Around the time of the election RedMaryland changed its format from an unmoderated to a moderated blog.
The reason for that is simple, the election brought out a particularly vile and disreputable type of commenter who either had to allege racism at every criticism of The One or fling particularly odious and racist comments in the directions of black Republicans or female Republicans. As a private blog, RedMaryland has no obligation to serve as a forum for this variety type of social pathology and it won’t.
We get the “this blog has lost its guts” comment with monotonous regularity. Apparently, our lack of guts is indicated by our refusal to countenance racist and abusive comments, along with the garden variety of just plain stupidity “justdafacts” amazingly finds the time to generate. Nothing could be farther from the truth. It takes guts to stand for something, and to stand against nothing. The truly gutless approach would be to sign onto the notion that this is a public restroom and that random passersby have the right to crap in our sink.
It isn’t going to happen.
So we apologize for the delay in time before you comment is public, if your comment doesn’t appear it isn’t an accident or an oversight.