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But I’m the nutty one

By Amanda Marcotte
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 23:26 EDT
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Update: God, I’m going to regret posting this, aren’t I? Libertarians are easily the most sensitive, easily offended, bed-wetting crybabies on the entire internet, which is a real achievement when you consider the competition. Internet libertarians have no life and no qualms about trying to shut down criticism and mockery of them by flooding your comments with wankery and whining. It’s like they want to make a blogger’s life as hard as that of an insanely pampered dot com millionaire who wants to escape with Captain Kirk to the stars.

Oh boy, I got something called the Moore Award, which is presumably Andrew Sullivan’s way of saying that a liberal should be dismissed as too nutty to be listened to. (Or perhaps that I’m fat, which is usually the main “critique” issued by Moore’s critics.) What did I do to deserve this honor?

Well, I made fun of a guy who

1) Declared that women’s suffrage ruined this country
2) Declared that the lives of insanely rich people who have to live amongst the unworthy are so depressing that they’re driven to drink and
3) Actually suggested that the only escape from having to live in the same society as people who vote their own self-interest (besides drinking) is to hide online, run off to outerspace, or go live with the mermaids.

But I’m the nutty one.

Andrew Sullivan continues to display the sort of sharp judgment that we all loved when he was a first class Bush-worshiper. But I’m glad he likes my writing.

Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte is a freelance journalist born and bred in Texas, but now living in the writer reserve of Brooklyn. She focuses on feminism, national politics, and pop culture, with the order shifting depending on her mood and the state of the nation.
 
 
 
 
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