Do You Remember Where You Were When You Heard That Scott "Five-Lots" Brown Owned a Time-Share?
Insider Advantage: Nine; Coakley In "Freefall"
| Main | House Dems Pushing To Accept Senate Health Care Bill?
January 18, 2010

Hey, Check it Out, Conservatives Have Discovered the Internet or Something

But really, it has been known, and grumbled about for years, that conservatives (and the GOP) were clueless about using the Internet for partisan purposes.

For a long time -- not sure if you noticed this -- but this blog followed the older model of sniping at the media and trying to avoid direct action type stuff, all spectator sort of stuff.

In the 2008 campaign I personally started a more Kos-like direct boosterism. Especially months out from an election, where it was GAME FACES, MAN all the time.

Is that good or bad? Well, your mileage may differ. Whatever standing I had as a disinterested observer (the amount of such standing I once had: zero) is gone now, of course.

Anyway, that's my own discovery of the use of the internet for expressly partisan purposes. Ross Douthat notes the conservative netroots are finally a force to be reckoned with.

BTW: I wasn't comfortable about this at first. It is easier to be against stuff than for stuff. Most crap sucks, so if you're against it as a general rule, you're right 90% of the time.

It's harder to be *for* something. You can look silly if you're *for* something and that thing turns out to be not so good.

Well, not harder really. It's not hard to be a cheerleader. But certainly you're investing more of your credibility when you're huckstering something.

But, be that as it may, at some point it's time to drop the "disinterested commentator" line and just admit the obvious, I'm in the bag for the GOP/conservative candidate, and might as well fully embrace that.


digg this
posted by Ace at 04:56 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Bertram Cabot, Jr.: " [i]So this means goodbye any chance of OCare rep ..."

In Vino Veritits: "277 Negative vibes attract demons. And release ..."

Anon Y. Mous: ">>>What Moore, as well as his wife, lawyer, and cl ..."

lousagirl: "1504 Hikaru yes sadly it really is ..."

redbanzai: "I said border security first. You've ignored that ..."

westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette: "Hat? Seriously you call 306 to 237 close? Dude? ..."

Reality Man: "Reading this high school nonsense... I mean these ..."

Infidel: "Hillary will never be President. ..."

sven10077: "1501 Posted by: davedavdavarf at December 12, 2017 ..."

Froderick Wonkensteen: "Oh, you meant Gary? *************************** ..."

logprof: "Newest BPS video is called "Star Wars: The Last SJ ..."

JeremiadBullfrog: "306 Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V. at December 12, 20 ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64