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  •  the convention (4.00)
    As one of the organizers of the YearlyKos Convention, this is something that really makes me nervous. But I refuse to let it effect me. Fear is their tool of choice and I'm not going to let them beat me.

    It goes right to the heart of what Markos is trying to do with DailyKos, and what we are trying to do with YearlyKos.

    The internet is a way to organize across geographical barriers. I think of what we do on the blog is just like conversation. And they want to stop our conversation.

    What the heck are Dems doing saying there's no reason to panic? Have they not seen what the Bush administration does with power? Why do they want to empower them even more?

    There may have been a time when I would have thought there is nothing to worry about, but no more. We have to be vigilant and proactive.

    Anyway, we're going to need a hell of a legal team to keep up with this.

    Proud Member of your friendly YearlyKos Convention Team!

    by gina on Sun Mar 06, 2005 at 08:15:26 AM PST

    •  the fallout of fear (none)
      Fear may be among their most effective weapons, but sometimes fear is nothing more than the product of a reasonable assessment of the possible outcomes of a volatile situation. In an environment where dissent is brazenly equated with treason in a manner and on a scale that evokes the McCarthy era for all but the most obtuse? I'm scared shitless.

      And in response to the rhetorical question: "have they not seen what the Bush administration does with power?" The leadership of the Democratic party has been so pathetically slow on the uptake. They've done almost nothing but empower this administration, and they could't even wait until Day One to do so, they started the moment FOX projected Bush as the winner in Florida in 2000.

      Fear can become a weapon in our arsenal as well - the source of our vigilance, sweat, and sacrifice. Fantasy isn't really an option at this point.

    •  not (none)
      The Administration will not have the power to enforce the eventual rules, this will rest with the FEC, which for the forseeable future will remain 3 Dem, 3 GOP. Worst case for the Convention will be a requirement to report the budget.

      The Republican Party: We get government off your back, and drop it on your head.

      by ben masel on Sun Mar 06, 2005 at 10:16:53 AM PST

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