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  •  The pot calling the kettle black (3.00)
    "The netroots and grassroots both get it. The DLC doesn't. Instead of working as a team, they want to divide. They want to excommunicate certain Democrats from the party. They are as bad as the single-issue groups they love to decry. They are the enemy within. And Democrats that associate with them are telegraphing who they stand with."

    Excuse me, but who is being divisive here?

    •  Uhm (4.00)
      Do you not see a difference between writing this on a blog and writing "anyone who votes for Howard Dean is a latte-sipping, Volvo driving, Birkenstock wearing liberal elitist" on the Op-Ed page of the Washington Post?  Or running ads comparing a candidate to Osama bin Laden?

      It's absurd.  The DLC attacks liberal candidates for a decade straight, but any criticism of them is suddenly "divisive".  How many pages are they going to steal out of the GOP playbook to attack their fellow Democrats before this is over?

      You know what the Midwest is? Young and restless... - Kanye West

      by ChicagoDem on Fri Jul 22, 2005 at 10:14:42 AM PDT

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      •  I think you miss the point (none)
        It's not that "any criticism" of the DLC is divisive.  It's that the "your're either with us or against us" mentality that Kos is espousing is the same mindset for which Kos is attacking the DLC.  

        Truth is, the DLC has been one of the few places over the years that Democrats could go for ideas.  As its leadership has become nastier over the past few years, they've become less helpful.  

        But the notion that anyone who is in any way associated with the DLC or interested in hearing what the DLC has to say is "against us" is not just divisive, it's counterproductive.

    •  Just as (none)
      You cannot tolerate intolerants, you also cannot stand in unity with those that divide. Do you disagree that the DLC is divisive?

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