What to do with Senator Durbin? [Amended]
By Erick Posted in Blogosphere — Comments (56) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
You might find it hard to believe, but RedState contributors do not all agree on a lot of topics. Senator Durbin on our front page is one.
Several contributors feel like there are some commenters who are good and decent people, but who will be upset enough by the spectacle or still upset by other things Senator Durbin has done to want to have it out with him on the front page.
A few really didn't want us to give him access to our front page.
Still others of us have thought that the issue of internet regulations pertaining to open spectrum and net neutrality are not really conservative vs. liberal as many would have us believe.
I for one lean heavily toward net neutrality, though I suspect I'm in the minority here. My personal feeling is that I give AT&T and Cox Communication enough of my money, I should not have to pay extra to access Google or iTunes. But that's just me.
In any event, we recognize that some of you might not be so keen on the idea of Senator Durbin on our front page. We also recognize that some of you will want to have it out with him. We respectfully request that you do not.
There is a time and a place for the fight. There is a time and a place for unrelated questions. But Senator Durbin's post that will show up today is not it.
We applaud his willingness to reach out to RedState readers with a good sense of humor and a healthy dose of optimism that all the interested parties might be able to come up with a bipartisan solution to balancing the right of the ISPs to make money off their network with the right of the public to access the internet at a competitive rate via the oligopololistic market.
BTW, if you really feel the need to take it up with us, click the "call me" button on the front page, found in the middle column. Otherwise, if you just have to vent, *this* diary is the appropriate place, not Senator Durbin's post.