As promised yesterday, here I go.
When I got here seven years ago, this site had one purpose - to elect more and better Democrats. I can't even come up with a description of what it is now.
I'm not much of a diarist and am an amateur purveyor of snark so I doubt that I'll be missed.
Before I go, though, I'm going to have my say in hopes that this "community" can heal itself.
More below the cheese doodle
I will not miss the constant appeals to send money to folks who run into hard times, constant posting of notes from someone's class about the new term they learned in school this week, groups whose main purpose is to complain about the site operations, serial GBCW'ers who remain, daily chit-chat diaries discussing the weather or some other bullshit, repetitive personal diarys detailing minute everyday life experiences, etc.
I know I don't have to read them and can skip over them, but, when these diaries are posted continuously and promoted to the wreck list automatically because of the authors name that makes it much harder to do.
The drama and trauma that has consumed Daily Kos over the weekend is a perfect example of the crap I see around here that is counter productive to getting more and better Democrats elected.
I'm very happy for the folks who feel they have found a "community" here, but, don't believe this is the goal of the site. I don't see how making friends and chit chatting about the weather equates to electing more and better Democrats.
I sincerely hope this doesn't sound like a plea for "Please stay" and "don't go" comments. I don't need to have smoke blown up my ass, I need this blog to teach and inspire me the elect more and better Democrats. It is not achieving that goal as it stands now.