• I'm not sure.  I tend to dislike starfucker stunts, but I didn't follow it closely.

  • It's not like someone made the choice of 'let's not be funny instead let's be political'.

  • on a comment on Obama's 250,000 Donors over 7 years ago

    Are you really suggesting that the Obama campaign is "unwittingly" harming the netroots now?

    No, I'm just recounting a conversation.  I'm leaving value judgments out of it.

  • on a comment on Obama's 250,000 Donors over 7 years ago

    Well, I would say that he is using a very different rhetorical strategy and is pushing much less radical ideas than we are.  He doesn't listen to blogs, he doesn't care what we write, and he is responsive to other audiences.  Is that good or bad?  Well, he's certainly bringing in massive amounts of money and energy, so I can see the argument that he has made the right choices.  I don't agree that he is running a winning strategy, but I could be wrong.  Listening to blogs may not be particularly important, as we are a small percentage of the populace.  There are other power centers that beat us regularly.

  • on a comment on Obama's 250,000 Donors over 7 years ago

    Isn't that the narrative that you yourself have been pushing?

    Well, I do think Obama's buzz is dying, which is what my friend reflected back at me.  But I don't see Obama as the internet candidate who is working well with the internet political space.  Insiders do tend to see him this way.

    It's just one data point, and it's not meant to suggest anything about Obama.  It's more about the establishment people and what they think.

  • comment on a post Obama's 250,000 Donors over 7 years ago

    I was talking to an influential friend in New York politics, trying to work with him on a netroots project.  And he told me that the rap on Obama is that despite his internet savvy and his blog-awesomeness, he's not moving in the polls.  So my friend can't convince other insiders that the internet is relevant, because Obama's not moving in the polls despite his apparently amazing internet campaign.

    I explained that Obama isn't working with the netroots, and that seemed to make sense.  But I thought this was an interesting narrative that Obama is unwittingly creating.

  • comment on a post EFCA: Sirota gets panties in a bunch over 7 years ago

    Does this help clarify the situation?

    "My pitch to the business community was, `You want a lot from us, but you're now siding with the hard right,'" said the second senior House Democratic aide. "This card check bill is never going to see the light of day, and this is what you're going to spend your political capital on?"

  • "By the same logic, MoveOn.org's failure to push for the Vice-President's impeachment makes it complicit in the congressional dereliction of duty to defend the Constitution, if not the Vice-President's crimes. MoveOn.org supporters are overwhelmingly in favor of bringing the Vice-President to justice through impeachment. We must demand that MoveOn.org whip the votes for justice or the lash of tyranny will forever scar our collective conscience."

    All of us are complicit.  Every American.

  • comment on a post Organizing online workers over 7 years ago

    Why shouldn't labor do this?  I mean, CWA likes to think it works in this space.

  • comment on a post Where We Go from Here over 7 years ago

    Make it yours.

  • comment on a post June Straw Poll Results over 7 years ago

    Interesting.  I'm curious if the drop in Edwards support mirrors overall sagging polling numbers.  The evidence is mixed on that.  I'm also curious to see if the next Dkos straw poll will show this trend as well.

  • on a comment on Residual Forces over 7 years ago

    Gore is not my candidate, I'm just saying that IF he jumps in and runs a progressive campaign he will be a progressive candidate in the race.  IF.  IF.  When did reading comprehension go out of style?

  • on a comment on Bob Bauer Open Thread over 7 years ago

    Yeah, I'm not making that argument.

  • on a comment on Bob Bauer Open Thread over 7 years ago

    I don't know that there's any hard and fast rule, but I imagine that in such a scenario, he should spend some time making a very explicit disclaimer.

  • on a comment on Bob Bauer Open Thread over 7 years ago

    That's reasonable.  He made a political mistake and hurt his boss a bit.  Not a huge foul.

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