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    (Condensed from this diary written by kos in late 2004)

       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

    The Lamont thing wasn't about Lieberman being conservative, it was about Lieberman being a conservative representing a blue state. The converse goes for Jim Webb, who's not liberal, but now represents a red state.

    We cannot as a policy throw conservative Democrats under the bus. It's about advocating for representation that, well, represents. If you want to chuck someone under the bus that will give us 50% of the votes in favor of letting a Republican represent that district with 0% of votes in our favor, that's fine. I, however, cannot abide by that plan. Nor can I think that the originator of this site abide.

    Realpolitik. Not pretty, but it's the best for the country and Democrats.

    There are 10 types of people in the world--those who know binary and those who don't.

    by DoLooper on Fri Sep 07, 2007 at 10:24:32 AM PDT

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