I guess you could say I’m like George Orwell in that I still consider myself somewhat a part of the left but that I want it to not be as obnoxious as it is. I still post on dailykos somewhat to see what the shitlibs have to say.
Yesterday, I managed to get a post “hidden” which I guess is the daily kos equivalent of how twitter makes you delete a tweet they find offensive. I also noticed that only users on daily kos can see the hidden comment I made so I unfortunately will have to copypasta the whole exchange on here.
Basically the conversation was what senate seats have seen the biggest improvement in the quality of a senator without switching party hands. Someone mentioned how Thecunt and her successor Kristin Gillibrand, were better occupants of the New York Class I senate seat than DP Moynihan.
Here is the exchange (each post is in bold):
New York 2000: Moynihan → Clinton.
Moynihan was a basket case throughout his career with a lot of
overly moderate impulses. Not to mention he was he final nail in
the Clinton healthcare bill in 1994.
Georgia 1996: Nunn → Cleland
Cleland’s record ended up being quite a bit to the left of Nunn’s in
Wisconsin 1988: Proxmire → Kohl
Louisiana 1986: Long → Breaux
Yes, Breaux was a centrist but Russell Long was basically a
Republican by the 1980’s.
my reply to ChadmanFL
I liked Moynihan — a lot smarter than most of the politicos in office
HeartCooksBrain reply to me
He was intelligent but also fell into the trap many intelligent people
do where he would be very good at convincing himself of a wrong
position. So when he was wrong it was really, obnoxiously wrong. His
racial views are the most common to point to, but there were other
times were he was very wrong out of nowhere, like claiming there was no
big probably with the healthcare industry.
my reply to HeartCooksBrain (THIS IS THE COMMENT THAT GOT
I like contarians — not lemmings. I mean there are all sorts of
arguments to make that nobody has ever thought of.
For instance, you could make a liberal case for the death penalty in
that its actually the humane thing to do. Would you rather put a damaged
dog to sleep or would you rather keep it in a cage for a few more years
and have it live in misery.
Skaje’s reply to me (he’s probably the guy who reported
Put a damaged dog to sleep? These are human fucking beings we are
talking about. Forget your animal metaphors. How about we ask the people in
question if they want to be put down like dogs or kept alive in “misery”.
Oh wait, we already know people on death row fight their executions for
years, exhausting every legal option at their disposal including
desperately asking for mercy from the governor. But maybe you know
I’m actually surprised I got the post hidden since it was an example I was throwing out and was not the main point of the conversation. Also, I wasn’t saying the typical conservatard argument of “IF YOU KILL SOMEONE, YOU FORFEIT YOUR RIGHT TO LIVE” but actually was bringing up the topic from a more humane and/or liberal perspective.
Ever since I got on the blogosphere circa 2010 – I realized lefties tend to be thin skinned. Growing up, I felt the right wing to be that of rigidity and the left being made up of more skeptical/nuanced/rational people. My experience circa 2010 of getting constantly banned from democraticunderground was one of the first things that got me on the road to red pilling. It’s almost like Jonathan Haidt is wrong on conservatives having more of a “disgust” reaction because these shitlibs have a disgust reaction to anything that offends them.