Comment Quality:

Reading the VC comment threads post-Sotomayor, it’s interesting how many of them are quickly descending into name-calling and over-the-top accusations from both sides. Granted, there is always a part of that with open blog comments: Some folks post Internet comments to enilghten, others to vent. And there are some topics, such as the OLC torture memos, that always seem to bring out hostility on both sides. But it’s interesting — and to me, troubling — how the nomination, like the ’08 election, is bringing so much of that to the surface so quickly so often.

  UPDATE: This comment made me laugh out loud, as it was written, I think, without irony:

  It’s really simple – Obamabots view every critisism of their Messiah and his chosen Apostles (in this case Sonia Sotomayor) as blasphemous acts. Therefore, people who make such critisism are quickly labeled racists, nativists, wingnuts etc.
  This was once an enjoyable conservative/libertarian blog. However, nowadays it has been swamped by Obama’s Sturmabteilung Internet troops. I really don’t understand what’s the pleasure of regularly following blogs from the other side of political spectrum. Go read DailyKomunist, please

I hope one of our more liberal readers will hurry up and match that with a similarly idiotic comment from the left, just to balance things out.