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  •  Oh now that's just BS (1+ / 0-)
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    Omar

    "But kos has severed his links, symbolic of the whole effort to rid the "netroots" of sanctimonious women's studies set et alia"

    Now this is just BS, this is that same line MSOC was using yesterday to suggest that markos' decision was sexist.

    Yeah that makes a whole lot of sense considering that several of the front pagers are female and the site has close ties with FDL (also started by women).

    It doesn't fly as an argument.

    Now if you want to open the whole MSOC thing again fine, but I was speaking in general terms.

    And in general terms a blog roll is not nearly the big deal people are making it out to be by these endless meta fights.

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    by Raven Brooks on Fri Feb 09, 2007 at 02:10:02 PM PST

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    •  no, not just sexist (0+ / 0-)

      he is a libertarian oriented guy.

      it's not the women's part I was emphasizing, but the traditional liberalism which doesn't suit him.

      Another example is his finding pacifists that want to visualize world peace laughable.  He thinks marching your protest in the street is passe and obsolete.

      He likes to distance himself from these things, but "these things" are people that are already here. I criticize increasing the chasms between us in our coalition.

      I will SAY the decision is sexist if that's what I mean.

      I used an example where kos makes CENTRIST overatures and rejects progressive activists.

      •  I think you are misinterpreting things (0+ / 0-)

        With respect to this specific decision, he is enabling activists to take political power back in their own districts.

        Let's take a blog like Calitics.  For the CA democratic party to pull their head out and for us to get real reform in CA we need a strong blogosphere there.  That means supporting blogs like that and even more so supporting blogs that blog a specific district because they connect the netroots to the grassroots.  A good example here is blogs like Say No to Pombo which were instrumental in helping to elect a Dem in that district.

        There is no fault with blogs like MLW, Booman or any of the ones listed here but they don't do that kind of work.

        It goes back to the stated goal of this site, bringing about electoral victory for democrats.

        I've been here several years and that theme has always been clear to me, if it isn't clear to others how can you blame the site owner for that?

        And again I can't underscore enough that if people at these purged blogs would cross post then I'm sure their traffic would not suffer and in fact it would increase.  I used to read MLW and I still do like MSOC's writing but when the last 5 or so posts she's written have been nothing more than bitching about Markos or this site that's a turn off.  I started reading her early on because of her writing, not because of some blogroll.

        This whole argument about this somehow hurting other blogs is completely bogus and unfounded.

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        by Raven Brooks on Fri Feb 09, 2007 at 03:23:48 PM PST

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