I have gotten numerous e-mails lately asking me who I am. Rumors of all types flying around.
From what I can tell, a few Republicans are angry about the fact that I display videos of Rehberg saying stupid things, that I post excerpts of Wikipedia and Facebook entries by Republican candidates who are barely literate, and that I post news stories and other factual information (along with my own opinions about it all, of course) about Right Wing Nut Job lunatics running for various offices across the land.
I get the sense that Republicans seem to believe that I have some sort of special access to this information, when in fact it is all out on the web for anyone to find, and blog about. My readers are also generous with their juicy tips, for which I am grateful.
Unfortunately, Republicans, when you are barely able to read, when you carry misspelled signs to hoodless, plain-clothes klan rallies, and when the closest thing to news consumption in your world is listening to Glenn Beck or watching a video on Breitbart, you and your partisans might not understand the rudiments of composing a legible blog nor the technology necessary to prove your conspiracies. I do feel for you guys.
There is something seriously wrong with people unwilling to hear criticism. Actions to suppress criticism imply to me an insecurity or worse a recognition that the positions being criticized cannot truly be well defended. And if Dennis Rehberg and his fan club, who really do not seem to be acting with the best interest of Montanans in mind, can with impunity act through others to attempt to destroy and silence his critics, there is yet another threat to our freedom of expression, which means a real threat to the free democracy our Constitution (listen up teabaggers!) was supposed to ensure us.