Does it really matter, most of what is said there?
Lefty's main issue is that he has become a caricature. He's not alone playing the role, treating theory as if it were reality.
As bad, they go nuts over Israel, indiscriminately and disproportionately. They stand shoulder to shoulder with Israel's adversaries, and silently by at the massive mistreatment by adversary regimes of their own populations, millions of human beings, especially women and children.
And to think they lecture us.
I think the effective way is to convince Democrats that they should not listen to these people who contradict liberal principles for ideological gain, and who enable regimes that hate not only Israel, but our country and the liberal ideals it stands for in a largely dark world where, based on practice, those ideals do not matter, to the sadness of us all.
I enjoy the theater of DKos, but know it and the actors are insignificant and self-important. Far reaching discussions occur elsewhere.
The battleground on campus is where I think there can be a greater emphasis to help make change in the dynamics.
November 8, 2011 10:12 PM
I agree with almost all of this, but I would suggest that the reason that Daily Kos is significant is not due to their influence, but in the way that they are representative of the progressive-left more generally.
Some will say that Daily Kos is not representative of the left, but when you take that blog and add it to the Huffington Post and the UK Guardian than we're definitely looking at large well-known venues that do, in fact, represent the left.
Oh, and by the way, thank you guys for all the content because there are just some days when I am not up for creating my own!