Do You Use Facebook or Other Social Media for Political Persuasion?
I purposely constrain myself from commenting on political matters on Facebook. It can make me nuts at times, and I have frequently typed out a deadly riposte only to delete it before submitting. But here's the thing: you only get one chance to offend someone, and I don't want to poison a relationship by offending that person's political sensibilities.
Meanwhile, a dozen Facebook friends spam their snarky Colbert-Stewart-Maher founded opinions with reckless abandon. Jonah Goldberg's latest tome aptly describes their thoughtless confidence, I suppose. I'm not a publicly mousy person; I just try to be judicial in risks to my reputation - particularly from people that assume only Uncle Pennybags could possibly oppose Obamacare unless they are evil or Svengali'd by Karl Rove (<ominous whisper> Rove! </ominous whisper>). "Why do you want poor people to die?!"
Do any of the rest of you wear a political veil online? Who let's it all hang out? Is your impression that the Left is less modest in public than we are?