This is truly bizarre from Jerome Armstrong (from MyDD from back in the day):
The oomph of the Democratic party in the blogosphere today can be summed up with a cursory glance at posts and comments on Balloon Juice, Little Green Footballs and Booman Tribune. They bend over backwards to justify the party bailing out banks, the nation going deeper into debt with global military expansion, and spying on citizens, yet they’ll nitpick that a libertarian is willing to allow abortion to be a state issue. They are more concerned with attacking truth-tellers like Julian Assange, Glenn Greenwald, and Edward Snowden than they are keeping anyone accountable or demanding transparency. That’s what they are really good at– justifying why the powerful should stay so and attacking the ones who challenge power. And, if needed, providing a handy social lifestyle issue to keep the division. There’s no energy left. Nothing that inspires people that are pissed off and want change. Just finger-pointing at the other team. It’s become pointless and principle-less tribalism.
I used to think favorably of Jerome, and maybe I’ll just attribute this to exasperation or something or misspeaking during an interview, but he clearly is not reading this website. Every single front pager here has been screaming for the prosecution of the banksters and the ratings agencies, we’ve been screaming about military expansion and the defense budget, and yeah, guess what- we (or at least me and a few others) have been screaming the NSA. The general consensus here is that Sen. Warren is the Messiah.
Others on the website don’t see eye to eye with me on Snowden and Greenwald, but I know I have not been attacking them.
So, Jerome Armstrong, what the fuck are you talking about?