Tuesday, August 08, 2006

A Little Hatred for Everyone

Posted by Jabawacefti

Don't hate the playa, they say, hate the game.

As empowering as hatred and/or anger is, it often produces nasty results. In any case, if anyone thought that Ann Coulter was the sole owner and shareholder of Hatred, Inc., think again. Everyone's getting in on the action:

But the issue is not just emotional outbursts by these usually anonymous bloggers. A friend of mine just returned from Connecticut, where he had spoken on several occasions on behalf of Joe Lieberman. He happens to be a liberal antiwar Democrat, just as I am. He is also a lawyer. He told me that within a day of a Lamont event--where he asked the candidate some critical questions--some of his clients were blitzed with emails attacking him and threatening boycotts of their products if they did not drop him as their attorney. He has actually decided not to return to Connecticut for the primary today; he is fearful for his physical safety.

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Mr. Lamont and all other liberal Democrats should remember the McCarthy era and not fall into the trap of the hypocrisy of the double standard--that it's not OK when Ann Coulter dispenses her venomous hatred, but it is OK when our side's versions of Ann Coulter do.


At 1:09 PM, Blogger MonkeyLover said...

it's so nice to see people feel the same way... especially people on the other end of the political spectrum.

At 4:31 PM, Anonymous MattM said...

Of course, speculation is that the lawyer was this guy, and it hardly looks like he's just asking a few "critical questions," does it?

No excusing threats of violence, of course, but the guy was hardly just hanging out in Connecticut when he got harangued.

At 11:28 PM, Blogger codemorse said...

I hate this shit.

It's not cool when The Nameless One tells us that her only regret re: Tim McVeigh was that he didn't bomb the New York Times building, and it's NOT cool here, either.

At 11:42 PM, Blogger codemorse said...

Oh, and welcome, monkeylover.

Nice to see you again, matt m. That's a helpful link. It just goes to illustrate how filthy a game politics really is, and always has been.

Which is why I remain fascinated, I suppose.


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