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  •  How on earth can this site have any credibility? (4+ / 0-)
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    Geekesque, Fogiv, Troubadour, SoCalSal

    Not much difference between this place and WND sometimes. Apparantly Markos doesn't care, so I suppose we shouldn't either, but I can't help it, I do care. I just wish he did.

    Ds see human suffering and wonder what they can do to relieve it. Rs see human suffering and wonder how they can profit from it.

    by JTinDC on Thu Dec 15, 2011 at 03:48:42 PM PST

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    •  Sadly, and surprisingly, I find that it's making.. (3+ / 0-)
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      Catte Nappe, Fogiv, Troubadour

      ...me sour on the entire 'progressive movement'.

      I certainly have no intention of giving up my progressive politics. But I'm starting to feel that there's a whole hell of a lot of people out there who believe in the right things, but believe in them so fervently that they are willing to lose all perspective, twist any logic, leap on any crumb of conspiracy, and go on Pavlovian rants at the slightest hint of a bell. None of which is going to do a damn thing to aid the cause of pulling the country in a better direction. They don't merely discredit this site, they discredit progressivism itself.

      In short, they behave a lot like rabid right-wingers. But ironically, they also behave like the caricatures of liberals that rabid right-wingers create. I used to think that kind of liberal was mostly a mythical creation of the right. It has been very disheartening to suddenly see them materialize in such numbers.

      I support OWS. But that doesn't mean I support every dumb idea someone has about it.

      by kenlac on Thu Dec 15, 2011 at 04:00:42 PM PST

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    •  The Wreck List here has never (1+ / 0-)
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      Troubadour

      had much credibility.  No one is going to link to a Wreck List diary and say "See, look, the people at Daily Kos think this.  It must be true!"

      "[R]ather high-minded, if not a bit self-referential"--The Washington Post.

      by Geekesque on Thu Dec 15, 2011 at 04:04:33 PM PST

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      •  So, instead they can link to it and say (1+ / 0-)
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        "See, look this is the looney left I've been telling you about. Even they think their president is evil."

        Ds see human suffering and wonder what they can do to relieve it. Rs see human suffering and wonder how they can profit from it.

        by JTinDC on Thu Dec 15, 2011 at 04:07:13 PM PST

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