01 August 2008

Republicans Can't Figure Out This Dawggone Computer Thing

Despite the "new media"-savvy conservatives over at The Next Right, the GOP has totally blown it this election cycle when it comes to spreading the meme on the innertubes. McCain's sockpuppet campaign was a total bust, and now it's going to cost a small fortune for bloggers to attend the RNC in Minneapolis. From Ed Morrissey, who is one of the best bloggers evah IMHO:

Qwest will provide the customer with a RJ45 plug for each 10 Mbps and 100 Mbps service and a fiber optic SC/PC connector for each 1 Gbps service. The service does not provide any hardware or cabling beyond the plug. The RJ45 cabling provided will be approximately 6ft in length.

  • 10 Mbps (Dedicated) - $850.00
  • 100 Mbps (Dedicated) - $7,650.00
  • 1 Gbps (Dedicated) - $53,550.00

That’s for four days of Internet service. Four days. My son doesn’t pay that much a month in rent.

Not sure what planet the Repubs think bloggers live on, but most internet people talk politics as either a hobby, or, if their sole source of income is the measly penance from Google Ad Sense, they are so destitute they probably have to eat the pigeons from the bridge they live under. Why would the fat cats putting on the RNC not subsidize this? It's like these people want to lose.