A very good afternoon from Little Miss Cranky
Thanks for putting up with that whinge last night, and for understanding what I was rambling on about. From now until November (and for all of PBO’s second term too) this will be a ‘press on’ kind of blog, with not a whole lot of room for the doom merchants.
Just to make one thing clear:
Not in a million years am I asking anyone to stop commenting about the smears and lies out there, we need to know what crap is being spread so we can fight back with the truth with our friends/families, on Twitter/Facebook/comment sections on websites/emails to the MSM/newspapers, etc, etc. And I welcome – with a hearty hug – links to stuff exposing Romney and the GOP for what they are …. keep ‘em coming!
At times that will make this place seem depressingly negative, but fighting the lies this year will be as important as reporting the good stuff – so hang on in there, it’ll be worth it in the end.
All I’m asking is that some of you – and it’s only a teency weency minority here – stop trying to put a dampener, using GOP talking points, on every single bit of encouraging news we get. And stop linking to comically awful GOP/Firebagger sites – instead, link to truth-tellers like Steve Benen and Greg Sargent who actually make an effort to expose the lies. I end up not being able to distinguish you from GOP/Firebagger trolls, even if you’re genuine supporters of the President. And I’m just not going to waste anymore time trying to figure it out, there’s more important work to be done.
So, keep on arguing, keep on being passionate about the issues that matter most to you, and keep on doing what you do here. You’re a completely amazing, inspirational bunch of people, I can’t even begin to describe how much I appreciate you all.
And one last time: Personal abuse towards others here will never be tolerated – ever.
Okay, “with patient and firm determination”, let’s press on