Before the advent of the "Internets", I used to picture "trolls" as those delightful little dolls with the spiky hair and cute expressions. Heck, I even had one when I was a young kid back in the '60's.
These days, with the interactive medium of the 'net, we usually associate trolls with something else.
Something sad and desperate.
Apparently the Liebertrolls have started responding to us bloggers covering the hotly contested race for the U.S. Senate. They've started showing up on our blogs, spouting pathetic statements in support of their tarnished hero.
Really, it's quite sad to see what I'm assuming to be adults, so desparately trying to stir up some discussion of Ned Lamont's record or his stance on the issues. It's gotta be depressing for them, because any head-to-head comparison of the two candidates on the issues leaves Joe looking like a washed up and out of touch hack.
But really, all you Lamont bloggers out there, don't waste your energy or time engaging these cheerless people in debate. They don't respond, they're disingenuous, and many of them probably aren't even local. Hell, one of them repeatedly spells the word "Connecticut" wrong!
They simply want to distract us from the message. And the message is "Ned Lamont is good for Connecticut, and good for the nation." Let's not get sidetracked from that message.
Just ignore the Liebertrolls. They'll eventually get disillusioned with Joe and go away. Or they'll join us in our support of Ned Lamont. Either way, don't engage them. They'll learn someday.
And we've got more important things to do. Like, getting Ned a win on August 8th.