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  •  Yes I'm new (0+ / 0-)

    I read this faq which is the FAQ link at the bottom of the page. It doesn't really clearly outlaw third party talk. Here's the closest thing I could find to what you're referring:

    This is a Democratic blog, a partisan blog. One that recognizes that Democrats run from left to right on the ideological spectrum, and yet we're all still in this fight together. We happily embrace centrists like NDN's Simon Rosenberg and Howard Dean, conservatives like Martin Frost and Brad Carson, and liberals like John Kerry and Barack Obama. Liberal? Yeah, we're around here and we're proud. But it's not a liberal blog. It's a Democratic blog with one goal in mind: electoral victory. And since we haven't gotten any of that from the current crew, we're one more thing: a reform blog. The battle for the party is not an ideological battle. It's one between establishment and anti-establishment factions. And as I've said a million times, the status quo is untenable.
    Other pertinent sections, such as guidelines on diary writing and some rules regarding participation, do not really address the third party thing
    •  it may seem vague (0+ / 0-)

      but democratic and partisan are the key points. you certainly can criticize democrats, preferably on specific issues and behaviors, but it's still about winning elections for democrats. advocating for third parties doesn't do that.

      it's also worth noting that as the blog has evolved, there has been more of a focus on better democrats, and not just more democrats... the site has been active in primarying some conservative democrats.

      The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

      by Laurence Lewis on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 08:13:21 PM PST

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    •  Democratic progressives are a majority with (0+ / 0-)

      70% of Democratic membership being progressive so I guess if you want to stay technically within the rules you propose you could suggest throwing out the minority.  Just kidding. One for all.  All for 1.

    •  It's been the rule since 2003 (1+ / 0-)
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      Meteor Blades

      If you don't like it, too bad. Best bet is to just delete this shit.

      A fresh look has been taken

      ...and the policy remains intact. People can certainly argue (without penalty) that the policy is not a good one and should be changed. But anyone who actually advocates for a third-party candidate or for forming a third party gets one warning. A repeat results in banning. That may not forever be the policy, but it is now.

      Don't tell me what you believe. Tell me what you do and I'll tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Sun Jul 10, 2011 at 03:35:27 AM EDT

      "Mitt Romney looks like the CEO who fires you, then goes to the Country Club and laughs about it with his friends." ~ Thomas Roberts MSNBC

      by second gen on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 11:53:58 AM PST

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      •  I didn't say I didn't like it. (0+ / 0-)

        I'm just saying I didn't know. As in, I wouldn't have written it. If it is explicitly written somewhere relevant, I did not see it.

      •  Yes (0+ / 0-)

        I have been officially warned so I acknowledge that what I posted is against the rules, and will not do it again.

        I'm not against deleting the post entirely but I do feel that others made good points in the comments that I feel it's a waste to lose it all.

        •  Comments remain after a diary is deleted. nt (0+ / 0-)

          "Mitt Romney looks like the CEO who fires you, then goes to the Country Club and laughs about it with his friends." ~ Thomas Roberts MSNBC

          by second gen on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 09:11:36 AM PST

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