Friday, May 09, 2008

Assholes, Assholes, Everywhere

While I said this in comments, I just want to write on the front page that at this point in the campaign it should go without saying that every candidate has their asshole supporters, and generally neither the candidate nor their non-asshole supporters should be judged by them. Anti-Clinton assholes (again, not anti-Clinton people, but anti-Clinton assholes) frequently throw a bit of misogyny into the mix, while apparently Obama supporters are naive idiots.

And, look, it's the internets. I'm not sure why people should be surprised that people are assholes or take it so personally, though we perhaps don't expect so much misogyny from those on "our side" so that can be a bit hurtful.

As someone who was honestly relatively neutral for a lot of this race, I've thought the assholes were pretty evenly distributed, though we're getting into the sore winner/sore loser period which changes things a bit. Still it's important to remember that the outcome of the Internet Asshole Olympics really shouldn't have much bearing on who you vote for either now or in November.