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"All Politics, All the Time, Makes the Blawgosphere Go Crazy.":
Over at CoOp, Dave Hoffman makes the case.
Cornellian (mail):
From the link:

I’m as much a political junkie as the next ivory-tower elite, but I’d really like to read some smart, law-related, blogs that don’t feel it necessary to turn Obama’s latest terrific speech into a hook for a post about their experience with banning laptops in the classroom, or Palin’s recent Church attendance into a exposition about the constitutional law case they taught last term about crèches.

I suppose even VC commenters burn out eventually.
9.3.2008 4:23am
Hoosier:
I suppose even VC commenters burn out eventually

Cornellian: I suppose you and I disagree more than half the time. But I'm with you on this. Brit Hume(!) said, in announcing his semi-retirement, that he was getting tired of politics.

I am not getting tired of politics and policy. As long as it took place in the 1800s or earlier, which is the great thing about being a historian.
9.3.2008 9:07am
Eli Rabett (www):
Been there, done that, what next?
9.3.2008 9:33am
JosephSlater (mail):
Multiple 24-hour "all news" TV stations, constant chatter on the internets sure, but isn't a big part of the problem that the campaign "season" in U.S. presidential politics is just . . . so . . . incredibly . . . long . . . (compare to other countries)?
9.3.2008 10:04am
Melancton Smith:
It is funny to read complaints about the articles and comments buried down in comment #123. Are those folks just masochists? I simply skip topics that don't interest me and dig into those that do.
9.3.2008 10:16am
tarheel:
It is telling that this post has drawn 5 comments (now 6) in 9 hours and each and every Obama-Palin-McCain post creates an instant s--t-storm of ridiculous partisan bickering from both sides.

These purely political posts surely draw new traffic (as evidenced by the flood of new commenters), but many of those new commenters (and some old ones) have made 75% of the material on this blog unreadable. I have tried to simply ignore the political posts, but, quite frankly, the non-political ones are few and far between and there are crickets chirping in most of their comment sections.
9.3.2008 1:05pm
Nunzio:
This heavy politics stuff only hits us every four years. I am astonished and pretty impressed that political reporters really seem to love this stuff such that they can do it everyday.

I remember David Brinkley's comments in 1996 on election night when he thought he was off the air. I'm in my mid 30s and feel the same way.
9.3.2008 1:15pm
SATA_Interface:
Tarheel, I agree. I guess I look at it this way - everyone has an opinion when it comes to this current election cycle, as the media and internet is filled with speeches, ads, information, opinions, etc. Not everyone has an opinion or compelling interest in discussing beef testing as speech...
9.3.2008 1:18pm
SATA_Interface:

Melancton Smith:
It is funny to read complaints about the articles and comments buried down in comment #123. Are those folks just masochists? I simply skip topics that don't interest me and dig into those that do.

That is definitely funny, and what's even better is when the commenters continue to attack each other on new threads, using quotes from the original thread as "proof" of hackery or bias or whatever.

The best ones are "I asked you this question in July 2006, and you never answered it, therefore anything you post today is proof of your leftist/right-wing bias."

I try to stay out of youtube, Dailykos, or freeper threads because there's so much rabid froth being bubbled from angry lips; I worry that I might catch the virus myself one day... And every now and then you get them commenting here in the threads.
9.3.2008 1:27pm
Hoosier:
I worry that I might catch the virus myself one day... And every now and then you get them commenting here in the threads.

I blame the Jews.
9.3.2008 1:38pm
Anonymous #000:
U.S. presidential politics is just . . . so . . . incredibly . . . long
This season's lasted forever because of the buildup to "minority" candidates, and the major news outlets' politics cycle that started even before the primaries started. What makes it worse is that not only are the outlets covering all this more in depth, but the campaigning was the most vapid I've seen in decades.

This is truly a historic election.
9.3.2008 1:48pm
SATA_Interface:
Hoosier, proper perjorative usage is "Jooos"... Please.
9.3.2008 1:58pm
JosephSlater (mail):
Annoymous#000: There was some interesting, history-making stuff in this election. But the campaign season in the U.S. is still way too long.
9.3.2008 2:03pm
Anonymous #000:
There was some interesting, history-making stuff in this election.

Yes, but the Left ignores all that and they shout the rest of us down because they don't want the uninterested majority to hear it.
9.3.2008 2:05pm
Hoosier:
SATA--Totally right. My aplogies.

'JOOOS' it is. Unless I'm trying to hide my hatreds. In which case I'll say "Zionists."
9.3.2008 2:16pm
JosephSlater (mail):
the Left ignores all that and they shout the rest of us down because they don't want the uninterested majority to hear it.

Wow, the right is really pulling out the "we're so VICTIMIZED" card today.
9.3.2008 3:06pm
tarheel:
SATA_Interface: God, I would kill for a beef-testing-as-speech post right now. Seriously.
9.3.2008 3:59pm
SATA_Interface:
9.3.2008 5:35pm