Clinton’s Supporters Harassed by the Left.

From a site called HillBuzz. The whole thing is too long to quote. This leaped out at me:

The Massachusetts Senate race between Martha Coakley and Scott Brown has us thinking about J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series and Buffy the Vampire Slayer a lot today, oddly enough. Which, at least in terms of Buffy, isn’t an unusual thing for us to be doing on a random Tuesday, but this race, and the Left’s response to it, have given these thoughts a whole new meaning. […]

The party we loved our whole life has been taken over by thugs, who threaten, libel, malign, persecute, and extort anyone who does not fall in line with their Liberal-Socialist agenda. We’ve been on the receiving end of this harassment since November of 2007, when we started campaigning in Iowa for Hillary Clinton and first found ourselves on the receiving ends of Alinsky Method techniques […. ]

We call the MSM out on its lies, we hit back against whatever propaganda the White House is directing, and we tell you how to beat the Left at its own game, since we’ve been Democrats our whole lives and have watched these people operate on the ground level.

This is interesting to me on two levels.

One, on a serious level, I am fascinated by the tension between a movement’s need for unity and its own internal factions. I consider this tension to be one of the defining forces in politics. Whoever can keep their coalition together has a better chance of winning. This is why the incumbent party is always fighting an uphill battle–because the dissent between its internal factions swells if their party is successful. The Chinese have an old saying "Brothers in wartime, foes in peacetime."

Example: the Communist Revolution in Russia, for example, can prevail over the Czar provided the Bolsheviks and Mensheviks don’t turn on each other. The Nazi movement could not be successful without the (reluctant) cooperation of the Prussian aristocratic officer’s corps, who were in every way antithetical to the populist bread-and-circuses bloodlust of the Hitlerian movement. The Democratic coalition cobbled together by FDR has to persuade Catholics in Massachusetts to go along with contraception, abortion, eugenics, euthanasia, and other Frankensteinian death-cult practices Catholics should be excommunicated for supporting.

In this case, the Obama supporters turned against the Hillary supporters with fury over the Massachusetts special election. Had they maintained Party Discipline, the result might have been different.

Two, on a frivolous level, I am old enough to remember the days when grown-ups who talked about serious topics like politics did not make references to evil magician Dark Lords from kiddie books, or Urban Fantasies about vampire-hunting cheerleaders. We are not only in the mainstream now, my fellow Overlords of the Galactic Geek Empire (Overladies, too!), we ARE the mainstream! We are the future! We are the jetpack you’ve been waiting for! Go Sciffy! May the Force be With You! I grok Spock! Frodo Lives! All Your Bases Are Belong to Us!

Here is an open letter posted on the HillBuzz website. I notice that HillBuzz and I have something in common. The Troll Avalanche that fell upon me last August when I whined about the Sci-Fi channel caving to political correctness, while it clearly contained at least come real science fiction readers (and, I am sad to say, one or two professional science fiction writers) was ginned up over at the Democratic Underground: I came across the comment thread where they were boasted about putting graffiti on my Wikipedia page.

Dear Readers,

Without getting into the ugly details and specifics, because we’re trying to cling to some semblance of privacy and a personal life here, we were warned two weeks ago to discontinue our support for Republican candidate Scott Brown or suffer consequences for backing him, at the expense of Martha Coakley. We were told, point blank, by Democrats in Chicago that people on the Left had “had enough with (us), and were going to come after (us), in a big way” if we didn’t stop rallying the troops for Scott Brown’s win over Coakley. We were given the ultimatum: either drop our support for Brown and the Left would leave us alone, or continue speaking out on Hottie McAwesome’s behalf and “just see what happens”.

Well, never let it be said that a hot and awesome guy needed help and we just sat there and did nothing, especially not when we felt America itself was at stake with what’s been going on in the Senate lately.

We told you previously that a main reason we aggressively backed Brown for the Senate seat was because of the way Democrats conducted themselves in the week before Christmas. Perhaps it was Christmas itself that really brought the fire out in us, since we were so disgusted Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Rahm Emanuel, and the current president were so shameless as to use CHRISTMAS, and the distraction it naturally causes, as cover to ram through an unconstitutional piece of legislation riddled with pork, graft, and corruption that few in this country seem to want. That repulsed us.

We were further sickened by the fact that Demcorats [sic] insisted on handling this legislation in the dead of night, behind closed, locked doors, with no cameras in sight, rushing to vote on it at breakneck speed before Christmas Eve.

This is not how legislation this complex and world-changing should be handled.  This is not how the United States Senate should operate.  Regardless of what you think about healthcare reform, as an American, we don’t know how you could support EITHER party behaving this way with legislation that has such a vast and unprecedented impact on our economy, at a time when so many we know are out of work, and so many Americans’ jobs are hanging by threads.  This healthcare bill should have been written in sunlight, after spirited debate not only in the Senate, but in town halls across the country where Americans of all stripes could have come together and, after much thought and consideration, devised a plan that would work for this nation.  Something we could afford.  Something we could pay for.  Something that would not bankrupt us and cross the unconstitutional line of forcing, for the first time in history, citizens to purchase products against their personal will and free choice.
But, that’s not how the 60 Democrats in the Senate chose to conduct themselves.
That’s when all 60 of these people lost our support.
It’s why we started rooting for whomever will oppose them in their next elections.
There aren’t words to describe how agonizing this was for us in some cases, because there are Democrats in the Senate we genuinely love, whose photos are on our Hall of Heroes here at Buzzquarters.  “Say it ain’t so, Evan”…”Tell us it’s not true, Barbara Mikulski”…”You too, Roland?”.  We have emotional connections to a great many Democrats, whether we like what they do on a regular basis or not.  Previous to the Christmas vote on this monstrous Healthcare Rationing bill, those personal feelings always trumped whatever else we thought of how these people behaved in office. But, all that changed Christmas Eve.
Not a single Democrat stood up and said, “This is madness.  We can’t force something like this through in the dead of night or break all of our promises for transparency like this.  I must vote against this bill until it is handled in a more honorable and democratic way.”  Not a single one of them had the guts to stand up to their party, to stand up for regular Americans.

So, we looked to candidate Scott Brown, and his promise to defeat this monstrous Healthcare Rationing bill, and we knew we had to go all-in for him.  Even if that meant, as we were warned here in Chicago, that the Left would come after us.
Now, we were naive to think these people were either bluffing, or were exaggerating.  Honestly, we thought the extent of the attacks would be more of the same thing these people usually do, which is to say bad things about this site, to fill our voicemails up with nasty messages, to send more hatemail to our email telling us how much they want us to get AIDS and die, or how they’re going to find us in Boystown and beat us up.  These are the people who threw rocks through our windows in 2008 because we had Hillary Clinton posters in them, and who’ve called us racists consistently for not supporting Dr. Utopia, as either a candidate or the Socialist in Chief he is now.  That’s what the Left does to anyone who defies them:  they call you a racist, harass you, and threaten violence against you.
They really crossed a line this time, though.  They are no longer just attacking the entity that is “HillBuzz”, but those at the Daily Kos, DemocraticUnderground, and other George Soros, DNC-backed troll mills have ratcheted up their attacks to the personal level.  Unlike Michelle Malkin, Erik Erikson over at Red State, or even people like Nikke Finke at DeadlineHollywood or Harry Knowles at AintItCoolNews, we’ve maintained this site anonymously because we wanted to have personal lives apart from writing original content on the Internets.  99% of you have respected this convention, and have allowed us to just be the “HillBuzz boys”, or other variations on whatever you call us.  That’s allowed us to be both Batman and Bruce Wayne, which means we can still have jobs, go out and have fun, and enjoy life while spending half our time each day working our hearts out for our love of country in service of whatever we can do to defeat Liberals and stop socialism from taking over this nation.
But, the Kossacks and Moveon.organisms have decided to attack us on the personal, not just the site, level.  They are using some of our real names, urging their members to do us personal and physical harm in our real lives, and calling us racists over and over again in the hopes of making us unemployable in the future — because they’ve libeled us by calling us RAAACISTS! on that personal level.
And, you know what, this tactic does have an immediate psychological and financial impact.  This weekend, after these attacks from the Kossacks and Moveon.organism began, we lost two freelance jobs because the nonprofits we were working with felt they can’t be associated with people who are being called racists, since these nonprofits work in the black community and here in Chicago there is a neverending turf war on the Southside, where anything is game when it comes to business or politics.  People who’ve worked with us in the past decided their own jobs would be in jeopardy if they had us on upcoming projects, because if the black community was riled up against these organizations for having people called RAAACISTS! on the team, then their own jobs would be lost.  The way it works is this:  if you have a job in the black community, there is always someone out there who wants that job instead of you, and that person will look for any sort of hook to yank you from that job so they can take it. This RAAACIST garbage is always a favorite hook.
And it is the chief weapon of the Left against just about everyone.
They’ve been using this for decades now.
They use it to scare people into silence.
They force people to drop what they are doing and spend hours defending themselves, trying to prove they’re not what they were accused of. They demoralize you with the RAAACIST rants, and try to ruin your lives with them. They cost you work, take food off your table, and threaten your personal safety and well being.

The Left did this to the Clintons in 2008.

The Left does this to Sarah Palin.

The Left has done this to too many people to ever count.


The letter goes on in like vein. I mus t admit I am startled and pleased to find persons on the Left able to recognize thuggee tactics, and still bearing some affection for the nation above their party. I have been so consistently disappointed by them, and the bleary mental confusion and glibbering that passes for logical argument from their spokesmen, professional and amateur, that to be pleased and impressed comes as a pleasure.

Well done, Hillarians! and let me also say, well done, Massachusetts!