Last night on
-- Mr. Hayes made good on his promise to hold out the chair for every raving rightwing gorgon who can rub two Koch Brothers talking points together.
Because Liberals R Fair!
The results were...predictable:
Or, as the late, great Steve Gilliard explained almost a decade ago:
...That said, I hope Mr. Hayes' learns from his experience and that his show is not replaced by the Mattel and Mars Bar Quick Energy Chocobot Hour.
What stunned me with the trolls was the idea that they could call me a racist and I would care. They came from NRO and Instapundit. I assumed that at best they were projecting. Conservatives make the assumption that liberals care what they think and will react to it.
There's a tendency for liberals to try and be fair, to consider other viewpoints, so we get baited by them in debates on terms that they set. I'm going to act on the following: I don't care what conservatives think. The NRO Corner thinks I'm a racist, I don't care, their opinions on race are meaningless.
Instacracker doesn't like what I say?
That's the purpose of the exercise.
I want conservatives to read this site and come away steaming. I don't want them to think they will like a word I will say here. I don't want them to think I will consider their opinions or viewpoints. I want them to think: boy he doesn't like conservatives and really, really doesn't care what we say.
I'm tired of people acting like these people can be reasoned with or talked to. They don't want to talk, they want to drive us away into a corner and ridicule our ideas.
I'm not writing to make conservatives happy. I want them to hate my opinions. I'm not interested in debating them. I want to stop them.