Is the popular conservative group blog PoliPundit a microcosm of the American right? Let’s hope not. Here’s how PoliPundit himself responded to Bush’s speech last night:
El Presidente is speaking now, and every word coming out of his mouth is a lie. He is trying to bait-and-switch us yahoos into buying an unprecedented sell-out of America to Mexico.
And here was the reaction of his coblogger Alexander K. McClure:
If you think that [Bush’s proposal] is amnesty, then you are either a moron or a liar. If you ar [sic] truly a Republican to begin with, if you are truly a conservative, then you will applaud this speech and support the reforms he has articulated. Otherwise, you are not a Republican. You are not a conservative. You are a LIAR. A LIAR
I was trying to figure out which line was sillier, when the page updated with this notice from Lorie Byrd:
The fact is that I believe this is the last time I will be blogging at Polipundit.
I received a lengthy email from Polipundit tonight alerting us to an editorial policy change that included the following: “From now on, every blogger at PoliPundit.com will either agree with me completely on the immigration issue, or not blog at PoliPundit.com.” …
…What is really ironic about this is that the split is over the immigration debate and that is not even one of “my issues.” I always deferred to Polipundit on the issue due to his background and passion on the subject. Lately most of my posts have not even dealt with immigration, but the ones that have were more about how I thought the tone and tenor of the debate had gotten out of hand, rather than the actual policy positions.
What could have possibly given Ms. Byrd the impression that the tone of the debate had gotten out of hand?
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