Republican Andrew Clem wonders why, of all the bloggers supporting Republican Scott Sayre’s challenge of Republican Senator Emmett Hanger, very few are willing to do so under their real names. By my count, not a single contributor to Sayre’s blog who’s from the 24th is willing to admit they’re supporting him.
This is a job for…..The Echo Chamber of SWAC’ers.
Why am I not surprised?
50% of the Sayre Bloggers aren’t even from the 24th Senate district. A review of their posts show they are more interested in talking trash about Hanger than they are in telling me why I should vote for Sayre. There isn’t even a link to Sayre’s web site from their blog. That may be a good thing for Sayre, because these are the same losers that pimped George Allen last year.
Maybe they’re all named Wally O’Dell ;)
You guys are really out there. Like Pluto. God love you.
Andrew personally knows all the SWAC area bloggers on the bloggers4sayre blog. He also begged to join with 9 other bloggers4sayre at the ODBA a little over a month ago and was rejected by the 40+ members.
Yet he wants to call us “dubious” and “anonymous”. Anonymous my ass. He knows exactly who we are.
What are you talking about? Everyone knows who a majority of people are. We all know who Johnathan Maxfield is. We all know who SWAC Girl and RightsideVA are. We know who Alton is, we know who Kilo is. We know who Chris Green (you Waldo, know him as W. Chris Green) is. Everyone knows who Jim Hoeft is. The list goes on and on and on. Scott’s Morning Brew,
badrose, Charlie Fugate, D.J. McGuire, and James Atticus Bowden. You know who all these people are. The only three who still remain anonymous are
F.A.C.T. Report, Yankee Philip, and Elle.
Your post was meant to inflame, nothing more. All people have to do is either keep up in the blogosphere and read the actual blogs to realize that they can find the legal names of over 3/4ths of these contributors.
That’s facially false. If you really believed that — if all of y’all believed that — you’d blog under your own name. The fact that your party chair continues to pose as a fictional animal speaks volumes.
All of this code-talk about “ODBA”, “SWAC”, “Yankee Philip” and “Elle” have my head spinning. What is this ODBA that somebody was begging to Join? (Did he really beg?) It sounds like some kind of would-be Justice League of America, where all of the members have secret identities. Do they have initiation rites? A sound paddling of the buttocks, perhaps?
“That’s facially false”
facially, as in you have met most of us in person Waldo? Give it a break…
Well, one thing’s for sure. If you want to generate comments from these guys, post something on your blog about them.
I am part of everybody and I don’t know (or perhaps worse in your mind, care) who the “anonymous” bloggers are.
I post anonymously obviously. But I really, really appreciate and admire people who use their own names.
By the way, Hanger will win.
Bloggers post under psuedonyms all the time, it’s common practice in the blogosphere in general. Why is it only an issue when people want to blast the pro-Sayre bloggers?
Mind you, it seems that at least the majority of these bloggers in question were blogging under psuedonyms long before Sayre jumped into the race for the Republican nomination, so I’m not sure Andrew Clem’s argument holds water, here.
I don’t have a horse in this race, I’ve said that before in other place…but it has generated enough noise from both pro-Hanger and pro-Sayre sides that it’s grabbed my attention.
It’s often been an issue — people have debated the topic loud and long. There’s nothing new in that regard here. The only thing that’s unusual in this instance is that there’s such a large collection of people blogging stridently and pseudonymously on a single site dedicated to a single candidate. It’s especially extraordinary given that one of these pseudonymous bloggers who’s posting the nastiest things is Kurt Michael, the chair of the Augusta County Republican Party. We’ve never seen anything like this before.
Does Michael not realize (or care?) how much his nastiness hurts his candidate, his cause and indeed the Aug. Co. Republican Party? Who wants to be associated with that kind of venom? Many Augusta Republicans are embarrassed by this and rightfully so. The Staunton News Leader recently published an article quoting some who feared the infighting would lead to a Democratic victory … I wouldn’t go that far, but the immaturity of it all is not good for the party. Debate is healthy. Primaries, well run, can be helpful. The SWAC Girl, Spank That Donkey & John Maxfield tone is anything but healthy and helpful.
What has you so peeved obviously is that us Conservatives have organized so well to get Sayre’s message out, and put out for public consumption Sen. Hanger’s voting record, and attitudes without a media filter…
You might even say B4S is an aggregator… GASP! Like an issue oriented aggreator. As a note, have you seen GGD as a contributor on B4S? Do you have a ‘special set of glasses’ that has GGD showing up in your browser… & it is quite fun to watch the speculation as to GGD’s identity/ies….
Exactly what venom do you refer? Has someone been ‘attacked’ again? Seems like the dog can take a simple graphic or two and save hundreds of words to draw connections, and that has you guys all in a tizzy…
Face it Liberals do not own the blogosphere as you dominate the MSM… isn’t that what all this indignation is all about? When a Conservative starts hitting home, they are all of a sudden ‘mean sprited’, full of ‘venom’, & extremists….
No. Have you seen underwater space monkeys as a contributor on this blog by using your super telescopic banana-goggles?
(We are just asking inane, unrelated questions about nonexistent assertions now, aren’t we?)
No Waldo, actually I think my point was made… with an exclamation point to boot.
I always take the bait and answer your questions.
The “venom” I refer to is your overall immature tone — you think you’re being witty and making points, while most of us (conservative, liberal, whatever) are just rolling our eyes.
* rolls eyes *
You rolling with me or at me? Just checking. I can deal with either. You feelin’ good these days?
With you. I’m feeling pretty good. Thanks for asking.
Good on both counts.
Don’t ask spank to read and blog, waldo. That would require him to get off of the pile of books he has propped up under him so he can see the computer screen.
I feel honored you included my last name in your handle. Excellent.
But seriously, Elle has raised a good point over at her blog. Why is it that you have rushed to defend M. Clem–an indivdual, who until recently, was fairly unknown in the political blogosphere?
“The “venom” I refer to is your overall immature tone”
Atleast I been mature enough in the blogosphere to establish.. oh, dear… a blog…. unless that’s just really you Waldo? (since Wild a$$ guesses as to the identity of Pseudo bloggers seems to be a sport over here)
As always, Waldo, I am impressed at your ability to respond meaningfully (and humorously) to blatant trolls instead of deleting them outright. I just don’t have the patience.
If I had either rushed or defended him, it would be possible to answer your question. I believe your real question — only you don’t know it’s your real question — is why I linked to his blog entry. The answer to that is obvious: it gave me an opportunity to help drive deeper that wedge that’s splitting the RPV in two.
Couldn’t you have figured that out all by your lonesome? Or was the collective brainpower of the Super Friends insufficient to solve that head-scratcher? Don’t look now, but I’ve posted nine blog entries since this one. See if you can figure out why I posted those. Bonus points will be awarded for each one that you can turn into a far-reaching conspiracy premised on me being the most powerful person in your little world.
You’d best head out now, Wonderdog: Mister Mxyzptlk is preparing to unmask the identity of Llehctim Nnyl!
“The answer to that is obvious: it gave me an opportunity to help drive deeper that wedge that’s splitting the RPV in two.”
Don’t trouble yourself, W, we’re doing fine on our own.
“Don’t look now, but I’ve posted nine blog entries since this one. See if you can figure out why I posted those”
Waldo, when a post starts going south for you factually and philosophically, you always throw up a bunch more, not only to get it off the aggregator sooner, but to bury it away from the ‘eyeballs’ of your casual readers…
This has been an on going display of your blogging ‘style’, you may think it goes unnoticed…
but to answer your friend McCormick.. Trolls hardly are individuals that have maintained blogs for over a year… In the same sense, We are all very familiar with each others blogging habits, and styles.
We have a winner! The bonus points have been awarded to El Dorado!
For an extra three points, can any Super Friends demonstrate that this very comment was personally dictated by Howard Dean? An additional two points will be awarded for making me appear at least as powerful as Senator Webb. A single point will be awarded, as always, for your implicit acknowledgment that I am the single most important person in your life.
And 5 points if we can how many phonebooks STD has to stack to sit on so he can actually see the monitor!
Dude…it’s definitely not more than one.
I’m currently setting on two phone books full of Sayre supporters… and guess what none of them are from Richmond, like where all the opponents $$$$$$$$$$$$ is coming from!
Game. Set. Match.
Heads up son: “Game.Set.Match.” is an exclamation of the Liberal Elite and their decadent eurosport – tennis. You are hereby directed to use the the more appropriate Conservative exclamation: “Yeeeeeee Hawwwwwww!” or alternatively, “Huzzah!”
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