Liberals were blogging earlier and much more heavily than conservatives until recently. The seedy history of early liberal blogs is a stain on the reputation of this medium, and a hard one to live down, at least for those of us who are serious about the responsible use of the new media to further the public debate.
Take for example the liberal blog "Barefoot and Progressive". The publisher routinely uses rule number 5 from Saul Alinsky's "Rules For Radicals". He makes use of ridicule in his posts, but this time he has taken his criticism of Rand Paul to a new level. Now he has suggested that the Paul campaign is plagued by some John Birch like, KKK like rhetoric being used by supporters around in cyberspace.
In his post "Paulbots Fear The Jews" the author links to several posts wherein one can find disturbing language which trends toward antisemitism. Most of it is anti- Ron Paul stuff, but the suggestion is of course that Rand Paul shares the views of those who comment on blogs, or those who write certain blogs just because they also support his father, or maybe even support him.
This kind of Non Sequitur is dangerous in a political campaign because so many people are dissuaded easily by such linkage between racism, antisemitism and candidates they are just getting to know.
ADVICE TO THE PAUL CAMPAIGN: Deal with this before it becomes a real issue, not just the fantasy of some liberal blogger.
ADVICE TO THE GRAYSON CAMPAIGN: Steer clear of this guy's attempt to bait you into becoming a vile pawn in his war against republicans.