"So don't expect a lot of coverage of the issue. Most of us don't want to take a lot of stupid abuse from nutty people for speaking powerlessly over an issue in which both sides deserve plenty of scorn."
Atkins is talking about Gaza, but he's really talking about any issue not on the career "progressive" list of Democrat operative-approved issues.
Single payer, for example, back in 2009, when the same paragraph might have been written on that topic. I stopped reading Hullabaloo after that debacle, so it comes as a surprise to me that Hullabaloo has turned off comments. I thought that "epistemic closure" applied only to Republicans?
UPDATE This is a classic example of "Republicans shoot you in the face, Democrats stab you in the back." Where Republicans are open in their hatreds -- it's refreshing, in a way -- Democrats do their work by silencing people, generally from back rooms.