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  •  Partisan Hyperbole (0+ / 0-)

    What loses credibility of KOS is the exaggerated and caricatured partisanship. We are partisans but we are also reasonable and rational. Adolescent snark and self-serving smugness repels even our own progressive cadres. Stop it.

    •  I must of missed something. What snark and (10+ / 0-)

      self-serving smugness are you refering too?

      "A different world cannot be built by indifferent people." Anon from a fortune cookie I got.

      by coloradocomet on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 09:41:24 AM PST

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      •  Hmmmm (0+ / 0-)

        Holy crap! These focus group respondents hate Republicans more than we do at Daily Kos!

        The more Democrats take the fight to Wall Street, the happier our base. Witness Elizabeth Warren

        This tendency is found on MSNBC (except for Maddow). We just need to be persuasive advocates for progressive ideals. Humor, like John Stewart's, is effective and evangelical.

        My only contention is that, when you feel you have reached a conviction through rational analysis, any literary syle should match the dignity of your position. Yayayayaya is not one.

    •  you must be new here (10+ / 0-)

      However, I am fascinated to hear of our progressive cadres. I didn't knew we had any. Do they do half-time shows?

    •  I'll agree that the "Must be good for John McCain" (6+ / 0-)
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      line is lazy and stupid.  I get really tired of people tossing that line into discussions when it stopped being funny a couple years ago.

      But adolescent snark and partisanship?  I think you are a little off-base there.  This site is partisan, but it's also evidence-based, and there's nothing adolescent or snarky about this diary or the NYT magazine article.  The GOP is becoming toxic among young people and is unable to adapt.  That's true, and worth commentary.  

      The big problem is that most Americans see the national debt as a bigger problem than climate change, and that GOP ideas on the economy still have far more sway than they should.  They are losing on social issues; we have a lot of work to do on economic issues.

      “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

      by ivorybill on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 09:54:27 AM PST

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