So Dan and I have had repeated conversations over the past year expressing our wonderment and the anti-GayPatriot commenters who, while loathing and despising every punctutation mark written here, nonetheless seem to troll on the site and attack at a moment’s notice of a new posting or friendly commenter.
One of the most amusing and angry of our commenters is “GayCowboyBob” who seems to gain his oxygen from doing nothing but badmouthing the hosts of this blog and everyone else in the world that thinks the sky is blue. His attacks of late have been more frequent and more “loud” than ever. Which makes his own words, on his own blog even more interesting…. especially since the last posting was September 20th.
Here’s the entire text from the existing posting on The Gay GOP Roundup – 9/20/05:
Gay Patriot – Big, Fat Partisan Blowhards
So as you can see I haven’t been blogging much of late. Traveling, busy schedule etc. have all been getting in the way.
But for the time being, until I decide to start posting more regularly, I need to post one more entry.
It is that the site GayPatriot has become so over-the-top partisan that I feel any further dialogue on my part simply wastes my time.
(GP Editorial Comment – Really? Well that was over two months ago…and yet here you still are. I guess you must be a liberal, because you can’t keep your own promises…. in your own words.)
Dan and Bruce, the main correspondents, simply post now for exposure. They select issues designed to affect maximum controversy allowing them to spin conservative rhetoric. There is no effort to critically assess current issues. There is no effort to critically assess Republican actions in government. It has simply become a sounding board for the far right perspective with little or no insight or thoughtfulness rather being an outlet for hyperbolic rhetoric.
(GP – Is there a mirror in the house?)
Therefore, I have again withdrawn myself from their debate.
(GP – And unfortunately, all of us here know that is a lie.)
The perspectives of less-than-party advocates simply drives the controversy, furthering their end of more exposure for the site a la Coulter, Malkin, Fox News. Dan and Bruce are now drawn, accidentally or deliberately, into the ratings game. They’ve gotten a little taste of the power of celebrity and feel the bloodlust. Look for them to write a book along the lines of “Dumb Liberals, Smart Conservatives” soon.
(GP – No need, the words of a Lying Cowboy prove that.)
I hope that others will also see them for their Righter-than-Right perspective and stop pandering to their baiting. The majority Centrists of the country do themselves a disservice and an injustice by giving people of Dan and Bruce’s ilk fuel to their fire.
We have given far right AND far left factions much too much power in espousing their beliefs. They have overtaken and corrupted the national debate and are the powers that cause, not resolve, the majority of problems. We do ourselves a disservice by pandering to this radical angst. It’s all too easy to be sucked into the controversy and therefore we must try even harder to eschew radical elements and promote centrist.
(GP – If someone can email me ONE “centrist” position that the Lying Cowboy has put forth… please do. He’s really into the full revisionist history spin at this point in the post, huh?)
I hope any of you reading this will join me in taking sites like GayPatriot, Coulter, Malkin, Noonan, off your usual reading.
(GP – Well, we know again that he is a true liberal. “Do as I say, not as I do.”)
Without exposure, they have no power. They will try to keep that exposure by becoming even more vitriolic and radical but it’s up to the regular guy to stop it. It’s time the real silent majority of the United States, you and your neighbors, say to all these talking head “no, we do accept you skewing the debate. You ARE the radical faction and you do not represent me.”
Regular guy, eh Cowboy? Well, exactly who are you? Dan and I have fully disclosed who we are. So now it is the Lying Cowboy’s turn.
If anyone is to truly believe anything he says anymore (either in his comments here or on his own apparently-defunct blog), don’t we deserve to know who he is and what his agenda is? After all, he likes to dominate this blog so much, he must be well-educated in all of the important issues of the day.
Tick, tick, tick, tick….