

    There is a real crisis of confidence in government, and Obama et al better figure that out fast and deliver some real change.

  5. they can improve the democratic party with more and better democrats (while ignoring the top one), and that will eventually lead to progress year after year until we get single payer, out of Iraq and Afghanistan, and torture investigations, is more idealistic than anything I could dream up.  

  6. point.

    also since we were sold out by Finegold and Harkin shouldn’t that tell you the democratic party is unredeemable.  Let’s just focus on buidling the greens, yeah the greens, cause they already exist, and are not theoretical so let’s commit, and forget about the democraps.

    All the spinners are telling me I don’t like this bill because I don’t read enough financial times and the economist.  

    I seriously have nothing in common with people who are into those publications and if they run the party the party is not me.

  7. perfectly describes my gut reaction to the tripe I’ve been reading from a (too large) segment on most blogs these days.

    Further trivial but telling irony is found in Deoliver’s 3rd paragraph:

    I realize that this person has her own blog.  Found that out during the health care debates around here. Never been there.

    And then the pearl clutcher goes on to trash the blogger that she’s never visited. And this rises to 1st on the rec list.

    We live in interesting times I’m sad to say.

    • on December 21, 2009 at 23:44

    Check out the pic in this link….


  8. but I see a lump of Christmas coal.  Coal would be a good thing if you happen to be freezing.  So from that magic pristeen trajectory changing JFK bullet to the Gulf of Tonkin, to the Bay of Pigs and Operation Northwoods too.  Be careful what you wish for cause it’s never tried and true.  They did it in WACO and the Alfred Murrah building too, all of it, all the time we all get screwed.  Dash away dash away all yet they regroup and rebrand which brings us up to neocon land.  A fall of not one nor two but three by my count, towers and planes and people full of doubt.  Two wars for Halliburton and Monsanto too. But beware and don’t care or you might get the flu.  We can see by it all they are out to get you.

  9. Obama Will Win: Why and How His Critics from the Left and Right Will be Proven Wrong

    by Frank Schaeffer

    We faithful Obama supporters still trust our initial impression of him as a great, good and uniquely qualified man to lead us.

    Obama’s steady supporters will be proven right. Obama’s critics will be remembered as easily panicked and prematurely discouraged at best and shriveled hate mongers at worst…

  10. the center of anything but their own nastiness club they are the enemy of the good that all people want and irrational to boot. They are the New Republicans, the supporters of authoritarian/fascist government and the cult of Obama as The Sun King. Why that offensive and hateful diary was allowed to be left up and the author was not banned is beyond me. At least 62 people had the decency to troll rate it.

    Kind of undercuts Markos performance and message about the netroots on Face the Nation. They don’t have any concepts of democracy let alone coalitions and are the ‘enemy’ they seek to destroy any advocacy they feel is undermining their Messiah. They are a scary cowardly mob who will not be content until all voices and advocacy is stopped. They are Dalecks who have been programmed to search out and destroy all opposition to their master. Why are they allowed to stay at dkos and spew their hateful garbage.          

  11. … because I feel so comfortable here!

    • jim p on December 22, 2009 at 02:00

    a dailykos poster. I have not made a post in the last hour or so.

    I excused myself for the last year that “at least there’s someone left who will relentlessly push reason against deception and sloppy thinking.” Someone to defend the honor of those I see brutally and unfairly handled.

    I see now, just at this moment, that I’ve been giving myself an excuse to remain in a twisted and doomed relationship.

    A relationship were “liberal” and “progressive” are pejoratives.

    A relationship that brings right wing hit squads, as coordinated as any Republican dirty tricksters I’ve ever seen, routinely assassinate characters of people they want to shut up.

    A relationship were I’m supposed to cheer because there’s 42% in favor, and only 58% opposed.

    I admit there is a Higher Situation outside of republican/democrat, left and right conventional frames, and it calls all adults capable of doing so to gather in sane discourse.

    I do not complain about my past choices, and am grateful, as a writer, that for the first time in my life I can honestly apply “gobsmacked” to my condition.

    Somewhere recently I saw something here about knocking DKos being a bannable offense. If I have committed such offense, I beg forgiveness with a warning.


    Thanks for reading. I’m exhausted.

  12. with dual citizenship, you might want to peek in to this new diary at GOS by rossl: Time To Get Our Hands Dirty which is very good and not getting much eyeball action.

    • jamess on December 22, 2009 at 03:04

    the dkos cheerleaders, first turned on Dean,

    and then turned on Markos,

    for taking principled stands,

    against this No-Reform Bill.

    Swarming, Mobbing, Insulting,

    even lying.

    Their actions are the mark of their character.

    Sooner or later their BS will catch up them.

    best to let them wallow in it,

    and avoid the mud fights.

    A year from now they’ll be gone

    (after the 2010 blowout.)

    Not Everyone there, is afflicted by the cheerleader syndrome, imo.

    They’ve been “losing” in most well-crafted polls,

    that I’ve noticed lately.

    I write for the audience,

    that still has half a clue.

    the audience that still stands on principle,

    instead of compromise.

  13. I also have no pearls, though, so wtf do I know?

  14. What kind of an idiot would actually wright that ?

  15. I didn’t get my account pulled, but, they cut off my ability to post diaries or comments.

    I guess I hit a nerve last time…

  16. In the morning… I get a guy who will shove a long, hard, thing, down my throat….

    Ok… it’s a stomach biospy…

  17. Each of you with deeper and more validated progressive roots than deoliver47 can cast the first stone.

    I don’t hold a candle to the work she has done in her life.  Do you?

    • C Barr on December 22, 2009 at 16:52

    I come over here.  And now all that’s here is talk about what’s over there.

  18. What do you expect from a site that bans any discussion that WTC7’s collapse was a controlled demolition. The faux rationale is that extraordinary claims demand extraordinary evidence – unless it is the official Bush-Cheney theory. The official theory of the NIST that fire of contents in WTC7 caused a collapse that included free fall collapse for at least a couple of seconds. This is a very, very, very extraordinary claim (e.g., it had never happened before 9/11 and never since), and there ain’t squat in terms of scientific evidence to back it up.

    If DK had some balls, they would revise their 6+ year old rule banning discussion of WTC7, in light of the fact that NISTs final report is scientific fraud, and that over 1,000 architects and engineers through Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth have signed a petition that there should be a new and truly independent investigation of the collapse of all three WTC buildings. Who has better analysis, a thousand architects and engineers who have reviewed all the latest evidence on WTC7 or DK rule makers who haven’t reviewed anything since the ban on this was implemented after 9/11. DK stands for Don’t Know.

    • k9disc on December 23, 2009 at 07:00

    It was principle that united those people. A refusal to be told to shut up and take it. “Sit in the Back of the bus for a while, Boy so the President can pass state mandated separate but equal facilities. It’s a foot in the door…”

    That was a million “Realists” and RSAs. It was a glorious compromise right?

    Fucking joke.

    That is Activism, right there. That is what happens when the Party loses the handle on messaging and systemic power is threatened. Scary time for the Establishment… the 60s… the realists took a serious beating… 🙂

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