Every election cycle it's like this ... a long-time LJ friend has kicked me to the curb for not drinking the Leftist koolaid. This one had been around for 7 years or more, so had survived my ire against Kerry. I guess my not being P.C. about Obama (i.e. "he's BLACK, so you can't say anything against him!") was enough to have them hit the "eject" button. Pity.