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  •  As in, this is rhetorical narcicism? (7+ / 0-)

    Its not really a letter to actual existing radical progressives, its a reassurance to Obama supporters who style themselves progressives that the arguments of radical progressives who do not support Obama have been "debunked" and may be ignored.

    As pointed out at Empty Wheel:

    By the time readers have gotten to the moral of Solnit’s story,
    Every minute of every hour of every day you are making the world, just as you are making yourself, and you might as well do it with generosity and kindness and style.
    She has called or implied her audience is “dismal,” “rancid,” “Eeyore,” “snarky,” “poison[ing],” “sour” “complainers,” “kvetchers,” “caustic,” “pile of bile,” She accuses her audience of “bitch[ing],” “pound[ing] down,” “habitual[ly] tearing down,” engaging in “recreational bitterness.” She disdainfully labels the “lesser of two evils” metaphor a cliché, but then informs her readers that, “when you’re a hammer everything looks like a nail”–and that’s just one of her many clichés. And all that’s before she accuses her audience of asking that “Che Guevara give them a spa pedicure.” She calls other people snarky?
    If the piece was written with kindness, and generosity, and style, it would at least have been an argument-in-kind for the moral of her piece.

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    by BruceMcF on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 09:24:06 PM PDT

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    •  She attacked me, her fan, with similar words on FB (2+ / 0-)
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      I was completely taken aback by her (apparently unaware to her self) open anger and hostility at her own fan and FB friends (over a misunderstanding).

      Something has either happened to her or she was not the person I thought she was all along. It's really sad.

      •  It turned me off, ... (0+ / 0-)

        ... and I'll be voting for Obama as soon as my absentee ballot arrives. I don't see how it would do anything to someone already inclined to vote 3rd party other than to confirm them in their inclination.

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        by BruceMcF on Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 12:28:19 PM PDT

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