Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Little Green Footballs officially goes left



Many of you have asked why I posted the No Linky Love for Little Green Footballs (LGF) logo on my blog. Well, today Charles Johnson author of LGF explains why far better than I can.

If you click over to Memeorandum (nope, I’m still not linking LGF), you can take a peek at his crazy reasons for leaving the right side of the blogosphere.  Basically his reasons boils down to everyone on the right is racist, homophobic, anti-science, fascist and all the other favorite leftwing buzz words.

I have no problem with people changing their political stripes, it happens all the time (although I noticed that it is usually left to right), but Charles doesn’t just change stripes. He has to smear some good people as well by playing the guilt by association game. As one of Charles’ favorite smear targets, Robert Stacy McCain from The Other McCain explains LGF’s smear campaign in detail.

It is this smear campaign why I don’t link LGF. Two of Charles' favorite targets (Pam Geller from Atlas Shrugs and RS McCain from The Other McCain) have been people who have been very nice to Another Black Conservative.

Pam Geller and I both contribute to Ron Devito’s Sarah Palin’s Accomplishment Blog and in private emails within that group, I have found Pam Geller to be a warm and nice person, not the evil Eurofacist Charles likes to paint her as.

RS McCain literally put Another Black Conservative on the map. His blog was the first major blog to link ABC when I was getting less than 100 hits a day. Bringing a black voice to wider audience doesn’t strike me as the actions of the white supremacist label Charles smears McCain with.

LGF will enjoy a temporary increase in traffic from his newfound leftwing friends. However, in the end, just like Arlen Specter, Charles will end up the odd man out. LGF will have no currency with the right and will eventually become distrusted by the left, leaving LGF with an odd but tiny collection of followers.


25 comments:

Anonymous said...

CJ @ LGF joins Obutt kissers with fewer than a third of the number of reasons I jumped off the socialistic, race-hustling, bigoted, fark the U.S. train.

Call me a Recovering Demoholic.

Robert Stacy McCain said...

Thanks, Clifton. Kathy Shaidle has said that the hardest thing about being the object of these leftist "raaaaacism" attacks is resisting the temptation to think, "Hey, maybe they're right. Maybe I really AM who they say I am."

If nothing else, my own experience has caused me to be cautious about accepting such things at face value. When tempted to complain about the unfairness of it all, I kept hearing my late father's frequent admonition: "Boy, who ever told you life was supposed to be fair?"

Clifton B said...

Anonymous:

First welcome to sanity! Second, Cj's reasons are basically lefty bullet points that you can find daily at Kos or DU. He doesn't even bother to explain any of it and I do believe if he actually took the time he couldn't.

Clifton B said...

RSM:

You're welcome, I always thought that CJ's campaign against you was unfair.

I hear you on the second guessing thing. As a black conservative who is constantly told I am a trader to my race for not supporting leftwing ideology, I too resist going down that road of doubt. What makes it easier to avoid those thoughts is the constant reminder of how liberal policies fail the black community.

Anonymous said...

LGF has jumped the shark. Again. Johnson has never had any appreciation for conservative Chrisitanity. But that's okay, I forgive him.

Stogie said...

Good post, Clifton. Thanks for this.

@eloh said...

Sorry to be off topic.

I just received a telephone call from a Montgomery, Alabama TV station.

A poll, with the results to be on the news tonight. (Para phrased)

1. Do I like the way Obama is handling the Afgan situation?
yes-no-undecided


2. Is 30/40 thousand troops...
too many-not enough-just right

3. Did Obama act to quickly on this issue.
too quick-too slow- about right

4. Please enter your age.

5. Please enter your sex.
press one for male and two for female......

About now I realize it is leftist crap............

6. PLEASE ENTER YOUR RACE>>>>>
press one for Hispanic...........................I realize that the computer didn't compute for the words that came out of my mouth as I hung up.

PLEASE PLEASE tell me what my RACE has to do with this issue?

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

I had wondered about this. Thank you for your answer. Now I know.

Eric Lee said...

Nice post, Clifton.

It's unfortunate that CJ has chosen to go this route, but he should fit in nicely with all the hatred and vitriol that is posted on his site every day. I have long since removed him from my blogroll.

I'll be adding you to mine, if you don't mind. I just found ya through RSM's site!

Keep up the good work, and God bless!

Donald Douglas said...

American Power tracked-back with, 'Charles Johnson Completes Auto-Excommunication From the Entire Conservative Blogosphere'.

conservative brother said...

With age comes maturity. Most people star off liberal then they become conservative as they see how the real world works. It is rare for the person to digress and turn from being a conservative grounded in common sense to a fantasy land dreaming liberal with an ideology based on fluff.

Osumashi Kinyobe said...

I think the red flags should have gone up when every second post was about evolution and how pro-lifers are terrorists.
Maybe I'm over-reacting.

@eloh said...

Did I over react to that phone call?

It struck me that the Big O's team was checking the water.

And so quickly....

njoriole said...

Anonymous said "LGF has jumped the shark. Again."

I hereby propose that from now on, we call LGF's particular kind of insanity as "Jumping the Sullivan," as in "Man, Charles has REALLY jumped the Sulllivan this time!" Enjoy!

Clifton B said...

Anonymous:

Johnson has never had any appreciation for conservative Chrisitanity. But that's okay, I forgive him.

LOL, great tongue in cheek line.

Clifton B said...

Stogie:

Thanks I should have written it long ago.

Clifton B said...

Aunt Amelia:

I am sorry to have taken so long explaining, but Charles Johnson ranks low on my attention.

Clifton B said...

@eloh:

Race should not matter in a nation that is suppose to strive for equality. However, the racial bean counters are a persistent lot.

Clifton B said...

Eric Lee:

Welcome to ABC. Sharp looking blog you have over there. I will add you to my next FMJRA

Clifton B said...

Donald Douglas:

Thanks for the linkage!

Clifton B said...

Conservative Brother:

Actually, CJ was a liberal, moved the right and then when back home when there wasn't any unicorns and rainbows on our side.

Clifton B said...

Osumashi:

I would not have known, true confession, I never read Little Green Footballs directly from the site. I have read many of CJ's quotes from other sites and from that never felt the need to visit LGF.

Clifton B said...

@eloh:

No over reaction, perhaps if we all stopped playing the race id game, the bean counters would quit.

Clifton B said...

njoriole:

"Jumping the Sullivan," as in "Man, Charles has REALLY jumped the Sulllivan this time!"

Good one!

Erdős said...

Wow. That's fascinating news. I had no idea... primarily because I only pop over there occasionally for the odd laugh (sort of like hitting Kos or Barbra Streisand -- it picks me up when I'm down).

The thing is, I have an account over there, but quite quickly learned that the proper use of said account was to:

1. agree with Charles.
2. shout down any disagreers.
3. mod Charles and Charles-Friendlies up.
4. mod disagreers down.
5. cheer Charles on when he kicked someone out.

Essentially, my role as a good LGF citizen was to fill the role of one of those Corporate Yes-Man bobble heads.

Well, that's really good news. Glad to have one less lunatic tainting the right.

(Sorry for the thread necro on this -- I'm new here).

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