Brats being brats
One angry blogging supporter of Democratic candidates launched an attack on another blogger, one on the Republican side of the aisle, by mocking his family.
The low-road mocking of a family included a small child said to have a hearing disability. The attacker says he did it all to defend his photographs of a political candidate, which he felt had been used and abused without his permission. So, he also felt free to also post the other blogger’s immediate family’s personal contact information.
The mocking post has since been removed and rather insincere apologies made. The comments sections at both blogs are humming. So, everyone is getting lots of attention.
One angry defender of Bush’s Iraqi war policy writes on his blog: “...When F.T. [Rea] is called out for his lies, he engages in ... more lies!”
By “lies” the defender means that I disagree with his version of the run-up to the war in Iraq. This lathered up Bush defender claims the administration never ever said there was an imminent threat being posed by Iraq’s huge stores of weapons of mass destruction.
To suggest otherwise hurts Bush, so it simply makes one a liar.
A third blogger, who supports Democrats, continues to find ways to slide in comments such as this -- “George Allen’s many gay staffers.” A naive person might wonder what he might be up to with that.
Sadly, the lack of civility and lack of common decency illustrated above aren’t all that unusual today. It seems screaming insults at opponents has become acceptable in many circles. And, you know what -- none of this childish behavior has anything to do with making the world a better place.
None of it is really about candidates, or ideas, or the future. No. It has to do with self-promotion and meanness. It’s about brats being brats.
Perhaps when the heat weave passes, some of this will go away like bad air. But I'm not holding my breath.