When moderate Dems are Trolls. Nader Kool-Aid.
by donkeykong, Tue Jan 18, 2005 at 07:57:45 AM EST
DLC democrats are not welcome. Any view other than Dean is great is rated troll if expressed with a similiar vitrol as the DLC sucks messages. Basically the tent of online blogging for the democrate party doesn't want me.
My individual vote is not a major factor but if the online bloggers don't want to hear what the rest of the Dem party has to say you are running the risk of repeating Nadars mistakes.
It starts with shouting down anyone who disagrees with you. Then you troll rate them and remove anyone who has a different view from your blogs. Then you have a community that is 95% "pure" and it becomes very hard for your community to realize how small it is.
The greens have this problem. If you went to a Nadar rally in 2000 it was easy to think that Nadar was a major force and that voting for him was a good idea. But in reality if 200-300 Nadar supporters in Florida had not taken the Nadar Kool-Aid that Gore and Bush were twins we would never have had the Bush years...
Nadars message then and now is that Dems are not liberal enough and that the liberal 5% should go home until they get to make the rules again. Republicans spent a lot of money in 2000 to help Nader spread this message...
Deans message is that the democratic wing of the democratic party should be listened too. Talking like that is fine if you are "Democratic" and accept that the MAJORITY of democrats voting in 2000...democratically rejected that messager.
If democracy is valuable to you then you have to accept that the majority wins. If you are not the majority you will not win. When you lose because you are not the majority that isn't some vast secret conspiracy...its democracy. IE the democratic wing of the democratic party speaking.
I am gradually being trolled of this site because I haven't drank the Dean Kool-Aid. I love the democratic party, am not a liberal, love politics, have voted dem all my life. If you don't want people like me in your revolution you will have a lot of recruiting to do because we are a large part of the voting democratic party.
BTW anyone know where the DLC has their blog? I
I am trying to find the moderate online voice of the dems. Swimming upstream in the Dean Kool-Aid is getting tiresome.
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