An abdication of responsibility (3.00 / 1)
This comment from Meteor Baldes is outrageous:It's up to us to create a groundswell ... (0 / 0)
...of support. And up to us who believe impeachment is the right move to persuade people who can actually vote to begin impeachment proceedings. When the proceedings started against Richard Nixon in October 1973, only 39% of Americans supported impeachment or resignation, even though only 27% approved of the job he was doing.
You may be right that impeachment proceedings will not happen. Without proceedings, no impeachment. They certainly won't happen without the Democratic votes on the Judiciary Committee. Discussing impeachment will continue whether you like it or not. Personally, I don't think we need to have any more philosophical discussion about whether it's a good idea or not, or whether it's possible. We're split on that and we've all pretty much had our say. No need for further flamewars.
So now, it's up to those of us who believe impeachment is possible, and the right thing, to see if we can make it happen. If we can't, then you can tell us all to shut up.
Can we hold out this long?
by Meteor Blades on Tue Jul 03, 2007 at 07:13:19 AM PDT
Meteor Blades has used the Front Page of Daily Kos to forward as harmful a proposal as one could imagine at this time and he does not want to discuss the outrageousness of his actions.
His irresponsibility will forward and harmful discussion instead of moving forward on ending the Iraq Debacle. And he thinks we should not discuss his harmful actions.
Excuse me Meteor Blades. What you are doing is extremely wrong and extremely irresponsible. You have abused your trust as a FPer at daily kso by not considering these issues and instead have assuaged your vainglorious wishes.
Leaders do not behave in this way. Leaders weigh the consequences of their actions. You should be ashamed.
by Big Tent Democrat on Tue Jul 03, 2007 at 10:26:24 AM EST
You have to give him points for using "vainglorious", at least. That's a mighty fancy-schmancy kind of word. (Not to mention the minimal number of typos - quite remarkable, that.)
Oh, but wait, Armando wasn't done yet and had to follow up his own comment with 2 more:
Here's what I am saying (3.00 / 1)
MEteor Blades should write DIARIES saying this if he believes it is meaningful.
But he shoulod not post it on the FP of daily kos.
He owes the Netroots to consider what the perception and result of his actions will be when he does so.
by Big Tent Democrat on Tue Jul 03, 2007 at 10:45:02 AM EST
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As a former FPer (3.00 / 1)
I can tell you that it was well understood what types of issues should merit careful consideration before writng a FP post taking a posiiton on them.
Of course there are a myriad of important issues where FPers would disagree. Those were open for debate and the outside world consequences were largely minimal.
Impeachment is not one of those issues. It is too hot and too potentially harmful for a FPer to just throw out outlandish ill thought out posts as Meteor Blades did.
He should express his opinion on THAt topic in the diaries, not on the FP.
by Big Tent Democrat on Tue Jul 03, 2007 at 11:04:27 AM EST
Yes, know your place MB, damnit. Know.your.place. Armando will have justice or thy punishment shall be swift! Off with your FP privileges, traitor! Send him to the tower.
MB fights back (and is offered some battle tactics to escape the tower by yours truly since BooMan has given up his dreams of conquest and strategerizing because he's an adult now.)
As you are quite well aware ... (none / 0)
...having been a former Front Pager, FPers have a free hand - except when it comes to raising money or violating the FAQs - to write what we want. We represent ourselves only when we write unless we sign onto a piece as a group, which has happened only once IIRC.
by Meteor Blades on Tue Jul 03, 2007 at 11:49:19 AM EST
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There, MB tried the cautious, reasoned approach which we all know drives the beast Armando mad (especially the use of the word "former" - oooo, ouch - like a sword through an enlarged liver).
Re: As you are quite well aware ... (3.00 / 1)
there are and were certain issues where FPers RIGHTLY chose to express their views IN DIARIES understnaidng that the perception of a FP post is quite different from that of a diary.
by Big Tent Democrat on Tue Jul 03, 2007 at 11:51:35 AM EST
Yes MB, what will the neighbours think?? My god man - think of the children! Think of the intertubes! Think of the donors! Think of the beer money! We may never be able to Drink Liberally™ again!!
Does MB end up back in the tower? Will Armando get his blood?
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