Posted on | September 23, 2010 | 114 Comments
“We’re the girl you’ll take under the bleachers but you won’t be seen with in the light of day.”
— Susan Madrak, Crooks and Liars
Never mind exactly why Madrak went off on David Axelrod during a conference call today. The point is that she’s right.
In order to win elections, Democrats have to pretend to share the values of the American middle class. They can’t afford to associate themselves too publicly with the grungy leftoids who are, in fact, the driving force behind the Democratic policy agenda.
I have no idea what inspired Ms. Madrak’s evocative metaphor.
UPDATE: You know, the difference with conservative bloggers — beyond the demonstrably greater pulchritude of our lady-bloggers — is that we’re not so willing to shovel shit for politicians.
The whole point of calling this blog “The Other McCain,” after all, was to distinguish myself from that two-faced backstabbing weasel who got the 2008 GOP presidential nomination. (David Nolan for U.S. Senate!) And just today, Erick Erickson, Philip Klein and others panned the Republicans’ “Pledge to America.”
The conservative blogosphere staged an uprising when the GOP establishment tried to shove Charlie Crist down our throats, fought tooth and nail to defeat a sitting Republican senator in Alaska, and recently dumped the “safe” Mike Castle in favor of Christine the Teenage Witch. We’re rather lose an election than to get screwed over by people who don’t respect us.
Our liberal moonbat counterparts dismiss us as dangerous extremist wingnuts, but we actually expect the politicians we support to pursue our wingnut extremist agenda — whatever that agenda may actually be, because at this point, all we care about is electing people who will vote “no” to Obama’s agenda.
Frankly, I liked the moonbats better when they were completely out of power, foaming at the mouth, camping out in ditches with Cindy Sheehan, and trying to elect that hopeless loser Ned Lamont.
Don’t worry, Susie Madrak, you’ll get back there yet!
UPDATE II: Susie “Suburban Guerrilla” Madrak tells her version of her exchange with Axelrod:
[H]ow am I supposed to motivate my readers when you treat them like the town ho?
Or words to that effect. I do it all for you, my beloved readers.
And what readers they must be! She gets 14 comments on a post, but averages barely 1,000 visits a day. In recent months, we’re averaging about six times that traffic, and seldom get more than 10 comments on a post.