Because partisan hacks are clueless, they rarely understand how decisions at the top of the political game will hurt their own interests.
Angst-y seniors will cut their own medical benefits if they think it'll damage whatever minority group they dislike. Progressives will gladly trade away the economic future of their families at the urging of movie stars and stand-up comedians.
And so, we offer this word of warning and a glimpse through the looking glass . . .
BOTH CONSERVATIVES AND PROGRESSIVES WANT TO CRACK DOWN ON INTERNETS COMMENTARY AND LIMIT FREE SPEECH ONLINE!!!
The big companies will be able to launch some kind of defense, smaller publishers like TKC will simply have their forums taken away.
TKC will continue because the writing of this blog is cheeky, snarky and captivating but readers will be limited in their replies if Senator Hawley attempts to hack legislation over Internets protocols he only pretends to understand.
Again, the inside joke behind the rampant demagoguery of political chat shows hopes crack down on the free speech of the OTHER SIDE. Meanwhile, both Republicans & Democrats continue a bi-partisan effort to keep the public quiet or at least stifle the chatter of the unwashed masses so completely that any unapproved words are lost in the digital void.
If readers enjoy commenting without the clandestine government regulation that Senator Hawley suggests . . . Then our blog community might be a bit suspicious of the jr. senator invoking God & America in order to fundamentally undermine online free speech via his latest cable news show appearance.
You decide . . .