Couple years ago, I stood alone against dozens of nickspinners. It was bad.
They saturated the board with ludicrous tea party slogans. I was the only one here to provide a counterbalance. I was outnumbered, so that each TPer could post with low frequency, but together it amounted to a 24-7 barrage. In trying to sustain a response to the non-stop carpet bombing, the TPers posted at will while objecting to the frequency of my posts. Moderates like ray85 took their side and moved to ostracize me, after which the TPers continued to post their toxic memes uncountered.
Can't say that I remember the details of that time, but normally I try to "take the side" of the argument that seems right to me, not the argument of any particular political party. Occasionally, that has even been the conservatives on these boards. In fact, I would regard myself as fiscally conservative, but I don't want to be confused with the TPer's on this board - like Nickspinner - who seem to have lots of strong opinions, but few facts .... and what few "facts" they purport to have are usually incorrect. It's pretty easy to tell who is going to waste your time; it'll be the ones whose posts are littered with "moron" and "communist" and the like.