Silenced By DailyKos
by nrafter530, Wed Jul 09, 2008 at 08:45:39 PM EDT
I left DailyKos a while back because I thought (and after today have never been more convinced) they are hurting Obama's candidacy more than they are helping.
I went back only to find out I can't post diaries nor can I post comments. I still have an account, but I'm silenced. I'm not allowed to be a part of the conversation.
Believe me, I'm not complaining all that much. I'm better off, but there is a part of me that refuses to let kos derail our chances of winning this year.
I'm on record as saying that i thought the fanatics at DailyKos damaged my candidate during the primaries, probably nearly cost him the nomination, and very likely has helped created whatever divide still exists in the party.
My very last diary there was from the days before the Indiana primary where I phonebanked for Obama and got a horrible response from the people I called (including some racism from a few Clinton supporters). I blogged about it and got flamed, trolled and even told to kill myself. So I disappeared.
Now, in my attempt to go back to DailyKos, since apparently the realization that Obama isn't Jesus, which I've been warning about since, oh, 2006, has set in, I discover that I can no longer write diaries or comment. I guess they didn't like my warning that Obama was going to disappoint them, so be prepared or that he isn't the one-man progressive revolution that he says he is, or that he may not even be to the left of Hillary. (Yes and even with that, I still supported and continue to support him.)
It makes me wonder how many other people has kos shut out? Was the Clinton strike not really a strike, but a mass banning of Clinton supporters? Maybe I'm right and that site isn't influential since it shuts out anyone who remotely disagrees. Maybe I shouldn't concern myself with that site. Maybe it's jumped the shark and has outlived it's usefulness.
Yeah, it's just a rant about kos. If we lose this year, that site needs to be shut down. It's doing more harm than good and we don't need anymore harm doers.Oh, and I want to thank MyDD for not shutting me up, even though I'm a kossack in exile. UPDATE: I just spoke to my brother who also blogs at DailyKos. Last week he wrote a diary critical of DailyKos and found that he too cannot comment or diary anymore.