So I'm confused.
Everyone's saying this site sucks, it's not like it used to be. I've been here for over four years, and I still consider dKos home. I am still proud to be a Kossack. I still think it's great.
So that being said, I'm trying to understand why it sucks. I've read diaries/comments that say it's too "Obamarox", and I've read diaries/comments that say it's too "Obamasux".
Personally, I don't see either. I've read an equal amount from all perspectives. What bothers me is that so many people just want to take their ball and go home, instead of sticking around and maybe growing a thicker skin.
This is politics; I do not want to see Daily Kos turn into some kind of censorship fest. There are definite rules, guidelines and a mission that have been in place forever. That's fine. And nothing I have read makes me think that the site has changed, or veered off its path, or most importantly - declined in quality! In fact, during and since the election, I think the quality of the writing has gotten better.
So, this is just my two cents. I typically remain a lurker during the pie fights, but this time I felt like I had to stick up for my favorite political - well, not just political - my favorite website on the internets.
8:55 PM PT: Cool - rec list! Downton Abbey starts in five minutes, but I'll keep checking in on my iPad....
Thanks for the vibrant discussion - it's sort of turning into a dKos lovefest, and I think that's just what we needed... ;)