Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Did RM save Maryland's leftroots


Last month, I called for the revival of the state’s liberal blogosphere. That call has been answered! And the saviors of the online left are... the online right.

As I ended my series on the state of Maryland blogdom, Isaac Smith and Eric Luedtke resumed regular posting on Free State Politics. That has attracted significant attention from Red Maryland, the nexus of the state’s conservative blogosphere. Over a nine-day period from 7/17/08 through 7/25/08, conservative bloggers criticized Luedtke by name in nine posts on five different days. Luedtke’s views on transit, education and the environment made them howl like coyotes in the hills!

These Red Maryland bloggers have probably never met Eric Luedtke. Slightly-built, Luedtke has the appearance of a first-week college freshman searching for his backpack to avoid being late for class. A soft-spoken teacher from Burtonsville, he is no proponent of the two-by-four liberalism practiced by some on this blog. The laptop-toting, coffee-sipping Luedtke is about as threatening as dew on the grass.

So not only are conservatives in this state tasked with saving the state from high taxes, big government, and statism, but apparently we are the only ones around capable of saving the left wing too.

Jeesh, do we have to do everything around here?


Daniel said...

It would seem so.

It's not easy, being Superman.

Mark Newgent said...

Of course the left equates attacking arguments and positions as personal attacks. For them the personal is political. They simply can't stand it when someone dares to challenge their position. Pagnucco's musings remind me of William F. Buckley's observation that “Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views.”