Monday, February 14, 2005

Conservative voice

I can't remember when I signed up for the e-mail index of The Conservative Voice site, but my general impression over the past few months is that the starch is coming out of it.

True, it still posts hardline op-eds like "The Destruction of Jeff Gannon", but other than the piece's utter devotion to missing the point, the most remarkable thing about the post is the comments section. It's practically all pushback, with only meek efforts at defending the original thought and the occasional invitation to prayer.

This is literally the best defense any TCV reader could muster:

"It is truly a blessing to live in a country where our biggest worry of the day is the right wing blasting the left wing or the left wing blasting the right wing. How many millions of people in the world do you suppose just couldn't quite worry about petty political satires such as all these comments suggest because their biggest concern was if they or their children were going to find any food today. Or where could they hide to keep from being imprisioned or better yet killed. America is truly a blessed country when all we have to do is spew accusations at each other."

Meanwhile, someone from the left: "The days of the wacko-right acting like they are the victims are coming to a close. The gig is up."

Interesting country we've got here...