Define 'Netroots'

William Safire looks at the etymological term of ‘netroots’ in the The New York Times.

While Safire in the article argues that term ‘netroots’ is ideologically and politically neutral, Ari Melber of Personal Democracy Forums debates that netroots has developed in the lexicon as a reference to the Internet left, and that many conservative bloggers agree, which is why they’ve staked out their own term, “Rightroots,”, and why some conservatives try to debase the term netroots as “nutroots” or “radical netroots.

However, we will according to Melber be hearing a lot more about the netroots than the rightroots in the future judging by their impact on politics.