If you listened to me and Stuart and Jay on Virtually Speaking Sundays this week, you heard mention of Conor Friedersdorf's "Why I Refuse to Vote for Barack Obama." The dialog is going on - Freddie at L'Hote is on the same page and reacts directly against partisan arguments for voting for Obama in "You're either with us or against us ," where he says:
The time has come again for the liberals to attack those on their left. Such things are cyclical, like the coming of the cicadas. This is interesting timing because the liberals I know and read are very, very confident that Obama is running away with the election. And this itself is interesting, as the typical justification of the rampant redbaiting and Peter Beinart-style calls for purges of the unfaithful is that we're in a trench war, here, people, and Charlie is everywhere, and so if the Democrats were to nominate Zell Miller your job would be to shut the fuck up and support him as he destroyed everything we believe in, because it's a two party system. But, now, see, because they think that their guy is winning, it's also not the right time because... well. You know. It's never the time. They are, in every sense, kept people, owned by a party and its leader, and they have given away every part of themselves that is capable of critical thought.Click on the links he supplies and be astonished.