What happens when Red State founder Mike Krempasky posts a diary at Daily Kos about the House version of the Online Freedom of Speech Act? This:
The only thing that would benefit the Democrats politically is if we stopped being so naieve as to believe the GOP about anything.
There is a reason not to believe these people. There is a reason to fear, hate, despise and fight them.
They will take your better, nobler instinct toward genuine cooperation and rape you with it. Every. Single. Time.
Trusting the GOP got us into the wonderful marginalized and barely-breathing position our party is in right now.
I’m tired of it.
I’m sorry if you think I’m being unkind to Krempasky. He’d do the same to me, every day of the week, twice on Sunday, if he thought it would benefit him. Cant’ you feel the love? It warms my heart to see a comment thread like that :-).
But seriously, somewhere around 200 or so comments into the thread the actual issue of the legislation is discussed, which is a good thing. It’s an important issue for the blogosphere, and I’m proud to be working with Mike, Kos, and lots of other folks from both sides of the aisle to keep the FEC away from blogs and other internet media. Kos felt the issue important enough to promote Mike’s diary to the front page of Daily Kos. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) sponsored the original Senate version of the legislation, and Mike was announcing a Republican sponsor of the House version of the bill. More at RedState and very simple question from Atrios as to why bloggers should be singled out for regulation.