Posted here so those who choose not to, or cannot participate at Daily Kos can comment.
The atmosphere, tone, and standards of Daily Kos posting have degenerated to an unhealthy and deeply personal level. The once high standard of accountability and accuracy in Daily Kos comments is now a thing of the past.
Charges of racism, sexism, blind hatred, blind devotion, hysteria, tantrums, childishness and pony wanting…and literally every other personal insult are thrown about like candy. Almost none of them are backed up when challenged, and many can’t be backed up at all. The use of insults and abuse roundly condemned in the Real World have become the de rigueur stock in trade of the warring political factions at Daily Kos and have by and large taken the place of substantive debate. When this is accepted as the standard of ‘debate,’ real, substantive, debate becomes impossible.
Any and all comments based on fact, reason and logic are instantly rendered irrelevant when they are responded to with personal attack.