This started off as a comment on a "we will never be taken seriously" thread on the recd list. I'll bet by the end of the week we will have heard every possible reason in the book as to why we should just hold our tongue and let the Democrats take us for granted and like it. How in the world does this make sense to anybody? Why even HAVE a progressive website if all we are going to do is endorse any and everything the Democrats do and rubber stamp it? Are we really so "elitist" that we fear by using cuss words we will lose our relevance? NEWS FLASH yesterday it wasn't just the Dailykos community that was told their opinions don't matter. It wasnt just the dailykos community that was outraged at the level of cowardice exhibited by our Democratic Senators. Yeah we might sometimes express our displeasure with a few more f-bombs than other folks but the truth is we were the rule and not the exception yesterday. So maybe some of you "high brow" folks who love talking down to the masses here at kos about how we reacted to the Democratic Senators caving to Lieberman need to STFU and focus on YOURSELVES and how YOU want to respond to the situation.
Warning: It gets intense over the fold, so follow me there at your own peril!
The funny thing is that all of you sheep who keep hiding behind a dumbass argument about being taken seriously when you still can't come up with a way that they WILL take us seriously. Want to know why? Because they NEVER will take us seriously except when we agree with them. Do you think they just said "fuck you" to the dailykos yesterday? What about the good folks at thinkprogress.org who by the way are under the same umbrella as James Podesta who is leading Obama's transition team. When thinkprogress.org eloquently and passionately put forth their case of why Joe Lieberman shouldn't have his gavel did that help them make a dent in the Democratic Senators mind yesterday? When Glen Grenwald writes passionately but eloquently about why they should have shunned Joe Lieberman do you think they listened to him? When
Rachel Maddow who never even uttered a hint of a cuss word eloquently spoke last week about why Joe Lieberman should lose his gavel did they listen to her? Jane Hamsher put forth a credible and eloquent case about why Lieberman should have lost his gavel did they listen to her? They gave all of the "high brow" liberal/progressive folks the same resounding "FUCK YOU" that they gave us and that proves that it has NOTHING to do with our approach.
You and your brood of sheep continute to fight this strawman because you fear standing up and fighting for yourself. Well I and most of the good folks here at kos realize that NOBODY gets taken seriously by the Democratic Senators except other Democratic senators. And if we don't do SOMETHING that will never change. But you can keep on blindly sending them your money and giving them your time while they are making you promises that they never intend to keep. Maybe you don't realize this but Senators are elected to reflect the will of their constitutents, they are NOT elected to do whatever in the hell they damn well please. Thats why its called a "REPRESENTATIVE democracy" I for one am done with that shit. There needs to be a new day not only here at kos but everywhere on the liberal blogosphere that we will NOT be ignored anymore!
Here is my idea from yesterday. And I intend on following through!