Stacy McCain has a very informative post up about Rauhauser’s “on-line personas” and his tactical blunders, not to mention Rauhauser’s denial of his own culpability in his screw-ups. Go read it all here is a small taste
What the astute reader will discern is Rauhauser’s repeated efforts to impress others with his assertions of expertise. It appears that his 2010 TwitterGate debacle was a misguided attempt by Rauhauser to make himself a hero to the Progressive online community by waging a Twitter war against the Tea Party. Sir Neal planned to ride out and slay the Tea Party dragon, but instead got his virtual ass handed to him by Patrick Read, Greg Howard, Zapem and others.
Unable to accept responsibility for his failures, Rauhauser scapegoated his enemies and has spent the past 18 months trying to redeem himself by slaying some other dragon: Patrick Frey, James O’Keefe, Aaron Walker, Ace of Spades — any target will do, just as long as Rauhauser can claim “victory” and strut before his admirers as a dragon-slaying White Knight.
Once again, however, Rauhauser has committed a tactical blunder that anyone with infantry training will recognize: He’s marched into an L-shaped ambush, hit the trip-wire that exploded the Claymore mines, and now finds himself pinned down in the kill-zone by heavy fire from forces he did not expect to encounter.
Neal’s paranoia is, in some sense, justified: For the past year or so, those whom he has targeted have been watching his online activity very closely. All the things he tried to “scrub” from the Internet? Screen-capped, cached and securely stored offline.
One of the intended victims of Rauhauser’s smears told me the other day: “I had to get a new computer just to hold all the stuff I’ve got on Neal. External hard drives, CD-ROMs — I’ve got sh*tloads of it, so much I can’t even keep track of it all.”
Bob Belvedere is also covering this and links to the Lisa Grass Radio Show, where Stacy talked about Team Kimberlin last night
Lisa Graas was able to broadcast her Blog Talk Radio show unmolested last night [you should be able to listen to it here]. Her guest was Stacy McCain, who provided a useful summary of the whole La Cosa Kimberlin Saga. Bravo to Lisa, Rebecca Diserio, and the rest of the gang at Fidelis Radio for not giving-in to the bastards who tried to intimidate them.
Check back for more updates later