PS: I strongly disagree with the banning of the Giuliani supporters on FR, we lost some good folks because of this.
I never say jmc post outside the topic of military and foreign affairs.
Many of them (not all) were asking for it. They were flaming libs and hated staunch conservative positions. Just go to that neverending thread and check out Katie O’s opus for a prime example. Yet she pretended she was a conservative for a long time. You have to keep in mind a couple of things: THis is a conservative, not a GOP website. ANd Jim does not want his site used to promote a liberal republican. He warned them a month before the bannings that it would get uncomfortable for them if they kept it up. Still, some good folks got caught up in it.
“we lost some good folks because of this.”
I miss a couple of them, but I look at it more like this “they decided to leave the best conservative forum on the internet, while also in many cases acknowledging that they would sacrifice their priciples for a false hope”.
To me, that’s very sad. What little I know about one of the sites, I’m going to say that the way they are doing things puts them directly in the cross-hairs of those liberal who want to shut down Political Forums. That really makes me sad. As for the over-all “bannings”, no such thing. Hundreds jumped ship groups of 20 intentially crossed all lines, and the remaining “tens” simply requested that they be banned. They don’t count, and neither do the one’s that cowardly jumped ship. So it comes to a very small number that could be perceived as “purged”, but even then...it was purge by choice.